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Mutual Fund Top Trumps – TMT

This week FSA presents a quick comparison of two TMT products: the BlackRock Next Generation Technology fund and Janus Henderson Global Technology and Innovation fund.
Source: FE Fundinfo. All relevant fund data converted to US dollars for comparative purposes. Performance, alpha and volatility are annualised over three years with data as reported at the end of last month. Information ratio (IR) aims to measure a portfolio manager’s consistent ability to generate excess returns relative to a benchmark. The higher the IR, the more consistent the manager is.

Based on the popular 80s card game, each week we select an asset class and use FE Fundinfo data to compare two funds based on their 3-year performance, assets under management, alpha, volatility, ongoing charges and information ratio to decide who is the Top Trump.

This week the Janus Henderson Global Technology and Innovation fund defeats the BlackRock Next Generation Technology fund 4:2.

BlackRock Next Generation Technology fund

The fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities (eg. shares) of companies globally whose predominant economic activity comprises the research, development, production and/or distribution of new and emerging technology.

Sector breakdown:

  1. Semiconductors and semiconductor equipment (34.96%)
  2. Software (19.42%)
  3. Electronic equipment, instruments and components (8.67%)
  4. Entertainment (4.37%)
  5. Technology, hardware, storage and peripherals (4.23%)
  6. Financial services (4%)
  7. IT services (3.07%)
  8. Automobiles (3.04%)
  9. Hotels, restaurants and leisure (2.82%)
  10. Broadline retail (2.75%)
  11. Professional services (2.41%)
  12. Other (10.27%)

Geographic breakdown:

  1. USA (54.28%)
  2. Taiwan (8.67%)
  3. Netherlands (8.32%)
  4. Japan (5.73%)
  5. UK (4.81%)
  6. Australia (3.56%)
  7. Korea (3.45%)
  8. China (3.13%)
  9. France (1.76%)
  10. Germany (1.56%)

Janus Henderson Global Technology and Innovation fund

The fund invests at least 80% of its assets in a concentrated portfolio of shares selected for their growth potential. The fund may invest in companies of any size, which are technology-related or will benefit significantly from technology, in any country.

Top holdings:

  1. Microsoft Corp (9.46%)
  2. Apple (7.53%)
  3. ASML Holding (6.52%)
  4. Workday (4.72%)
  5. Nvidia Corp (4.7%)
  6. Mastercard (4.07%)
  7. Advanced Micro Devices (3.62%)
  8. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (3.62%)
  9. Lam Research Corp (3.57%)
  10. Alphabet (3.34%)

Country breakdown:

  1. USA (82.68%)
  2. Netherlands (7.1%)
  3. Taiwan (3.75%)
  4. Canada (3.03%)
  5. Brazil (1.11%)
  6. Israel (0.84%)

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