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GAM Star Balanced C USD Acc

Ranked 15 out of 28 in - Aggressive USD over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Charles Hepworth

Charles Hepworth works at GAM Holding AG where he runs mixed asset and equity strategies. Before joining GAM in 2012, he worked at Quilter Cheviot for 18 years, at Albert E Sharp for two years (1992-1994) and at SG Warburg for one year. The GAM Star Growth fund under his management is a multi-asset strategy so it seeks investments in all assets classes, other funds and in all capitalisation sectors. Charles holds a bachelor of science in biotechnology from Leeds University. He is also a CAIA charterholder, CFA and CISI.

James McDaid

James McDaid is an investment manager and a member of the Multi Asset Class Solutions (MACS) Investment Team at GAM. He is responsible for developing and managing outsourcing solutions for UK independent financial advisers within GAM’s discretionary fund management service. Prior to joining GAM in May 2012, he was an investment manager at Quilter Cheviot, managing private client portfolios and client relationships. He started at Quilter as an assistant fund manager in 2001, focusing on Asia-Pacific and Japanese equity markets. He began his career as a dealer at TD Waterhouse Investor Services. James McDaid is a CFA and CAIA charterholder, a Chartered Wealth Manager and holds a BA in Accountancy and Finance.


The investment objective of the Fund is to seek to achieve an attractive return on capital while simultaneously attempting to limit the risk of capital loss. This investment objective may be achieved primarily through investment in open-ended collective investment schemes which gain exposure to equities, Fixed Income Securities, property, commodities and currencies. The Fund will not invest directly in property or commodities. It is intended that the Fund will maintain a balanced exposure to equities, Fixed Income Securities, property, commodities and currencies; however the Fund may gain exposure of up to 85% of net assets to equities.

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Aggressive USD over : 31/05/2018 - 31/05/2019

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 4.5%
2018 -2.9% -6.0% 8.8% 1.2% -6.2%
2017 1.6% 2.8% -2.1% -1.4% 2.4%
2016 27.5% 0.9% 9.8% 8.4% 6.2%
2015 7.4% 11.4% -8.2% -2.5% 7.6%
2014 6.8% -1.0% -2.7% 5.0% 5.5%
2013 11.0% 15.3% -1.3% -4.5% 2.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
GBP Cash 6.73%
JPM Global Macro Opportunities C Net Acc 5.97%
GAM Star Credit Opportunities (GBP) Z II Acc 5.00%
JPM Japan C Acc GBP Hedged 4.94%
GAM Star MBS Total Return Inst GBP 4.91%
CC Japan Alpha Inst GBP 4.88%
GAM Star MBS Total Return Inst GBP Acc 4.87%
Polar Capital UK Value Opportunities S GBP Acc 4.71%
Investec UK Alpha J Acc GBP 4.65%
Loomis Sayles U.S. Equity Leaders Fund Q/A (GBP) 4.25%

Registered For Sale In

  1. Finland
  2. Gibraltar
  3. Ireland
  4. Italy
  5. Luxembourg
  6. Netherlands
  7. Norway
  8. Singapore
  9. Spain
  10. Sweden
  11. Switzerland
  12. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date04/10/2012
  • Share Class size560Mn
  • Base currencyUSD

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment10,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management0.85%
  • Initial investment5.00%

Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).