We have had an unprecedented year in 2020, experiencing the greatest health crisis of our time, which quickly transformed into an economic and social crisis. In this turbulent climate, your fund generated a substantial outperformance, thanks to its unique positioning at the crossroads of megatrends and medium-sized companies. Echiquier World Next Leaders has profited from the overwhelming adoption of e-commerce. The sector doubled its penetration rate in five months, up to about 20% of total trade; it had taken 20 years to go from 0 to 10%. Companies like SEA LIMITED, based in Singapore and operating in Southeast Asia, have watched their share prices climb, and your fund has been rewarded. This digital payment company is also active in the video game sector, another massive driver supporting the group’s future growth.
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