Schroder ISF* QEP Global Core

An actively managed fund which aims to deliver consistent outperformance of the MSCI World.

Our approach

This is a blend approach – we invest on the basis of both valuations and business quality.

Valuations: we use fundamentals such as dividends and earnings to identify companies which we believe are undervalued by their current market price.

Business quality: we look for quality companies by assessing measures of profitability, stability and financial strength.

The advantage of combining Value and Quality opportunities in a single portfolio is that while both strategies tend to outperform through time they tend to deliver their returns at different stages of the economic cycle, offering investors the potential for outperformance across a broad range of market environments.

Schroder ISF QEP Global Core is an actively managed fund which aims to deliver consistent outperformance of the MSCI World.

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Fund Profile
Minimum Disclosure Document (MDD)

Exploiting genuine breadth of opportunity

We maximise the opportunity set by looking beyond the fund’s MSCI World benchmark to an investment universe index of more than 15,000 stocks globally. The fund is highly diversified, typically investing in over 500 stocks, which enables us to gain exposure to many more potential return opportunities in a risk-controlled way.

Limited index-relative risk via intelligent portfolio construction

Risks are carefully managed in our portfolio construction process by applying index relative limits. Regions and sectors are constrained to within +/- 3% and stocks to within +/- 0.75% relative to the index. However, the team still has the flexibility to invest a controlled amount in the best opportunities beyond the index. Our portfolio construction tool’s models allow us to manage the risk-return trade-off efficiently and we also focus on cost-effective implementation.

Source: Schroders as at 30 June 2020

Meet the managers

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Lukas Kamblevicius

Co-Head of QEP Investment Team

Stephen Langford, CFA

Co-Head of QEP Investment Team

Risk considerations

*Schroder International Selection Fund is referred to as Schroder ISF.

  • Counterparty risk: The fund may have contractual agreements with counterparties. If a counterparty is unable to fulfil their obligations, the sum that they owe to the fund may be lost in part or in whole.
  • Currency risk: The fund may lose value as a result of movements in foreign exchange rates.
  • Derivatives risk – efficient portfolio management: Derivatives may be used to manage the portfolio efficiently. A derivative may not perform as expected, may create losses greater than the cost of the derivative and may result in losses to the fund.
  • Emerging Markets & Frontier risk: Emerging markets, and especially frontier markets, generally carry greater political, legal, counterparty, operational and liquidity risk than developed markets.
  • IBOR risk: The transition of the financial markets away from the use of interbank offered rates (IBORs) to alternative reference rates may impact the valuation of certain holdings and disrupt liquidity in certain instruments. This may impact the investment performance of the fund.
  • Liquidity risk: In difficult market conditions, the fund may not be able to sell a security for full value or at all. This could affect performance and could cause the fund to defer or suspend redemptions of its shares.
  • Market risk: The value of investments can go up and down and an investor may not get back the amount initially invested.
  • Operational risk: Operational processes, including those related to the safekeeping of assets, may fail. This may result in losses to the fund.
  • Performance risk: Investment objectives express an intended result but there is no guarantee that such a result will be achieved. Depending on market conditions and the macro economic environment, investment objectives may become more difficult to achieve.

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Issued in March 2023 by Schroders Investment Management Ltd registration number: 01893220 (Incorporated in England and Wales) is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority and an authorised financial services provider in South Africa FSP No: 48998.

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Schroders Investment Management Ltd registration number: 01893220 (Incorporated in England and Wales) is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority and an authorised financial services provider in South Africa FSP No: 48998