Global Dividend Fund

ISIN
GB00B39R2M86

Price (03.08.2015):
156.64

% Price Change
-0.25

Fund objective and approach

Fund objective

The Fund aims to deliver a dividend yield above the market average, by investing mainly in a range of global equities. The Fund aims to grow distributions over the long term whilst also maximising total return (the combination of income and growth of capital).

Investment approach

The M&G Global Dividend Fund employs a bottom-up stockpicking approach, driven by the fundamental analysis of individual companies. The fund seeks to invest in companies that understand capital discipline, have the potential to increase dividends over the long term and are undervalued by the stockmarket. Dividend yield is not the primary consideration for stock selection.

The fund manager aims to create a diversified portfolio with exposure to a broad range of countries and sectors. He selects stocks with different drivers of dividend growth to construct a portfolio that can cope in a variety of market conditions. The fund will usually hold around 50 stocks, with a long-term investment view and a typical holding period of three to five years. When attempting to grow distributions over the long term, the fund manager’s main focus is on delivering an increase in sterling terms.

The fund invests mainly in company shares and is therefore likely to experience larger price fluctuations than funds that invest in bonds and/or cash.

Performance

The value of stockmarket investments will fluctuate, which will cause fund prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. The level of any income earned by the fund will fluctuate. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. 

Source: Price: State Street. Performance: Morningstar. Performance figures are on a price to price basis with net income reinvested. Performance figures may not reflect all relevant charges.

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Fund Team

Stuart Rhodes - Fund manager

Stuart Rhodes has been the manager of the M&G Global Dividend Fund since its launch in July 2008. He was appointed deputy manager of the M&G North American Dividend Fund in April 2015. Stuart joined M&G in 2004 as a global equity analyst after graduating from Bath University with a degree in business administration. He is a CFA charterholder.

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Simon Bailey - Deputy Manager

Simon Bailey was appointed deputy fund manager of the M&G Global Dividend Fund in 2011, having worked closely with Stuart Rhodes since 2010 as the dedicated analyst for the fund. Simon has more than 10 years’ experience as a fund manager and previously managed the M&G Smaller Companies Fund with top-quartile returns under his tenure. He joined Prudential in 1997, two years later becoming a member of the UK smaller companies team. He joined M&G following Prudential’s acquisition of M&G in 1999. Prior to Prudential, Simon worked at a number of financial institutions in areas such as corporate finance and derivatives. He has a degree in economics from Durham University. He is a CFA charterholder.

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Kotaro Miyata - Investment specialist

Kotaro Miyata is the investment specialist providing support for M&G's equity income range including M&G Global Dividend Fund, M&G North American Dividend Fund, M&G Pan European Dividend Fund and M&G Dividend Fund. Prior to joining M&G in 2006, he was a fund manager at Invesco Asset Management, where he was responsible for European and UK equities within the Global Equities team. Kotaro holds the Securities Institute Diploma and graduated from Oxford University in 1994 with a degree in classics.

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Ratings

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