VT De Lisle America B GBP

Investing primarily in equities.

  • 569.63p
    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?

  • 2.00% 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 1.00%
    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).

  • 1.12%
    Ongoing charges

    This stands for Ongoing Charges Figure. It’s the cost of running a fund and includes admin fees, manager fees, administration costs, etc.

  • 0.30%

    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 25 January 2022, we don’t currently provide commentary on this fund.

The fund will aim to achieve a long term return by investing primarily in equities and other investments in America (and may also invest in Canada). The fund will predominantly invest in listed securities, typically common stock and American Depositary Receipts listed on US exchanges, including exchange traded funds. The fund may invest in collective investment schemes, transferable securities, cash deposits and money market funds as permitted by the FSA Rules.

Fund summary

Sector North America
Structure OEIC
Launched August, 2010
Size £97m
Yield 0.30%
Charging basis
Dividends paid Acc units only


Standard initial charge 2.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.00%
Ongoing charges figure 1.12%


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Investment process

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 17/18 0.94%
  • 18/19 -1.31%
  • 19/20 -0.78%
  • 20/21 -0.47%
  • 21/22 1.19%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -0.02%
  • 5 years -0.09%
  • Career -0.15%
  • 3 years 54.40%
  • 5 years 51.60%
  • Career 45.60%

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

Richard De Lisle

Track record

Richard De Lisle has 7.9 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -0.15%. During the worst period of relative performance (from December 2016 - March 2020) there was a decline of 40% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 33%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -33.00% (August 2018 - March 2020)
Relative -40.00% (December 2016 - March 2020)

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 December 2021

4.7974% Fs Bancorp Inc
3.5213% Johnson Outdoors Inc
3.3752% Build A Bear Workshop Inc Ord
2.493% Yeti Holdings Inc
2.4447% Winnebago Industries
2.2475% Sally Beauty
2.21% Towne Bank
2.158% Marinemax Inc
1.9479% Wayside Technology Group Inc Ord
1.7012% Builders Firstsource Inc
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Financials 33.00%
Consumer Discretionary 32.00%
Industrials 11.00%
Energy 7.00%
Materials 7.00%
Information Technology 4.00%
Forwards 1.00%
Health Care 1.00%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.00%
Communications 1.00%

Key Investor Information