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Jupiter Merlin Growth Portfolio

Ranked 245 out of 308 in - Global Equities over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

John Chatfeild-Roberts

In a career spanning more than 15-years, John Chatfeild-Roberts uses his understanding of global market trends to actively select funds that are likely to benefit from changing market conditions. Born in London in 1962, Chatfeild-Roberts graduated in Economics from Durham University before starting out in 1989 with Henderson Administration. He was appointed director in 1995, shortly afterwards he moved to Lazard Asset Management, where he was a director and head of the multimanager team. He joined Jupiter in 2001 and fronts the group's independent funds team, which is probably the most active in the sector. His role carries responsibility for a range of funds, including the Jupiter Global Opportunities fund and the Jupiter Merlin Multi-Manager fund range.

Peter Lawery

Peter Lawery started out in investment management with Hill Samuel in 1990. He made the switch to Lazard Asset Management in 1992, initially working on the Far East desk before joining John Chatfeild-Roberts on the independent funds team in 1997. In 2001 Lawery, Chatfeild-Roberts and Algy Smith Maxwell moved across to Jupiter where they take responsibility for the Jupiter Merlin multi-manager range of funds as well as the Jupiter Astral Hedge fund. The trio concentrate on stockpicking fund managers who run top performing funds for their range of unit truts. Strong believers that investment is more of an art than a science, the Jupiter Independent Funds Team spend a large amount of their time interviewing fund managers in order to gain a full understanding of how a fund is likely to perform in different market conditions.

Algy Smith-Maxwell

Algy Smith-Maxwell works alongside Peter Lawery and head of team John Chatfeild-Roberts on Jupiter’s multi-manager funds. The trio share over 30 years of investment experience and apply this to the unit trusts they co-manage, aiming to invest in a selection of the best performing funds. Smith-Maxwell joined Henderson Global Investors in 1995 as assistant manager for the group’s multi-manager retail funds. He began working with Chatfeild-Roberts and Lawery at Lazard Asset Management in 1999, subsequently moving to Jupiter with them in 2001. Focusing on the belief that the manager is the greatest factor in how a fund will perform, a lot of the team’s time is spent interviewing managers face to face.

Objective

To achieve long-term capital growth by investing predominantly in unit trusts, OEICs, Exchange Traded Funds and other collective investment schemes across several management groups. The underlying funds invest in international equities, fixed interest stocks, commodities and property, with a core in the UK.

Performance

Global Equities over : 31/08/2013 - 31/08/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 29/08/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 2.2% -1.3% 1.5% 2.0%
2013 17.4% 13.0% -2.6% 2.1% 4.5%
2012 6.5% 5.6% -3.8% 4.1% 0.7%
2011 -5.6% -1.6% 0.1% -8.1% 4.2%
2010 19.5% 7.7% -4.6% 6.4% 9.4%
2009 19.9% -6.2% 6.2% 17.2% 2.6%
2008 -15.9% -8.8% 2.2% -8.9% -0.9%
2007 7.4% 3.6% 4.2% -0.3% -0.2%
2006 7.1% 8.9% -8.2% 0.5% 6.6%
2005 33.5% 6.1% 2.7% 14.0% 7.5%
2004 15.6% 5.2% -0.7% 1.4% 9.2%
2003 33.4% -2.4% 15.1% 10.6% 7.4%
2002 -18.8% 4.5% -8.0% -15.9% 0.5%
2001 -9.3% -7.7% 4.2% -17.2% 13.9%
2000 0.4% 6.0% -1.9% 2.2% -5.7%
1999 32.5% 6.3% 5.4% -4.0% 23.1%
1998 6.9% 13.2% -0.9% -14.3% 11.2%
1997 8.4% 1.7% 4.0% 6.7% -3.9%
1996 7.9% 4.6% 1.9% 1.7% -0.4%
1995 4.6% 0.4% 4.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

30/04/2014

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Findlay Park American USD 15.61
Jupiter UK Special Situations 9.99
Invesco Perpetual Income Inc 8.29
Waverton European A GBP 7.12
Aptus Global Financials A Inc GBP 6.77
AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities ZI Inc 5.99
Threadneedle European Select Inst Net Inc GBP 5.53
Jupiter Growth & Income 4.64
Jupiter North American Income Inc 4.24
CF Morant Wright Japan B Acc 3.98
30/04/2014

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date28/09/1992
  • Share Class size1,903Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0003629267

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment50,000
  • Min. additional investment5,000

Charges

  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment5.25

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