BNY Mellon US Opportunities

Targets capital growth from US and Canadian equities.

  • 320.88p
    Price (Inc)

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  • -
    Price (Acc)

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  • 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 1.50%
    Annual management charge

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  • 1.68%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 0.00%

    How much the fund is currently paying out in income to investors. It’s NOT to be confused with the overall growth of a fund – a very different thing indeed. It’s also NOT a guarantee of future pay-outs, just a snapshot. This is more what it’s not than what it is…

Prices as at 21 October 2020, fund data last updated 31 August 2003

The objective of the fund is to achieve capital growth from a portfolio of predominantly US and Canadian securities. The fund is managed by The Boston Company Asset Management LLC.

Fund summary

Sector North America
Structure OEIC
Launched October, 1986
Size £51m
Yield 0.00%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 31 Oct


Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.50%
Ongoing charges figure 1.68%


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Investment process

The portfolio is divided into three parts: Market Innovators; Market share gainers; Market Beneficiaries. Career sector analysts pick the stocks, not the named portfolio manager, who simply looks at the risk analysis of the portfolio using the BARRA system. Allocation to each analyst at the amount of money equivalent to the weight of their sector in the benchmark (the Russell 1000). Thereafter the investment process is all about stock picking and individual stock weights within each sector. Target return is +150% over their benchmark stocks' weight. If stocks do not outperform then the analyst is not paid. Maximum is 300% overweight.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 15/16 -0.53%
  • 16/17 0.22%
  • 17/18 -0.10%
  • 18/19 -1.65%
  • 19/20 1.46%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -0.09%
  • 5 years -0.12%
  • Career -0.14%
  • 3 years 48.40%
  • 5 years 45.20%
  • Career 42.50%

Performance figures are based on the average of monthly percentage returns relative to the benchmark index.

David Daglio

Daglio is the Lead Portfolio Manager on the US Opportunistic Value strategies. Daglio joined The Boston Company in 1998 as an Equity Analyst on the Opportunistic Value Team. Prior to this he served as a Senior Consultant with Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group as well as spending six years at The Dannon Company. Daglio received a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Macroeconomics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He earned an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. He is also a CFA charter holder.

Track record

David Daglio has 5.7 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -0.14%. During the worst period of relative performance (from July 2015 - September 2019) there was a decline of 29% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 22%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -22.00% (August 2018 - December 2018)
Relative -29.00% (July 2015 - September 2019)

About the MRI

Our unique indicator: the Bestinvest Manager Record Index (MRI) measures the likelihood that the fund manager is adding value through their decisions. It is based on their performance record over the course of their career, adjusted for the amount of risk taken. MRI is an important contributor to our fund rating system but it is also vital to take account of qualitative factors. It is also very important to select funds to form a cohesive portfolio with an appropriate overall risk level.


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Top 10 holdings

Data accurate as at 31 July 2020

4.2417% Paypal Hldgs Inc
3.8723% Dexcom Inc
3.6658% Nextera Energy Inc
3.5937% Blackrock Inc
3.3634% Alphabet Inc. Class C
3.2487% Inc
3.162% Twilio Inc
3.08% Slack Technologies Inc
3.0373% Bandwidth Inc
3.023% Teladoc Health Inc
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Information Technology 39.00%
Health Care 19.00%
Communications 11.00%
Consumer Discretionary 8.00%
Financials 6.00%
Materials 5.00%
Industrials 5.00%
Utilities 4.00%
Energy 3.00%
Consumer Staples 1.00%

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