US Advantage Fund
Share Class :
US Advantage Fund
Share Class :

US Advantage Fund

Investment Objective

Seeks long term capital appreciation, measured in British Pound, by investing primarily in securities issued by U.S. companies and on an ancillary basis in securities issued by companies that are not from the U.S.

Pricing & Performance

Past performance is not indicative of future results. Please click here for additional performance disclosures and important information, which should be reviewed carefully.

As of 31-Oct-2017

As of 17-Nov-2017

Performance of 100 GBP invested
Performance of 100 GBP invested

Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Average Annual Total Returns As of 31-Oct-2017 As of 30-Sep-2017
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class I ACC GBP (%) 13.61 -- -- -- 20.97
S&P 500 Index (%) 13.67 -- -- -- 19.16
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class I ACC GBP (%) 12.60 -- -- -- 15.97
S&P 500 Index (%) 14.84 -- -- -- 17.07
Average Annual Total Returns
TIMEFRAME Share Class I ACC S&P 500 Index
1 Yr 13.61 13.67
3 Yrs -- 17.87
5 Yrs -- 19.72
10 Yrs -- 12.43
Since Inception 20.97 19.16
TIMEFRAME Share Class I ACC S&P 500 Index
1 Yr 12.60 14.84
3 Yrs -- 18.03
5 Yrs -- 18.54
10 Yrs -- 12.02
Since Inception 15.97 17.07
TIMEFRAME Share Class I ACC S&P 500 Index
2012 -- 10.91
2013 -- 29.93
2014 -- 20.76
2015 -- 7.25
2016 -- 33.55
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Composition As of 31-Oct-2017
  Fund Index
Consumer Discretionary 31.34 11.87
Information Technology 28.09 24.47
Industrials 19.47 10.02
Financials 8.66 14.69
Health Care 5.06 14.07
Materials 4.51 3.02
Other 0.03 --
Cash & equivalents 2.84 --
Total 100.00 --

Holdings As of 31-Oct-2017
Fund Index Inc 8.36 2.00
Alphabet Inc 6.00 2.79
Lvmh Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton 5.00 --
United Technologies Corp 4.96 0.40
Facebook Inc 4.93 1.93
Starbucks Corp 4.87 0.36
Berkshire Hathwy 4.85 1.63
Union Pacific Corp 4.68 0.42 Inc 3.73 0.32
Activision Blizzard Inc 3.62 0.22
Total 51.00 --

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Portfolio Characteristics As of 31-Oct-2017
Fund Index
Active share (%) 88.57 --
P/CF 20.44 13.55
P/BV 5.62 3.17
P/E 27.15 18.54
Yield 1.26 1.88
Number of holdings 32 --
Head of Growth Investing
22 years industry experience
Managing Director
28 years industry experience
Managing Director
20 years industry experience
Executive Director
21 years industry experience
Managing Director
19 years industry experience
Managing Director
16 years industry experience

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WAL is the weighted average life of the portfolio. The WAL calculation utilizes a security's stated final maturity date or, when relevant, the date of the next demand feature when the fund may receive payment of principal and interest (such as a put feature). Accordingly, WAL reflects how a portfolio would react to deteriorating credit (widening spreads) or tightening liquidity conditions.


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