EI Sturdza is pleased to announce that the Strategic Global Quality Fund (“Fund”), which was launched in December 2014 by EI Sturdza is now five star rated (three year and overall) by Morningstar.
The Fund is advised by Citywire A rated Willem Vinke and the team at Lofoten Asset Management. On reaching its third anniversary on the 29 December 2017, the Fund became eligible for consideration for a Morningstar quantitative rating. The five star rating recognises the strong risk / return profile that the Fund has delivered to investors since inception.
In addition, Citywire has also acknowledged the Fund’s risk adjusted performance, awarding EI Sturdza a Bronze rating in the Equity – Global sector, placing EI Sturdza in the top quartile of all fund groups within the sector.
FUND PERFORMANCE VERSUS BENCHMARK
|Fund (%)||Benchmark (%)|
|3 year return||41.97||30.45|
INVESTMENT APPROACH AND STRATEGY
The team utilise a fundamental, bottom-up stock picking process in the management of the portfolio, with an absolute orientation and strict valuation-driven investment process. The result being a high conviction portfolio of 25-35 global developed stocks, with a primary focus on the US and Europe with a strong quality bias – buying superior quality businesses, utilising a discount to intrinsic value approach.
The focus is towards market leaders with high levels of visibility, growing and stable revenue streams, low capital intensity, strong barriers to entry and quality management.
Shares in the Fund are available in classes denominated in EUR, USD, GBP and CHF, as well as a variety of share class types. The fee terms associated with the funds have been adjusted with effect from the 1st January 2018, providing for clean share classes priced at between 0.75% and 1.00% flat, as well as professional and retail classes with fees from 1.5% with a 10% relative performance fee.
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Source and copyright: Citywire 2018. The Group Ratings are based on EI Sturdza’s rolling risk-adjusted performance across the sector for the period of December 2010 to December 2017.