Fact sheet: GAM North American Growth

Fund information
Fund name
GAM North American Growth 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
49.8%
1 Year rank in sector
-
Sector
UT North America
Yield
-
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.
1.58%
Fund size
£289m (£241m 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.
134
Mid price
45.2811
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
VT De Lisle America68.5%
Royal London US Gth Trst54.6%
UBS US Equity54.6%
Investec American54.1%
Invesco Perp US Equity52.8%
...more in UT North America

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA93.6%
    Money Market5.4%
    Others1%
  • Industrials28.8%
    Financials15.4%
    Consumer Discretionary14.9%
    Health Care11.6%
    Materials8.5%
  • US Equities93.6%
    Money Market5.4%
    International Equities1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund2.7%7%15.8%49.8%56.9%109.6%
Sector0.6%8.6%14%44.7%69.9%120.3%
Rank within sector------
Quartile
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund0.8%40.4%2.9%4.6%27.4%
Sector3.7%31.2%4.9%17.8%30.5%
Rank within sector-----
Quartile
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.
-1.67
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.
0.94
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.
0.8
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%.
13.59
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.
8.44
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.
-0.34
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.
0.6
Price movement
52 week high45.57
52 week low30.06
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price45.28
Region
1USA93.59%
2Money Market5.43%
3Others0.98%
Industry sector
1Industrials28.83%
2Financials15.38%
3Consumer Discretionary14.86%
4Health Care11.57%
5Materials8.54%
6Consumer Staples7.39%
7Energy7.17%
8Money Market5.43%
9Others0.83%
Asset type
1US Equities93.59%
2Money Market5.43%
3International Equities0.98%
Individual holdings
1ICU MEDICAL INC8.51%
2BERKLEY(W.R.)CORP7.36%
3LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP6.75%
4NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP6.59%
5FRED`S INC5.93%
6ESCO TECHNOLOGIES INC5.49%
7QUANTA SERVICES INC5.02%
8INFINITY PROPERTY & CASUALTY CORP4.38%
9PENSKE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC USD0.00014.28%
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 price45.2811
CurrencyGBP
Price updated17/02/2017
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 price36.312
CurrencyGBP
Price updated17/02/2017
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 price23.571
CurrencyGBP
Price updated17/02/2017
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 price23.3508
CurrencyGBP
Price updated17/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0PDD
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