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Threadneedle American Smaller Cos Ret Net Acc GBX

Ranked 7 out of 27 in - North American Small & Medium Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Diane Sobin

Diane Sobin joined Columbia Threadneedle in 2011 and has led the US Equities, EMEA team since 2014.  She manages the Threadneedle American Select Fund, the Threadneedle American Smaller Companies Fund and the Threadneedle US Equity Income Fund, as well as a number of institutional US equity mandates. Diane also co-manages the Columbia Mid Cap Value Fund. In addition, she is a key contributor to the team’s macroeconomic and thematic research and has coverage leadership for companies in the energy and industrials sectors.Diane joined Columbia Management in 2001, having previously held portfolio manager roles at ZurichScudder, JP Morgan, Oppenheimer and Dean Witter Reynolds.She has a Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance degree from Pace University, New York. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.

Objective

The Fund aims to achieve capital growth by investing primarily in the equities of smaller companies that are domiciled in the US or have significant US operations. If desirable, the Manager may further invest up to one third of the total assets of the Fund in other securities (including fixed interest securities, other equities and money market securities). For liquidity purposes the Fund may invest in cash and near cash.

Performance

North American Small & Medium Companies over : 31/03/2014 - 31/03/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 10.1%
2014 18.5% 1.7% 3.5% 3.6% 8.8%
2013 37.1% 23.9% 2.5% 0.0% 8.0%
2012 5.9% 7.4% -3.7% 1.6% 0.7%
2011 -8.2% 2.4% -1.0% -18.0% 10.4%
2010 33.3% 13.9% -6.7% 6.9% 17.3%
2009 40.0% 3.3% 6.2% 21.1% 5.4%
2008 -18.9% -15.3% 5.1% -3.3% -5.8%
2007 9.5% 7.2% 6.9% 0.5% -4.9%
2006 -2.0% 10.4% -13.9% -1.4% 4.6%
2005 21.5% -1.3% 8.6% 10.1% 2.9%
2004 5.4% 2.1% -5.3% 2.9% 6.0%
2003 22.9% -3.9% 12.5% 3.9% 9.4%
2002 -31.3% -1.3% -13.0% -16.8% -3.8%
2001 -28.7% -29.6% 13.1% -26.9% 22.5%
2000 -6.0% 24.1% 1.2% 7.2% -30.2%
1999 106.5% 2.6% 18.8% 4.6% 61.9%
1998 7.3% 11.4% -0.4% -22.0% 24.0%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

30/09/2014

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Pinnacle Foods Inc ORD 2.26
Eagle Materials Inc ORD 2.20
TreeHouse Foods Inc ORD 2.20
Spansion Inc ORD 2.06
WESCO International Inc ORD 2.01
Avis Budget Group Inc ORD 2.01
Westar Energy Inc ORD 1.96
SemGroup Corp ORD 1.94
United Rentals Inc ORD 1.91
CyrusOne Inc 1.83
30/09/2014

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Chile
  4. Denmark
  5. Finland
  6. France
  7. Germany
  8. Hong Kong
  9. Ireland
  10. Italy
  11. Luxembourg
  12. Netherlands
  13. Portugal
  14. Singapore
  15. Spain
  16. Switzerland
  17. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date10/11/1997
  • Share Class size636Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0001530129

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment2,000
  • Min. additional investment500

Charges

  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment3.75

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Threadneedle loses US small-cap manager

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Perring leaves Threadneedle

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Perring prepares for rumours to drive markets

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Bambos Hambi, head of multi-manager funds at Rothschild Asset Management, has dumped the Threadneedle American Growth unit trust in favour of a rival product offered by Britannic Asset Management.

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