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M&G American

Ranked 106 out of 146 in - North America over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Aled Smith

Aled Smith takes charge of several UK domiciled funds, adopting a value and growth approach for the M&G American fund and an income and capital growth stock selection style for the M&G Global Leaders fund. Prior to joining M&G Smith had an eight-year stint at JP Morgan including four years as a specialist senior analyst for the media sector. He began his career as an actuarial consultant at Coopers & Lybrand in 1989. Smith holds a mathematics degree from Lincoln College, Oxford University.


The Fund's objective is long term capital growth through investment wholly or mainly in securities of North American (including Canadian) issuers. When not wholly invested as above, it may only invest in companies which are listed, registered or trading within North America.


North America over : 30/11/2013 - 30/11/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 0.3% 1.3% 3.4%
2013 26.9% 19.6% 1.2% -1.1% 6.1%
2012 7.9% 8.1% -1.8% 1.9% -0.3%
2011 -7.7% 1.1% -3.6% -15.0% 11.4%
2010 21.2% 12.0% -12.3% 7.3% 15.1%
2009 19.2% -8.2% 2.9% 20.5% 4.7%
2008 -17.4% -9.2% -2.2% 0.6% -7.5%
2007 2.6% 1.1% 5.4% -3.1% -0.5%
2006 7.1% 8.1% -5.4% 1.9% 2.8%
2005 24.0% 0.1% 8.4% 9.7% 4.2%
2004 2.2% -2.9% 2.3% -1.4% 4.3%
2003 17.4% -1.1% 10.8% 2.4% 4.7%
2002 -32.5% -0.3% -17.8% -21.2% 4.6%
2001 -21.8% -13.3% 5.1% -24.8% 14.1%
2000 -7.0% 8.9% -0.5% 0.4% -14.6%
1999 25.3% 7.8% 11.1% -10.9% 17.4%
1998 14.1% 8.0% -3.4% -11.1% 23.0%
1997 26.5% 2.4% 12.4% 13.8% -3.5%
1996 6.9% 7.9% -0.2% 2.1% -2.7%
1995 7.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Microsoft Corp ORD 3.78
Amgen Inc ORD 3.18
Mallinckrodt Plc ORD 2.77
CVS Health Corp ORD 2.57
Metlife Inc ORD 2.51
Dominion Resources Inc ORD 2.33 Inc ORD 2.29
Eli Lilly and Co ORD 2.29
Bank of America Corp ORD 2.29
Anadarko Petroleum Corp ORD 2.17

Registered For Sale In

  1. France
  2. Germany
  3. Luxembourg
  4. Netherlands
  5. Switzerland
  6. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date18/12/1972
  • Share Class size804Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0030926736

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment50,000
  • Min. additional investment0


  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment4

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