Schroder US Mid Cap Z

  • 179.70p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 181.30p
    Price (Acc)

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    Initial charge

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  • 0.75%
    Annual management charge

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  • 0.92%
    Ongoing charges

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    Yield

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Prices as at 22 October 2021

This fund is managed in exactly the same way that Jenny Jones runs her US Smaller Companies fund. The only difference is that it invests more in mid sized companies, although there will be some overlap with the US Smaller Companies fund. Jenny Jones has over 25 years' experience investing in US companies. Her style focuses on under researched, quality, growth companies at a reasonable price.

Fund summary

Sector North America
Structure UNIT TRUST
Launched
Size £1,098m
Yield 0.00%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 31 Jul

Charges

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Annual management charge 0.75%
Ongoing charges figure 0.92%

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Investment process

The investment approach for this fund is identical to the existing Schroder US Small Cap fund which is also managed by Jenny Jones and her team with the exception that it invests mainly in mid cap companies, although there will be some overlap between the two. The portfolio structure is built primarily through bottom-up stock selection. The final portfolio is usually a combination of turnaround situations (0-20%), mis-priced growth opportunities (50-60%) and steady earners (20-50%). Invariably these companies will have a strong market position, financial strength (with a particular emphasis on cash-flow) and the ability to grow their earnings at a sustainable rate. The fund manager avoids fashionable, high-flying stocks, devoting more time to researching under followed and misunderstood companies on reasonable valuations. Stock ideas are sourced in-house and from third parties.

Manager research

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About the MRI

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Sector breakdown

Information Technology 20.00%
Industrials 18.00%
Financials 16.00%
Health Care 11.00%
Consumer Discretionary 10.00%
Materials 8.00%
Real Estate 5.00%
Money Market 4.00%
Utilities 3.00%
Consumer Staples 2.00%

Portfolio

The portfolio consists of 70-90 stocks.

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