Global Long/Short Equity Fund

-£0.66 / -0.63%
Assets under management
Year to date return
Fund inception date
Data as of 4/16/2024
Fund overview
A defensive equity solution
The Global Long/Short Equity Fund aims to exploit inefficiencies in global developed markets by building a long portfolio with exposure to fundamental factors that can generate alpha and by shorting high-risk stocks with poor fundamental factor exposure.

Seeks long-term capital appreciation whilst preserving capital in down markets through a strategy of gaining long and short exposure in equity securities of issuers in developed markets 

Key differentiators

  • Uses quantitative techniques that combine responsive, disciplined individual security selection and unbiased portfolio modelling
  • Provides meaningful downside preservation that can help compound positive returns over time whilst performing well in choppy, moderate and falling markets
  • Provides a conservative leverage profile, making it a good core allocation and complementing other long/short approaches

General facts







SFDR classification


Minimum investment


Share class launch date


Annual management fee


Total expense ratio (TER)


Benchmark name

50% MSCI World (Net) (GBP)/50% 3M T-Bill(GBP)



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Morningstar Rating™

Out of 199 funds, Long/Short Equity - Global As of 3/31/2024


Past performance is not indicative of future results.

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Calendar year

(as of 12/31/2023)
Average annual returns Add Minus

Average annual returns

(as of 3/31/2024)
Expenses (as of 8/31/2023)
Annual management fee
0.75 %
Total expense ratio (TER)
1.00 %

The ongoing charges/total expense ratio (TER) reflects annual total operating expenses for the class, excludes transaction costs and is expressed as a percentage of net asset value. The figure shown is from current KID. The investment manager has committed to reimburse the Sub-Fund when the ongoing charges exceed the agreed upon TER. Ongoing charges may vary over time.

Cumulative Add Minus


(as of 3/31/2024)

This chart shows the value of a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the fund over the specified time period up to 10 years or since its inception (for funds lacking 10-year records). The result is compared with benchmarks, which may include a broad-based market index and a peer group average or index. Market indexes do not include expenses, which are deducted from fund returns as well as mutual fund averages and indexes.

Does not include sales charges and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. If sales charges were included, returns would be lower.

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Performance and volatility metrics

(as of 3/31/2024)
3 Year 5 Year
Alpha 4.50 1.93
Beta 0.67 0.66
Sharpe Ratio 0.94 0.49
Standard Deviation 7.71 8.58
R2 0.23 0.31
Information Ratio 0.27 -0.07
Upside Market Capture Ratio 98.02 71.67
Downside Market Capture Ratio 59.40 67.74
Tracking Error 7.09 7.62
Correlation 0.48 0.55
Treynor Ratio 0.11 0.06
Morningstar ratings and rankings Add Minus

Morningstar ratings and rankings

(as of 3/31/2024)
Long/Short Equity - Global (Out of 199 funds)
Three Year
11st percentile (24 out of 199)
Five Year
32nd percentile (51 out of 154)

For illustrative purposes only. Ratings and awards are not an indication, promise, or guarantee of future performance. Ratings and awards should not be relied upon when making an investment decision. The Overall Morningstar Rating™ is a weighted average of the 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) ratings and is based on risk-adjusted return. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

The Morningstar absolute ranking is based on the fund’s total return rank relative to all funds that have the same category for the same time period. Morningstar rankings do not include the effect of sales charges. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Prices and distributions

Historical prices

YTD high £105.62 4/1/2024
YTD low £96.22 1/1/2024
52-week high £105.62 4/1/2024
52-week low £87.85 7/13/2023
2023 high £97.54 1/3/2023
2023 low £87.85 7/13/2023
Best quarterly return 9.77% 3/31/2024
Worst quarterly return -8.51% 12/31/2020
Best annual return 18.93% 12/31/2021
Worst annual return 0.00% 12/31/2017


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Portfolio statistics

(as of 3/31/2024)
Fund Benchmark
Number of Holdings 365 1466
Top 10 holdings Add Minus

