Global Thematic Share Fund

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 pursues a differentiated process to offer a diversified portfolio of international shares that aims to deliver risk adjusted returns that exceed the benchmark over periods of seven years or more. This strategy is about identifying long-term wealth creation opportunities while protecting against concentrations of market risk.

How the fund works

Zurich’s Global Thematic Share Fund aims to provide long-term capital growth with the benefits of global diversification. The fund aims to achieve risk adjusted returns that exceed the MSCI World (ex-Australia) Accumulation Index in A$ (net dividends reinvested) over periods of seven years or more.

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Zurich Investments provides exclusive access to specialist managers recognised as being amongst 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 part of the global investment bank, Lazard Ltd, whose origins date back to 1848. Lazard is one of the world’s pre-eminent asset management firms with a network of offices in 13 countries.

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.


Nicholas Bratt
Portfolio Manager

Steve Wreford
Portfolio Manager

John King
Portfolio Manager

Rugsit Kansan
Portfolio Analyst

Performance returns quoted are compound rates of return calculated on exit prices and assume reinvestment of distributions. Returns are calculated net of all ongoing fees and any taxes payable by the fund. The benchmark return shown is a gross return. Figures shown are rounded to two decimal places.

The full name of the benchmark used in the table is MSCI World (ex-Australia) Accumulation Index in $A (net dividends reinvested).

*Inception date is 25 July 1997

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September 07, 2021

Insights from our Partners: The Seven Sins of Thematic Investing

Lazard Asset Management’s Global Thematic Equity team shares its decades of experience in identifying and avoiding the seven sins of thematic investing.

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Funds in this category have advantages that clearly outweigh any disadvantages across the pillars.1

Recommended products are deemed strong investments within their respective asset class, typically rating first quartile on most criteria.2

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Important Information: Before investing in Zurich Investments Global Thematic Fund please consider the Fund Product Disclosure Statement (PDS)(available through as the PDS contains important information. Information concerning the Zurich Investments Global Thematic Fund is general advice only. It does not consider your personal financial circumstances, needs or objectives. You should consider these factors, the appropriateness of the information and the PDS before making a decision. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Investments are not available to residents of countries other than Australia. Zurich Investment Management Limited ABN 56 063 278 400, AFSL 232511, GIIN FVHHKJ.00012. ME.036 of 5 Blue Street North Sydney Australia is the Fund responsible entity.