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Artemis Global Energy Fund

All data as at 31 January 2017 except where specified
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The fund’s aims

The fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth primarily from a portfolio of companies engaged in the oil and gas sector, energy generation and transmission. Additionally, the fund may invest in companies seeking to develop and exploit new energy technologies, and companies that service the energy sector.

Current prices and yield
(class I)

As at noon, 24 February 2017
Bid price (acc units)33.73p
Offer price (acc units)34.25p
Historic yield (acc units)0.89%

Investment information
(class I)

Minimum lump sum investment£250,000
Ongoing charge (acc units)1.02%

The initial charge is currently waived. The ongoing charge includes the annual management charge of 0.75% and is shown as at the date of the Key Investor Information Document (KIID), where a full explanation of the fund's charges can be found.

Fund managers’ update

The energy sector had a subdued start to the year. This is typical for January, when global refineries reconfigure and crude demand tends to dip. In addition, there was a ‘post truth’ story circulating that production in the US would ramp up following Opec’s cuts. This will not be the case: the US is struggling to make up for two years of under-investment and shale production is too slow to respond to current drilling. Royal Dutch Shell’s CEO, Ben van Beurden, agrees. As he put in a recent conversation with us: “US shale may meet demand growth but it cannot cover supply shrinkage as well”. We suspect politics are playing a part here. Let’s just stick to the facts. Oil prices look underpinned in 2017 but there are some unknowns in 2018.

Oil prices look underpinned in 2017 but there are some unknowns in 2018.

Negative sentiment pulled the oil sector down in January. Weak fourth-quarter results from Exxon and Chevron - due mainly to lower refining margins - added to the gloom. ENI was the poorest performer of the integrated companies because of short-term newsflow. But we expect 2017 to be a positive year for new projects. We added to our holding in Total but Shell remains our favourite integrated oil company.

Last month’s purchases, of Antero and Magellan, held up well. Enterprise Products was also a good performer on the back of positive action by President Trump on American pipeline and infrastructure businesses. That our other high-quality exploration and production holdings - Lukoil, Lundin, EOG and Conoco - were either flat or underperformed was entirely due to seasonal negativity. We bought new positions in Painted Pony, Continental and SDX Energy and sold Premier Oil, Carrizo and Schlumberger.

Assuming OPEC, (the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), reports good compliance with agreed cuts we expect sentiment towards the sector to improve. This will drive what we believe to be a very well-optimised portfolio, configured both defensively and offensively for 2017.

21 December 2016

Richard Hulf: Interpreting Opec …

Richard Hulf, manager of the Artemis Global Energy Fund, talks to Artemis’ Vik Heerah about Opec’s recent agreement and its likely effect on the oil price.

Value of £1,000 invested at launch to 31 January 2017

Value of £1,000 invested at launch to 31 January 2017

Data from 21 April 2011. Source Lipper Limited, accumulation units, bid to bid in sterling to 31 January 2017. All figures show total returns with dividends reinvested.

Asset allocation

Asset allocation

Source: Artemis as at 31 January 2017. Please note figures may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

Percentage growth (class I)

20162015201420132012
12 months to 31 December65.2%-29.6%-26.6%-4.7%2.5%
20172016201520142013
12 months to 31 January66.7%-26.5%-26.7%-16.0%0.6%
Please remember that past performance is not a guide to the future. Source: Lipper Limited, accumulation units, bid to bid in sterling. All figures show total returns with dividends reinvested.

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Risk warnings

THIS INFORMATION IS FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVISERS ONLY and should not be relied upon by retail investors.
The fund may have a concentrated portfolio of investments. The fund may be subject to additional risks peculiar to the energy sector. The fund may invest in the shares of small and medium sized companies. The fund may invest in emerging markets.
Any research and analysis in this communication has been obtained by Artemis for its own use. Although this communication is based on sources of information that Artemis believes to be reliable, no guarantee is given as to its accuracy or completeness.
Any forward-looking statements are based on Artemis’ current expectations and projections and are subject to change without notice.
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