Top 10 holdings

(as of 3/31/2024)
Top Long Holdings
(as of 3/31/2024)
Novo Nordisk A/S Class B 3.30%
Costco Wholesale Corporation 3.27%
NVIDIA Corporation 3.19%
First Citizens BancShares, Inc. Class A 2.99%
Alphabet Inc. Class A 2.98%
Alphabet Inc. Class C 2.94%
Otis Worldwide Corporation 2.92%
Heidelberg Materials AG 2.88%
Chubu Electric Power Company,Incorporated 2.61%
Molina Healthcare, Inc. 2.58%
Top Short Holdings
(as of 12/31/2023)
Wolfspeed Inc -0.77%
Corporacion Acciona Energias Renovables SA -0.82%
Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd. -0.91%
Roblox Corp. Class A -0.95%
Southwest Airlines Co. -1.05%
Moderna, Inc. -1.07%
Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited -1.20%
Eisai Co., Ltd. -1.20%
Rivian Automotive, Inc. Class A -1.27%
SoftBank Group Corp. -1.41%

Based on ending weights as of month-end. Source: FactSet. The information shown is not intended to be, nor should it be construed to be, a recommendation to buy or sell an individual security.

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Sector allocation

(as of 3/31/2024)
0.00% -
Cash & equivalents
29.67% -
Communication services
7.73% -
Consumer discretionary
10.42% -
Consumer staples
11.47% -
2.23% -
12.92% -
Health care
11.07% -
16.04% -
Information technology
14.12% -
4.96% -
Real estate
0.32% -
8.44% -

Based on ending weights as of month-end. Source: FactSet. Percent total may not add to 100% due to rounding.

ESG data summary

MSCI Overall ESG Score 1
Sustainalytics ESG Risk Score 2
SFDR Rating

Product involvement 3

Portfolio Benchmark
Controversial Weapons exposure -1.48% -%
Oil Sands exposure 0.00% -%
Small Arms exposure 0.00% -%
Thermal Coal exposure 1.14% -%
Tobacco exposure -0.21% -%
UN Global Compact non-compliant exposure 2.15% -%

¹ Data is sourced from MSCI ESG Research where companies are rated on a scale of 0 – 10 (0 - worst, 10 - best). Weighted average scores exclude effects of unrated securities.

² ESG Risk Ratings measure exposure to and management of ESG risks. Lower risk scores reflect less ESG risk. Sustainalytics ESG Risk Scores measure ESG risks on a scale of 0 – 100 (0 - no ESG Risk, >40 - Severe ESG Risk).

³ Carbon emissions includes operational and first-tier supply chain greenhouse gas emissions. Data sourced from S&P Trucost Limited.

⁴ Source: Allspring Global Investments. This report contains information developed by Sustainalytics. Such information and data are proprietary of Sustainalytics and/or its third-party suppliers (Third Party Data) and are provided for informational purposes only. They do not constitute an endorsement of any product or project, nor an investment advice and are not warranted to be complete, timely, accurate or suitable for a particular purpose. Their use is subject to conditions available at Copyright © 2023 Sustainalytics. All rights reserved.


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Key risks

Market risk: Securities may decline in value due to factors affecting securities markets generally, and equity securities generally have greater price volatility than debt securities.

Smaller-company securities risk: Securities of companies with smaller market capitalisations tend to be more volatile and less liquid than securities of larger companies.

Global investment risk: Securities of certain jurisdictions may experience more rapid and extreme changes in value and may be affected by uncertainties such as international political developments, currency fluctuations and other developments in the laws and regulations of countries in which an investment may be made.

Derivatives risk: The use of derivatives presents risks different from, and possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in traditional securities. The use of derivatives can lead to losses because of adverse movements in the price or value of the underlying asset, index or rate, which may be magnified by certain features of the derivatives.

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The ongoing charges/total expense ratio (TER) reflects annual total operating expenses for the class, excludes transaction costs and is expressed as a percentage of net asset value. The figure shown is from current KID. The investment manager has committed to reimburse the Sub-Fund when the ongoing charges exceed the agreed upon TER. Ongoing charges may vary over time.

Any benchmark referenced is for comparative purposes only, unless specifically referenced otherwise in this material and/or in the prospectus, under the Sub-Funds’ Investment Objective and Policy.

†Promotes environmental and social characteristics but does not have a sustainable investment objective

†While the Sub-Funds listed above have access to both internal and external ESG research and integrate financially material sustainability risks into their investment decision-making processes, ESG-related factors are considered but not determinative, permitting the relevant Sub-Investment Managers to invest in issuers that do not embrace ESG; as such, sustainability risks may have a more material impact on the value of the Sub-Fund’s investments in the medium to long term. The investments underlying these Sub-Funds do not take into account the EU criteria for environmentally sustainable economic activities.

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