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GAM North American Growth

Ranked 143 out of 151 in - North America over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Gordon Grender

Gordon Grender's knowledge of North American stockmarkets dates back to 1974 when he got his first fund managerial role with London stockbrokers Kitcat & Aitken. During this apprenticeship, he worked alongside the legendary Nils Taube and fellow GAM star manager Andrew Green. He is regarded as an out and out value investor, prone to be contrarian, a trait he shares with Green. Grender's association with GAM began in 1983 when he was employed on a consultancy basis. He is now a full-time investment adviser for the group and is responsible for the GAM North America Growth fund among others.

Objective

The objective of the Fund is to provide capital appreciation, primarily through investment in quoted securities in the USA and Canada.

Performance

North America over : 30/04/2014 - 30/04/2015
  • Rank 143/151 Total Return
  • Rank 149/151 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 148/151 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Return
141 Brown Advisory US Equity Growth B Hdgd GBP

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

12.8%

142 AllianceBernstein-Select US Equity Pf A GBP H

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

11.4%

143 GAM North American Growth Acc

11.1%

144 EV Intl (Ireland) US Value A2 GBP

8.5%

145 Barclays GA - US Value M Inc GBP

8.1%

Fund Name Loss
146 Fidelity American

-5.8%

147 Neptune US Opportunities A Acc GBP

-6.0%

148 GAM North American Growth Acc

-7.2%

149 UBAM Neuberger Berman US Eqty Value IHD GBP

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged

-8.3%

150 Janus Opportunistic Alpha U GBP Acc

-9.9%

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 12.1%
2014 4.6% -2.3% 3.7% -1.7% 5.1%
2013 27.4% 16.8% 2.5% -2.2% 8.8%
2012 13.7% 4.9% 0.7% 5.3% 2.2%
2011 3.3% 2.4% 2.3% -11.2% 11.1%
2010 26.0% 11.4% -2.2% 4.2% 11.1%
2009 6.6% -3.4% -3.4% 14.0% 0.2%
2008 7.6% -4.3% 3.2% 6.3% 2.5%
2007 -6.3% 0.1% 3.0% -5.8% -3.6%
2006 -7.6% 1.7% -8.0% 0.3% -1.6%
2005 25.8% -1.7% 11.7% 4.7% 9.4%
2004 0.5% -0.2% 1.5% -3.7% 3.1%
2003 20.4% -0.6% 12.6% 3.9% 3.6%
2002 -17.1% 3.1% -6.9% -10.8% -3.1%
2001 14.8% -0.2% 14.7% -17.6% 21.7%
2000 9.0% 7.4% 5.2% 4.6% -7.8%
1999 30.4% -0.9% 14.1% -8.2% 25.8%
1998 15.9% 17.3% 0.8% -14.1% 14.1%
1997 23.6% 1.0% 10.0% 15.0% -3.3%
1996 20.1% 13.7% 4.1% 1.2% 0.2%
1995 1.5%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/01/2015

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
ICU Medical Inc ORD 7.62
Mallinckrodt Plc ORD 6.45
Northrop Grumman Corp ORD 6.37
Lockheed Martin Corp ORD 5.73
GBP Cash 4.51
Fred's Inc ORD 4.04
W. R. Berkley Corp ORD 3.98
Quanta Services Inc ORD 3.76
Penske Automotive Group Inc ORD 3.68
CareFusion Corp ORD 3.61
31/01/2015

Registered For Sale In

  1. Chile
  2. Singapore
  3. Switzerland
  4. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date02/01/1985
  • Share Class size334Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0002423852

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment6,000
  • Min. additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management1.5%

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