Marketing communication. For Investment Professionals only

M&G (Lux) Global Dividend Fund

Investing in dividend growth
Stuart Rhodes, Fund Manager

“The case for global equity income investing is compelling. Companies around the world that grow their dividends over the long term have generally outperformed in the stockmarket.”

Fund philosophy

  • A core equity fund investing in 40-50 companies, across any sector and of any size from anywhere in the world, including emerging markets, that we believe can increase dividends sustainably over the long term.
  • The fund manager invests in dividend growers from the three categories below, which display different risk/reward characteristics, to help the fund cope with different market conditions.
  • Valuation is central to the investment process, to ensure the fund is focused on good investments, not just good companies.

Source: M&G, 2022. *Internal guidelines, subject to change.

Fund's key selling points

  • Focus on dividend growth not dividend yield.
  • A global strategy with a long history – originally launched in 2008.
  • Diversified approach with three potential sources of dividend growth (quality, assets, rapid growth).

The benefit of investing in dividend growth

  • Rising dividends exert upward pressure on the share price.
  • The multiplier effect of compounding is likely to amplify total return (income and capital growth) over the long term, as rising income is reinvested in rising capital.
  • A high dividend yield is not an automatic signal of value if the dividend stream, and therefore the capital, is not growing.

The power of long-term compounding

Source: M&G. Illustrative figures only.

Fund Facts

31 July 2022 US$3,133.61 million
Fund launch date 18 September 2018
Benchmark* MSCI ACWI Net Return Index
Sector Morningstar Global Equity Income sector

Source of fund facts: M&G as at 31.07.22.

*The benchmark is a comparator against which the fund's performance can be measured. It is a net return index which includes dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes. The index has been chosen as the fund’s benchmark as it best reflects the scope of the fund’s investment policy. The benchmark is used solely to measure the fund’s performance and does not constrain the fund's portfolio construction. The fund is actively managed. The investment manager has complete freedom in choosing which investments to buy, hold and sell in the fund. The fund’s holdings may deviate significantly from the benchmark’s constituents.

**The ongoing charge is based on expenses as at 31.03.22.

This is a marketing communication. Please refer to the prospectus and to the KIID before making any final investment decision.

The value and income from the fund's assets will go down as well as up. This will cause the value of your investment to fall as well as rise. There is no guarantee that the fund will achieve its objective and you may get back less than you originally invested.

The fund holds a small number of investments, and therefore a fall in the value of a single investment may have a greater impact than if it held a larger number of investments.

The fund can be exposed to different currencies. Movements in currency exchange rates may adversely affect the value of your investment.

Investing in emerging markets involves a greater risk of loss due to greater political, tax, economic, foreign exchange, liquidity and regulatory risks, among other factors. There may be difficulties in buying, selling, safekeeping or valuing investments in such countries.

Further details of the risks that apply to the fund can be found in the fund's Prospectus.

The fund invests mainly in company shares and is therefore likely to experience larger price fluctuations than funds that invest in bonds and/or cash.

Investing in this fund means acquiring units or shares in a fund, and not in a given underlying asset such as a building or shares of a company, as these are only the underlying assets owned by the fund.

For an explanation of the terms used in this document, please refer to the glossary on our website here

For Professional Investors only. Not for onward distribution. No other persons should rely on any information contained within.

This financial promotion is issued by M&G Investments (Hong Kong) Limited. Office: Unit 1002, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong. The contents of this document have not been reviewed by any regulatory authority in Hong Kong. You are advised to exercise caution in relation to the offer of any funds mentioned in it. If you are in any doubt about any of the contents of this document, you should obtain independent professional advice. Shares, units or other interests in the funds mentioned in this document may only be offered or sold in Hong Kong to persons who are “professional investors” as defined in the Securities and Futures Ordinance (“Ordinance”) and any rules made under the Ordinance – or in circumstances which are permitted under the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance. In addition, distribution of this document in Hong Kong is restricted. It may not be issued or possessed for the purposes of issue, whether in Hong Kong or elsewhere, and shares, units or other interests in the funds mentioned may not be disposed of to any person unless such person is a “professional investor” as defined in the Ordinance and any rules made under the Ordinance or as otherwise may be permitted under Hong Kong law.