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Findlay Park American GBP Unhedged

Invests in medium and large sized US companies.

  • 12685.00p
    Price (Inc)

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    Price (Acc)

    These are the shares in the fund that don’t pay out an income to clients. Any dividends – the money a company can pay out to its investors – are reinvested into companies in the fund. Despite no income, the shares should be worth more over time. Good incentive, eh?

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    Initial charge

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    Annual management charge

    This is how much the fund management company charges to run the fund. It’s like paying a babysitter, dog sitter or house sitter (that makes well-informed, heavily researched changes to improve your baby/dog/house when needed).

  • 1.00%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 0.00%
    Yield

    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 07 May 2021

The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve capital growth principally through investment in the securities of companies in the Americas. The Fund aims to achieve a return above the performance of the Russell 1000 Net 30% Total Return Index, which is a US mid and large cap index. It has some holdings in Canada and Latin America. The managers have an absolute return mindset and aim not to lose money in any investment.

Fund summary

Sector North America
Structure OFFSHORE FUND
Launched May, 2015
Size £0m
Yield 0.00%
Charging basis
Dividends paid

Charges

Standard initial charge 5.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.00%
Ongoing charges figure 1.00%

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Investment process

Findlay Park aims to control the downside risk in each investment they make to generate a strong risk-adjusted compound rate of return, measured over decades. In doing so, they believe that they can generate higher compound returns for investors by taking less risk. This is counter to what most people believe, that to generate higher returns you need to take more risk. Generating strong compound performance requires downside risk management and the avoidance of permanent capital loss. This philosophy is rigorously applied by Findlay Park’s experienced Investment Team to every company they research. The team consists of six Portfolio Managers and five Equity Analysts, supported by a Responsible Investment Lead. Findlay Park use a team-based approach to investing, whereby prospective holdings and existing portfolio positions are reviewed by the entire team. All prospective holdings are reviewed against Findlay Park’s investment philosophy checklist, which covers all aspects of the business, including management, financial performance, corporate culture and valuation.

Findlay Park is a boutique investment house with one strategy. The Investment Team has been stable, save for a couple of retirements, and has been carefully expanded over time with the aim of creating a sustainable Fund and partnership for the long-term. The Fund aims to be an ‘all weather’, all-cap US equity strategy and the team's philosophy is designed to target resilient businesses that can withstand a multitude of market environments. This approach is consistent with an aspiration to keep pace with a rising market while outperforming in a falling market, generating an attractive risk adjusted compound rate of return over time. As an actively managed Fund it looks very different to the benchmark, with a high active share.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 16/17 -0.03%
  • 17/18 0.22%
  • 18/19 0.00%
  • 19/20 0.00%
  • 20/21 0.04%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.00%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 0.39%
  • 3 years 0.00%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 99.70%

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

Findlay Park Team

The Findlay Park Investment Team, led by Anthony Kingsley (CIO/Portfolio Manager), consists of six Portfolio Managers, five Equity Analysts and a Responsible Investment Lead (as at 4Q 2019). The Team members are: Anthony Kingsley (CIO/Portfolio Manager), Edward McMullan (Portfolio Manager), Chris Fidyk (Portfolio Manager), Jon Tredgett (Portfolio Manager), John Feeley (Portfolio Manager), Chris Watts (Portfolio Manager), Caroline Ader (Equity Analyst), Alastair Pringle (Equity Analyst), Guy Thomas (Equity Analyst), Paul Schenk (Equity Analyst), Paul Gannon (Equity Analyst), and Rose Beale (Responsible Investment Lead). All Portfolio Managers are partners in Findlay Park Partners LLP.

Track record

Findlay Park Team has 21.7 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.39%. During the worst period of relative performance (from April 2006 - August 2006) there was a decline of 12% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 29%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is more than 99%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -29.00% (April 2002 - January 2003)
Relative -12.00% (April 2006 - August 2006)

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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Constraints

• Cannot purchase IPOs • Maximum 10% of the NAV in Latin American securities • Maximum 10% of the NAV in collective investment schemes • Typically no additional stock purchases if the weight is greater than 5%

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