|Mid Price||USD 1.97||Day Change||USD -0.01 (-0.33%)|
|Price Date||6 Aug 2020||Crown Rating|
|Shares Class||Inc.||Yield||2.52 %|
|Last Ex-Dividend Date||01 May 2020||Dividend Frequency||Quarterly|
|Sector||North America||Fund Size||79,912,649.14|
|Launch Date||20/05/2016||Standard Initial Charge||3.75%|
|Ongoing cost||1.66%||Annual Management Charge||1.50%|
The Fund aims to provide income, combined with prospects for investment growth over the long term. It looks to provide an income yield higher than the S&P 500 Index over rolling 3-year periods, after the deduction of charges. The Fund is actively managed, and invests at least 75% of its assets in the shares of companies domiciled in the United States of America (US), or which have significant US business operations. The Fund selects companies that exhibit above average income generation potential, as well as those considered to offer opportunities more by way of share price or dividend growth. These companies may be chosen from any industry or economic sector, and whilst there is no restriction on size, investment tends to focus on larger companies, such as those included in the S&P 500 Index. The S&P 500 Index is a US stock market index, the constituents of which represent around 500 of the largest companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ. The income yield of this index (calculated using dividends declared by its constituent companies) provides a suitable target benchmark against which the level of income generated by the Fund will be measured and evaluated over time. The Fund typically invests in fewer than 70 companies, which may include shares of some companies not within the Index. The Fund may also invest in other assets such as cash and deposits, and hold other funds (including funds managed by Columbia Threadneedle companies) when deemed appropriate.
Nadia Grant joined the company in 2014 as a portfolio manager within the US Equities team and became Head of US Equities, EMEA in July 2017. She manages the Threadneedle American Fund as well as a number of institutional portfolios. Nadia also contributes to the team’s macroeconomic and thematic research.Prior to joining the company, she worked for 13 years at JP Morgan Asset Management. She worked as a portfolio manager in various teams, managing European, American and Global strategies.Nadia has a Master’s degree from Reims Business School (Neoma) and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
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