Principal GI Origin Global Small Cos I Acc USD

Ranked 35 out of 35 in - Global Small & Medium Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

John Birkhold

Chris Carter

Nigel Dutson

Nigel Dutson is a founding partner of Origin Asset Management. From 2000 to 2004 he was a senior investment manager at Investec Asset Management, where he was one of the architects of the company’s investment process and was a member of the UK and global equity teams. Prior to joining Investec, he worked for Schroder Investment Management where he managed £2 billion of equity funds. Before joining Schroders, Nigel managed European equity portfolios for Hill Samuel Investment Management from 1988 to 1996. He is a graduate of Surrey University with a BSc joint honours degree in mathematics & economics.

Tarlock Randhawa


The objective of the Fund is to seek to achieve capital growth through investment in global smaller companies. The Fund will invest in transferable equity and equity-related securities of a diversified range of companies throughout the globe, normally with a maximum market capitalisation on purchase of up to US$5 billion. These securities will primarily be common stocks and other securities with equity characteristics, including but not limited to preferred stocks, warrants and rights as well as depository receipts for such securities.

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Global Small & Medium Companies over : 31/03/2018 - 31/03/2019

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 11.0%
2018 -17.9% -4.4% 2.0% 2.2% -17.6%
2017 26.8% 8.9% 1.1% 8.1% 6.5%
2016 19.0% -1.0% 5.0% 13.7% 0.7%
2015 11.5% 13.6% -2.3% -7.9% 9.1%
2014 8.0% 1.4% 1.5% 1.1% 3.8%
2013 3.6% 8.0%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
USD Cash 1.74%
Beach Energy Ltd ORD 1.12%
Jenoptik AG ORD 1.00%
Deckers Outdoor Corp ORD 0.96%
Fox Factory Holding Corp ORD 0.94%
Elecom Co Ltd ORD 0.90%
Amedisys Inc ORD 0.87%
Posco Chemtech Co Ltd ORD 0.86%
Toei Animation Co Ltd ORD 0.85%
Entertainment One Ltd ORD 0.84%

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. France
  4. Germany
  5. Guernsey
  6. Ireland
  7. Italy
  8. Jersey
  9. Luxembourg
  10. Netherlands
  11. Singapore
  12. Spain
  13. Sweden
  14. Switzerland
  15. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date15/04/2013
  • Share Class size41Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN IE00B94VTJ31

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment2Mn
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management0.85%
  • Initial investment0.00%

Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).