First State Global Agribusiness Fund

The agribusiness industry is experiencing rapid growth as the global demand for agricultural products continues to be driven by a growing world population and rising living standards. The First State Global Agribusiness Fund aims to provide long-term growth by investing in a diversified portfolio of companies involved in the production, processing, distribution and marketing of soft commodities.

Global Agribusiness Fund - Investment Update

Videos | September 14, 2015

Renzo Casarotto, Senior Portfolio Manager provides an update on the Global Agribusiness Fund and the market in the second quarter of 2015.

Experienced team, established process

  • The fund is managed by the experienced First State Global Resources team. The team combines rigorous financial skills with specialist scientific training – including physics, metallurgy, chemistry and agriculture.
  • Bottom-up fundamental stock-picking approach. Speculating or predicting short-term changes in commodity prices is not part of our process.
  • Focus on companies that we believe meet our investment criteria – strong growth, stable financials, sustainability and proven management track record. We believe these companies are best placed to take advantage of the long-term trend of rising demand and constrained supply of soft commodity products.
  • Investment risks

    The value of investments and any income from them may go down as well as up. Investors may get back less than the original amount invested and past performance information is not a guide to future performance.

    The fund invests in assets which are denominated in other currencies; hence changes in the relevant exchange rate will affect the value of the investment.

    The fund invests in a single sector, which offers the possibility of higher returns, but may involve a higher degree of risk compared to investments which spread investment risk through a variety of sectors.

    Share price movements may have a greater effect on the overall value of these funds.
    The fund invests in economies and markets which may be subject to less developed banking practices, and may not provide the same level of investment protection. Funds investing in emerging markets may involve a higher risk than those investing in developed markets.

    The specialist nature of the Fund exposes it to particular environmental, economic, legislative and regulatory factors which may adversely affect the value of these investments.

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  • Fund Information

    ICVC (UK OEIC) A GBP
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    ICVC (UK OEIC) B GBP
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    ICVC (UK OEIC) A EUR
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    ICVC (UK OEIC) B EUR
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    Irish VCC / offshore

    Global Umbrella Fund (Irish VCC/offshore) USD
    FundShare typeISINDateUSDFactsheet
    First State Global Agribusiness FundClass IIE00B3D8LW0727 May 2016View