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Contact details

M&G Group, Laurence Pountney Hill, London, EC4R 0HH
0800 328 3196 (Dealing)
20 7626 4588 (Enquiries)
0870 043 4200 (Fax Number)
0800 328 3191 (IFA Support)
0800 390 390 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* Aled Smith31-Dec-2004 to Present
Michael Oliveros»01-Jan-2013 to Present
Samantha Burden»30-Nov-2002 to 31-Dec-2004
Greg Kerr»30-Sep-2001 to 30-Nov-2002
Suhail Arain»01-Oct-1999 to 30-Sep-2001
Greg Kerr»01-Sep-1998 to 30-Nov-1999

Investment objectives

The Fund’s objective is long term capital growth through investment wholly or mainly in securities of North American (including Canadian) issuers. When not wholly invested as above, it may only invest in companies which are listed, registered or trading within North America.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 66 / 86 57 / 76
Quartile 4 3

Fund ratings

NeutralMstar OBSR
FE Crown Rating: 1 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 7.16 10.29
Alpha -0.25 -0.49
Beta 0.86 0.97
Sharpe 1.59 1.45
Info Ratio -0.80 -0.39
R2 0.84 0.93
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. North America»

FE Risk Scores

Instrument 1y(%) Growth FE Risk Score
M&G American 15.2
North America 17.4
Cash n/a
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performance chart
ACC +15.2+62.8+80.6+23.9+14.0-9.5+22.6
  NORTH AMERICA   +17.4+68.3+94.9+26.9+13.0-2.8+19.1
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf M&G AMERICAN I ACC GBP ACC 1504.36 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.67 0.91% 0ZCJ B7565G2
pdf M&G AMERICAN I INC GBP INC 1481.00 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.68 0.91% 0ZCK B7F5Y73
pdf M&G AMERICAN R ACC GBP ACC 149.52 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.46 1.16% 0ZCL B57X0X9
pdf M&G AMERICAN R INC GBP INC 147.97 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.46 1.16% 0ZCM B6SK898
pdf M&G AMERICAN C INC EUR INC 15.83 (EUR) 19-Dec-2014 0.67 0.91% KJ0M BK6MB73
pdf M&G AMERICAN C INC USD INC 14.86 (USD) 19-Dec-2014 0.71 0.91% KJ0N BK6MB95
pdf M&G AMERICAN CH HEDGED EUR ACC 15.29 (EUR) 19-Dec-2014 0.71 0.93% L0Q4 B4XS0L9
pdf M&G AMERICAN C ACC EUR ACC 15.94 (EUR) 19-Dec-2014 0.67 0.91% PK91 3092703
pdf M&G AMERICAN C ACC USD ACC 14.97 (USD) 19-Dec-2014 0.71 0.91% R864 B1RXYS4
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf M&G AMERICAN A HEDGE ACC EUR ACC 14.89 (EUR) 19-Dec-2014 0.00 1.68% BUL6 B2QWD26
pdf M&G AMERICAN A INC EUR INC 14.67 (EUR) 19-Dec-2014 0.03 1.66% KJ0K BK6MB62
pdf M&G AMERICAN A INC USD INC 14.12 (USD) 19-Dec-2014 0.02 1.66% KJ0L BK6MB84
pdf M&G AMERICAN A INC GBP INC 1257.61 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.01 1.66% MG01 3092673
pdf M&G AMERICAN A ACC GBP ACC 1618.62 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.01 1.66% MG31 3092684
pdf M&G AMERICAN X INC GBP INC 1255.89 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.02 1.66% MW50 3194966
pdf M&G AMERICAN X ACC GBP ACC 1595.01 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.02 1.66% MW51 3195000
pdf M&G AMERICAN A ACC EUR ACC 14.68 (EUR) 19-Dec-2014 0.03 1.66% PK90 3092695
pdf M&G AMERICAN A ACC USD ACC 14.13 (USD) 19-Dec-2014 0.02 1.66% R865 B1RXYR3

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£804.5m / $1,256.1m (31-Oct-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 10.0 Monthly Launch18-Dec-1972
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing timesn/a
Minimum initial£ 500
Minimum additional£ 100
Initial charge4.00%
Annual management charge1.50%
Note to chargesn/a
Trustee / DepositaryNational Westminster Bank plc
RegistrarInternational Financial Data Services (UK) Ltd
Dividend policySep 01 (Final)
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
North America Equity Mixed North America
Largest holdings, 31-Oct-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
Amgen 3.67 1 - -
Microsoft 3.42 2 - -
Mallinckrodt 2.84 3 - -
CVS Health 2.75 4 - -
Bank of America 2.52 5 - *
Metlife 2.51 6 - -
Eli Lilly 2.36 7 - -
Acuity Brands 2.30 8 - - 2.21 9 - -
Huntington 2.16 10 - -
Regional weightings, 31-Oct-2014
US99.511 99.51% US
Cash and near cash0.492 0.49% Cash and near cash
Sector weightings, 31-Oct-2014
Information technology22.141 22.14% Information technology
Healthcare17.212 17.21% Healthcare
Industrials17.193 17.19% Industrials
Financials15.644 15.64% Financials
Energy10.225 10.22% Energy
Consumer staples9.486 9.48% Consumer staples
Consumer discretionary5.497 5.49% Consumer discretionary
Utilities2.148 2.14% Utilities
Cash and near cash0.499 0.49% Cash and near cash

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, 99.51%
99.5100% ofUS Equities
Money Market, 0.49%
0.4900% ofMoney Market

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