For financial professionals in the UK

US Contrarian Fund

Through deep fundamental analysis, we invest in what we believe are mispriced business models, unconstrained by sector and with flexibility across market cap


EUR 31.97
As of 01/12/21

1-Day Change
EUR -0.49 (-1.51%)
As of 01/12/21

Morningstar Rating

Morningstar ratings are based on the representative share class of this fund and are dated to the last month-end upon availability from Morningstar.



The Fund aims to provide capital growth over the long term.
Performance target: To outperform the S&P 500 Index by at least 2% per annum, before the deduction of charges, over any 5 year period.


The Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in a concentrated portfolio of shares (also known as equities) of companies, of any size, in any industry, in the United States.
The Fund may also invest in other assets including companies outside the United States, cash and money market instruments.
The investment manager may use derivatives (complex financial instruments) to reduce risk, to manage the Fund more efficiently, or to generate additional capital or income for the Fund.
The Fund is actively managed with reference to the S&P 500 Index, which is broadly representative of the companies in which it may invest, as this forms the basis of the Fund’s performance target. The investment manager has a high degree of freedom to exercise conviction, which may result in a high degree of bias within the portfolio. The Fund may hold companies which are not within the index.


The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of market and currency fluctuations and you may not get back the amount originally invested.
Potential investors must read the prospectus, and where relevant, the key investor information document before investing.
This website is for promotional purposes and does not qualify as an investment recommendation.


  • Invests with conviction in companies where the market misunderstands the business models, assets, or growth potential
  • Uses the best ideas of our research team to identify stocks at a discount across style, sector, and market cap
  • Expresses differentiated views by applying independent thinking
Past performance is not a guide to future performance. 


Nick Schommer, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Industry since 2007. Joined Firm in 2013.


Past performance is not a guide to future performance. All performance data includes both income and capital gains or losses and reflects the deduction of any ongoing charges or other fund expenses.
Discrete Performance (%)
As of 30/09/21
A2 HEUR (Net) S&P 500 Hgd EUR
Sep-2020 - Sep-2021 Sep-2019 - Sep-2020 Sep-2018 - Sep-2019 Sep-2017 - Sep-2018 Sep-2016 - Sep-2017
A2 HEUR (Net) 38.53 12.16 3.19 11.46 6.78
S&P 500 Hgd EUR 28.47 12.37 0.89 14.76 16.51
Sep-2020 - Sep-2021 Sep-2019 - Sep-2020 Sep-2018 - Sep-2019 Sep-2017 - Sep-2018 Sep-2016 - Sep-2017
A2 HEUR (Gross) 41.93 14.98 5.78 14.22 9.34
S&P 500 Hgd EUR + 2.00% 31.04 14.63 2.92 17.04 18.83
Cumulative & Annualised Performance (%)
As of 31/10/21
A2 HEUR (Net) S&P 500 Hgd EUR
  Cumulative Annualised
1MO YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
A2 HEUR (Net) 2.92 18.55 39.95 22.62 14.93 9.53 2.63
S&P 500 Hgd EUR 6.96 23.20 41.27 18.87 16.28 14.52 -
3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
A2 HEUR (Gross) - 17.77 12.15 5.03
S&P 500 Hgd EUR + 2.00% - 18.60 16.81 -
A2 HEUR (Net) S&P 500 Hgd EUR
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
A2 HEUR (Net) 5.96 0.80 -9.46 36.41 24.15
S&P 500 Hgd EUR 10.35 19.37 -7.27 27.52 15.75
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
A2 HEUR (Gross) 8.50 3.23 -7.20 39.84 27.26
S&P 500 Hgd EUR + 2.00% 12.56 21.75 -5.41 30.07 18.07
Initial Charge 5.00%
Annual Charge 1.25%
Ongoing Charge
(As of 30/06/21)


Top Holdings (As of 31/10/21)
Crown Holdings Inc 7.23
Horizon Therapeutics Plc 5.64
Caesars Entertainment Inc 5.42
Freeport-McMoRan Inc 5.04
VICI Properties Inc 4.63
Total 27.96
Sector Allocation % OF FUND % OF FUND (As of 31/10/21)
Consumer Discretionary 17.69
Health Care 17.59
Materials 16.11
Information Technology 13.02
Financials 12.09
Industrials 6.11
Communication Services 5.82
Real Estate 4.63
Utilities 4.28
Consumer Staples 0.87
Energy 0.87
Cash & Equivalents 0.92
Regional Allocations % OF FUND % OF FUND (As of October 31, 2021)
North America 94.88
Europe 4.20
Cash & Equivalents 0.92


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  • ​The value of the Funds and the income from them is not guaranteed and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you originally invested.
  • ​Past performance is not a guide to future performance.
  • Third party data is believed to be reliable, but its completeness and accuracy is not guaranteed.
  • Shares can lose value rapidly, and typically involve higher risks than bonds or money market instruments. The value of your investment may fall as a result.
  • Shares of small and mid-size companies can be more volatile than shares of larger companies, and at times it may be difficult to value or to sell shares at desired times and prices, increasing the risk of losses.
  • If a Fund has a high exposure to a particular country or geographical region it carries a higher level of risk than a Fund which is more broadly diversified.
  • This Fund may have a particularly concentrated portfolio relative to its investment universe or other funds in its sector. An adverse event impacting even a small number of holdings could create significant volatility or losses for the Fund.
  • The Fund may use derivatives towards the aim of achieving its investment objective. This can result in 'leverage', which can magnify an investment outcome and gains or losses to the Fund may be greater than the cost of the derivative. Derivatives also introduce other risks, in particular, that a derivative counterparty may not meet its contractual obligations.
  • If the Fund holds assets in currencies other than the base currency of the Fund or you invest in a share class of a different currency to the Fund (unless 'hedged'), the value of your investment may be impacted by changes in exchange rates.
  • Securities within the Fund could become hard to value or to sell at a desired time and price, especially in extreme market conditions when asset prices may be falling, increasing the risk of investment losses.
  • The Fund could lose money if a counterparty with which the Fund trades becomes unwilling or unable to meet its obligations, or as a result of failure or delay in operational processes or the failure of a third party provider.
  • Information on compliance with EU sustainable related disclosures can be found here.
  • Funds incur costs as a necessary part of buying and selling the underlying investments, these are otherwise known as portfolio transaction costs, and include charges such as broker commission and Stamp Duty.
  • For detailed product information including the risks associated with investing please read the relevant Prospectus or Annual Report.
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