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US Forty Fund

Our differentiated view from the market identifies growth where growth is scarce, which we believe positions our investments to outperform the index over time


USD 86.46
As of 11/07/2024

1-Day Change
USD -1.13 (-1.29%)
As of 11/07/2024

Morningstar Rating

As of 30/06/2024



The Fund aims to provide capital growth over the long term.
Performance target: To outperform the Russell 1000 Growth Index by at least 2.5% 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, in any industry, in the United States. The Fund is focused towards larger US companies.
The Fund may also invest in other assets including companies outside the United States, cash and money market instruments.
The Sub-Investment Adviser 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 Russell 1000 Growth 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 Sub-Investment Adviser 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 a Marketing Communication and does not qualify as an investment recommendation.


  • Typically holding 30 to 40 stocks, the fund invests in our best US large-cap growth equity ideas where we believe we have a differentiated view from the market
  • Stock-picker’s fund leveraging three decades of experience in high-conviction investing
  • Fundamental, research-driven approach seeking innovative wide-moat companies
Past performance does not predict future returns. 


Doug Rao

Portfolio Manager

Industry since 1998. Joined Firm in 2013.

Nick Schommer, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Industry since 2007. Joined Firm in 2013.

Brian Recht

Co-Portfolio Manager | Research Analyst

Industry since 2011. Joined Firm in 2015.


Past performance does not predict future returns. 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 30/06/2024
I2 USD (Net) Russell 1000 Growth TR
Quarter End
As of 30/06/2024
Jun-2023 - Jun-2024 Jun-2022 - Jun-2023 Jun-2021 - Jun-2022 Jun-2020 - Jun-2021 Jun-2019 - Jun-2020
I2 USD (Net) 31.44 26.82 -29.54 44.58 21.74
Russell 1000 Growth TR 33.48 27.11 -18.77 42.50 23.28
Cumulative & Annualised Performance (%)
As of 30/06/2024
I2 USD (Net) Russell 1000 Growth TR
  Cumulative Annualised
1MO YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
I2 USD (Net) 5.22 19.49 31.44 5.51 15.63 14.24 6.75
Russell 1000 Growth TR 6.74 20.70 33.48 11.28 19.34 16.33 7.53
3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
I2 USD (Gross) - 16.82 15.49 7.95
Russell 1000 Growth TR + 2.50% - 22.32 19.24 10.22
Calendar Year Returns (%)
As of 30/06/2024
I2 USD (Net) Russell 1000 Growth TR
YTD 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
I2 USD (Net) 19.49 38.68 -33.58 22.62 38.78 35.85 0.76 29.40 -1.55 6.68 10.68
Russell 1000 Growth TR 20.70 42.68 -29.14 27.60 38.49 36.39 -1.51 30.21 7.08 5.67 13.05
Calendar Year Returns (%)
Year I2 USD (Net) Index
2023 38.68 42.68
2022 -33.58 -29.14
2021 22.62 27.60
2020 38.78 38.49
2019 35.85 36.39
2018 0.76 -1.51
2017 29.40 30.21
2016 -1.55 7.08
2015 6.68 5.67
2014 10.68 13.05
2013 37.69 33.48
2012 22.65 15.26
2011 -7.88 2.64
2010 7.72 16.71
2009 45.01 37.21
2008 -44.46 -38.44
2007 31.18 11.81
2006 10.34 9.07
2005 11.86 5.26
2004 15.69 6.30
2003 23.86 29.75
2002 -23.75 -27.88
2001 -23.24 -20.42
2000 -29.85 -22.42
1999 from 31/12/1999 0.00 -
Initial Charge 2.00%
Annual Charge 0.95%
Ongoing Charge
(As of 31/12/2023)


Top Holdings (As of 31/05/2024)
% of Fund
Microsoft Corp 9.68
NVIDIA Corp 9.59 Inc 5.95
Meta Platforms Inc 5.42
Apple Inc 5.28
Alphabet Inc 4.31
Mastercard Inc 4.21
Booking Holdings Inc 3.43
ASML Holding NV 3.19
Eli Lilly & Co 2.97
TOTAL 54.03
Regional Allocation % of Fund % of Fund As of May 31, 2024
Sector Allocation % of Fund % of Fund As of 31/05/2024


  • ​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 does not predict future returns.
  • Third party data is believed to be reliable, but its completeness and accuracy is not guaranteed.
  • Shares/Units 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.
  • 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 to help achieve its investment objective. This can result in leverage (higher levels of debt), which can magnify an investment outcome. Gains or losses to the Fund may therefore 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/unit class of a different currency to the Fund (unless hedged, i.e. mitigated by taking an offsetting position in a related security), the value of your investment may be impacted by changes in exchange rates.
  • When the Fund, or a share/unit class, seeks to mitigate exchange rate movements of a currency relative to the base currency (hedge), the hedging strategy itself may positively or negatively impact the value of the Fund due to differences in short-term interest rates between the currencies.
  • 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.
  • The Fund follows a growth investment style that creates a bias towards certain types of companies. This may result in the Fund significantly underperforming or outperforming the wider market.
  • 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.
  • Before investing in any of our funds you should satisfy yourself as to the suitability and the risks involved.
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