Schroder US Mid Cap Fund Z Acc
Rated Fund 2016-2018. Takes a cautious approach for long term rewards
This fund was highly commended in the Best North America Fund category in Money Observer's 2017 awards, having won in 2014 and been runner-up in 2013. It has been managed by Jenny Jones since it was launched in 2005, and now has more than £2 billion in assets. Jones is head of Schroders' US small and mid cap equities team, based in New York. She invests at least 70 per cent of the fund's assets in medium-sized US companies, located in the bottom 40 per cent of the North American market by size at the time of purchase. The portfolio is well-diversified with more than 100 holdings.Working with a team of analysts who generate ideas for the fund, she takes a relatively cautious approach, so her fund tends to perform best in modestly rising or falling markets, rather than when markets are rising strongly. However, this approach also helps to boost her longer-term returns.Her investment approach targets three types of situations: first, 'mispriced growth stocks' (stocks where the market discounts an excessively poor environment and this is reflected in valuations); second, 'steady eddies' (strong companies that pay sustainable dividends), and third, 'turnarounds' (firms that have cut costs, rebuilt balance sheets and are in a prime position to outperform). The balance between the different types of opportunities varies according to market conditions. Jones has a flexible investment style, which enables her to respond to changing circumstances rapidly.
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|Schroder ISF US Dollar Liqdty I USD Acc||4.44 %|
|KAR Auction Services Inc||1.83 %|
|S&P Mid 400 Emini Equity Index 15/Dec/2017 Faz7||1.78 %|
|Advance Auto Parts Inc||1.69 %|
|Dentsply Sirona Inc||1.53 %|
|Catalent Inc||1.52 %|
|Lennox International Inc||1.49 %|
|Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc||1.44 %|
|Reinsurance Group of America Inc||1.42 %|
|United States||98.69 %|
|Financial Services||17.65 %|
|Consumer Cyclical||17.21 %|
|Real Estate||5.26 %|
Jones is an executive vice president of Schroders and has been an employee of Schroders since 2002. Previously, she was employed at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, where she was an executive director. Prior to that, she was a vice president and portfolio manager with Oppenheimer Capital. She also spent seven years with Mutual of America Life Insurance. In addition, Jones has worked as a financial consultant with Shearson Lehman and as an options strategist with Drexel Burnham Lambert.
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