Merian North American Equity R GBP Acc (Accumulation)

Price as at 14 February 2020
3.45 GBP
Last change
icon-down-small -0.52%
1 year change
icon-up-small 14.61%
5 year annualised return
12 month yield
Morningstar rating
4 of 5
Risk level

Risk considerations

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Discrete calendar year performance

Discrete calendar year performance
Investment 31/12/14 to 31/12/15 31/12/15 to 31/12/16 31/12/16 to 31/12/17 31/12/17 to 31/12/18 31/12/18 to 31/12/19
Merian North... 7.60% 36.74% 12.34% -3.92% 21.07%
US Flex-Cap... 1.48% 29.34% 8.62% -3.34% 22.42%
Russell 3000... 6.30% 34.47% 10.64% 0.65% 25.96%

Trailing returns


Trailing returns
Investment 3 months 6 months 1 year 3 years * 5 years *
Merian North... 7.47% 5.86% 14.61% 10.32% 14.67%
US Flex-Cap... 4.03% -1.77% 16.46% 8.83% 11.53%
Russell 3000... 4.72% 0.90% 20.28% 12.06% 14.80%

Fees and Charges

Fees and Charges
Initial charge: 0.00%
Ongoing Charges: 0.95%
Performance Fee: N/A
Typical transaction cost: 0.5% of your investment (you'll be provided with the exact cost before investing in a fund)
*Online dealing commission: £12.50

Asset Allocation

Fund Objective

The Fund seeks to achieve capital growth by delivering a return, net of fees, greater than that of the MSCI North America Index with net dividends reinvested over rolling 3 year periods. The fund primarily invests (at least 70%) in a diversified portfolio of North American equities. North American equities are those of companies that are domiciled, incorporated or listed in North America, or that conduct a significant part of their business in North America. The fund may also invest in other transferable securities, units in collective investment schemes (including those managed or operated by the ACD or an associate of the ACD), warrants, money market instruments, deposits and derivatives, and may hold cash.

IA Sector:

North America

Manager name:

Ian Heslop

Manager start date:

01 December 2004

Manager Biography:

Ian joined Merian in 2000 and is head of global equities. He manages a range of hedge and retail funds and segregated mandates, including market neutral and long only funds. Ian boasts more than 20 years of investment experience and the team has won numerous awards for its funds. Prior to joining the business, Ian was a UK quantitative fund manager at Barclays Global Investors. He holds an MA in chemistry from the University of Oxford and a PhD in medicinal chemistry, University of Edinburgh. He is an associate of the Society of Investment Professionals.

Morningstar® Category:

US Flex-Cap Equity

Morningstar Sector:


Region (geographical):


Top 10 Holdings

Top 10 Holdings
Security Weight
Microsoft Corp 3.62%
Apple Inc 3.30% Inc 2.80%
JPMorgan Chase & Co 2.36%
Facebook Inc A 2.19%
Visa Inc Class A 2.19%
Mastercard Inc A 2.12%
Procter & Gamble Co 1.95%
Verizon Communications Inc 1.75%
Alphabet Inc A 1.72%


Sectors Weight
Technology 24.46%
Financial Services 17.99%
Healthcare 14.44%
Consumer Cyclical 9.23%
Industrials 7.31%
Consumer Defensive 5.78%
Energy 5.66%
Basic Materials 4.63%
Real Estate 4.23%
Utilities 4.08%

World regions

World regions
Country Weight
USA 94.97%
CAN 4.87%
GBR 0.15%
PRI 0.01%
Investment style
Unit type
Morningstar analyst rating™
Morningstar sustainability rating™
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  • Yes SIPP
  • No ShareBuilder
  • Yes ISA

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