The Zurich Investments Global Thematic Share Fund uses a distinctive thematic approach that identifies emerging trends in the global economy and invests in stocks poised to benefit as a result. The fund's active, thematic approach seeks to find the most attractive global opportunities.
The fund aims to:
provide investors with long term capital growth
outperform the MSCI World (ex Australia) Accumulation Index (in $A) by 2.5 per cent p.a. over rolling three to five year periods
provide global diversification.
The investment team analyses the major changes taking place around the world and identifies themes which represent a distinct investment opportunity. All themes are methodically researched and tested in order to establish their validity and the portfolio typically includes 8-12 themes at any time.
Key features and benefits
Managed using a thematic investment style which typically includes 8-12 themes.
This diversification across both themes and stocks may reduce overall volatility and provide attractive risk/reward outcomes over the long term.
You benefit from an innovative approach which blends well with other investments.
Strong buy and sell discipline / strong
valuation methodology that underpins the stock selection.
You get a resilient performer that continues to work in tough markets.
The portfolio is available in three currency
options as separate funds:
Zurich Investments Global Thematic Share fund (actively hedged)
Zurich Investments Hedged Global Thematic Share fund (fully hedged)
Zurich Investments Global Thematic Share fund (fully unhedged).
You choose the currency management to suit your individual objectives.
Managed by a team of highly experienced portfolio managers with a long track record.
You get comfort from knowing the depth and experience of the investment team.
About the manager
Zurich Investments provides exclusive access to specialist managers recognised as being the best in their area of expertise. The Zurich Investments Global Thematic Share Fund is managed by our strategic investment partner, Lazard Asset Management Pacific Co. (Lazard). Lazard is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lazard Asset Management, LLC which originated as a partnership in 1848 and became one of the first global investment banks.
Vision impaired users can call 131 551 for a verbal description of this chart.
Who is it suitable for?
The fund is suited to investors seeking:
a diversified portfolio of international shares
a medium to long term investment of seven or more years.
At a glance - Zurich Investments Global Thematic Share Fund
Stocks listed on International (ex-Australia) stock exchanges
2.5 per cent p.a. above the benchmark over rolling three to five year periods
Not targeted, typically between 5-8 per cent p.a.
MSCI World (ex Australia) Accumulation Index in $A (net dividends reinvested)
Number of stocks held
Typically around 100
Suggested investment timeframe
How to invest
Zurich Investments Funds are available directly from Zurich, by completing the application form in the relevant Product Disclosure Statements, below. The funds are also available on a number of external master trusts, for more information contact your financial adviser or call the Zurich Client Service Centre on 131 551.
Zurich Investments Global Thematic Share Fund
ARSN 089 663 543
Zurich Investments Hedged Global Thematic Share Fund
ARSN 112 366 506
Zurich Investments Unhedged Global Thematic Share Fund
ARSN 108 486 193
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