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M&G American

Ranked 130 out of 141 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.

Objective

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.

Performance

North America over : 31/07/2013 - 31/07/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/07/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 -0.1% 0.3% 1.3% -1.7%
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 8.3% 1.0% 7.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/12/2013

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Microsoft Corp ORD 3.07
Huntington Bancshares Inc ORD 2.75
Amgen Inc ORD 2.75
Dominion Resources Inc ORD 2.73
BioMed Realty Trust Inc ORD 2.59
Metlife Inc ORD 2.24
Medtronic Inc ORD 1.97
Avago Technologies Ltd ORD 1.94
Covidien PLC ORD 1.92
Morgan Stanley ORD 1.91
31/03/2014

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 size893Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0030926736

Purchase Info

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

Charges

  • 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).