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Hermes Global Small Cap Equity Fund Class F GBP Acc

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Fund Provider Hermes
Fund Summary The investment objective of the Fund is to provide long-term capital appreciation. The Fund will seek to achieve its investment objective by primarily investing in equity and / or equity related securities of, or relating to, small market capitalisation companies domiciled in developed markets or which derive a large proportion of their income from developed markets. These equity and / or equity related securities may include small cap equities, common and / or preferred stock and / or Depository Receipts. The Fund may (but is under no obligation to) select its Investments from the MSCI World Small Cap Index which measures the performance of small capitalisation companies across the developed markets). As of [January] 2015, the MSCI World Small Cap Index consisted of the following 23 developed market country indices: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the US. In pursuance of its investment objective, the Fund may also acquire units/shares of listed closed-ended REITs and / or collective investment schemes which can deliver exposure to small market capitalisation companies. The collective investment schemes in which the Fund invests will meet the requirements of the Central Bank and may include exchange-traded funds and other funds of the Company. The Fund may also gain exposure to the aforementioned equity and / or equity related securities and / or collective investment schemes through the use of FDIs and / or through investment in Convertible Debt Securities. The FDIs which may be used by the Fund for such purposes include Warrants, Futures, Options (including Options on Futures) and Swaps. A decision to use FDIs may be made for reasons such as efficiency (i.e. it may be cheaper to gain exposure to an underlying Investment than to purchase the Investment directly).
Fund code HGSFA
Managers Hamish Galpin
Manager Tenure 4 years
Morningstar Category Global Small-Cap Equity
IMA Sector Global
Fund Size £45 million
Fund Type OEIC
Management Style Active
Total Expense Ratio (TER) 1.01%
Cavendish ongoing charge 0.05%
FundsNetwork Service Fee 0.20%
Minimum Initial Investment £25
Minimum Top Up £25
Minimum Monthly Investment £25
Sell Price £1.6465
Buy Price £1.6465
Price Change +0.3596%
Price Date 19th July 2019
Yield Currently unavailable
Dividend Frequency Semi-Annually
ISA Eligible Yes
SIPP Eligible Yes
Inception Date 15th May 2015
Fund Status OPEN
Hamish is the Head of the Small & Mid Cap boutique and has led it since its creation in 2007. He has been at Hermes since 1995 when he joined as co-manager of the UK smaller companies strategies; he served as lead manager from January 1997 to April 2010. Since the founding of the team, Hamish has gradually assumed a more global perspective, with oversight of the holdings across all of the team's strategies, and he is now lead manager of the Global Small Cap strategy. He has a background in credit, having started his career in the energy and natural resources division of NatWest Bank, and later moving to Bankers Trust as a credit analyst covering European corporates. He has BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering from Nottingham University and is a former director of the Hermes Group (DB) Pension Scheme. Hamish also sits on the Hermes Governance Group, which monitors the Hermes (DC) pension scheme.

3-year Mean Monthly Return: 1.116%

Annual Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015
Fund Performance +0.86% +16.39% +24.48% +12.09%
Benchmark Performance
(Global Small-Cap Equity)
-2.07% +18.82% +18.16%
Time Period Cumulative Benchmark Performance
(Global Small-Cap Equity)
Fund Compared to Benchmark
1 day 0.36% -0.25% +0.60%
1 week 0.05% +1.74% -1.70%
1 month 1.78% +1.91% -0.13%
3 months 4.35% +4.67% -0.32%
6 months 11.79% +8.20% +3.59%
1 year 0.53% -1.96% +2.49%
3 years 40.56% +42.26% -1.70%
5 years Currently unavailable +64.62% Currently unavailable
10 years Currently unavailable +219.93% Currently unavailable
YTD 17.86% +14.39% +3.47%
Since inception 64.65% Currently unavailable Currently unavailable

Top 10 shares for this fund

Share Name Country Value
WEX Inc USA 2.65%
STERIS Ltd USA 2.57%
Reinsurance Group of America Inc USA 2.46%
West Pharmaceutical Services Inc USA 2.31%
RPM International Inc USA 2.25%
Nifco Inc JPN 2.13%
Jungheinrich AG Participating Preferred DEU 2.12%
Wintrust Financial Corp USA 2.03%
Yaoko Co Ltd JPN 2.03%

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