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Bellevue SICAV: The Bellevue Funds (Lux) SICAV is admitted for public offering and distribution in Switzerland . Representative agent in Switzerland   Waystone Fund Services (Switzerland) SA, Avenue Villamont 17, CH-1005 Lausanne and paying agent in Switzerland: DZ PRIVATBANK (Schweiz) AG Münsterhof 12, PO Box, CH-8022 Zürich . The Bellevue Funds (Lux) SICAV is admitted for public distribution in Austria . Paying and information agent : Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG, Graben 21 , A - 1010 Vienna . The Bellevue Funds (Lux) SICAV is admitted for public distribution in Germany . Paying and information agent : Bank Julius Bär Europe AG, An der Welle 1 , P . O . Box, D - 60062 Frankfurt a . M . The Bellevue Funds (Lux) SICAV is registered with the CNMV under the number 938 . Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document (“KIID”), the articles of association as well as the annual and semi - annual reports of the Bellevue Funds under Luxembourg law are available free of charge from the above mentioned representative, paying, facilities and information agents as well as from Bellevue Asset Management AG, Seestrasse 16 , CH - 8700 Kusnacht. 

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Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document („KIID“), fund contract as well as the annual and semi - annual reports of the Bellevue Medtech and Services fund established under Swiss law in the category "Other Funds for Traditional Investments" are available free of charge from : Switzerland : Swisscanto Fondsleitung AG, Bahnhofstrasse 9 , CH - 8001 Zürich or Bellevue Asset Management AG, Seestrasse 16 , CH - 8700 Kusnacht

Fund documents StarCapital Equity Value plus, StarCapital Multi Income, StarCapital Strategy 1 and StarCapital Dynamic Bonds.

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Prospectus, the key investor information document (KIID), the management regulations and the semi-annual and annual reports. These can be obtained free of charge in German from StarCapital AG, your advisor or intermediary, the paying agents, the responsible depositary (UBS Europe SE, Bockenheimer Landstrasse 2-4, D-60306 Frankfurt am Main) or from the management company Donner & Reuschel AG, Ballindamm 27, 20095 Hamburg, https://www.donner-reuschel.de. For information on opportunities and risks as well as tax information, please refer to the current detailed sales prospectus. Further information on investor rights can be found on the Management Company's website (https://www.universal-investment.com). The management company may decide to cancel the arrangements it has made for the distribution of the units of its collective investment undertakings in accordance with Article 93a of Directive 2009/65/EC and Article 32a of Directive 2011/61/EU.

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Bellevue African Opportunities (Lux)

Africa – a still largely untouched continent with attractive growth potential

 Lower correlation to global markets, especially compared to other emerging markets

 Structural change, reforms, raw material reserves and infrastructure investments as primary growth drivers

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Bellevue African Opportunities explained in 90 seconds

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Investment Focus

ISIN-No. LU0433847323

The Fund invests primarily in listed companies operating out of the emerging markets of Africa. At present, these are mainly countries in Northern Africa and the Sub-Sahara. Experienced emerging market experts, some of whom are from the region itself, focus on profitable large and mid-cap companies that stand to benefit from the region's strong growth momentum.

Indexed performance (as at: 09.12.2022)

NAV: EUR 184.24 (08.12.2022)


Fund (gross)
01 Jan 2010 - 01 Jan 2010
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I-EUR
Benchmark

Rolling performance (08.12.2022)

I-EURBenchmark
08.12.2021 - 08.12.2022-6.11%-1.37%
08.12.2020 - 08.12.202112.54%12.49%
06.12.2019 - 08.12.2020-15.78%-5.66%
07.12.2018 - 06.12.20198.97%11.85%

Annualized performance (08.12.2022)

I-EURBenchmark
1 year-6.11%-1.37%
3 years-3.81%1.53%
5 years-2.17%1.61%
10 years0.40%0.60%
Since Inception p.a.2.93%2.68%

Cumulative performance (08.12.2022)

I-EURBenchmark
1M1.70%3.19%
YTD-7.56%-2.31%
1 year-6.11%-1.37%
3 years-11.02%4.67%
5 years-10.41%8.34%
10 years4.10%6.17%
Since Inception47.39%42.70%

Annual performance

I-EURBenchmark
202111.67%11.82%
2020-14.25%-6.52%
20199.24%15.82%
2018-10.72%-13.81%

Investment Focus

The fund’s aim is to achieve capital growth in the long term. The Fund invests primarily in listed companies operating out of the emerging markets of Africa. These are mainly countries in Northern Africa and the Sub-Sahara that are benefiting from progressive structural change, economic reforms, infrastructure investment and their bountiful natural resources. They also offer largely untapped investment potential. The Fund additionally invests in attractive opportunities in South Africa. Experienced emerging market experts, some of whom are from the region itself, focus on profitable large and mid cap companies that stand to benefit from the region's strong growth momentum. Using a fundamental bottom-up and top-down approach the investment specialists screen out the most attractive companies and construct a portfolio containing 50 to 70 stocks, broadly diversified across the various countries and sectors. The Fund takes ESG factors into consideration while implementing the aforementioned investment objectives.Show moreShow less

Investment suitability & Risk

SRRI

Low risk

High risk

The Fund’s investment objective is to generate attractive and competitive long-term capital growth. It is particularly suited to investors with an investment horizon of at least 5 to 7 years who want to diversify their portfolio with investments in emerging market equities. The Fund is exposed to the risks typical of emerging market equity investments.

