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Fact sheet as of April 18, 2024
SEB Global Focus Fund
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Fund manager:  Johan Söderström, Alexander Winberg
Investment Philosophy

Generally accepted financial theory claims the investor is rational, the market is efficient and the only way to generate excess return is to assume higher market risk (beta). The investment team believes that higher market risk does not always result in a proportionally higher return, thus investors are not always fully compensated for assuming greater risk. This is substantiated by recent research. The investment team is also of the opinion that market information is generally not interpreted consistently by market actors. A structured, rule-based investment process is objective in evaluating market risk and market information. Accordingly, we believe this type of investment process provides the best chance of utilising these two anomalies in order to generate better-than-market returns.

Key Facts
Base CurrencyUSD
Share ClassC (USD)
BenchmarkMSCI AC World N...
Year of launch1988
Value at launch (USD)1.00
Legal StructureUCITS
Fund Management CompanySEB Investment Management AB
Morningstar Rating (3 years) 31 Mar 2024
Turnover Ratio*1.54
* 12 months rolling, last updated 28 Mar 2024
The share class does not pay dividends; the return is reinvested
Fund costs
Management Fee1.50
Ongoing Charges*1.55
Entry FeeMax 5%
* The ongoing charges includes the management fee and constitutes payment for fund management, including marketing and distribution. The ongoing charges does not include transaction costs such as brokerage commissions on securities transactions.
Risk Measures (USD)*
Standard Deviation (Fund)17.3
Standard Deviation (Index)17.0
Tracking Error3.1
Active share **77.9
Sharpe Ratio0.4
Information Ratio-0.2
* 36 months rolling, last updated 31 Mar 2024
** Active share measures the difference between the fund’s and the benchmark’s holdings. From 28 Mar 2024
Investment Process

Investment universe

The fund invests in equities and equity securities in different industries and regions worldwide. The broad investment mandate means that the risk is spread over many markets. The fund invests primarily in developed markets. The fund has relatively high level of active risk (tracking error) which means that the performance of the fund may deviate significantly compared to the return of the fund’s benchmark. Derivatives may be used to achieve investment objectives and facilitate fund management.


The team uses a rule-based investment process based on evaluating the quality, profitability, valuation, sentiment, and risk profiles of individual companies which are potential investment objects. These factors form the basis for an objective ranking that identifies attractive companies. The team’s rule-based approach makes it possible to include all the companies in the investment universe in the evaluation process.

Portfolio construction

The portfolio is built from a bottom-up perspective. In constructing the portfolio, the team focuses on selecting the holdings that will result in the intended active exposure and risk profile for the portfolio. The investment team also aims to maintain diversification, efficient execution and cost-effective implementation. The team aims to create a portfolio with lower absolute risk than the fund’s benchmark without forgoing the anticipated yield.

Investment team

The fund is managed by the Global Equities team (QPM) within SEB Investment Management AB. The team, based in Stockholm, employs a rule-based systematic and disciplined investment process.

Performance (USD)
Currency: USD        |        NAV: 6.57 (2024-04-18)        |        AuM (M USD) : 858.03 (2024-03-28)
SEB Global Focus Fund (FundUSD)MSCI AC World Net Return Index (Benchmark, )
 Fund USDBenchmark
Return % USDFundBenchmark
Accumulated since  
1 day-0.20.0
1 month-2.8-2.7
3 months5.75.0
6 months17.815.4
1 year16.017.0
3 years14.315.9
5 years55.363.9
Year to date6.03.6
Average annual growth  
3 years4.65.0
5 years9.210.4
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Largest Positions*
% of Total  
 % of Total
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing4.5
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc3.0
Danaher Corp3.0
Broadcom Inc2.9
* Last updated 28 Mar 2024. Source: SEB
* Numbers are absolute, not relative
Sector Allocation*
* Last updated 31 Mar 2024. Source: SEB
* Numbers are absolute, not relative
Other Information

As of 2 November 2016, the fund´s Management company is SEB Investment Management AB.

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