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Smith & Williamson North American Trust

Ranked 129 out of 144 in - North America over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Tana Focke

Lady Tana Focke runs the Smith & Williamson North American Trust, which invests in a wide range of generally heavyweight US companies. Focke draws on 10 years' experience as a broker for Brown Brothers Harriman, before she moved into fund management in 1989 at Swedish group Skandinaviska Enskilda Bank, where she managed a Luxembourg-domiciled North American fund. Two years later she moved to Equitable Life's US investment team before joining Smith & Williamson in 1997.

Robert Royle

Objective

The Fund aims to achieve long-term growth of capital primarily through investment in securities quoted on markets in North America. In order to achieve the Trust's objective, the strategy will be to invest in a wide range of companies, large and small, which reflect growth opportunities in various sectors of North American and global economies.

Performance

North America over : 30/09/2013 - 30/09/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 4.7% -0.4% 1.8% 3.2%
2013 28.9% 18.9% 3.8% -1.3% 5.9%
2012 3.4% 5.5% -3.9% 4.2% -2.1%
2011 0.0% 2.3% -0.2% -8.9% 7.6%
2010 18.7% 11.4% -9.4% 3.2% 13.9%
2009 11.9% -7.3% 0.2% 16.4% 3.4%
2008 -12.2% -9.9% -2.0% 0.9% -1.5%
2007 8.6% 1.6% 4.4% 2.8% -0.4%
2006 -1.5% 4.5% -8.6% 1.9% 1.2%
2005 21.4% 1.3% 7.0% 6.2% 5.5%
2004 6.3% 1.6% 1.2% 0.1% 3.4%
2003 17.7% 1.0% 7.1% 2.9% 5.9%
2002 -30.8% 1.5% -19.6% -15.8% 0.7%
2001 -5.0% -4.9% 9.0% -21.5% 16.8%
2000 16.3% 8.9% 5.8% 5.5% -4.3%
1999 20.1% 11.2% 7.2% -8.2% 9.8%
1998 27.8% 20.9% 2.3% -13.7% 19.7%
1997 21.1% -0.2% 13.5% 20.5% -11.3%
1996 8.8% 13.9% 5.1% -1.7% -7.6%
1995 7.7% 3.5% 4.0%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/08/2014

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Microsoft Corp ORD 3.84
NASDAQ OMX Group Inc ORD 3.68
General Motors Co ORD 3.48
Johnson & Johnson ORD 3.43
John Wiley & Sons Inc ORD 3.20
CVS Health Corp ORD 3.17
American International Group Inc ORD 3.15
Seagate Technology PLC ORD 3.09
CMS Energy Corp ORD 2.78
American Airlines Group Inc ORD 2.77
31/07/2014

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date02/03/1983
  • Share Class size85Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0007655698

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment5

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