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Jupiter Merlin Growth Portfolio

Ranked 448 out of 700 in - Global over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

John Chatfeild-Roberts

John Chatfeild-Roberts joined Jupiter in 2001 and was appointed Chief Investment Officer in 2010. He stood down from his role in September 2015 to focus on running Jupiter’s multi-manager funds. The team currently manages nine funds in total, with five domiciled in the UK. He is also a Director of Jupiter Asset Management Limited and a Main Board Director. His earlier career in fund management was at Lazard Brothers Asset Management (1995-2001) and Henderson Administration (1990-1995). He held a Short Service Commission in the British Army in the 1980s. John has many years’ experience in investment management and is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

David Lewis

David joined Jupiter’s Private Client & Charities Team in November 2008 initially as a portfolio assistant before becoming an assistant fund manager in February 2010.In May of 2011 David joined the Jupiter Independent Funds Team as a portfolio manager. Before joining Jupiter, David worked at IFA Bestinvest as an assistant investment manager within their Discretionary Investment Management department. David is a CFA Chartholder and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments.

Amanda Sillars

Amanda Sillars joined the Jupiter Independent Funds Team as fund selection specialist in May 2011. She is now a fund manager within the team. Before joining Jupiter, Amanda spent five years at JP Morgan Asset Management as investment director and executive director. Prior to this, Amanda spent ten years at JP Morgan Private Bank and Flemings, as a fund analyst and vice president. Amanda is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments (1999) and a Fellow of the US Securities Exchange Commission Series 7 and Series 3. She has also gained an Award in Pensions (DB & DC) Management Trustee Exam (2008).

Algy Smith-Maxwell

Algy Smith-Maxwell joined Jupiter in 2001 as a fund manager in the Jupiter Independent Funds Team. Algy has extensive experience specialising in multi-manager funds. He started his career in 1995 as a fund analyst for Henderson's before becoming a fund manager for Lazard Asset Management in 1999.


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.

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Global over : 31/05/2017 - 31/05/2018

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 -4.6%
2017 9.9% 4.3% 0.7% -0.2% 4.9%
2016 15.3% -0.4% 3.4% 8.2% 3.5%
2015 5.3% 7.8% -3.8% -4.9% 6.8%
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 19.0% -0.1% 6.5% 7.2% 4.2%
1994 -5.6% -1.3% -5.2% 1.9% -1.1%
1993 24.3% 4.8% 3.5% 5.7% 8.4%
1992 6.7%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Spain
  2. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date28/09/1992
  • Share Class size640Mn
  • Base currencyGBX
  • ISIN GB0003629267

Purchase Info

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


  • Initial investment0

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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).