Fundsmith Sustainable Equity Fund - Sicav
€11.04 T Class Acc, 31 Mar 23

Price Data, 31st March 2023

Share Class OCF* Minimum Price
T Class Acc 1.12% EUR 2,000 € 11.04
T Class Inc 1.13% EUR 2,000 € 11.04
R Class Acc 1.65% EUR 2,000 € 10.92
R Class Inc 1.65% EUR 2,000 € 10.93
I Class Acc 0.97% EUR 5M € 11.07
I Class Inc 0.97% EUR 5M € 11.06
CHF I Class Acc 0.97% CHF 6M CHF 10.04
CHF I Class Inc 0.96% CHF 6M CHF 10.61
USD I Class Acc 0.97% USD 6M $ 9.99
USD I Class Inc 0.97% USD 6M $ 9.99
GBP I Class Acc 0.97% GBP 5M £ 11.26
GBP I Class Inc 0.98% GBP 5M £ 11.25

Historical Prices

Standing Data

As at 28 Feb 2023
Portfolio Manager Terry Smith
Inception Date 1.3.21
Administrator Northern Trust
Auditor Deloitte S.A.
Management Company Fundrock Management Company S.A.
Distributor/Promoter Fundsmith LLP
Investment Manager Fundsmith Investment Services Ltd.
Dealing Daily at  13:00 C.E.T
Dividend Dates On or about 28/2 & 31/8

Key Facts

As at 28 Feb 2023
Fund Size €270.4m
Est. Gross / Net Yield< 1.05% / 0%
2022 PTR -0.7%
7 Day Fund Liquidity> 100%
No. Holdings 25
Average Co. Founded 1932
Median Market Cap €93.9bn
2022  Transaction Costs 0.05%

Fund Performance Analysis

To 28 Feb 2023, T Class Acc %
Annualised Rate of Return +4.1
Best Month +8.7 (Jul '22)
Worst Month -8.5 (Jan '22)
Average Month +0.4
%  Positive Months 63

Geographic Split

As at 28 Feb 2023,  by Country of Listing %
US 70.4
Denmark 9.9
France 5.6
UK 4.3
Spain 2.4
Cash 7.5

Sector Split

As at 28 Feb 2022, GICS® Categories %
Healthcare 34.0
Consumer Staples 31.0
Technology 17.6
Consumer Discretionary 5.9
Communication Services 2.7
Industrials 1.3
Cash 7.5

Security Identification Codes

T ACC € BMT7K05 LU2289279700 RWABDN
T INC € BMT7K16 LU2289279882 RWABDQ
R ACC € BMT7K27 LU2289279965 RWABDD
R INC € BMT7K38 LU2289280039 RWABDC
I ACC € BMT7K49 LU2289280112 RWABDP
I INC € BMT7K50 LU2289280203 RWABDO

Investment objective

The Fund is actively managed, which means that the investments are selected at the discretion of the Investment Manager. The investment objective of the Sub-fund is to achieve long-term growth in value. The Sub-fund will invest in equities on a global basis. The Sub-fund’s approach is to be a long-term investor in its chosen stocks. It will not adopt short-term trading strategies. The Sub-fund has stringent investment criteria which the Investment Manager adheres to in selecting securities for the Sub-fund’s investment portfolio. These criteria aim to ensure that the Sub-fund invests in:

  • high quality businesses that can sustain a high return on operating capital employed;
  • businesses whose advantages are difficult to replicate;
  • businesses which do not require significant leverage to generate returns;
  • businesses with a high degree of certainty of growth from reinvestment of their cash flows at high rates of return;
  • businesses that are resilient to change, particularly technological innovation; and/or
  • businesses whose valuation is considered by the Investment Manager to be attractive.

The Sub-fund will not invest in businesses which have substantial interests in any of the following sectors:

  • Aerospace and Defence
  • Brewers, Distillers and Vintners
  • Casinos and Gaming
  • Gas and Electric Utilities
  • Metals and Mining
  • Oil, Gas and Consumable Fuels
  • Pornography
  • Tobacco

In addition, the Investment Manager applies further criteria to screen investments in accordance with the Investment Manager's sustainable investment policy. The Investment Manager evaluates sustainability in the widest sense, taking account not only the companies handling of environmental, social and governance policies and practices but also their policies and practices on research and development, new product innovation, dividend policy and the adequacy of capital investment.

