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Vontobel Fund - US Equity USD B

Ranked 38 out of 253 in - US over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Matthew Benkendorf

Mr Matthew Benkendorf joined Vontobel Asset Management in October 1999 in trade support. After being promoted to trader in 2000, Mr. Benkendorf became a research analyst in 2002 and moved into portfolio management in 2006 as deputy portfolio manager of Vontobel’s European Equity Strategy. In 2008 Mr. Benkendorf continued to grow in his portfolio management role becoming lead portfolio manager of European Equity and deputy portfolio manager of Global Equity and in 2010 became deputy portfolio manager of the Vontobel US Equity Strategy ultimately becoming lead portfolio manager in 2012. As a co-architect of Vontobel’s quality growth philosophy and style and proven success in managing Vontobel’s strategies he was named Chief Investment Officer in March 2016. Mr Benkendorf received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in finance from the University of Denver.

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

US over : 31/05/2016 - 31/05/2017
  • Rank 38/253 Total Return
  • Rank 117/253 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 9/253 Max Drawdown

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 6.7%
2016 29.2% 4.0% 9.3% 5.1% 8.2%
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. Singapore
  13. Spain
  14. Sweden
  15. Switzerland
  16. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date21/11/1991
  • Share Class size544Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0035765741

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment5,000
  • 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).