EQ

Equity funds

We offer active, intelligent approaches to help unlock equities’ return potential. Our equity funds span a variety of regions, industries, market capitalisations and styles, and have been recognised by industry-leading publications across Europe and Asia. 

EQUITY OVERVIEW

In our view, thoughtful and informed active management can help investors achieve their long-term objectives. This is the way we’ve approached equity management for over 80 years. Our equity fund managers are given the freedom to develop their own individual approach to investing, which is then documented and continuously monitored by our independent product management team. The goal is to ensure that our funds are managed in line with a deeply considered, proven philosophy that sets out exactly how the manager intends to identify opportunities and control risks.

All investors should consider the risks that may impact their capital, before investing. The value of your investment may become worth more or less than at the time of the original investment.

INDEPENDENT THINKING, SHARED RESEARCH

In an effort to deliver consistent results for fund shareholders, we work together to understand every potential investment. We challenge ourselves to tune out the market’s short-term noise and focus on long-term opportunities that can help investors meet their goals.

Focus Funds

DEEP EQUITY RESOURCES

Diverse teams pursue independent research and investment approaches, yet every fund manager has open access to colleagues worldwide who specialise in various areas of the capital markets. Our investment teams draw on rigorous, proprietary research conducted through fundamental, quantitative, macro, technical and environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) lenses. Our dedicated equity professionals include:

A DISTINCTIVE APPROACH TO EQUITY RESEARCH

Fund managers can draw on the research of our equity, fixed income, multi-asset, alternatives, macroanalysis and quantitative teams around the world, who are encouraged and incentivised to share their insights. We believe that this robust dialogue and debate help improve the quality of our decision making through timely and relevant information and rigorous scrutiny from a variety of perspectives. 

John Boselli

"I believe a clearly defined investment philosophy, reflecting your personality, is more likely to generate consistent alpha. Investors have more confidence that you will be true to your investment process in all market environments."

John Boselli, Equity Fund Manager

INSIGHTS

Climate change and emerging markets: assessing opportunities and challenges
Emerging markets are on the front lines of climate change. Aware of the challenges, many EM companies are developing solutions, shifting business models and realigning corporate policies to help them prepare. Two of our EM portfolio managers share insights on the investing landscape and offer a framework for incorporating climate-related themes into a portfolio.
September 2020
Climate change and emerging markets: assessing opportunities and challenges
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Technology: How COVID-19 has brought forward the future
The COVID-19 crisis has been a key catalyst for long-term value creation in the technology sector. Portfolio Manager Bruce Glazer highlights five big sector trends that aren't going away anytime soon.
July 2020
Technology: How COVID-19 has brought forward the future
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Investment bytes – Asia tech <span>Part six: the world’s hub of innovation</span>
We profile Asia technology in the 2020s, outlining the long-term case for the sector after its strong rebound in recent months.
July 2020
Investment bytes – Asia tech Part six: the world’s hub of innovation
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Asking private companies to show their ESG<br> credentials
ESG issues are a growing area of focus in the public market, but what about the private market? Our co-head of Private Investments and our director of ESG, Private Investments, argue for informed and active ownership from the initial investment until the IPO.
July 2020
Asking private companies to show their ESG
credentials
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Euro-area equities: reasons to be optimistic
Macro Strategist Jens Larsen looks at fiscal policies and outlines why he is optimistic about the outlook for euro area equities over the next 12 months.
June 2020
Euro-area equities: reasons to be optimistic
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A is for allocation: the rationale for increasing exposure<br> to China
Allocations to China equity are widely recommended, but how much is appropriate and why? We consider several reasons why this may make sense for offshore investors.
June 2020
A is for allocation: the rationale for increasing exposure
to China
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Investment bytes – Asia tech<br><span>Part five: The hidden growth story in Japan tech</span>
Learn why the hidden growth story within Japanese tech is one of our highest conviction themes, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
June 2020
Investment bytes – Asia tech
Part five: The hidden growth story in Japan tech
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An index isn’t a fiduciary — and six other concerns about the push for passive
We offer a framework for investors grappling with the role of active and passive strategies, taking into account key decision points such as the “zero-sum” argument for passive, the role of market inefficiency, and the possibility of finding an above-average manager.
May 2020
An index isn’t a fiduciary — and six other concerns about the push for passive
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All figures are for the Wellington Management Group of companies as at 30 June 2019.

Past performance is no guarantee of future performance and can be misleading. Funds returns are shown net of fees.
Source: Wellington Management

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Investment in the funds described on this website carries a substantial degree of risk and places an investor’s capital at risk. The price and value of investments is not guaranteed and can go down as well as up. An investor may not get back the original amount invested and an investor may lose all of their investment. Investment in the funds described on this website is not suitable for all investors. If an investor is in any doubt as to the suitability of an investment in a fund, an investor should consult an independent financial advisor. The information on this website does not constitute, and should not be construed as, investment advice or a recommendation to buy, sell or otherwise transact in any security including, but not limited to, shares in the funds. An investor should only invest in a fund once that investor has carefully read and understood the offering documents  for the relevant fund, which are the relevant prospectus, and Key Investor Information which contain further information on the risks and features of the fund, and the latest financial reports and any other offering documents for the fund which are available on this Website. Unless stated otherwise data is as at previous month end.

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