Principal Risks

  • The value of companies invested in, and therefore the value of the fund will rise and fall, and there is no guarantee that you will get your investment back. An investment in the fund should only be made by those persons who are able to sustain a loss on their investment. The Shares should be viewed as long term investments (at least 5 years).
  • The fund's portfolio is a global portfolio and many of the investments will not be denominated in the currency in which you invest. There is no currency hedging made by the fund. The value to you of the shares may therefore rise or fall purely on account of exchange rate movements.
  • The fund's portfolio complies with the UCITS requirements on spread of investment. Having said that, application of the investment criteria described above significantly limits the number of potential investments: the fund generally invests in 20 to 30 stocks and so it is more concentrated than many other funds. This means that the performance or underperformance of a single stock has a greater effect on the price of the fund.
  • If you are unsure about the suitability of the fund for you, please seek professional advice.
  • Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

Performance, % Total Return

2023  to 28.02.2023 2022 2021* Inception to
Annualised to
Fundsmith SEF1 +1.4 +0.9 -14.7 +26.0 +8.4 +4.1
Equities2 -0.1 +5.2 -12.8 +28.0 +17.5 +8.4
EU Bonds3 -4.5 +0.3 -32.3 -1.9 -33.4 -18.4
Cash4 +0.2 +0.3 -0.0 -0.5 -0.2 -0.1

The Fund is not managed with reference to any benchmark, the above comparators are provided for information purposes only. 1 T class € accumulation shares, net of fees priced at midday UK time, source: Bloomberg 2 MSCI World Index (€ Net) priced at close of business US time, source: The MSCI World Index is a developed world index of global equities across all sectors and, as such, is a fair comparison given the Company's investment objective and policy. 3 Bloomberg/Barclays Bond Indices Euro Govt 10 yr, source: Bloomberg 4 € Interest Rate, source: Bloomberg.  *From 1.3.21.  Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. The value of investments and the income from them may fall as well as rise and be affected by changes in exchange rates, and you may not get back the amount of your original investment.

Portfolio Comment for February 2023

There were no outright sales or purchases of holdings made in the month. The top 5 contributors in the month were Novo Nordisk, Stryker, Church & Dwight, Microsoft and Pepsico. The top 5 detractors were Estée Lauder, Alphabet, Home Depot, Mettler-Toledo and Waters.

Top 10 holdings

  • Novo Nordisk
  • L'Oréal
  • Stryker
  • Visa
  • Church & Dwight
  • Automatic Data Processing
  • Estée Lauder
  • Microsoft
  • Home Depot
  • Mettler-Toledo

Our values

  • No Fees for Performance
  • No Up Front Fees
  • No Nonsense
  • No Debt or Derivatives
  • No Shorting
  • No Market Timing
  • No Index Hugging
  • No Trading
  • No Hedging

Fundsmith knows

Just a small number of high quality, resilient, global growth companies that are good value and which we intend to hold for a long time, and in which we invest our own money.

Our ratings

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Past performance does not predict future returns. Returns for periods over one year are annualised. The past performance shown has been calculated using Euros. If the Euro is not your local currency, the returns shown may increase or decrease when converted into your local currency. For fees, refer to the KID.

Monthly performance table, % Total Return, T Class, EUR, Accumulation Shares

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Total
2021     +2.0 +2.5 +0.3 +5.2 +4.3 +1.0 -2.8 +2.8 +3.3 +5.1 +26.0
2022 -8.5 -3.2 +2.2 +0.6 -5.0 -3.1 +8.7 -3.8 -6.2 +4.6 +0.1 -1.0 -14.7
2023 -0.5  +1.4                     +0.9

Dividend Payments

Payable on 28th February and 31st August

Share Class
EUR T Class
EUR R Class
EUR I Class
CHF I Class
USD I Class
GBP I Class
Final 1st Jul 2022 to 31st Dec 2022 Income 0.0000 0.0000 0.0035 0.0000 0.0022 0.0000
Interim 1st Jan 2022 to 30th Jun 2022 Income 0.0000 0.0000 0.0019 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000
Final 1st Jul 2021 to 31st Dec 2021 Income 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000
Interim 1st Mar 2021 to 30th Jun 2021 Income 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0040 0.0004 0.0049

* The OCF (Ongoing Charges Figure) is the total expenses paid by the fund (excluding bank overdraft interest), annualised, against its average net asset value. The OCF will fluctuate as the average net assets and costs change. The OCF is updated following the publication of accounts for the periods ending 30th June and 31st December. The fees and charges paid by the Fund will reduce the return on your investment. Certain costs paid by the fund will be charged in Euros and exchange rate fluctuations may cause these costs to increase or decrease when converted into your local currency.

# The PTR (Portfolio Turnover Rate) is a measure of the fund's trading activity, and has been calculated by taking the total share purchases and sales less total creations and liquidations divided by the average net asset value of the fund.

> 7 Day Fund Liquidity is calculated based upon 30% of trailing 20 day average volume.

< Gross Yield reflects the historic dividend income received by the fund in the preceding 12 months before the deduction of all expenses including management fees. Net yield is Gross Yield less the deduction of all expenses including management fees i.e. Gross Yield less the OCF. In both cases we use T Class Shares as reference. Please note that rates would vary for I Class and R Class shares. Additional fund expenses will further reduce the yield received.

N.B. When a position is being built for the fund the company name is not disclosed in factsheet data.