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GAM Star Technology USD Acc

Ranked 20 out of 24 in - Technology over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Mark Hawtin

Mark Hawtin works at GAM Holding AG where he runs equity strategies. Prior to joining GAM, Mark worked at BNP Paribas and Quilter Goodison for seven years (1983-1991), at Enskilda Securities for eight years (1991-1999), and at Marshall Wace for eight years (1999-2007), accruing over 25 years of investment experience. The GAM Star Technology fund under his management invests in technology stock across all capitalisation sectors with a blend of original, in-depth fundamental investment style with some relative value analysis.


The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve long-term capital appreciation through investing primarily in equity and equity related securities (such as warrants and rights issues) of companies listed on or dealt in Recognised Markets worldwide, and up to 10% of its net assets in unlisted equities, in each case which demonstrate long term growth opportunities within the broader technology sector or whose business models are driven by new technologies.

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Technology over : 30/11/2016 - 30/11/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 29/09/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 13.7% 2.9% 1.5%
2016 22.4% -7.9% 8.9% 18.7% 2.8%
2015 3.3% 7.6% -5.1% -9.5% 11.7%
2014 2.9% -1.4% -1.6% 2.5% 3.4%
2013 44.0% 12.0% 6.9% 9.5% 9.9%
2012 14.1% 25.3% -6.9% 0.9% -3.0%
2011 0.8% -12.3% 10.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
USD Cash 25.52
Microsoft Corp ORD 6.09
Afiniti International Pref 4.26
Criteo SA DR 4.19
Adobe Systems Inc ORD 4.16
Pegasystems Inc ORD 3.90
Symantec Corp ORD 3.89
ServiceNow Inc ORD 3.43
Western Digital Corp ORD 3.04
Nokia Oyj ORD 3.02

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Bahrain
  3. Belgium
  4. Chile
  5. Finland
  6. France
  7. Germany
  8. Hong Kong
  9. Ireland
  10. Luxembourg
  11. Netherlands
  12. Norway
  13. Portugal
  14. Singapore
  15. Spain
  16. Switzerland
  17. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date01/02/2011
  • Share Class size273Mn
  • Base currencyUSD

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment10,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.65%

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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).