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M&G (Lux) North American Dividend Fund

The pursuit of rising dividends in the US market
John Weavers, Fund Manager

“The US offers a broad spectrum of companies which have delivered dividend growth across economic cycles and provides ample opportunities to create a diversified portfolio.”

Why dividends?

  • Consistent dividends provide an indication of a company’s good financial health.
  • Growing dividends reflect a company’s confidence in future growth.
  • Higher dividends typically lead to higher share prices.

There is no guarantee that securities in the portfolio will provide consistent or rising dividends.

Why dividends in the US?

  • The US has an established dividend culture with the longest dividend track records in the world.
  • The US offers an abundance of dividend growers across a variety of sectors.
  • The US typically offers opportunities for faster growth compared to the rest of the world.

At least 80% of the M&G (Lux) North American Dividend Fund is invested in the shares of companies, across any sector and of any size, that are based, or do most of their business, in the US and Canada. The fund is concentrated and usually holds shares in fewer than 50 companies.
 

M&G's differentiated approach

  • A diversified approach to dividend investing which seeks to cope with different market conditions.
  • Stock selection from three distinct categories: ‘quality’ (defensives), ‘assets’ (cyclicals) and ‘rapid growth’ (premium growth).
  • A conviction-driven portfolio of 40-50 dividend growers.
Three sources of dividends

Source: M&G, 2022. *Internal guidelines, subject to change.

Fund Facts

31 March 2022 US$378.30 million
Fund launch date 9 November 2018
Benchmark* S&P 500 Net Total Return Index
Sector Morningstar US Large-Cap Blend Equity sector

Source of fund facts: M&G as at 31.03.22.

*The benchmark is a comparator against which the fund’s performance can be measured. It is a net return index which includes dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes. The index has been chosen as the fund’s benchmark as it best reflects the scope of the fund’s investment policy. The benchmark is used solely to measure the fund’s performance and does not constrain the fund's portfolio construction. The fund is actively managed. The investment manager has complete freedom in choosing which investments to buy, hold and sell in the fund. The fund’s holdings may deviate significantly from the benchmark’s constituents. For unhedged and currency hedged share classes, the benchmark is shown in the share class currency.

**The ongoing charge figure is based on estimated expenses for the year ending 30.09.21.

This is a marketing communication. Please refer to the prospectus and to the KIID before making any final investment decision.

The value and income from the fund's assets will go down as well as up. This will cause the value of your investment to fall as well as rise. There is no guarantee that the fund will achieve its objective and you may get back less than you originally invested.

The fund holds a small number of investments, and therefore a fall in the value of a single investment may have a greater impact than if it held a larger number of investments.

The fund can be exposed to different currencies. Movements in currency exchange rates may adversely affect the value of your investment.

Further details of the risks that apply to the fund can be found in the fund's Prospectus.

The fund invests mainly in company shares and is therefore likely to experience larger price fluctuations than funds that invest in bonds and/or cash.

Investing in this fund means acquiring units or shares in a fund, and not in a given underlying asset such as a building or shares of a company, as these are only the underlying assets owned by the fund.

For Professional Investors only. Not for onward distribution. No other persons should rely on any information contained within.

This financial promotion is issued by M&G Investments (Hong Kong) Limited. Office: Unit 1002, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong. The contents of this document have not been reviewed by any regulatory authority in Hong Kong. You are advised to exercise caution in relation to the offer of any funds mentioned in it. If you are in any doubt about any of the contents of this document, you should obtain independent professional advice. Shares, units or other interests in the funds mentioned in this document may only be offered or sold in Hong Kong to persons who are “professional investors” as defined in the Securities and Futures Ordinance (“Ordinance”) and any rules made under the Ordinance – or in circumstances which are permitted under the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance. In addition, distribution of this document in Hong Kong is restricted. It may not be issued or possessed for the purposes of issue, whether in Hong Kong or elsewhere, and shares, units or other interests in the funds mentioned may not be disposed of to any person unless such person is a “professional investor” as defined in the Ordinance and any rules made under the Ordinance or as otherwise may be permitted under Hong Kong law.