Our philosophy and process

  • The portfolio is global and diversified, supported by thorough fundamental analysis. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are integrated throughout the research process and via proprietary quality reviews, to ensure that any material issues are captured.
  • The Fund combines Newton’s global investment management experience with an understanding of charities’ ethical requirements.

Every time we consider a security or look at an industry or country, it’s in the context of what’s happening across the world. We believe the investment landscape is shaped over the long term by some key trends, and we use a range of global investment themes to capture these.

Investment team

The Newton SRI Fund for Charities is managed by an experienced team. Our global sector analysts and investment managers are located on a single floor in London, which helps to ensure that the investment process is flexible and opportunistic. Guided by our global investment themes, the team works together to identify opportunities and risks through research and debate.

20
years' average investment experience
9
years' average time at Newton

Strategy profile

Objective

To optimise the total return (being a combination of capital growth and income) for charity investors, through a global and balanced portfolio, screened against negative socially responsible investment criteria. The Fund is actively managed, investing in equities and fixed interest securities on a global basis with the aim of providing a balance between capital growth and income.

 

Literature

Application form
Prospectus
Fund screening criteria
Annual report
Sterling Income KIID
Sterling Accumulation KIID
X Net Accumulation KIID

Char SRI Fund for Charities factsheet

Factsheet

Facts and commentary for the past quarter's fund and market performance.


Char SRI Fund for Charities brochure

Brochure

More detail on the strategy's investment approach.

Performance

 

Dec 2013 to
Dec 2014
Dec 2014 to
Dec 2015
Dec 2015 to
Dec 2016
Dec 2016 to
Dec 2017
Dec 2017 to
Dec 2018
Fund return7.4-0.416.910.6-3.5
Comparative
index
7.82.519.610.3
-4.3

 

Source: Newton, Datastream, 31 December 2018, Sterling Income share class (ISIN: GB00B4VV6B25). Fund performance calculated as total return including reinvested income net of UK tax and charges, based on net asset value. All figures are in GBP terms. The impact of an initial charge (currently not applied) can be material on the performance of your investment. Further information is available upon request. A composite of 20% FTSE Government All Stocks, 37.5% FTSE All Share, 37.5% FTSE World (ex UK) and 5% GBP 7-day cash is used as a comparative index for this Fund. The Fund does not aim to replicate either the composition or the performance of the comparative index.

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Your capital may be at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount invested. This Fund invests in international markets which means it is exposed to changes in currency rates which could affect the value of the Fund. You should read the Prospectus and the Key Investor Information Document (KIID) for each fund in which you want to invest. The Prospectus and the KIID can be found on this page.

Key investment risks

 

  • Objective/performance risk: There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its objectives.
  • Currency risk: This Fund invests in international markets which means it is exposed to changes in currency rates which could affect the value of the Fund.
  • Changes in interest rates & inflation risk: Investments in bonds/money market securities are affected by interest rates and inflation trends which may negatively affect the value of the Fund.
  • Credit risk: The issuer of a security held by the Fund may not pay income or repay capital to the Fund when due.
  • Charges to capital: The Fund takes its charges from the capital of the Fund. Investors should be aware that this has the effect of lowering the capital value of your investment and limiting the potential for future capital growth. On redemption, you may not receive back the full amount you initially invested.
  • Counterparty risk: The insolvency of any institutions providing services such as custody of assets or acting as a counterparty to derivatives or other contractual arrangements, may expose the Fund to financial loss