Quick Stats

Bid Price - Offer Price -
Mid Price GBX 465.74 Day Change GBX -0.21 (-0.05%)
Price Date 15 Jan 2018 Crown Rating 1
Shares Class Inc. Yield 0.42 %
Total Expense Ratio 0.91 Fund Size 494,227,479.08
Launch Date 24/09/1983 Standard Initial Charge (%) 5.00
Currency GBX ISA Eligible Yes
Annual Management Charge (%) 0.00 Sector IMA UK Equity Income
Min Investment (£) 500.00 Total Expense Ratio (%) 0.91
ISIN GB00B8N44D57 Min TopUp (£) 0.00

Fund Objective

The objective of the fund is to achieve capital growth. The fund invests primarily in shares of North American companies, but may also invest in shares of Canadian companies. The fund may use derivatives (complex instruments) to manage the fund more efficiently, with the aim of reducing risk, minimising costs and/or generating additional capital or income. The fund is actively managed within its objectives and is not constrained by a benchmark.

Fund Managers

Simon Laing
Based in Henley-on-Thames, Simon joined the company in January 2012 as the Head of US Equities.Upon graduating in 1997, Simon joined Newton Investment Management’s research department as a global industrial analyst where he took responsibility for the consumer sector. In 2000, he joined their US Equities team as an assistant fund manager and was appointed lead fund manager at the end of 2002. Simon was a member of Newton Investment Management’s Global Investment Group and also co-chaired their Equity Strategy Group. Simon graduated from Oxford University with a MEng in Engineering Science and is a CFA charterholder.
Simon Clinch
Based in Henley-on-Thames, Simon joined the company in March 2012 as a fund manager within our US Equities team. Upon graduating in 1997, Simon joined VenCap International, a manager of private equity funds-of-funds, where he worked as an analyst for a technology equities fund. In 2001, he joined Aberdeen Asset Management’s US Equities team and was appointed Head of US Equities before moving to F&C Asset Management as Director of US Equities in 2005. In 2008, Simon joined J Rothschild Capital Management as a member of the global equities team, where he helped to manage the direct equity investments of RIT Capital Partners PLC (the Rothschild Investment Trust), as well as contributing to overall investment strategy and asset allocation for the trust. Simon graduated from Balliol College, Oxford, with a BA Hons (Oxon) in Mathematical Sciences and is a CFA Charterholder.