Global Equity Fund

as of
FE Crown Rating

This fund uses the Orbis Global Equity investment strategy which Orbis has been running since 1990 and has around £17bn under management.

The goal of the Global Equity Fund is to deliver higher returns than global stockmarkets over the long term, without taking on greater risk of loss. 

To do this, the fund primarily invests in shares of publicly listed companies, which may be located anywhere in the world, in any industry.

This fund is for people who wish to invest for at least 5 years.


The Global Equity Fund available through Orbis Access was launched in January 2014. Before that time, performance of the original Orbis Global Equity Fund (for institutional investors) is shown. The original fund is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority or available to UK retail investors. Figures pre-2014 are adjusted to reflect the currency and fee structure of the newer fund. Both funds share the same strategy and are run by the same investment team.

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  • Global Equity Fund

  • Benchmark

    MSCI World Index

    Source: MSCI

  • Peer Group Average

    Investment Association (IA) Global Sector

    Source: Morningstar

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External Ratings Agencies

Morningstar Rating

The Morningstar RatingTM is an assessment of a fund’s past performance – based on both return and risk – which shows how similar investments compare with their competitors. A high rating alone is insufficient basis for an investment decision.

Funds are grouped into categories according to their actual investment style, not merely their stated investment objectives, nor their ability to generate a certain level of income. Within each Morningstar Category, the top 10% of investments receive five stars.

FE Crown Rating

An FE Crown Fund Rating of Four is awarded only to the top 25% of all funds. Recognising excellent achievement in three key measurement areas, a Four FE Crown fund is a significant accolade, representing a fund’s demonstrable ability to outperform over the medium to long term, whilst controlling risk effectively.

Single Year Performance

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The value of your investments may go down as well as up, so you may not get back the amount you originally invested. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.

Top 10 holdings

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Regional allocation

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Key Information

Strategy size (as at 30 June 2017):
£17 billion
Strategy inception:
1st January 1990
Fund size (as at 30 June 2017):
£29 million
Fund inception:
1st January 2014
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Fee paid to Orbis from the Reserve (12 months ending 31 December 2017):
Amount in Reserve available for refunds (as at 31 December 2017):
3.37% of NAV


(1 January 2017)
Risk (SRRI):
5 (out of 7)

Based on historical performance, the price of this fund can go up or down by up to 15% per year – but potentially more.

For more information, please refer to the Key Investor Information Document in the Fund Literature section above.


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The Fund is designed for investors with an investment horizon of more than five years who are seeking a portfolio that is fully invested in, and exposed to, global equities and who therefore accept exposure to trends in world stock markets.


This fund invests mainly in equities (shares). As a general rule, equities are riskier than cash and bonds, but come with a greater chance of reward. Shares go down in value as well as up, so your investment returns will fluctuate daily – sometimes quite significantly – and you may get out less than you put in. Because this fund invests in companies around the world, there is also the risk of being adversely affected by changes in foreign currency exchange rates.

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