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Contact details

201 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3AE
0845 608 8703 (Dealing)
0800 832 832 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* Tom Marsico29-Jun-2007 to Present
* Coralie Witter»02-Dec-2010 to Present
Doug Rao»31-Mar-2010 to 31-Jul-2012
Gary Haubold»01-Oct-2004 to 28-May-2007
Bill Miller»01-Aug-2004 to 31-Jan-2005
Simon Melluish»01-Jan-1976 to 31-Jul-2004

Investment objectives

The fund aims to provide long-term capital growth by investing in the shares of large US companies. The fund may invest up to 15% in cash or other cash instruments from time to time.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 35 / 112 79 / 102
Quartile 2 4

Fund ratings

n/aS&P Rating
FE Crown Rating: 1 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 11.22 13.08
Alpha -0.80 -1.85
Beta 1.22 1.08
Sharpe 1.10 1.00
Info Ratio 0.25 -0.15
R2 0.63 0.85
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. IMA North America»
performance chart
ACC +15.9+57.2+101.1+20.4+12.6+15.3+11.0
  IMA NORTH AMERICA   +14.1+61.5+93.2+22.4+15.7+9.8+8.9
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf HENDERSON US GROWTH INST ACC ACC 199.80 (p) 01-Sep-2014 n/a 0.84% CBW2 B3B4JF9
pdf HENDERSON US GROWTH C ACC 611.00 (p) 01-Sep-2014 0.20 0.56% G1V1 B6715Q8
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf HENDERSON US GROWTH A ACC ACC 705.50 (p) 01-Sep-2014 n/a 1.71% NW98 3243846

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£395.3m / $656.7m (01-Sep-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: GBX 100.0 Monthly Launch26-Jan-1976
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing times12
Minimum initialGBX 1,000
Minimum additionalGBX 100
Initial charge5.00%
Annual management charge1.50%
Note to chargesn/a
Trustee / DepositaryNational Westminster Bank plc
RegistrarInternational Financial Data Services (UK) Ltd
Dividend policyJun 01 (Final), Dec 01
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
United States Equity Mixed IMA North America
Largest holdings, 31-Jul-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
FACEBOOK 4.70 3 - -
WYNN RESORTS 3.80 7 - -
UNION PACIFIC 3.70 8 - -
CBS 3.50 9 - -
BIOGEN IDEC INC 3.40 10 - -
Regional weightings, 31-Jul-2014
USA96.101 96.10% USA
Cash3.902 3.90% Cash
Sector weightings, 31-Jul-2014
Consumer Discretionary28.001 28.00% Consumer Discretionary
Information Technology18.902 18.90% Information Technology
Industrials14.503 14.50% Industrials
Health Care12.704 12.70% Health Care
Energy10.405 10.40% Energy
Materials5.906 5.90% Materials
Consumer Staples4.107 4.10% Consumer Staples
Cash3.908 3.90% Cash
Financials1.609 1.60% Financials

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, 96.10%
96.1000% ofUS Equities
Cash, 3.90%
3.9000% ofCash

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