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Aberdeen American Growth  
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Contact details

Woolgate Exchange, 25 Basinghall St, London, EC2V 5HA
+44 (0)20 7597 1818 (Fax Number)
+44 (0)20 7597 1900 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* Mark Wynne Jones20-Aug-2012 to Present
* David Lynch»01-Oct-2013 to Present
Alastair Mundy»20-Aug-2012 to 30-Sep-2013
Connor Browne»01-Nov-2008 to 19-Aug-2012
Ed Maran»01-Nov-2008 to 19-Aug-2012
Bill Fries»23-Sep-2002 to 30-Nov-2009
Connor Browne»01-Jan-2007 to 31-Oct-2007
Ed Maran»01-Jan-2007 to 31-Oct-2007

Investment objectives

The Fund aims to grow the value of your investment over the long term. The Fund invests primarily in the shares of US companies and in related derivatives (financial contracts whose value is linked to the price of an underlying asset).

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 82 / 113 100 / 102
Quartile 3 4

Fund ratings

NeutralMstar OBSR
FE Crown Rating: 1 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 9.02 15.60
Alpha -3.92 -10.39
Beta 1.10 1.31
Sharpe 0.81 0.45
Info Ratio -0.66 -0.95
R2 0.79 0.89
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. IMA North America»
performance chart
ACC +13.3+39.1+44.0+16.4+5.4-4.7+8.6
  IMA NORTH AMERICA   +14.5+62.8+92.1+21.3+17.2+4.7+12.8
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf INVESTEC AMERICAN I ACC GBP ACC 132.90 (p) 15-Sep-2014 0.61 0.84% AEE9 B1XFJ34
pdf INVESTEC AMERICAN B ACC GBP ACC 210.31 (p) 15-Sep-2014 0.16 1.34% GO47 3306426
pdf INVESTEC AMERICAN S ACC GBP ACC 156.33 (p) 15-Sep-2014 1.28 0.09% I208 B1FQH42
pdf INVESTEC AMERICAN R ACC GBP ACC 135.20 (p) 15-Sep-2014 0.44 1.09% I3YB B839DR7
pdf INVESTEC AMERICAN A ACC USD ACC 3.33 (USD) 15-Sep-2014 n/a 1.59% IY95 B01NHS4
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf INVESTEC AMERICAN A HEDGED ACC GBP ACC 169.37 (p) 15-Sep-2014 n/a 1.64% FAV5 B3XFGN7
pdf INVESTEC AMERICAN A ACC GBP ACC 204.96 (p) 15-Sep-2014 n/a 1.59% IF97 3203334

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£185.4m / $300.8m (15-Sep-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: GBX 100.0 Monthly Launch23-Sep-2002
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing timesMon-Fri 09:00 to 17:00
Minimum initialGBX 1,000
Minimum additionalGBX 100
Initial charge4.50%
Annual management charge1.50%
Note to chargesInitial Charges: Max; Annual Management Charges: max. ;
Trustee / DepositaryState Street Trustees Limited
RegistrarInternational Financial Data Services (UK) Ltd
Dividend policyJan 01 (Final)
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
WELLPOINT INC 3.80 4 - -
GRAHAM HLDGS CO 3.60 6 - -
INTEL CORP 3.60 8 - -
MEDTRONIC INC 3.50 9 - -
WALMART 3.30 10 - -
Regional weightings, 31-Jul-2014
North America84.701 84.70% North America
Bonds11.702 11.70% Bonds
Cash3.603 3.60% Cash
Sector weightings, 31-Jul-2014
Consumer Discretionary19.401 19.40% Consumer Discretionary
Health Care17.802 17.80% Health Care
Information Technology16.503 16.50% Information Technology
Fixed Interest11.704 11.70% Fixed Interest
Energy8.405 8.40% Energy
Consumer Staples7.706 7.70% Consumer Staples
Industrials7.407 7.40% Industrials
Financials5.908 5.90% Financials
Cash3.609 3.60% Cash
Materials1.6010 1.60% Materials

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

North American Equities, 84.70%
84.7000% ofNorth American Equities
Fixed Interest, 11.70%
11.7000% ofFixed Interest
Cash, 3.60%
3.6000% ofCash

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