MW Emerging Markets Fund
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Objectives and policy

The investment objective of the Emerging Markets Fund is to grow the real value of investors’ capital and income. Investments will primarily be in companies operating or incorporated in developing countries. An equal emphasis will be placed on the generation of income and on capital growth. 

The fund may invest in any geographical area and any economic sector. In accordance with the firm’s ethical principles, the fund has no investments in tobacco companies or companies directly involved in the development of arms. 


The fund holds a portfolio of direct investments in a diversified range of emerging market equities. Individual investments and geographic allocations are continually evaluated and adjustments are made according to the relative merits of each holding and the opportunities offered by different international markets.


The fund is structured as an authorised unit trust. Its structure provides investors with certain institutional safeguards and simplicity of administration. Investors will gain access, through the fund, to a portfolio that may be impractical to assemble themselves. Furthermore, as no tax is suffered on capital gains realised within the fund, there are no tax constraints on active management of fund holdings and individuals benefit from the deferral of tax on capital gains (if any) until the point at which capital is withdrawn.

Asset allocation
  • 2%
  • 98%

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Geographic allocation
  • 71%
    Asia ex. Japan
  • 18%
    Latin America
  • 4%
  • 5%
    Emerging Europe
  • 2%
    UK (incl. cash)

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Despite considerable political uncertainty in many developing markets, there are promising, if sluggish, signs of reform.  A long-term perspective is essential.  The IMF has raised growth forecasts for emerging economies as a group to almost 5% in 2018, a pace more than double that forecast for developed nations.  Given this fundamentally positive economic environment for companies to trade in, developing markets still offer excellent opportunities.

While exports remain important to China, it is encouraging that the economy is becoming more balanced.  Rising real wages should boost consumption.  However, little has been done to target the country’s opaque financial system, which has been destabilised by years of debt-fuelled stimulus.  Investors may have to live with piecemeal rather than fundamental reform in China, as the authorities appear more comfortable reacting to specific problems rather than addressing structural issues.

India’s economy is fairly well insulated from global changes, relying far more on internally generated growth.  It has therefore come to be regarded as something of a refuge for emerging market investors. The economy is growing by over 7% and, by some estimates, has exceeded even Chinese growth rates.  This provides a solid basis for further progress in modernising the country’s business and commercial infrastructure, and an encouraging environment for investors.

In Latin America, Brazil, too, is making some progress on domestic reform, although painful spending cuts are likely to be deeply unpopular. Mexico’s economy is also reviving after the jolt to confidence which it received from the election of Donald Trump.

In the long term, McInroy & Wood believes that there are particularly attractive investment opportunities to be found in the emerging markets. This reflects our view that economic gravity is to some extent shifting away from the developed economies of the world towards the developing ones. The latter are benefiting from favourable trends in demographics, liberalisation, and capital and technology flows. The result has been a superior rate of economic growth in much of the developing world, and we expect this to result in rising profit growth and good stock market returns in the future.

Total return on investment
net of charges and assuming re-investment of dividends

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Total return (£)
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  • 2009
  • 2008
12 months to 30th September
  • 6.4
  • 35.8
  • -15.4
  • 9.7
  • 2.5
  • 18.0
  • -10.6
  • 34.7
  • 37.4
  • -17.1
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Personal class
Legacy class (closed 21/12/2016)
Launch date
McInroy & Wood Portfolios Ltd 
Investment adviser
McInroy & Wood Ltd 
Custodian & Trustee
BNY Mellon Trust & Depositary (UK) Ltd 
Fund size (at 19/10/2017)
Independent auditor
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP 
Fund status
Authorised unit trust 
Reference currency
IA sector
Valuation and dealing
12pm on each UK business day 
Valuation basis
Forward, single-price basis 
Unit type
Income (reinvestment facility available) 
Min. initial and subsequent investment
Regular savings facility
£100 monthly minimum investment 
Reporting periods
31st March and 30th September 
Current tax year ISA/JISA limits
£20,000 / £4,128 
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1st April and 1st October 
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On or before 31st May and 30th November for each reporting period 
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If you are considering investing in the fund or wish to manage existing investments all the information and forms you need can be downloaded using the links below. All investments require the completion of the appropriate form which should then be sent to the postal address below.

Our funds are also available from various platforms. These are categorised as either Retail (for anyone investing directly in their own right) or Advisor (for investments made via a professional intermediary).

Please do not hesitate to contact our Unit Trust Team should you have any questions.

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Contact us
If you require further information or clarification, or would simply like to discuss any aspect of the services we provide, please call us on the number below and we will make sure the right person speaks to you.


+44 (0)1620 825 867

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McInroy & Wood Portfolios Limited
PO Box 12177
CM99 2EA

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