General Information

Investment ManagerBellevue Asset Management AG
CustodianRBC Investor Services, Luxembourg
Fund AdministratorRBC Investor Services, Luxembourg
AuditorPriceWaterhouseCoopers
Launch date30.06.2009
Year end closing30. Jun
NAV CalculationDaily "Forward Pricing"
Cut of time15:00 CET
Management Fee0.90%
Subscription Fee (max.)5.00%
ISIN numberLU0433847323
Valor number10264503
BloombergBBAFOIE LX
WKNA0RP3F
Total expense ratio (TER)2.35% (30.11.2022)

Legal Information

Legal formLuxembourg UCITS V SICAV
SFDR categoryArticle 8

Key data (30.11.2022, base currency EUR)

Beta0.66
Volatility15.30
Tracking error10.84
Active share42.45
Correlation0.82
Sharpe ratio-0.17
Information ratio-0.64
Jensen's alpha-5.70
No. of positions48

Top 10 positions

First Quantum Miner.
Ivanohe Mining
Label Vie
Naspers
Commercial Intl.
Attijariwafa Bank
Kosmos Energy
B2Gold
Firstrand
Egypt 7.625% 20-29.05.32
8.1%
6.2%
5.0%
4.3%
4.3%
3.9%
3.8%
3.7%
3.6%
3.3%

Market capitalization

0 - 1 bn
1 - 2 bn
2 - 5 bn
5 - 15 bn
15 - 20 bn
> 20 bn
Others
16.9%
15.2%
12.9%
30.3%
14.2%
4.2%
6.4%

Geographic breakdown

South Africa
Morocco
Egypt
Zambia
DR Congo
Kenya
Ghana
Mali
Nigeria
Burkina Faso
Others
Cash
24.9%
20.5%
19.0%
8.1%
6.2%
5.7%
5.0%
3.7%
0.9%
0.8%
1.9%
3.4%

Breakdown by sector

Materials
Financials
Consumer Staples
Communication Services
Healthcare
Consumer Discretion.
Energy
Fixed Income
Industrials
Real Estate
Others
Cash
32.2%
21.9%
9.0%
6.4%
6.2%
4.5%
3.8%
3.3%
3.3%
2.9%
3.1%
3.4%

Opportunities

  • Africa – a still largely untouched continent with attractive growth potential.
  • Structural change, reforms, raw material reserves and infrastructure investments as primary growth drivers.
  • Local experts – emerging market specialists, including from the region, with a competitive track record.
  • Active fund management that is not based on a benchmark index, but on an in-depth analysis of individual companies.
  • Low correlation, in particular to the equity markets of other emerging countries.

Risks

  • The fund invests in equities. Equities are subject to price fluctuations and so are also exposed to the risk of price losses.
  • The fund may invest a proportion of its assets in financial instruments that might under certain circumstances have a relatively low level of liquidity, which can in turn affect the fund’s liquidity.
  • The fund invests in foreign currencies, which means a corresponding degree of currency risk against the reference currency.
  • Investing in emerging markets entails the additional risk of political and social instability.
  • The fund may engage in derivatives transactions. The increased opportunities gained come with an increased risk of losses.

A less stringent implementation of the zero-COVID policy in China raised the odds of its economy reopening, which provided a boost to base metals mining and South African equities. Our commodities exposure drove most of the fund’s strong gains last month while our investments in Africa’s structural growth stories recouped their October losses thanks to a market rally in Egypt.

Local investors deployed more cash to Egyptian equities, leading to a notable pick-up in trading activity and a 16.6% jump (mom) in the EGX30. In USD terms, the index is now back above its level prior the last devaluation despite the EGP losing 24% vs the dollar since its late October adjustment. The likelihood for this market rebound to hold will depend on the concrete steps the authorities will take to attract foreign currency flows and fund its external position. On the FX front, the USD/EGP exchange rate has not yet reached a market-clearing level that meets the domestic demand of USD and clears the backlog built-up this year. The country relied for too long on foreign fixed income flow and Eurobond issuance when the global environment was favorable. Reviving the long-neglected equity and foreign direct investments will be a challenge that the government has not clearly addressed yet.

Still in North Africa, the heavyweights of Morocco’s banking and consumers sectors pared some of their losses recorded after the last Central Bank meeting in September. Local investors turned net buyers of equities from mid-November as they seem to have digested the hawkish tone coming with the latest monetary policy rate hike. The stock Index reversed a monthly loss of 4.3% to end the month flat and the Dirham gained 2.3% vs the USD.

