Origin Global Smaller Companies Fund - A Class Acc Units (USD)

Important Notes

  • The Fund will invest in transferable equity and equity-related securities of a diversified range of companies throughout the globe.
  • Investment involves risk. There is no assurance on investment returns and you may not get back the amount originally invested.
  • The investment decision is yours but you should not invest in this Fund unless the intermediary who sells it to you has advised you that it is suitable for you and explained how it is consistent with your investment objectives.
  • You should not invest solely in reliance on this website alone. You should read the Summary Prospectus and the relevant Supplement(s) before investing including the Special Investment Considerations and Risks section of the Summary Prospectus. 
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Potential for higher returns

Small-cap companies are generally less affected by spontaneous market events such as the global trade conditions given their businesses are more domestically driven than large caps. Small caps also tend to outperform large caps when the Fed cuts rates

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Small-cap stocks outperform large-cap stocks in a full cycle

From late 2007 to 2020, small-cap stocks had an average annual return of about 7.7% while the large cap index had around 4.7%. When the economy begins to emerge from recession and starts growing again, small-cap stocks can respond to the positive environment quicker and potentially grow faster than large caps.

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Valuation gap between small-cap and large-cap stocks widens

The performance of global large-cap stocks continued to lead small caps in 2019, especially in the U.S. This gap has brought small-cap valuations to their most attractive levels in years relative to large caps.

Source: please refer to the sales flyer in download section.
NAV ^
13.57 USD
Daily Change
1.42%
Valuation Date (DD/MM/YYYY)
01/02/2023

^ The unit price of the fund is calculated on net asset value.

Investment Objective:

The objective of the Fund is to seek to achieve capital growth through investment in global smaller companies.

Investment Policy:

The Fund will invest at least 80% of its net asset value (“NAV”) in transferable equity and equity-related securities of a diversified range of companies throughout the globe, normally with a maximum market capitalisation on purchase of up to US$5 billion. These securities will primarily be common stocks and other securities with equity characteristics, including but not limited to preferred stocks, warrants (only held where an existing holding is subject to an issuance of warrants and, in aggregate, normally not more than 5% of the Fund's NAV) and rights (which are issued by a company to allow holders to subscribe for additional securities issued by that company), as well as depository receipts (such as American Depository Receipts (ADRs) and Global Depository Receipts (GDRs)). The securities acquired by the Fund (other than permitted unlisted investments), will be listed/traded on securities exchanges or regulated markets listed in Appendix A to Summary Prospectus. For details please refer to KFS & Summary Prospectus.

  • Series Name

    Principal Global Investors Funds

  • Fund Name

    Origin Global Smaller Companies Fund - A Class Acc Units (USD)

  • Asset Class

    Equity

  • Fund Domicile

    Ireland

  • Base Currency

    USD

  • Fund Size

    USD19.4 million As of 31/12/2022

  • 3 years annualized volatility1

    25.81 As of 31/12/2022

  • Management Fees

    1.70% pa

  • Investment Manager

    Nigel Dutson / Chris Carter / Tarlock Randhawa / Nerys Weir

  • Launch Date (DD/MM/YYYY)

    15/07/2019

  • Ongoing charges over a year2

    2.06%

1. The 3 Years Annualized Volatility shows the risk of a fund and is calculated as an annualized standard deviation based on the monthly rates of return of the fund over the past three years. However, no data will be displayed Volatility if the period between the reporting date of the website and the inception date for the fund is less than 3 years.

2. The ongoing charges are expressed as a percentage of the sum of expenses over the average net asset value of the unit class for the 12-month period ended 30 September 2021, and this figure may vary from year to year.

Cumulative Return (%)

  As of (DD/MM/YYYY) 1 Month 3 Months Year To Date 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Since Inception
Fund 31/12/2022 -3.84 11.33 -20.72 -20.72 13.28 N/A 22.8
Index 31/12/2022 -3.13 10.45 -18.67 -18.67 9.84 N/A 18.07

Calendar Year Return (%)

  As of (DD/MM/YYYY) 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
Fund 31/12/2022 -20.72 25.63 13.75 N/A N/A
Index 31/12/2022 -18.67 16.1 16.33 N/A N/A

Fund performance is calculated on a NAV to NAV basis, net performance including trustee and management fees. Please see Performance Notes section of the Fund Fact Sheet for the details.
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    Explanatory Memorandum / Summary Prospectus
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    Product Key Facts - Origin Global Smaller Companies Fund
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    Fund Fact Sheets - Origin Global Smaller Companies Fund - A Acc Units USD
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    Condensed Interim Report and Unaudited Financial Statements (For The Period Ended 31 March 2022)
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    Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements (For The Year Ended 30 September 2022)
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    HK Unitholder Notice (All Funds) (11 January 2023)
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    HK Unitholder Notice (All Funds) (17 June 2020)
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    HK Unitholder Notice (All Funds) (20 December 2019)
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    Summary Prospectus - First Addendum (21 August 2020)
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    Mutual Funds Product Range Brochure

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