American Fund

The Fund aims to increase the value of your investment over the long-term by investing primarily in US equities.

The Fund seeks to generate a return over the long term above that of the Russell 1000 Net 30% Total Return Index, a broad universe of stocks representative of the US market.

As an actively managed fund, stocks are selected based on their fit with our Investment Philosophy. The composition of the Fund and its performance may look very different to the benchmark.

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our approach

A clear Investment Philosophy that is aligned to our purpose and rigorously applied through all market conditions.

By applying our Investment Philosophy we aim to control the downside risk in each stock in order to produce a compelling risk-adjusted compound rate of return.

We assess each company against a checklist of twenty-nine questions which analyse key aspects of a business, including its financial and competitive position, management and valuation. Responsible Investment analysis is integrated throughout our process, and several of our checklist questions consider Responsible Investment related issues.

Findlay Park American Fund Cumulative Performance

Share class as of 28th June 2024

Class I USD Distribution
Class I USD Distribution
Class I GBP Distribution
Class I Hedged GBP Distribution
Class I Euro Distribution

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.

Source: Bloomberg, FactSet and Findlay Park. Performance is calculated in US Dollars. Fund performance is shown net of fees, inclusive of dividends, on a NAV to NAV basis.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.

Source: Bloomberg, FactSet and Findlay Park. Performance is calculated in Sterling. Fund performance is shown net of fees, inclusive of dividends, on a NAV to NAV basis.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.

Source: Bloomberg, FactSet and Findlay Park. Fund performance is calculated in Sterling and index performance is calculated in US Dollars. Fund performance is shown net of fees, inclusive of dividends, on a NAV to NAV basis.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.

Source: Bloomberg, FactSet and Findlay Park. Performance is calculated in Euros. Fund performance is shown net of fees, inclusive of dividends, on a NAV to NAV basis. The Euro Unhedged share class was introduced on 4th August 2020. Please refer to the KIID for simulated historical performance based on returns from the Fund’s Dollar share class, converted to Euros.

The Fund’s benchmark has been the Russell 1000 Net 30% Total Return Index since 1st January 2014. The benchmark for the period from inception to 31st December 2010 was the Russell 2000 Index; and between 1st January 2011 and 31st December 2014 a 50/50 blend of the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P 500 Index.

Performance Data

Share class as of 28th June 2024

Class I USD Distribution
Class I USD Distribution
Class I GBP Distribution
Class I Hedged GBP Distribution
Class I Euro Distribution
Name Last Quarter YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
Class I USD Distribution -1.3 8.3 19.7 20.0 69.6 184.6 2063.3
Russell 1000 Net 30% Total Return Index 3.5 14.0 23.3 26.9 93.1 208.3 647.4
Name 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 CAGR (Since Inception)
Class I USD Distribution 27.0 -21.4 25.5 15.8 26.8 0.8 23.0 9.1 2.0 9.9 12.4
Russell 1000 Net 30% Total Return Index 25.9 -19.5 25.9 20.3 30.7 -5.3 21.0 11.4 0.3 12.6 7.9
S&P 500 Net 30% Total Return Index 25.7 -18.5 28.2 17.8 30.7 -4.9 21.1 11.2 0.7 13.0 7.8
Name 01/07/14-30/06/15 01/07/15-30/06/16 01/07/16-30/06/17 01/07/17-30/06/18 01/07/18-30/06/19 01/07/19-30/06/20 01/07/20-30/06/21 01/07/21-30/06/22 01/07/22-30/06/23 01/07/23-30/06/24
2015-06-30 5.5021719099644 6.7556195891931 6.7660071279342 6.0868695206293
2016-06-30 4.8281254966947 2.2966815757887 3.309333471462 -7.1388371489873
2018-06-29 13.95681980968 13.904733355514 13.708898980053 17.13287249834

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.

Source: Bloomberg, FactSet and Findlay Park. Performance is calculated in US Dollars. Fund performance is shown net of fees, inclusive of dividends, on a NAV to NAV basis.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.

Source: Bloomberg, FactSet and Findlay Park. Performance is calculated in Sterling. Fund performance is shown net of fees, inclusive of dividends, on a NAV to NAV basis.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.

Source: Bloomberg, FactSet and Findlay Park. Fund performance is calculated in Sterling and index performance is calculated in US Dollars. Fund performance is shown net of fees, inclusive of dividends, on a NAV to NAV basis.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.

Source: Bloomberg, FactSet and Findlay Park. Performance is calculated in Euros. Fund performance is shown net of fees, inclusive of dividends, on a NAV to NAV basis. The Euro Unhedged share class was introduced on 4th August 2020. Please refer to the KIID for simulated historical performance based on returns from the Fund’s Dollar share class, converted to Euros.

Risk Summary
The value of investments and the income received from them may go down as well as up, and you may not get back the original amount invested. Capital is at risk. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. The base currency of the Fund is US Dollar. The Fund may invest in assets which are denominated in other currencies; therefore, changes in the exchange rate between the base currency and these currencies will affect the value of the Fund. Where an investor’s own currency is not the US Dollar then, due to exchange rate fluctuations between this and the US Dollar, the performance of the investment may increase or decrease further as a result. The Fund is also subject to the following risks which are described in more detail in the Fund’s Prospectus: Investment Risk, Market Fluctuations, ESG Risk.

Benchmark
The Fund aims to generate capital growth over the long-term and in doing so seeks to achieve a return above the return of the Russell 1000 Net 30% Total Return Index. While we are aware that our investors will reference a benchmark when it comes to performance, stocks are selected on their individual merits and fit with our Investment Philosophy, not with reference to the benchmark. We think about performance in absolute as well as relative terms.

Fund Structure and Distribution

Findlay Park Partners LLP (Findlay Park) is the investment manager for Findlay Park Funds ICAV (Fund), an umbrella fund incorporated in Ireland as an Undertaking for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS). The Findlay Park American Fund is a sub-fund of this, and it has FCA Recognised status in the UK and UK Reporting Fund Status.

The Fund is registered for sale in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, Singapore (MAS list of restricted schemes), Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Finland. Shares in the Fund may not be directly or indirectly offered or sold in the United States of America, or to/for the benefit of a US Person. Please see the Fund’s Prospectus for further details.

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