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Vontobel Fund - US Equity USD B

Ranked 4 out of 247 in - North America over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Matthew Benkendorf

Matthew Benkendorf was born in 1977 in New Jersey, United States of America. He earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Denver. Matthew joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc. in 1999 where he is currently a portfolio manager. He manages his fund actively with a disciplined, bottom-up stock selection on the basis of the "High Quality Growth at Sensible Prices" investment approach. Outside of work he enjoys shooting, skiing and music.

Edwin Walczak

New York-based Edwin Walczak is the senior vice president and heads the US equity team at Swiss group Vontobel Asset Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vontobel Holding. He is responsible for the Luxembourg domiciled Vontobel US Value Equity fund. Walczak believes that the best way to achieve capital appreciation and outperform the market is by investing in well-managed business with consistent operating histories and financial performance and they must also have favourable long-term economic prospects and the ability to generate free cash flow to make his portfolio. Born in the USA, Walczak has over 20 years' experience in the industry. He started out in 1978 as a financial analyst with Ford Motor Company in Michigan, USA and a year later he joined General Motors Corporation in New York where he was a member of the treasury department. In 1982 he moved to institutional asset managers Sanford C.Bernstein & Co, New York, which is a subsidiary of Alliance Capital Management, where he worked as an institutional salesman. He subsequently had a four-year stint as an institutional portfolio manager with US global investment group Lazard Freres Asset Management before Vontobel captured him in January 1988. Walczak graduated in 1975 with a BA from Colby College, Maine, USA before going on to Columbia University, USA where he completed an MA in International Politics in 1976 and an MBA in Finance in 1978.

Objective

The fund invests primarily in equities and similar securities of US companies that are undervalued relative to their market value. The fund aims to achieve a long-term absolute increase in capital by investing in a portfolio of shares of undervalued blue chip companies.

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Performance

North America over : 30/04/2015 - 30/04/2016

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2016 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2016 4.0%
2015 12.5% 7.1% -4.9% 0.6% 9.9%
2014 14.7% -1.1% 0.7% 4.4% 10.3%
2013 25.7% 17.1% 1.8% -1.1% 6.6%
2012 11.1% 8.7% -0.3% 2.8% -0.2%
2011 9.5% 0.1% 2.6% -3.4% 10.5%
2010 15.8% 11.0% -7.4% 5.0% 7.4%
2009 6.8% -9.3% -1.5% 13.5% 5.4%
2008 -5.3% -6.4% -9.6% 9.6% 2.1%
2007 -6.5% -1.1% -0.9% -1.1% -3.6%
2006 -2.2% -0.4% -7.0% 5.9% -0.3%
2005 9.0% -1.6% 6.2% -2.5% 7.0%
2004 -1.0% -0.2% 1.5% -2.0% -0.3%
2003 9.8% -4.2% 7.6% 5.2% 1.2%
2002 -14.5% 6.8% -9.5% -13.1% 1.9%
2001 3.7% 0.0% 7.7% -8.5% 5.2%
2000 49.0% -1.2% 4.9% 19.5% 20.3%
1999 -9.6% -2.7% 10.2% -17.1% 1.8%
1998 14.0% 4.9% 4.0% -11.9% 18.6%
1997 41.5% 10.3% 8.4% 9.4% 8.2%
1996 8.9% 5.5% 0.3% 4.2% -1.3%
1995 10.7%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Chile
  3. Finland
  4. France
  5. Germany
  6. Italy
  7. Liechtenstein
  8. Luxembourg
  9. Netherlands
  10. Norway
  11. Peru
  12. Portugal
  13. Singapore
  14. Spain
  15. Sweden
  16. Switzerland
  17. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date21/11/1991
  • Share Class size534Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0035765741

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment0
  • Min. regular additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management1.65%

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