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Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2ES
44 (0) 131 228 5959 (Fax Number)
44 (0) 131 229 5252 (Main Number)

enquiries@martincurrie.com

Fund managers

* Penny Kyle10-Sep-2012 to Present
 
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Tom Walker»30-Apr-2002 to 30-Sep-2013
David Forsyth»01-Jun-2007 to 09-Sep-2012
Grant Wilson»16-Oct-2000 to 03-Dec-2002


Investment objectives

The fund’s objective is to produce capital growth by investment in the USA and Canada.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 46 / 84 61 / 76
Quartile 3 4

Fund ratings

BLANKMstar OBSR
Analyst
(Qualitative)
FE Crown Rating: 1 FE Crown Rating
(Quantitative)

Ratios

  1y 3y
Volatility 6.76 11.01
Alpha 1.53 -0.70
Beta 0.90 0.97
Sharpe 1.77 1.21
Info Ratio 0.03 -0.48
R2 0.92 0.94
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. North America»
performance chart
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    1y3y5y12m-24m24m-36m36m-48m48m-60m
ACC +11.3+50.3+69.9+24.1+8.8+0.1+13.0
  NORTH AMERICA   +10.9+56.8+82.5+25.3+12.8+3.3+12.7
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf MARTIN CURRIE NORTH AMERICAN H HEDGE ACC 185.40 (p) 24-Oct-2014 0.59 1.01% GDA0 B3VFF87
pdf MARTIN CURRIE NORTH AMERICAN B ACC 254.20 (p) 24-Oct-2014 0.65 0.97% ML99 3156085
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf MARTIN CURRIE NORTH AMERICAN A ACC 231.70 (p) 24-Oct-2014 n/a 1.72% SY02 3156074

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£184.0m / $295.9m (30-Sep-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 100.0 Monthly Launch01-Sep-1983
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing timesMon-Fri 09:00 to 17:00
Minimum initial£ 1,000
Minimum additional£ 100
Initial charge5.00%
Annual management charge1.50%
Note to chargesInitial Charges: ;
Trustee / DepositaryState Street Trustees Limited
RegistrarInternational Financial Data Services Limited
Multi-Managern/a
Indexn/a
Dividend policyMar 01 (Final)
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
North America Equity Mixed North America
Largest holdings, 30-Sep-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
APPLE INC 5.60 1 - -
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO 3.68 2 - -
MICROSOFT CORP 3.58 3 - -
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 3.48 4 - -
CVS HEALTH CORP 3.36 5 - -
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 3.21 6 - -
PFIZER INC 3.09 7 - -
DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES 2.93 8 - -
CHEVRON CORP 2.76 9 - -
ORACLE CORP 2.74 10 - -
Total34.43 
Regional weightings, 30-Sep-2014
Region(%)Rank 
USA99.541 99.54% USA
Cash & Cash Equivalents0.452 0.45% Cash & Cash Equivalents
Total99.99 
Sector weightings, 30-Sep-2014
Sector(%)Rank 
Information Technology21.981 21.98% Information Technology
Health Care14.742 14.74% Health Care
Financials13.493 13.49% Financials
Industrials11.024 11.02% Industrials
Energy10.235 10.23% Energy
Consumer Staples9.396 9.39% Consumer Staples
Consumer Discretionary6.777 6.77% Consumer Discretionary
Materials6.098 6.09% Materials
Telecommunications Utilities3.489 3.48% Telecommunications Utilities
Utilities2.3610 2.36% Utilities
Money Market0.4511 0.45% Money Market
Total100.00 

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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99.5400% ofUS Equities
Cash & Cash Equivalents, 0.45%
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