Jupiter International Financials Fund I Accumulation
Rated Fund 2014-19. A flexible approach to trends and themes in financials
After years of balance sheet repair and tightened regulations, banks are cheaply valued, paying dividends and offering an attractive investment opportunity. Throw into the mix tightening monetary policy leading to a rising interest rate environment and this appears to be a conducive backdrop for financial assets.
Although most people only think of banks when they think of financial companies, there are several subsectors such as insurance, financial technology and payment-processing that also fall into this area. This gives Jupiter International Financials fund useful flexibility.
It has been managed since the beginning of 2015 by Guy de Blonay. He was the deputy manager from 2011 and has focused on financial stocks for many years. The fund reflects 50 of his best ideas globally, comprising companies that he believes are undervalued by the market.
De Blonay aims to identify major structural trends and themes in financial services and then look for companies with prices that do not yet reflect these longer-term trends. He believes that an opportunistic approach is required in order to be able to profit from these themes. So he is prepared to invest in companies of different sizes, at different stages of development and in different countries. He believes the fund’s global investment universe and ability to diversify across subsectors provides him with the flexibility to adapt the portfolio to take account of different market conditions.
At the end of 2018, the fund’s largest allocation was to financial services at 36.5%, banks at 23% and support services at 22%.
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|Mastercard Inc A||5.01 %|
|Rapid7 Inc||5.00 %|
|Visa Inc Class A||4.98 %|
|CFD INTERMEDIATE CAPITAL GROUP PLC||4.95 %|
|PayPal Holdings Inc||4.87 %|
|Global Payments Inc||4.64 %|
|Worldpay Inc Class A||4.13 %|
|Total System Services Inc||3.92 %|
|Fidelity National Information Services Inc||3.92 %|
|ICICI Bank Ltd||3.17 %|
|United States||69.25 %|
|Asia - Emerging||13.02 %|
|Financial Services||37.30 %|
Robert Mumby hasmore than 25 years experience in the financial service sector, including 12 years as an investment analyst. He joined Jupiter in January 2006 to assist with the management of the Jupiter Financial Opportunities Fund. He is also Fund Manager of the financials segment of the Jupiter Global Managed Fund.
Guy de Blonay
Guy de Blonay joined Jupiter in January 2010. He is a member of the Financials team. Guy co-manages the Jupiter Financial Opportunities Fund (Unit Trust) with Philip Gibbs and is the Lead Manager of the Jupiter Hyde Park Hedge Fund. Previously, Guy worked at New Star/Henderson for eight years managing the Henderson New Star Global Financials Fund, New Star Financial Opportunities Investment Trust and New Star Financials Hedge Fund. Prior to this, he worked for six years as an Analyst at Jupiter.
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