VAM US Large Cap Growth Fund

CLASSIFICATIONS

Asset Class:  Equity

Region: United States

INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE

The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve significant capital appreciation over each full market cycle. To achieve this objective, the Fund will invest in an unleveraged portfolio of equity and equity-convertible securities and cash or cash equivalents. The Fund’s assets will consist primarily of equity and equity-convertible securities of companies with perceived high growth potential and listed in the United States or dealt on another United States Regulated Market with aggregate market capitalisations, at the time of purchase, within the current market capitalisation ranges for generally followed large-cap indexes, such as the S&P 500 Index and the Russell 1000® Growth Index.

KEY FACTS

A class USD B class USD
Launch Date 31st March 2006 17th January 2003
ISIN LU0247236747 LU0247237638
Sedol Code B10QTN0 B10QTP2
Bloomberg Ticker VAMULCA LX VAMULCB LX
Base Currency USD USD
Dealing Frequency Daily Daily

DRIEHAUS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC

Driehaus is the investment manager to eight VAM Funds (Lux) funds and one VAM Managed Funds (Lux) fund. It is a specialist institutional investment manager based in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It boasts over three decades of investment management expertise.

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

The Fund is team-managed by senior members of Driehaus Macro and Quantitative team. The team is led by Portfolio Manager Richard Thies. Mr Thies began his career at the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group as a consultant for the gender entrepreneurship markets group in 2005. In 2008, Mr Thies worked for Opportunity International as a proposal writer. He then worked as an associate international economist for The Northern Trust in 2009. He joined Driehaus Capital Management as a macro analyst in 2011. He received his Bachelor of Arts in international studies from Emory University in 2005 and his Master of Arts degree focused on international political economy from the University of Chicago in 2007.

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