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St James's Place Equity Income

Ranked 83 out of 105 in - UK Equity Income over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Nicholas Purves

Nicholas Purves describes his value-based investment style as ‘fundamentalist’. Appropriately for a geology graduate from Bristol University, Purves says he adopts a ‘bottom-up’ strategy on his funds, searching for investment opportunities wherever they occur. This contrasts with other managers who employ the ‘top-down’ technique of identifying attractive business sectors before selecting the best stocks in those areas. Purves started out at Schroders as an analyst before moving over to the fund management team. He currently works at RWC basing his investments on a strategy that seeks companies that are undervalued by the market despite having a strong franchise and a healthy balance sheet. Born in Cambridge in 1967, Purves is also a qualified chartered accountant.

Objective

Aims to maximise total return comprising both capital growth and income, with an income yield in excess of the FTSE All-Share Index, through investment in a portfolio of UK and European equities.

Performance

UK Equity Income over : 30/09/2013 - 30/09/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 1.2% 0.8% 1.3% -1.0%
2013 21.7% 11.3% 0.3% 4.9% 3.9%
2012 19.7% 7.1% -0.1% 6.4% 5.2%
2011 -4.8% 0.5% 1.5% -11.2% 5.1%
2010 9.8% 8.3% -10.3% 13.1% -0.2%
2009 35.5% -10.3% 19.2% 28.7% -1.6%
2008 -24.8% -11.1% -4.5% -3.9% -7.8%
2007 2.3% 2.4% 3.9% -3.2% -0.7%
2006 16.8% 7.7% -2.3% 4.8% 5.9%
2005 20.3% 4.0% 5.5% 5.1% 4.3%
2004 20.3% 6.3% 4.2% -0.1% 8.7%
2003 28.2% -7.8% 19.6% 8.4% 7.2%
2002 -17.7% 9.6% -6.6% -19.9% 0.4%
2001 -2.2% -4.0% 7.6% -17.4% 14.5%
2000 3.8% -6.8% 5.1% -1.4% 7.5%
1999 15.8% 8.4% 6.1% -7.2% 8.4%
1998 4.5% 14.6% -3.4% -13.4% 9.0%
1997 20.5% 2.2% 5.0% 11.4% 0.8%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/08/2014

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
ACCUM.UNITS INSTITUTIONAL CLASS GBP 9.42
AstraZeneca PLC ORD 8.18
Next PLC ORD 5.75
GlaxoSmithKline PLC ORD 5.60
British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC ORD 5.32
Royal Dutch Shell Plc B ORD 5.05
Legal & General Group PLC ORD 4.88
Unilever PLC ORD 4.67
Reed Elsevier PLC ORD 4.54
BP PLC ORD 4.51
31/08/2014

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date03/02/1997
  • Share Class size841Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0008376955

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,500
  • Min. additional investment50

Charges

  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment5

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