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SICAV
Emerging Markets Discovery Equity Fund
A focused, yet well-diversified, actively managed all-cap fund of typically 50-80 emerging markets companies. We seek to identify "forgotten" stocks that are under-owned and under-researched by mainstream investors, and which we believe are positioned to benefit from a fundamental re-rating. The fund is categorised as Article 8 under Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).
ISIN LU1244138183
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30-Apr-2024 - Ernest Yeung, Portfolio Manager,
We maintain a constructive outlook on emerging market equities, supported by a faster pace of growth in the region’s economies compared to their developed peers. We believe that the rebuilding of supply chains amid the geopolitical tensions and transition to green energy could spur infrastructure spending and benefit value-oriented companies.

Overview
Strategy
Fund Summary
We look for signs of positive fundamental change among stable, but unloved, businesses that we believe are facing unwarranted scepticism from investors. Meeting company management is central to our approach, as we aim to identify quality teams with strategic vision, a roadmap for success and the ability to execute. The promotion of environmental and/or social characteristics is achieved through the fund's commitment to maintain at least 10% of the value of its portfolio invested in Sustainable Investments, as defined by the SFDR. Additionally, we apply a proprietary responsible screen (exclusion list). The manager is not constrained by the fund’s benchmark, which is used for performance comparison purposes only.
30-Jun-2022 - Ernest Yeung, Portfolio Manager,

We believe the portfolio is positioned to perform well in a global economy, which has entered a new stage of recovery. The shift towards core value sectors with our overweight positions in traditional economy stocks is leveraged to benefit from themes like higher capital expenditure and the green transition. While we continued our search for "forgotten" stocks with asymmetrical risk-reward and self-help profiles, we also avoided crowded trades like technology, preferring to focus on stocks that we think have been neglected by mainstream investors with the potential for a rerating.����������

Real Estate

Real estate is one of our bigger sector overweight positions in the portfolio. While it is part of the "shift towards core value" thesis, our stock selection is also based on earnings improvement potential.

  • KE Holdings is one of China's largest property brokerage platforms. We bought more shares in the company as we feel it will gain market share due to its strong network and margin improvement as property sector activity recovers.
  • We bought shares in Brazilian mall developer Multiplan Empreendimentos, which we feel will see strong rental growth momentum as tenant sales gather pace. It has a healthy cash position, stable occupancy levels and good cost control, in our view.

Consumer Staples

The portfolio has a positive bias towards the consumer staples sector due to the non-cyclical nature of demand and its earnings consistency. In a rising rate environment, there is a lower likelihood of a sector re-rating than with higher-beta sectors, and we believe our stock selection will contribute positively. �

  • We bought shares in South Korean food company CJ Cheiljedang as we believe the company's shares will perform well in an inflationary environment.
  • Tingyi Holding is a leading food company in China. We purchased shares in the company as we believe its margins will improve as the current environment of commodity inflation will likely fade and following the launch of new premium products.

China

During the quarter, we found some opportunities in China, the portfolio's biggest allocation, as easing lockdown restrictions improved the business outlook. Even as some investors avoided investing in China, we were able to find good investment opportunities here.

  • We purchased shares in Weichai Power, a leading diesel and truck engine manufacturer in China. We believe the company stands to benefit from increasing capital expenditure in China as well as from relatively loose monetary conditions.
  • China Oilfield Services is one of the largest Chinese oil services companies. We bought shares in the company as we believe its future prospects are levered to the increase in oil and gas capital expenditures internationally.� ��
  • We increased our holding in Alibaba Group as we think that the market valuation of this e-commerce giant has priced in a pessimistic scenario. We see the stock benefiting from cost savings, a cyclical rebound, and improved capital allocation.

Financials

The financials sector remains one of our biggest sector allocations despite reducing our exposure during the quarter. We believe EM financials are set to play a crucial role in supporting corporate spending and green energy transition.

  • Ping An Insurance is one of the largest insurers in China. The environment has been challenging for the company amid lockdowns in major cities; we sold shares in the company as we believe we can find better opportunities elsewhere in the sector.
  • We sold shares of Brazilian bank Banco Bradesco as we believe it is more exposed to disruption and competition than its peers.
  • We acquired shares of Yangzijiang Financial as a result of the spin-off from Yangzijiang Shipbuilding. The company's principal businesses are debt investment and investment management.
31-Jan-2024 - Ernest Yeung, Portfolio Manager,
Financials remains our biggest absolute allocation and our largest overweight versus the benchmark. We added to several of our emerging market bank holdings, which we believe have strong capital buffers, low-risk balance sheets, and high-quality franchises, positioning them well to gain market share and accelerate loan growth. We also have a considerable absolute allocation in consumer discretionary, where we own “forgotten” names with self-help stories and idiosyncratic drivers. Recently, we further increased our exposure to consumer discretionary by buying more shares in several of our South Korean and Chinese holdings within the auto supply chain and travel sectors.

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Please note that the Fund typically has a risk of high volatility.

Hedged share classes (denoted by 'h') utilise investment techniques to mitigate currency risk between the underlying investment currency(ies) of the fund and the currency of the hedged share class.  The costs of doing so will be borne by the share class and there is no guarantee that such hedging will be effective.

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