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Contact details

Oakhill House, 130 Tonbridge Road, Hildenborough, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 9DZ
0800 783 9646 (Fax Number)
0800 41 41 61 (Investor Helpline)
44 1737 83 8000 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* Peter Kaye21-Dec-2012 to Present
Adrian Brass»21-Dec-2012 to 31-Jan-2013
Aris Vatis»01-Feb-2007 to 20-Dec-2012
Jason Weiner»22-Apr-2003 to 31-Jan-2007
Fergus Shiel»21-Jun-2002 to 22-Apr-2003
John Mureisianu»01-Dec-1997 to 21-Jun-2002
Walter Downey»04-Jan-1994 to 30-Nov-1997
Bradford Lewis»01-Jul-1992 to 31-Dec-1993
Gary Lowe»17-Dec-1979 to 30-Jun-1992

Investment objectives

The fund aims to provide long-term capital growth. It invests primarily in the shares of US companies. The portfolio is likely to have a bias towards larger and medium-sized companies and has the freedom to invest outside the fund’s principal geographies, market sectors, industries or asset classes. It can use derivatives with the aim of risk or cost reduction or to generate additional capital or income in line with the fund’s risk profile.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 65 / 86 63 / 76
Quartile 4 4

Fund ratings

NeutralMstar OBSR
FE Crown Rating: 1 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 8.93 11.00
Alpha -1.86 -2.15
Beta 1.05 1.00
Sharpe 1.45 1.24
Info Ratio -0.27 -0.55
R2 0.80 0.88
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. North America»
performance chart
ACC +15.3+57.2+78.1+25.3+8.9-5.6+20.0
  NORTH AMERICA   +17.4+68.3+94.9+26.9+13.0-2.8+19.1
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf FIDELITY AMERICAN W ACC ACC 2649.00 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.00 0.94% GMTW B8GPC42
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf FIDELITY AMERICAN ACC ACC 2687.00 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.00 1.70% FI63 0386517

The Ongoing Charges Figure (OCF) shows the drag on performance caused by operational expenses associated with a fund.

Expenses which are represented by this figure include payments to the manager, the trustee the custodian and their representatives. The figure also includes registration, regulatory, audit and legal fees, and the costs of distribution.

Performance fees, transaction costs, interest on borrowing, costs associated with derivatives, entry and exit fees and soft commissions are not included in the OCF calculation, and should be factored in separately by the investor.

The OCF is calculated by taking the sum of these expenses incurred in the last 12 months and dividing this by the average net assets of that class for the last 12 months.

Total Expense Ratio (TER) is a formula designed to show the ongoing costs to the investor associated with a fund, including some charges which are not factored into the annual management fee. In addition the fund’s annual fee, charges such as trading fees, audit and legal fees, and operational expenses are included in the TER, which is worked out by dividing the total cost of the fund by its total assets to arrive at a percentage.

Unlike the Ongoing Charges Figure, the TER takes into account performance fees. It does not include transaction costs paid to the custodian.

Detailed fund information
Fund type flag UK Open Ended Investment Company (OEIC)
Own ISA wrapper Fund has ISA Wrapper help with ratios Fund size£946.7m / $1,478.2m (31-Oct-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 50.0 Monthly Launch17-Dec-1979
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencySeven days per week
Dealing timesMon-Fri 09:00 to 18:00
Minimum initial£ 1,000
Minimum additional£ 250
Initial charge3.50%
Annual management charge1.50%
Note to chargesInitial Charges: max.;
Trustee / DepositaryJP Morgan Trustee and Depositary Company Ltd
RegistrarFidelity Investment Services Limited
Dividend policyMar 01 (Final)
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
United States Equity *None North America
Largest holdings, 31-Oct-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
APPLE INC 4.90 1 - -
INTEL CORP 2.50 2 - -
HOME DEPOT INC 2.40 4 - -
CVS HEALTH CORP 2.30 6 - -
CITIGROUP INC 2.20 7 - -
Regional weightings, 31-Oct-2014
USA97.401 97.40% USA
Uninvested Cash2.602 2.60% Uninvested Cash
Sector weightings, 31-Oct-2014
Information Technology18.401 18.40% Information Technology
Health Care16.102 16.10% Health Care
Industrials11.803 11.80% Industrials
Financials11.704 11.70% Financials
Consumer Staples11.405 11.40% Consumer Staples
Consumer Discretionary11.106 11.10% Consumer Discretionary
Energy9.007 9.00% Energy
Materials6.608 6.60% Materials
Uninvested Cash2.609 2.60% Uninvested Cash
Utilities1.3010 1.30% Utilities

All prices in Pence Sterling (GBX) unless otherwise specified. Price total return performance figures are calculated on a bid price to bid price basis (mid to mid for OEICs) with net income (dividends) reinvested. Performance figures are shown in Sterling unless otherwise specified.

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Asset allocation

US Equities, 97.40%
97.4000% ofUS Equities
Uninvested Cash, 2.60%
2.6000% ofUninvested Cash

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