M&G (Lux) North American Value Fund

ISIN
LU1797808281

Price (16.07.2019)
10.12

% Price Change
0.28

Objective and investment policy

Objective

The fund aims to provide a combination of capital growth and income to deliver a return that is higher than that of the US stockmarket over any five-year period.

Investment policy and strategy

Core investment: At least 80% of the fund is invested in a value-style portfolio of shares in companies across any sector and of any size that are domiciled, or conducting the major part of their economic activity, in the US and Canada.

Other investment: The fund may also hold cash or assets that can be turned quickly into cash.

Strategy in brief: The fund employs a ‘value strategy’, that is, investing in cheap, out-of-favour companies whose share price, in the manager’s view, does not reflect the underlying value of the business.

Stocks are selected on the basis of their individual merits, through a combination of value-focused screening and qualitative assessment.

Performance comparator: The fund is actively managed. The S&P 500 Index is a point of reference against which the performance of the fund may be measured.

Risks associated with the fund

The value and income from the fund's assets will go down as well as up. This will cause the value of your investment to fall as well as rise. There is no guarantee that the fund will achieve its objective and you may get back less than you originally invested.

The fund can be exposed to different currencies. Movements in currency exchange rates may adversely affect the value of your investment.

The hedging process seeks to minimise, but cannot eliminate, the effect of movements in exchange rates on the performance of the hedged share class. Hedging also limits the ability to gain from favourable movements in exchange rates.

In exceptional circumstances where assets cannot be fairly valued, or have to be sold at a large discount to raise cash, we may temporarily suspend the fund in the best interest of all investors.

The fund could lose money if a counterparty with which it does business becomes unwilling or unable to repay money owed to the fund.

Further details of the risks that apply to the fund can be found in the fund's Prospectus.

Other information

The fund invests mainly in company shares and is therefore likely to experience larger price fluctuations than funds that invest in bonds and/or cash.

News

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause fund prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. The level of any income earned by the fund will fluctuate. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

Fund Team

Daniel White

Daniel White - Fund manager

Daniel White has been fund manager of the M&G (Lux) North American Value Fund since launch, and became co-fund manager of the M&G (Lux) Global Recovery Fund in July 2019. On the same date, Daniel became deputy fund manager of the M&G (Lux) Pan European Dividend Fund. He has been deputy fund manager of the M&G (Lux) European Strategic Value Fund since launch. Daniel initially joined M&G in 2005 as a sector analyst and has worked closely with Richard Halle since 2008. Daniel previously worked at Deloitte & Touche as an accountant after graduating from the University of Southampton with a BSc in oceanography in 2001. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 2005 and is a CFA charterholder.

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Richard Halle

Richard Halle - Deputy Manager

Richard Halle has been the fund manager of the M&G (Lux) European Strategic Value Fund since launch and was the fund manager on the equivalent UK-authorised OEIC from 2008 to 2018. Richard was appointed fund manager of the M&G (Lux) Pan European Dividend Fund and co-fund manager of the M&G (Lux) Global Recovery Fund in July 2019. He has been deputy manager of the M&G (Lux) North American Value Fund since launch. Richard initially joined M&G in 1999 as a sector analyst focusing on insurance and has been managing various institutional mandates on a European value strategy since 2002. Prior to M&G, Richard worked as a security analyst for the Sedgwick Group. He graduated from the University of Natal in South Africa with a bachelor of commerce and is a CFA charterholder.

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Shane Kelly

Shane Kelly - Investment specialist

Shane Kelly was appointed co-fund manager of the M&G (Lux) Global Recovery Fund in July 2019. He joined M&G in December 2017, having previously worked at Alphinity Investment Management (Sydney, Australia) as a research analyst responsible for coverage of the construction materials and healthcare sectors, as well as all quantitative research. Prior to joining Alphinity, Shane worked for Alliance Bernstein (Sydney, Australia) between 2007 and 2010 as risk manager and quantitative analyst. Shane previously worked at M&G between 1999-2007, when he was a member of the portfolio construction and risk team, and prior to that head of the equities performance team. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University of Wellington and a Masters of Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.

 

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Ratings

Rating is at a share class level

4 Star Rating

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The value of the fund's assets will go down as well as up. This will cause the value of your investment to fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you originally invested.