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AXA Distribution R Acc

Ranked 254 out of 342 in - Balanced GBP over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Richard Marwood

Richard Marwood graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a postgraduate degree in Aerodynamics from Lincoln College, University of Oxford. Richard began his investment career in 1996 by training as an equity analyst. In 1997 he started to manage a number of UK portfolios. He is currently a portfolio manager at AXA Investment Managers.

Jim Stride

Industry veteran Jim Stride has more than 30 years' investment experience to bring to the wide range of portfolios he manages for Axa. Retail funds under his command include the Axa Distribution and the Axa Global Distribution funds. He is also responsible for two giant unit-linked life funds, the Axa Life Distribution and the Axa Life Deferred Distribution funds, plus the Axa Pensions Retirement Distribution fund. Born in Reading in 1955, Stride prefers to use a bottom-up approach to picking stocks. He graduated from the London School of Economics in Accounting and Finance and is a fan of renowned value investor Benjamin Graham.


The aim of this Fund is to achieve growing income with some prospects for capital growth over the medium to long term. The investment objective will be achieved by investing in quoted UK companies, convertibles and UK gilts including index linked gilts. The maximum investment in equities will normally be 60% of the property of the Fund. The Fund may also invest at the Investment Manager's discretion in transferable securities, derivatives, cash, deposits, units in collective investment schemes and money market instruments. Use may be made of borrowing, cash holdings, hedging and other investment techniques permitted in applicable Financial Services Authority rules.

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Balanced GBP over : 31/12/2014 - 31/12/2015
  • Rank 254/342 Total Return
  • Rank 207/342 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 218/342 Max Drawdown

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/12/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 -0.2% 2.9% -1.4% -3.9% 2.4%
2014 3.7% 0.0% 2.0% 0.4% 1.3%
2013 10.5% 7.3% -2.2% 2.3% 2.8%
2012 7.2% 3.6% -1.5% 2.6% 2.4%
2011 2.7% 1.1% 1.4% -5.6% 6.2%
2010 10.7% 3.9% -5.7% 8.6% 4.0%
2009 15.6% -6.0% 6.3% 12.1% 3.2%
2008 -15.2% -4.6% -0.9% -6.4% -4.2%
2007 5.5% 1.1% 1.6% 0.7% 2.1%
2006 7.5% 3.2% -1.7% 3.1% 2.8%
2005 13.6% 1.8% 4.0% 4.2% 3.0%
2004 7.5% 0.6% 0.5% 2.3% 4.0%
2003 13.1% -2.8% 9.6% 1.5% 4.5%
2002 -9.5% 1.3% -5.0% -8.6% 2.9%
2001 -7.1% -5.2% 1.4% -7.1% 4.1%
2000 2.1% -1.1% 1.5% -0.2% 2.0%
1999 12.3% 5.1% 2.7% -3.5% 7.8%
1998 10.4% 11.7% -0.1% -9.5% 9.2%
1997 17.9% 3.9% 3.3% 8.7% 1.1%
1996 9.1% 1.1% -0.2% 5.0% 2.9%
1995 5.4%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
United Kingdom 2.500% 26-Jul-2016 12.13
United Kingdom 1.250% 22-Nov-2017 8.18
HSBC Holdings PLC ORD 2.84
British American Tobacco PLC ORD 2.31
Royal Dutch Shell Plc B ORD 2.14
GlaxoSmithKline PLC ORD 2.00
Vodafone Group PLC ORD 1.97
AstraZeneca PLC ORD 1.73
GBP Cash 1.60

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date17/05/1994
  • Share Class size720Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0006160328

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. regular additional investment50


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment5

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).