Zurich Investments Global Growth Share Fund
The Zurich Investments Global Growth Share Fund is an international share fund which uses a distinctive growth oriented investment strategy designed for long-term investors who want to capitalise on the unique opportunities presented by fast-growing companies around the world.
The fund aims to:
- provide investors with long-term capital growth
- outperform the MSCI World (ex-Australia) Accumulation Index (in A$) by 2% to 3% p.a. over rolling three to five-year periods
- provide global diversification.
The Fund seeks to identify stocks that outperform as earnings growth accelerates. This growth process is differentiated in that it does not focus on absolute levels of growth at a stock level. Instead it focuses on the direction of that growth to ensure that it is accelerating as well as sustainable.
In addition, it employs an active currency management strategy whereby up to 40% of the Fund’s exposure to international currency can be hedged back to Australian dollars.
Key features and benefits
||The portfolio team applies a disciplined, growth-style investment process to select companies whose earnings and revenues are growing at an accelerating rate, which may lead to long-term growth.
||An integrated approach to stock selection enables the portfolio team to dynamically tilt its allocation to the most promising US and/or overseas companies. This positions the fund to deliver solid growth in a variety of markets.
|Differentiated growth style
||The portfolio team employs fundamental analysis to select stocks based on each individual company’s strengths and sustainability of earnings growth. This process also considers the attractiveness of a stock relative to the Fund’s existing holdings; consideration of macroeconomic factors, such as a country or region’s economic growth; and the direction of currency and interest rates.
|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.
||The portfolio is available in two currency options to suit your individual objectives:
- Zurich Investments Global Growth Share Fund (actively hedged up to 40%)
- Zurich Investments Unhedged Global Growth Share Fund (fully unhedged).
About the manager
Zurich Investments provides exclusive access to specialist managers recognised as being the best in their area of expertise. We have appointed American Century Global Investment Management Inc (American Century Investments) to implement the investment management process for this Fund.
American Century Investments is a leading, privately-held, investment management firm that has been committed to delivering superior investment performance since 1958.
How the Fund works
The Fund is managed with the belief that accelerating growth in revenues and earnings results in significant potential for stock price appreciation or growth. The focus is on inflection points in company fundamentals with a process designed to uncover stocks that outperform as earnings growth accelerates, market expectations rise and multiples expand.
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Who is it suitable for?
The Fund is suited to investors seeking:
- an international share portfolio managed for long-term capital growth
- broad exposure to international share markets
- a managed exposure to the potential volatility of exchange rate fluctuations.
At a glance - Zurich Investments Global Growth Share Fund
||Stocks listed on International (ex-Australia) stock exchanges
||2% to 3% p.a. above the benchmark over rolling three to five-year periods.
||MSCI World (ex-Australia) Accumulation Index in $A (net dividends reinvested)
|Number of stocks held
||Typically around 90-110
|Suggested investment timeframe
||Seven years +
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.
Important Information: Investors should always consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) when making decisions about this financial product. The information contains general advice only and no account has been taken as to the financial circumstances, needs or objectives of any person. We strongly recommend that investors consider the PDS and their specific financial needs and objectives with a suitably qualified financial and taxation adviser when committing to decisions about this financial product. The information on this page is specific to the Zurich Investments Global Growth Share Fund, which is the wholesale class of units in the Zurich Investments Global Growth Share Fund (ARSN 136 834 798), which is issued by Zurich Investment Management Limited ABN 56 063 278 400 AFSL 232511, 5 Blue Street North Sydney NSW 2060 (Zurich Investments). The content of this web page is given in good faith and is derived from sources believed to be accurate, which may be subject to change. It should not be considered to be a comprehensive statement on any matter and should not be relied on as such. Neither Zurich Investment Management Limited ABN 56063278400 AFSL 232511 nor any of its related entities, employees or directors give any warranty of reliability or accuracy nor accept any responsibility arising in any way including by reason of negligence for errors and omissions. Applications for Zurich Investments Retail Funds can only be made on the application form included in the current Product Disclosure Statement.