Pharus Sicav Equity Leaders

Class A
ISIN: LU0471904796
Category: Global Large-Cap Equity
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Net Asset Value162,57 EUR
Fund Size23.051.797 EUR
Launch Date16 feb 2010
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Management information
Investment ManagerPharus Asset Management SA
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Investment objective
The fund's objective is to achieve long-term capital growth by investing in stocks of leading global companies in their respective sectors. The selection philosophy is linked to the principle that share prices follow the trend of company earnings, and it is believed that leaders can more easily provide lasting growth in earnings, given the competitive and evolutionary advantage of which they are characterized. In particular, the selection approach aims to identify companies with earnings growth above the market average which is not accurately reflected in the current valuation.
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Manager comment
Manager comment
During the month of October, Pharus Equity Leaders posted a negative performance of -3.77%. The major equity indices averaged -2.5%, continuing to retrace due to generalised rate hikes. The fund's underperformance was driven by an overexposure to Financials, Healthcare and Utilities, which once again proved to be among the worst sectors for the month. At an operational level, we increased exposure to the financials, staples and utilities sectors, while we decreased our position in healthcares. We remain confident in the recovery of stocks selected in the fund's investment line, which remains value-focused, targeting leading companies with attractive valuations.

Last updated on 27.11.2023

* No coverage or derivatives are included
* No coverage or derivatives are included
Top Ten Holding
Us 10yr Note (cbt)dec23 8.74 %
Nike Inc -cl B 2.41 %
Nextera Energy Inc 2.25 %
Alphabet Inc-cl A 2.23 %
Pfizer Inc 2.2 %
Bank Of America Corp 2.1 %
Walt Disney Co/the 2.05 %
Estee Lauder Companies-cl A 2.04 %
Wells Fargo & Co 2.02 %
American Electric Power 2 %
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How to invest
SFDR Article: 8

SFDR Article: 8

The Sub-Fund does not have as its objective a sustainable investment, but promotes social characteristics with a proportion of sustainable investments with a social objective of at least 80% of its assets.


The Sub-Fund’s sustainable investment objective is to select companies promoting peaceful, just and inclusive principles, evidencing a strong Sustainability rating and following good governance practices, while avoids the exposure to companies involved in controversial weapons production, tobacco production, adult entertainment, gambling sector, violation of United Nation Global Pact, as per the internal ESG policy defined.

Social characteristics promoted are mainly represented by the below:

Social characteristics promoted are mainly represented by the below:

  • Security of products and health
  • Human rights and human dignity
  • Equality labour conditions
  • Governance
As of 29.09.2023
As of
Security of products and health
Human rights and human dignity
Equality labor conditions

Asset Allocation

All the investments are assessed ex ante by an independent external ESG advisor and need to be compliant with including criteria and not in breach with excluding criteria set out on the applicable ESG policy. Investments aligned with E/S characteristic must attain the social characteristics promoted by the financial product and must represent at least 80% of the Sub-fund’s asset. Sustainable investments are investments in securities whose rating is considered acceptable and which comply with the excluding criteria set out in the ESG policy applicable. Other Investments include cash, derivatives, bonds and equities which do not have any ESG rating or with a weak ESG rating and can represent up to 20% of the portfolio.

As of 31.12.2022

Principal adverse impacts

This financial product considers PAI and monitors additional PAI with the support of an ESG Advisor that produces, on quarterly basis, a complete report that illustrates the PAI and the results for the portfolio. Furthermore, the Sub-Fund focuses on the PAI number 10 and 11. PAI number 10 monitors/takes into consideration weight of company with severe violation of UNGC principles or OECD guidelines for multinationals. PAI number 11 refers to weight of companies without mechanism for monitoring the compliance with UNGC principles and OECD guidelines.

Binding elements

The exclusion criteria applied to the investment universe, are aimed to exclude companies

Involved in controversial weapons production whose revenues deriving from the production of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons are higher than 5%
Whose revenues deriving from gambling sector is higher than 5%;
Whose revenues deriving from the tobacco production is higher than 5%;
Whose revenues deriving from adult entertainment sector is higher than 5%;
Which do not respect the principles of United Nation Global Pact.

In addition to the above, another binding element is the use of ESG ratings. The certified portfolio average ESG Quality score is B+ with a portfolio ESG Rating of 7.01, which cannot fall below B.
ESG Rating
Portfolio Scores
ESG Quality Score