Blue Whale LF Blue Whale Growth Class R Accumulation

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Summary

At a glance

Objective The Investment Objective of the Fund is to achieve capital growth over any five year period, after all costs and charges have been taken.
Fund launch date September 2017
OCF 1.08%
Initial charge 0%
Fund size £845 million
Sector IA Global
Benchmark IA Global
Number of holdings 25
Accumulation/income Accumulation
Historic Yield 0.04%

Discrete Performance

Past Performance (% Growth)
29/06/21 - 29/06/22 29/06/20 - 29/06/21 29/06/19 - 29/06/20 29/06/18 - 29/06/19 29/06/17 - 29/06/18
-24.17% 21.62% 16.56% 19.83% -

Cumulative Performance

Past Performance (% Growth)
3 months 6 months 1 year 3 years 5 years
-20.59% -30.64% -24.17% 7.50% -

Fund Manager

Stephen Yiu

Stephen is the lead manager of the LF Blue Whale Growth Fund and the Blue Whale Growth Fund (ICAV). Having started his working life in the Hargreaves Lansdown investment team, Stephen left the company in 2007 to pursue his interest in asset management. Having worked at New Star (now Janus Henderson), Artemis, and under Martin Taylor at Nevsky Capital, Stephen has gained broad and varied experience within the investment industry. Previous funds he has directly managed or co-managed are – Citywire’s AA-rated Artemis UK Growth Fund (now Artemis UK Select Fund), Artemis Pan-European Hedge Fund (nominated for EuroHedge Awards 2010) and New Star UK Gemini Hedge Fund (nominated for EuroHedge Awards 2007). Stephen set up his own fund management business in 2017 with a £25m backing from Peter Hargreaves, the co-founder of Hargreaves Lansdown. The firm's flagship LF Blue Whale Growth Fund has grown to manage over £1bn in assets and was voted Best Fund of 2020 at the Shares Magazine Awards.

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Fund Analysis

Asset allocation
International Equities 90.29%
UK Equities 6.57%
Cash & Equivalent 3.14%
Top 10 holdings
MICROSOFT CORP 8.47%
NVIDIA CORP 8.30%
ATLASSIAN CORP 6.57%
ASML HOLDING NV 5.99%
MASTERCARD INC 5.09%
INTUIT INC 4.89%
ADOBE INC 4.46%
ALPHABET INC 4.42%
SARTORIUS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 4.02%
VEEVA SYSTEMS INC 3.99%
Sector breakdown
Technology 53.02%
Health Care 18.14%
Industrials 10.05%
Consumer Discretionary 9.78%
Financials 5.88%
Cash and Equivalents 3.14%
Regional breakdown
North America 66.83%
Developed Europe - Excl UK 20.33%
UK 6.57%
Cash and Equivalents 3.14%
Japan 3.13%
Market capitalisation
Mega (>50bn) 58.12%
Large (3bn-50bn) 31.91%
Medium (1bn-3bn) 0.00%
Small (50m-1bn) 0.00%
Micro (<50m) 0.00%
Cash & Equivalent 3.14%
Unknown 6.83%
Risk factors
Charges to Capital No
Emerging Markets No
Concentrated Portfolio Yes
Smaller Companies No
High Yield Bonds No
Geared Investments No
Property No
Exchange Rate Yes
Performance Charges No
Derivative Exposure No

All fund data is provided by Broadridge, with the exception of price and performance data, which is provided by FE.

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