South Africa benefited from its proxy status for EM markets and strong links to global liquidity with the bullish sentiment in China spilling over into the Rand which gained 6.3% vs. the USD mom. Equities posted their biggest monthly gains this year at 12.2% in a broad-based rally contrasting with the reality on the ground. Indeed, the unemployment rate remains structurally high, above 30% at the national level in Q3 2022 with a ratio close to 60% for the population aged 25-34 years. Moreover, persistent power supply issues hold back the economy which avoided a technical recession in Q3 2022 according to the Reserve Bank. The institution increased its main policy rate by 75 bps to 7%, a decision that lifts the combined rate hikes over the past 12 months to 350 bps as inflation outlook deteriorated. Lastly, an independent panel investigating a corruption case against Cyril Ramaphosa brought new uncertainties to an already tensed political landscape as it found sufficient grounds for the president to answer the allegations before the parliament. Although it is too early to draw any conclusion from this event, fears of a political turmoil or a protracted battle distracting the president from his constitutional duties could lead to near-term pressures on equities.

In Nigeria, the average price of petrol rose 18% yoy to an historical high of 195/liter in October, a level above its regulated retail price of NGN 175-to-180/liter which shows that the nation’s fuel subsidy is failing with the cost of refined oil imports rising. The availability of USD came under renewed stress with the Naira reaching a record-low on the black market at NGN 860/USD the same week the Central Bank unveiled a plan to replace high-value notes. The stock index posted an 8.7% gain last month despite the business environment worsening further.

Kenya successfully secured a staff-level agreement on the review of its IMF facilities, opening the door to a USD 433 mn of external financing. The economy stayed strong, recording a 5.2% yoy growth in Q2 2022 after 6.8% in Q1 2022, a performance that is supported by the acceleration in private sector credit growth to 13.3% yoy last October vs 9.0% in late 2021. Equities were down 1.8% mom on net selling from foreign investors.

Our momentum approach towards the commodities space led us to enhance our allocation to copper and iron ore mining companies to leverage China’s gradual relaxation of its zero-COVID policy. We also added to our gold mining positions with a focus on low cost producers along with output growth as the dollar strength is fading and markets expect global inflation to have peaked. We used our cash flexibility to fund these moves without changing materially our exposure to structural growth stories.

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Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and can be misleading. As the sub-fund is denominated in a currency that may differ than an investor’s base currency, changes in the rate of exchange may have an adverse effect on prices and incomes. Performance is shown net of fees and expenses for the relevant share class over the reference period. All performance figures reflect the reinvestment of dividends and do not take into account the commissions and costs incurred on the issue and redemption of shares, if any. Individual costs are not taken into account and would have a negative impact on the performance. With an investment amount of EUR 1,000 over an investment period of five years, the investment result in the first year would be reduced by the front-end load of up to EUR 50 (5%) as well as by additional individual custody charges. In subsequent years, the investment result would also be reduced by the individual custody account costs incurred. The reference benchmark of this class is used for performance comparison purposes only (dividend reinvested). No benchmark is directly identical to a sub-fund, thus the performance of a benchmark is not a reliable indicator of future performance of the sub-fund it is compared to. There can be no assurance that a return will be achieved or that a substantial loss of capital will not be incurred. All figures in base currency in %, calculated by the total return / BVI method.Show moreShow less

  • Lead Portfolio Manager

    Malek Bou-Diab

    Malek Bou-Diab joined Bellevue Asset Management in June 2009 as portfolio manager new markets. He is lead portfolio manager for the BB African Opportunities Fund. Prior to that, he worked as investment specialist at Julius Baer, where he was responsible for managing an African equity fund. From 2003 to 2007 he worked as a quantitative risk analyst at Deutsche Bank AG in London. Between 1999 and 2003 he prepared his PhD thesis in theoretical physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH). He spent a large part of his youth in the Middle East, where he received an international education and studied Arabic.
  • Portfolio Manager

    Andy Gboka

    Andy Gboka joined Bellevue Asset Management as Analyst / Portfolio Manager of the BB African Opportunities Fund in January 2015. From 2011 to 2014 he was Senior Analyst at Exotix LLP covering the brewers and cement companies listed in Africa. He previously worked for Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking as Equity Analyst in the European utilities team covering the regulated sector. He holds a Msc specialised in Finance, Bordeaux Business School, now Kedge Business School since the merger with Euromed Marseille in July 2013.
  • Product Specialst

    Jean-Pierre Gerber

    Jean-Pierre Gerber joined Bellevue Asset Management early 2009 as a product specialist. Prior to this he had spent 10 years with Julius Baer, where he assumed various responsibilities including head of fund research and senior product specialist equities / emerging markets. He is Board Member of the Swiss African Business Circle which supports companies with their business engagements in Africa. Before, he worked as an assistant auditor and consultant at Ernst & Young. Jean-Pierre Gerber has a master's degree in business administration and economics after studies at the universities of Berne and Warwick, UK.
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