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199 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3TY
0800 073 2001 (Dealing)
0870 888 3029 (Fax Number)
0800 317 573 (Main Number)
+44 (0) 20 7065 1407 (Overseas)
0870 601 6117 (Valuations)

Fund managers

* Kunal Ghosh01-Oct-2013 to Present
 
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* Lu Yu»01-Oct-2013 to Present
Michael Konstantinov»22-Feb-2006 to 30-Sep-2013
Guido Stiel»01-Oct-2011 to 31-Jul-2012


Investment objectives

The Fund aims to achieve capital growth in the long term by investing mainly in the equity markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC). Up to one third of the Fund’s assets may be invested outside the BRIC countries including developed economies and/or other emerging markets.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 45 / 135 71 / 110
Quartile 2 3

Fund ratings

BLANKMstar OBSR
Analyst
(Qualitative)
FE Crown Rating: 3 FE Crown Rating
(Quantitative)

Ratios

  1y 3y
Volatility 12.18 17.79
Alpha 0.99 -6.88
Beta 1.82 1.90
Sharpe 0.34 0.00
Info Ratio 0.55 -0.28
R2 0.85 0.83
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. Specialist»

FE Risk Scores

Instrument 1y(%) Growth FE Risk Score
Allianz BRIC Stars 2.5
129
Specialist -0.9
60
Cash n/a
0
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performance chart
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    1y3y5y12m-24m24m-36m36m-48m48m-60m
ACC +2.5+6.9-8.7+0.4+3.9-24.3+12.9
  SPECIALIST   -0.9+13.8+23.5+7.1+7.2-4.8+14.0
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf ALLIANZ BRIC STARS C ACC ACC 158.71 (p) 23-Oct-2014 1.29 1.26% PZ39 B0WDH83
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf ALLIANZ BRIC STARS A ACC ACC 149.26 (p) 23-Oct-2014 0.59 2.12% PZ93 B0WDH72

The Ongoing Charges Figure (OCF) shows the drag on performance caused by operational expenses associated with a fund.

Expenses which are represented by this figure include payments to the manager, the trustee the custodian and their representatives. The figure also includes registration, regulatory, audit and legal fees, and the costs of distribution.

Performance fees, transaction costs, interest on borrowing, costs associated with derivatives, entry and exit fees and soft commissions are not included in the OCF calculation, and should be factored in separately by the investor.

The OCF is calculated by taking the sum of these expenses incurred in the last 12 months and dividing this by the average net assets of that class for the last 12 months.

Total Expense Ratio (TER) is a formula designed to show the ongoing costs to the investor associated with a fund, including some charges which are not factored into the annual management fee. In addition the fund’s annual fee, charges such as trading fees, audit and legal fees, and operational expenses are included in the TER, which is worked out by dividing the total cost of the fund by its total assets to arrive at a percentage.

Unlike the Ongoing Charges Figure, the TER takes into account performance fees. It does not include transaction costs paid to the custodian.

Detailed fund information
Fund type flag UK Open Ended Investment Company (OEIC)
Own ISA wrapper Fund has ISA Wrapper help with ratios Fund size£264.6m / $424.3m (23-Oct-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 50.0 Monthly Launch22-Feb-2006
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing timesn/a
Minimum initial£ 500
Minimum additional£ 500
Initial charge4.00%
Annual management charge1.75%
Note to chargesn/a
Trustee / DepositaryJP Morgan Trustee and Depositary Company Ltd
RegistrarInternational Financial Data Services (UK) Ltd
Multi-Managern/a
Indexn/a
Dividend policyMay 01 (Final)
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
Brazil, Russia, India and China Equity Mixed Specialist
Largest holdings, 30-Sep-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
LUKOIL OAO-SPON ADR 4.08 1 - -
MMC NORILSK NICKEL JSC-ADR 4.07 2 - -
LUPIN LTD 3.71 3 - -
ITAU UNIBANCO HLDNG-PREF ADR 3.67 4 - -
INFOSYS LTD 3.59 5 - -
BANK OF CHINA LTD-H 3.52 6 - -
SURGUTNEFTEGAS-PREFERENCE PREFERRED 3.26 7 - -
TATA CONSULTANCY SVCS LTD 3.22 8 - -
CIELO SA 3.18 9 - -
SIHUAN PHARMACEUTICAL HLDGS 3.03 10 - -
Total35.33 
Regional weightings, 30-Sep-2014
Region(%)Rank 
India24.901 24.90% India
Brazil17.802 17.80% Brazil
Hong Kong13.603 13.60% Hong Kong
Russia12.304 12.30% Russia
China8.305 8.30% China
Taiwan8.006 8.00% Taiwan
Others6.507 6.50% Others
South Korea5.408 5.40% South Korea
Mexico1.509 1.50% Mexico
South Africa1.3010 1.30% South Africa
Cash0.4011 0.40% Cash
Total100.00 
Sector weightings, 30-Sep-2014
Sector(%)Rank 
Information Technology21.801 21.80% Information Technology
Financials21.602 21.60% Financials
Consumer Discretionary10.603 10.60% Consumer Discretionary
Energy10.604 10.60% Energy
Health Care10.205 10.20% Health Care
Consumer Staples6.706 6.70% Consumer Staples
Materials6.407 6.40% Materials
Utilities5.608 5.60% Utilities
Others4.509 4.50% Others
Industrials1.6010 1.60% Industrials
Cash0.4011 0.40% Cash
Total100.00 

All prices in Pence Sterling (GBX) unless otherwise specified. Price total return performance figures are calculated on a bid price to bid price basis (mid to mid for OEICs) with net income (dividends) reinvested. Performance figures are shown in Sterling unless otherwise specified.

 
 
 
 
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Asset allocation

Indian Equities, 24.90%
24.9000% ofIndian Equities
Brazilian Equities, 17.80%
17.8000% ofBrazilian Equities
Hong Kong Equities, 13.60%
13.6000% ofHong Kong Equities
Russian Equities, 12.30%
12.3000% ofRussian Equities
Chinese Equities, 8.30%
8.3000% ofChinese Equities
Taiwanese Equities, 8.00%
8.0000% ofTaiwanese Equities
International Equities, 6.50%
6.5000% ofInternational Equities
South Korean Equities, 5.40%
5.4000% ofSouth Korean Equities
Mexican Equities, 1.50%
1.5000% ofMexican Equities
South African Equities, 1.30%
1.3000% ofSouth African Equities
Money Market, 0.40%
0.4000% ofMoney Market

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