Fundsmith Sustainable Equity Fund - Sicav
€12.28 T Class Acc, 08 Dec 21

Price Data, 8th December 2021

Share Class OCF* Minimum Price
T Class Acc 1.10% EUR 2,000 € 12.28
T Class Inc 1.10% EUR 2,000 € 12.28
R Class Acc 1.65% EUR 2,000 € 12.24
R Class Inc 1.60% EUR 2,000 € 12.24
I Class Acc 0.95% EUR 5M € 12.30
I Class Inc 0.94% EUR 5M € 12.30
CHF I Class Acc 0.95% CHF 6M CHF 11.66
CHF I Class Inc 0.94% CHF 6M CHF 11.66
USD I Class Acc 0.95% USD 6M $ 11.51
USD I Class Inc 0.95% USD 6M $ 11.51
GBP I Class Acc 0.94% GBP 5M £ 12.15
GBP I Class Inc 0.94% GBP 5M £ 12.14

Standing Data

As at 30 Nov 2021
Portfolio Manager Terry Smith
Launch Dates Euro: 1.3.21 CHF: 1.3.21
Launch Dates USD: 1.3.21 GBP: 1.3.21
Administrator Northern Trust
Auditor Deloitte S.A.
Dealing Daily at 13:00 C.E.T
Dividend Dates On or about 28/2 & 31/8

Key Facts

As at 30 Nov 2021
Fund Size €98.6m
Est. Gross / Net Yield< 1.19% / 0.09%
7 Day Fund Liquidity> 100%
No. Holdings 25
Average Co. Founded 1933
Median Market Cap €113.7bn

Geographic Split

As at 30 Nov 2021, by Country of Listing %
US 75.6
Denmark 8.8
France 5.7
UK 3.9
Spain 2.3
Finland 1.8
Cash 1.9

Sector Split

As at 30 Nov 2021, GICS® Categories %
Consumer Staples 30.9
Healthcare 28.9
Technology 24.2
Consumer Discretionary 8.5
Communication Services 3.7
Industrials 1.8
Cash 1.9

* 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.

> 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.

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 of the SICAV

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.

It is envisaged that the investment portfolio of the Sub-fund will be concentrated, generally comprising between 20 and 30 stocks. The Sub-fund takes sustainability risk and ESG characteristics into account as part of its selection process. In that respect, the Sub-fund promotes environmental and/or social characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of SFDR. For the assessment, areas like corporate strategy, corporate governance, transparency and the product and service range of a company are taken into account.

In addition to ESG criteria, other sustainability criteria are taken into account in the management of the Sub-fund such the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment. The Investment Manager’s responsible investment approaches can be summarised as “considering ESG issues when building a portfolio.” and takes into account the following areas – integration, screening and thematic, engagement and proxy voting.

In addition to ESG criteria, 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

Performance, % Total Return

  Nov 2021 Inception to
Fundsmith SEF1 +3.3 +19.9
Equities2 +0.6 +24.1
EU Bonds3 +2.9 +1.4
Cash4 -0.0 -0.4

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. 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 November 2021

There were no outright sales or purchases of holdings made in the month. The top 5 contributors in the month were Intuit, Church & Dwight, Home Depot, McCormick and Automatic Data Processing. The top 5 detractors were Paypal, Stryker, Visa, Waters and Amadeus.

Top 10 holdings

  • Intuit
  • L'Oréal
  • Microsoft
  • Home Depot
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Church & Dwight
  • Zoetis
  • Automatic Data Processing
  • McCormick
  • Waters

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

Luxflag Label ESG

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

  Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2021 +2.0 +2.5 +0.3 +5.2 +4.3 +1.0 -2.8 +2.8



Dividend Payments

Payable on 28th February and 31st August

Share class
T Class
R Class
I Class
CHF I Class
USD I Class
GBP I Class
Interim 1st Mar 2021 to 30th Jun 2021 Income 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0040 0.0004 0.0049