Investec GSF American Franchise A Inc

Ranked 22 out of 279 in - US over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Michael Hayward

Michael Hayward is a portfolio manager responsible for managing the American Equity fund and an analyst in the quality team. In addition to portfolio manager responsibilities, Hayward is also focused on stock analysis and selection; as well as ongoing holding review for our Global Quality equity strategies including the flagship Global Franchise fund. Prior to joining the firm, Hayward spent three years at Momentum Asset Management as an equity research analyst and a year at Deloitte Actuarial and Insurance Solutions as an actuarial analyst. Hayward holds a bachelor of science (Hons) degree in actuarial science from the University of Witwatersrand. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (UK) and a CFA Charterholder.

Objective

The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth primarily through investment in companies either listed and/or domiciled in the United States of America, or established outside of the United States of America but carrying out a significant portion of their business activities in the United States of America. The Fund will be unrestricted in its choice of companies either by size or industry. The Fund may also hold other transferable securities, money market instruments, cash and near cash, derivatives and forward transactions, deposits and units in collective investment schemes.

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Performance

US over : 31/05/2018 - 31/05/2019

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 13.0%
2018 6.4% -1.0% 11.1% 6.5% -9.2%
2017 8.8% 3.3% 0.5% -0.9% 5.7%
2016 42.1% 5.0% 9.1% 7.0% 15.9%
2015 0.7% 7.3% -6.7% -5.9% 7.0%
2014 15.6% 1.2% -0.1% 4.7% 9.1%
2013 23.7% 20.0% 0.3% -3.5% 6.5%
2012 1.9% 13.5% -11.1% 4.3% -3.2%
2011 -14.0% 5.5% -4.0% -21.4% 8.1%
2010 12.8% 12.4% -13.2% 2.8% 12.4%
2009 25.9% -6.7% 10.4% 17.1% 4.4%
2008 -21.0% -12.7% -3.5% -0.5% -5.7%
2007 1.5% 1.6% 4.6% 0.0% -4.4%
2006 5.8% 4.3% -7.7% 6.4% 3.4%
2005 20.4% -0.1% 7.9% 6.9% 4.5%
2004 -0.2% -0.6% -0.8% -2.3% 3.6%
2003 19.1% 0.9% 15.4% 0.9% 1.4%
2002 -26.1% 3.5% -15.4% -16.4% 0.9%
2001 -19.2% -9.4% 3.7% -18.0% 4.9%
2000 11.2% 10.3% 3.9% 2.9% -5.8%
1999 13.5% 5.0% 8.8% -10.2% 10.7%
1998 24.0% 10.1% 4.6% -13.8% 25.0%
1997 28.5% 8.9% 9.5% 8.2% -0.4%
1996 8.0% 7.9% 1.6% 1.4% -2.9%
1995 29.3% 1.5% 11.5% 7.8% 6.0%
1994 -8.6% -5.9% -4.9% 1.9% 0.3%
1993 10.9% 3.2% -0.6% 2.7% 5.4%
1992 28.0% 3.9% -9.7% 10.2% 23.7%
1991 33.7% 22.8% 8.8% -4.5% 4.7%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

30/04/2019

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Microsoft Corp ORD 7.91%
Visa Inc ORD 7.88%
National Bank of Canada Time/Term Deposit 7.49%
Alphabet Inc ORD 5.70%
Verisign Inc ORD 5.60%
Mastercard Inc ORD 4.18%
Booking Holdings Inc ORD 4.00%
Becton Dickinson and Co ORD 3.74%
Stryker Corp ORD 3.63%
S&P Global Inc ORD 3.61%
30/04/2019

Registered For Sale In

  1. Botswana
  2. France
  3. Germany
  4. Ireland
  5. Italy
  6. Luxembourg
  7. Netherlands
  8. Norway
  9. Portugal
  10. Spain
  11. Switzerland
  12. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date26/11/1990
  • Share Class size45Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0345774631

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment3,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management1.50%
  • 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).