Our philosophy and process

  • The strategy is conviction-based with no sector constraints and few regional constraints; it has a higher exposure to UK securities than our Global Equity strategy. A constantly evolving and forward-looking approach seeks to anticipate change, manage risk, and identify opportunities.
  • ESG considerations are integrated throughout the research process and via proprietary quality reviews, to ensure that any material issues are captured.

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

Our Global Equity (50/50) strategy is managed by a team with a wide range of backgrounds and varied experience. 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.

26
years' average investment experience
15
years' average time at Newton

Strategy profile

Objective

To achieve long-term capital growth from a portfolio of UK and international securities

Comparative index

50% UK equities (FTSE All-Share) and 50% international equities (1/3 FTSE AW North America, 1/3 FTSE AW Europe ex UK, 1/3 FTSE AW Asia Pacific)

Performance aim

To outperform the comparative index by 1-2% per annum

Typical number of equity holdings

60 to 110

Strategy size

Below £200m (as at 30 September 2019)

Strategy inception

Composite inception: 1 January 1996
UK Inst 50/50 global equity strategy factsheet

Strategy factsheet

Performance and commentary for the last quarter.


Fund performance


Key Investor Information Document

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.

Key investment risks

 

  • There is no guarantee that the strategy will achieve its objective.
  • This strategy invests in international markets which means it is exposed to changes in currency rates which could affect the value of the strategy.
  • The strategy may use derivatives to generate returns as well as to reduce costs and/or the overall risk of the strategy. Using derivatives can involve a higher level of risk. A small movement in the price of an underlying investment may result in a disproportionately large movement in the price of the derivative investment.
  • The strategy may invest in emerging markets. These markets have additional risks due to less developed market practices.