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Rathbone Global Opportunities Fund


01/05/2001 00:00:00Rathbone Brothers PlcRathbone Brothers PlcEquity funds
  • High conviction stockpicking fund
  • Truly flexible in terms of company size, geographies and company type
  • Undiscovered, under the radar and out of favour growth companies
  • Identification of strong global themes, early.

Why invest

  • Flexible approach puts us in the best position to make the most of investment opportunities
  • A head start - investing in the success stories of tomorrow, today!.

Important info


Notes on downloads

  • Our compliance with the UK stewardship code is written in this pdf.
  • The document on 'our charges explained' aims to make our charging structure clearer and easier to understand. This should be read with our key investor information document and supplementary information documents.
  • Our industry trade body in the UK, The Investment Association (IA), offers additional guidance on the charges and costs of investing. Please visit the IA website.

How to invest

Visit our ‘how to invest’ pages to find out your various options for buying the fund.

Five common “myths” of Brexit dispelled in Rathbones report

9th March 2016 in Market commentary

The report, titled If you leave me now, looks to assess the impact of the Referendum on the markets and investment strategy. One of the main aims of the paper is to challenge some of the hyperbole or “myths” surrounding five main issues. Specifi...

Conflicts of interest policy

19th August 2016 in Regulatory

Asset management businesses are required, as part of their regulatory obligations, to identify potential and actual conflicts of interest which may arise during the course of undertaking regulated or ancillary activities, and have systems and procedu...

US vs Europe - the American Dream is alive and kicking

6th October 2016 in Investment updates

One of the main aims of the paper is to demonstrate why Rathbones believes the US still offers “superior investment opportunities” versus Europe and remains “reassuringly expensive”.

Q3 Investment update; 'No room for complacency'

7th October 2016 in Investment updates

Financial and political chaos were widely predicted if the UK voted for ‘Brexit’, yet all is calm. While we remain unconcerned about the risk of a meaningful economic contraction in the short term, there are several risks to the UK and global economi...

  • 1How do I obtain a managers report?
    The managers report and a host of other fund information is available at this website, and you can contact us for further information on the following number: Information Line: 020 7399 0399 or email:
  • 2Where can I find the latest Ongoing Charges Figure (OCF) for the fund?
    This can be found in the latest managers report and fund factsheet which is available at this website, and you can contact us for further information on the following number: Information Line: 020 7399 0399 or email:
  • 3In which daily national newspapers can I find the fund prices and income yield?

    These can be found in The Financial Times.  It should be noted that we only publish R class prices, and not I class.

    We decided to remove the prices of our funds from the Daily Telegraph newspaper from the 1st July 2014. This decision has been taken as we endeavour to contain and reduce costs on the funds and takes into account that prices are now available on various websites including our own and in other durable media and also by calling our administration office. We are also mindful of the current relevance of the prices we put in the paper – these will not necessarily reflect the price your client will get by dealing through you.

  • 4What is the minimum investment size?

    The minimum lump sum investment is £1000.00 (£500 for additional investments). 

    From 31 December 2012 we ceased to offer a regular savings plan (including ISAs). We will continue to accept payments to savings plans that have been opened prior to this date; however, we are not able to accept any increases in monthly subscriptions.

    View the ISA information for further details on subscription limits for the current tax year.

  • 5Can the fund form part of an ISA and/or a SIPP?
  • 6How is the fund manager remunerated?

    We now organise remuneration on the basis that we need to align our interests with those of our clients. They key to this is ensuring the business and the investment managers have a stake in the future success of the company. For the front office this means ensuring that they are delivering excellent performance over time, with clear accountability. As a result, the remuneration for front office is aligned with that of the client.  The majority of bonuses are calculated on 1-3 years performance, with an emphasis on 3 rolling years.  Two-thirds of bonuses are deferred and a minimum of 50% are be re-invested in the unit trusts. This ensures that the company does not take undue risk to with investors money and that there is a focus on the strength of our investment proposition.

    We would be more than happy to discuss the detail of the remuneration scheme with you, so that you can understand the drivers behind its construct.


  • 7What is the frequency of dealing?
    Dealing is daily at midday.
  • 8What dealing processes are available?
    Investments can be made by telephone, fax or in writing. ISA applications should be made by post using an ISA application form.
  • 9What is the frequency of reporting?
    We produce monthly factsheets and 6-monthly fund manager (fund accounting) reports – all of which are available on this website. We also send portfolio valuations every six months, to both you and your financial adviser, dated 31 December and 30 June.
  • 10Who is the manager of the fund and when was he/she appointed to the lead role for this fund?
    James Thomson was appointed as lead manager in July 2005.  He has worked on the fund since launch in May 2001.
  • 11What are the income distribution dates for the fund?
    The fund does not distribute income.
  • 12Who will manage the fund in the absence of the lead manager?
    Julian Chillingworth, Chief Investment Officer
  • 13Where can I find the yield for the fund?

    The month-end yield can be found on our monthly factsheets – available on this website or by calling our Information Line on 020 7399 0399 or emailing Daily yields are shown in the prices section of The Financial Times.


  • 14What charges apply for this fund?

    The charges differ for retail and institutional investors. For more information please see the [“Charges”] section of the fund’s key investor information document (KIID).

  • 15How do I make a complaint?

    Unitholders (or shareholders) who have any queries or complaints about the operation of the fund should address them to the Compliance Officer, Rathbone Unit Trust Management Limited, 8 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7AZ. Any complaint we receive will be handled in accordance with our internal complaint procedures. A copy of these is available from the Compliance Officer. In the unlikely event that you do not receive a satisfactory response after contacting ourselves you may direct your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service at Exchange Tower, London E14 9SR. Further details about the Financial Ombudsman Service are available on their website at