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Data as at 31 July 2022

Price Data

Share Class OCF Price
I Class Acc (GBP) 0.83% 177.98p
I Class Inc (GBP) 0.83% 177.81p
R Class Acc (GBP) 1.08% 175.85p
R Class Inc (GBP) 1.08% 175.82p
R Class Acc (EUR) 1.58% 1.5080

Prices as at 17 August 2022


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Performance

“Committed to delivering consistent significant outperformance”
To Date
2022

2021

2020

2019

2018
Blue Whale1 -23.5% +20.8% +26.4% +27.6% +8.6%
IA Global2 -8.6% +18.0% +14.8% +22.1% -5.6%
Outperformance -14.9% +2.8% +11.6% +5.5% +14.2%
Since
Launch
Annualised
+66.6% +11.0%
+48.8% +8.5%
+17.8% +2.5%

Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

1I class Acc shares, net of fees priced at midday UK time, source: Bloomberg. IA Global Sector average, source: FE Fundinfo. Performance data for period 11/09/2017 to 31/07/2022.

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Fund Facts

Fund LF Blue Whale Growth Fund
Fund Launch Date 11 September 2017
Lead Fund Manager Stephen Yiu
Co-Manager (October 2019) Daniel Allcock
Fund Size £850m
IA Sector Global
Fund Type UK OEIC
Base Currency GBP
Dividend Dates End of February, August
ACD Link Fund Solutions (LF)
Depositary Northern Trust Investor Services
Dealing Daily at Noon
Initial Charge 0.0%
Performance Fee 0.0%

Portfolio Facts

No. of holdings 25
Avg. market cap >£100bn
Top 10 Holdings % 57.4
ASML
Atlassian
Charles Schwab
Intuit
Lam Research
Mastercard
Microsoft
Nvidia
Sartorius
Visa
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Geographical Breakdown %
North America 66.0
Europe 22.6
Asia Pacific 4.3
Cash 7.0
Sector Breakdown %
Technology 57.2
Healthcare 14.1
Consumer Discretionary 6.8
Financials 6.0
Communication Services 5.5
Industrials 3.3
Cash 7.0

What We Do

  • Aim to buy and hold high quality businesses at an attractive price.
  • In-house research underpinning a high-conviction portfolio of 25-35 stocks.
  • Significant resources dedicated to internal financial modelling and proprietary valuation metrics.
  • Focus on a genuinely active, valuation-driven approach.

Read more about the Blue Whale Approach

Investment 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.

Investment Strategy

In selecting investments for the portfolio, the Investment Manager will identify companies which, based on its analysis, meet the following criteria:

  • have the ability to grow and improve profitability over the long term;
  • have a current valuation that is attractive relative to their future growth and profitability.

The Investment Manager will select companies from a broad range of geographies and sectors with no particular sector or style bias.

Risk Management

  • UK UCITS-compliant.
  • Assessment of company specific risk factors, including those related to ESG, that might materially impact the business’s sustainable return on investment.

Read more about our views on ESG

Awards & Ratings

Third party analysis

Blue Whale Commitment

  • Peter Hargreaves (Chairman) – in excess of £150m across the Blue Whale Growth strategy (as at 31/07/2022)
  • Stephen Yiu (CEO & CIO) – only invests in LF Blue Whale Growth Fund (holds no other fund)

Performance

“Committed to delivering consistent significant outperformance”
To Date
2022

2021

2020

2019

2018
Blue Whale1 -23.5% +20.8% +26.4% +27.6% +8.6%
IA Global2 -8.6% +18.0% +14.8% +22.1% -5.6%
Outperformance -14.9% +2.8% +11.6% +5.5% +14.2%
Since
Launch
Annualised
+66.6% +11.0%
+48.8% +8.5%
+17.8% +2.5%

Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

1I class Acc shares, net of fees priced at midday UK time, source: Bloomberg. IA Global Sector average, source: FE Fundinfo. Performance data for period 11/09/2017 to 31/07/2022.

Fund Manager’s Comment

Article

Interview

Video

Podcast

What We Do

  • Aim to buy and hold high quality businesses at an attractive price.
  • In-house research underpinning a high-conviction portfolio of 25-35 stocks.
  • Significant resources dedicated to internal financial modelling and proprietary valuation metrics.
  • Focus on a genuinely active, valuation-driven approach.

Read more about the Blue Whale Approach

Investment 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.

Investment Strategy

In selecting investments for the portfolio, the Investment Manager will identify companies which, based on its analysis, meet the following criteria:

  • have the ability to grow and improve profitability over the long term;
  • have a current valuation that is attractive relative to their future growth and profitability.

The Investment Manager will select companies from a broad range of geographies and sectors with no particular sector or style bias.

Risk Management

  • UK UCITS-compliant.
  • Assessment of company specific risk factors, including those related to ESG, that might materially impact the business’s sustainable return on investment.

Read more about our views on ESG

Disclaimer: A Key Investor Information Document and an English language Prospectus for the LF Blue Whale Growth Fund are available via the Blue Whale website or on request and investors should consult these documents before purchasing shares in the fund. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. The value of investments and the income from them may fall as well as rise and be affected by changes in exchange rates, and you may not get back the amount of your original investment. Blue Whale Capital LLP does not offer investment advice or make any recommendations regarding the suitability of its products. This financial promotion is intended for UK residents only and is communicated by Blue Whale Capital LLP which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. All data is sourced from Blue Whale Capital LLP unless otherwise noted. Market cap data sourced from Bloomberg.

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