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Merian North American Equity Inclusive - Class A - Accumulation (GBP)

Sell:1,322.00p Buy:1,322.00p Change: 5.00p (0.38%)
Prices as at 11 August 2020
Sell:1,322.00p
Buy:1,322.00p
Change: 5.00p (0.38%)
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account
Prices as at 11 August 2020
Sell:1,322.00p
Buy:1,322.00p
Change: 5.00p (0.38%)
Prices as at 11 August 2020
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account
The selling price currently displayed is higher than the buying price. This can occur temporarily for a variety of reasons; shortly before the market opens, after the market closes or because of extraordinary price volatility during the trading day.

Our view on this Fund

This fund does not feature on the Wealth Shortlist of funds our analysts believe have the potential to outperform their peers over the long term. This is not a recommendation to sell; however, if you are thinking of adding to your investments, we believe the Wealth Shortlist is a good place to start. View funds on the Wealth Shortlist »

Our view on the sector

UK investors need little introduction to America. It's the world's biggest stock market and is home to world-leading companies in almost every industry there is, from media and film, through to manufacturing and transportation. We think most diversified portfolios should have some exposure to the US market. But it's one of the most heavily researched in the world so share prices of well-known companies can react quickly to new information. We think this can make it more difficult for fund managers to find opportunities missed by others and to consistently perform better than the broader market over the long term. Many funds investing in the US aim to grow the value of your original investment, rather than pay a high level of income. Some focus on the largest companies in the market. Others look for opportunities amongst small and medium-sized companies, which may offer greater growth potential, but are higher risk.

Performance Analysis

Performance analysis for this fund is not available.

Investment Philosophy

Investment philosophy for this fund is not available.

Process and Portfolio Construction

Process and portfolio construction for this fund are not available.

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Fund Track Record

11/08/15 to 11/08/16 11/08/16 to 11/08/17 11/08/17 to 11/08/18 11/08/18 to 11/08/19 11/08/19 to 11/08/20
Annual return 24.50% 19.39% 18.41% 3.06% 3.75%

Please remember past performance is not a guide to future returns. Where no data is shown, figures are not available. This information is provided to help you choose your own investments, remember they can fall as well as rise in value so you may not get back the original amount invested.

Fund Management Group Comment

Merian Global Investors was created in 2018 when the team at Old Mutual Global Investors broke away from the wider Old Mutual business. The company offers funds investing across the globe - from the UK and Europe to Asia and the US. None of the managers are constrained by a 'house view'. Instead they're given the flexibility to invest their funds wherever they find the best opportunities.

Information about the fund

Fund manager biography

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Manager Name: Amadeo Alentorn
Manager start date: 1 December 2004
Manager located in: London

Amadeo Alentorn joined MGIS in January 2005 as an intern, while studying a PhD in Computational Finance at the University of Essex, before becoming a full-time quantitative analyst in July 2006. During his PhD, he developed a new option pricing model using extreme value theory and collaborated with the Bank of England (2004-2005) in several research projects, developing models for systemic risk of banking networks and liquidity of payment systems. Prior to this he worked as a software developer in the IT industry (2001-2004) and in the manufacturing industry (1998-1999). Amadeo holds a BEng in Robotics from the University of Plymouth (2000) and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Essex (2001).

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Manager Name: Ian Heslop
Manager start date: 1 December 2004
Manager located in: London

Ian Heslop joined the Quantitative Strategies team in June 2004 from OMAM's Global Equities team, where he was a fund manager specialising in the global technology and biotechnology sectors. He joined the Merian group from Barclays Global Investors, where he was a UK quantitative fund manager (1997-2000). Ian has a BA in Chemistry from Oxford University (1993) and a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from Edinburgh University (1997).

Data policy - All information should be used for indicative purposes only. You should independently check data before making any investment decision. HL cannot guarantee that the data is accurate or complete, and accepts no responsibility for how it may be used. Benchmark data provided subject to this disclaimer.
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account