Fact sheet: GAM North American Growth

Fund information
Fund name
GAM North American Growth Inst Acc
Fund manager company
GAM Sterling Management Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund manager
  • Gordon Grendersince 02/01/1985
Fund objective
Capital appreciation.
Benchmark
  • S&P 500
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
36.5%
1 Year rank in sector
11/82
Sector
UT North America
Yield
0.1%
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
0.98%
Fund size
£281m (£261m last year)
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
133
Mid price
22.5411
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
VT De Lisle America54.2%
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Investec American42%
Aviva Inv US Equity Income40.8%
Aviva Inv US Eq Inc II40%
...more in UT North America

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA99.1%
    Others0.9%
  • Industrials31.2%
    Financials15.8%
    Consumer Discretionary14.5%
    Health Care13.6%
    Materials8.7%
  • US Equities99.1%
    International Equities0.9%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund10.1%14.7%31.5%36.5%51.2%122.3%
Sector3%8.1%21.7%27.2%59.6%121.4%
Rank within sector2 / 893 / 872 / 8311 / 8266 / 7342 / 64
Quartile1st1st1st1st4th3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund37.2%3.5%5.2%28.1%14.3%
Sector26.6%4.9%17.8%30.5%6.9%
Rank within sector8 / 8256 / 8073 / 7353 / 662 / 64
Quartile1st3rd4th4th1st
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
0.22
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
0.93
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
0.84
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
13.39
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
8.1
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
-0.13
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.62
Price movement
52 week high22.34
52 week low14.78
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price22.54
Region
1USA99.06%
2Others0.94%
Industry sector
1Industrials31.23%
2Financials15.76%
3Consumer Discretionary14.46%
4Health Care13.63%
5Materials8.74%
6Energy7.99%
7Consumer Staples7.47%
8Others0.72%
Asset type
1US Equities99.06%
2International Equities0.94%
Individual holdings
1ICU MEDICAL INC10.16%
2LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP8.13%
3NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP7.66%
4BERKLEY(W.R.)CORP7.25%
5QUANTA SERVICES INC5.09%
6PENSKE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC USD0.00015.07%
7ESCO TECHNOLOGIES INC4.87%
8MALLINCKRODT PLC4.71%
9INFINITY PROPERTY & CASUALTY CORP4.64%
Management
Fund manager group
GAM
Fund manager company
GAM Sterling Management Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
Capital appreciation.
Benchmark
  • S&P 500
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Gordon Grender02/01/1985Gordon Grender is an independent Investment Adviser to a GAM US equity fund. Gordon has been associated with GAM since 1983 and has been actively involved in fund management in North American stock markets since 1974. Between 1964 and 1990, he was also associated with the London stockbroking firm Kitcat & Aitken. He is based in London.
Compliance
Transparent for Swiss Tax, Distributor Status, IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Switzerland, Chile, United Kingdom, Ireland, Singapore
GAM North American Growth Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£6,000
Min regular saving£3,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.58%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.58%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price43.3538
CurrencyGBP
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGE05
GAM North American Growth Inc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£6,000
Min regular saving£3,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.58%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.58%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price34.7665
CurrencyGBP
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGB61
GAM North American Growth Inst Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.9%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.98%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price22.5411
CurrencyGBP
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeI7HR
GAM North American Growth Inst Inc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.9%
Min single investment£12,000,000
Min regular saving£3,000,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.98%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price22.4031
CurrencyGBP
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0PDD
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