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JPMorgan Russian Securities plc


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JPMorgan Russian Securities plc is the only investment trust providing pure exposure to the ongoing transformation of the Russian economy*. The trust is managed by a dedicated team with first-hand knowledge of this complex, under researched market



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Manager Commentary

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Month in review

  • The trust underperformed the benchmark during September.
  • The portfolio’s off-benchmark exposure to the real estate sector proved to be a drag on relative returns, most notably led by LSR Group, one of the country’s leading real estate development and building materials companies. The stock failed to keep pace with the broader market as worse-than-expected first-half 2018 results continued to weigh on performance.
  • Additionally, the portfolio’s off-benchmark exposure to MD Medical Group, a leading private healthcare provider for women and children, continued to weigh on relative returns. During the period, the company reported weaker-than-expected first-half results, which was mainly driven by rising accessibility to IVF and increased competition in the industry. Last month, we met with the Chairman and CFO of the company, which strengthened our conviction in this name. We will continue to maintain our exposure through this current volatility.
  • Stock selection in the consumer staples sector boosted relative returns, specifically led by the portfolio’s lack of exposure to Magnit and X5, two of the largest retail franchises in Russia. Both companies have been negatively impacted by increased competitive pressures and sluggish consumer demand.
  • Stock selection in the energy sector also boosted relative returns. Exposure to Lukoil and Rosneft added to returns, as both companies have benefited from rising oil prices.
  • Looking ahead

  • We believe the dollar’s bounce is unlikely to last, as it is currently overvalued in real terms, and US growth is expected to return to more sustainable levels next year.
  • Given our positive view on local earnings in emerging markets (EM), we could see a strong bounce in EM earnings next year in dollar terms.
  • Current EM valuations represent a discount to the historical average, and we believe this may prove to be a good entry point for long-term investors, should our expectation of a quieter dollar and a bounce in EM earnings prove correct.
  • In Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), strength in commodity prices should continue to support the region, particularly Russia, where valuations compare quite favourably.
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    *FE Crown Rating as at 01 October 2018.

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    *Source: Association of Investment Companies, April 2018

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