Fact sheet: AXA Framlington Biotech

Fund information
Fund name
AXA Framlington Biotech Z Acc
Fund manager company
AXA IM UK
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Linden Thomsonsince 04/07/2012
Accolades
Fund objective
To provide long-term capital appreciation by investing principally in equity securities of companies in the biotechnology, genomic and medical research industries worldwide.
Benchmark
  • NASDAQ Biotechnology
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-3.3%
1 Year rank in sector
122/124
Sector
UT Specialist
Yield
-
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
0.83%
Fund size
£521m (£689m last year)
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
217
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA84.2%
    UK3.1%
    Switzerland3.1%
    France2.4%
    Belgium2.4%
  • Biotechnology/Medical79.1%
    Pharmaceuticals13.5%
    Technology3.6%
    Money Market1.8%
    Electronic & Electrical Equipment1.2%
  • US Equities84.2%
    UK Equities3.1%
    Swiss Equities3.1%
    French Equities2.4%
    Belgian Equities2.4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.5%-1.4%9.6%-3.3%54.1%226.2%
Sector-1.2%-0.5%9.4%19.8%17%27.7%
Rank within sector30 / 12482 / 12561 / 125122 / 1248 / 1141 / 91
Quartile1st3rd2nd4th1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-8.3%12.3%46.7%65.2%24.9%
Sector19.7%-4.5%1.2%4.5%7.5%
Rank within sector124 / 1244 / 1194 / 1151 / 1054 / 91
Quartile4th1st1st1st1st
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
16.19
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
0.75
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
0.52
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
26.56
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
25.66
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
0.43
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.08
Price movement
52 week high310.9
52 week low222.6
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price279.8
Region
1USA84.18%
2UK3.11%
3Switzerland3.08%
4France2.41%
5Belgium2.35%
6Sweden2.17%
7Money Market1.82%
8Germany0.49%
9Canada0.39%
Industry sector
1Biotechnology/Medical79.07%
2Pharmaceuticals13.5%
3Technology3.62%
4Money Market1.82%
5Electronic & Electrical Equipment1.22%
6Health Care0.77%
Asset type
1US Equities84.18%
2UK Equities3.11%
3Swiss Equities3.08%
4French Equities2.41%
5Belgian Equities2.35%
6Swedish Equities2.17%
7Money Market1.82%
8German Equities0.49%
9Canadian Equities0.39%
Individual holdings
1GILEAD SCIENCES INC9.8%
2BIOGEN INC9%
3CELGENE CORP8.6%
4ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS INC7.7%
5VERTEX PHARMACEUTICAL5.3%
6REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS INC4.8%
7INCYTE CORP4.6%
8AMGEN INC4.5%
9BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL3.6%
Management
Fund manager group
AXA Investment Managers
Fund manager company
AXA IM UK
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
To provide long-term capital appreciation by investing principally in equity securities of companies in the biotechnology, genomic and medical research industries worldwide.
Benchmark
  • NASDAQ Biotechnology
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Linden Thomson04/07/2012Linden Thomson joined AXA IM in June 2011 as sector specialist on the Healthcare equity desk. Linden joined AXA IM from Hedge Fund Clear River Capital where she was responsible for fundamental stock research across the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Prior to that she worked for Goldman Sachs on the sell side where she was based in the healthcare research team with specific focus on the biotechnology sector. She graduated from Edinburgh University with a BSc in Medical Microbiology and is a CFA Charterholder.
Compliance
Transparent for Swiss Tax, IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Switzerland, United Kingdom
AXA Framlington Biotech R
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price94.37
CurrencyUSX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeN5ID
AXA Framlington Biotech R Acc
Initial charge5.5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.9%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price150.2
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFR15
AXA Framlington Biotech R Inc
Initial charge5.5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.9%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price150.4
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFT82
AXA Framlington Biotech Z Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£5,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)1%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price279.8
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code11VD
AXA Framlington Biotech Z Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£5,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price96.09
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM3CK
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