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Jupiter Merlin Growth Portfolio

Ranked 168 out of 343 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.

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.


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.


Global Equities over : 28/02/2014 - 28/02/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 6.6% -1.3% 1.5% 1.4% 5.0%
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 4.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Findlay Park American USD 16.89
CF Woodford Equity Income Z Inc 10.96
Jupiter UK Special Situations 9.95
Waverton European A GBP 9.69
Aptus Global Financials A Inc GBP 6.74
Fundsmith Equity I Class Inc (ST) 5.41
Threadneedle European Select Inst Net Inc GBP 5.38
Jupiter North American Income Inc 4.61
CF Morant Wright Japan B Acc 4.39
M&G North American Value A Inc 4.36

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date28/09/1992
  • Share Class size1,322Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0003629267

Purchase Info

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


  • Annual management1.5%

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