Fact sheet: AXA General Trust

Fund information
Fund name
AXA General Trust R Acc
Fund manager company
AXA IM UK
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Jim Stridesince 01/11/2015
Fund objective
To achieve capital growth with an increasing income. The portfolio will consist principally of UK equities and may include investments in either or both of North America and Japan. It may also include other classes of UK investment.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
8.8%
1 Year rank in sector
128/277
Sector
UT UK All Companies
Yield
2.8%
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.
1.03%
Fund size
£5m (£202m 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.
95
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Stan Life Inv UK Eq Recvry47.8%
UBS UK Opportunities27.7%
Schroder Recovery27.5%
Charity Equity25.8%
Schroder Specialist Value UK Equ25.3%
...more in UT UK All Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK97%
    Money Market3%
  • Financials19.5%
    Consumer Services13.8%
    Oil & Gas13%
    Health Care12.2%
    Consumer Goods9.3%
  • UK Equities97%
    Money Market3%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund3.4%1.6%8.7%8.8%19.4%52.6%
Sector2%0.3%7.4%7.6%16.2%60%
Rank within sector51 / 28567 / 283109 / 281128 / 277102 / 263183 / 251
Quartile1st1st2nd2nd2nd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund8.6%6.1%0.2%18.5%12.8%
Sector7.5%3.7%0.6%25.7%14.8%
Rank within sector129 / 278110 / 269170 / 264234 / 257152 / 251
Quartile2nd2nd3rd4th3rd
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.
-0.21
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.
1.02
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.
0.11
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%.
10.51
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.
4.04
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.
-0.05
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.
0.86
Price movement
52 week high2054
52 week low1609
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price2010
Region
1UK97.02%
2Money Market2.98%
Industry sector
1Financials19.52%
2Consumer Services13.78%
3Oil & Gas12.95%
4Health Care12.21%
5Consumer Goods9.31%
6Telecommunications8.49%
7Industrials6.71%
8Basic Materials5.98%
9Others4.27%
Asset type
1UK Equities97.02%
2Money Market2.98%
Individual holdings
1ROYAL DUTCH SHELL8%
2HSBC HOLDINGS PLC5.2%
3BP PLC4.9%
4VODAFONE GROUP4.8%
5BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC4.2%
6ASTRAZENECA PLC3.8%
7PRUDENTIAL PLC3.2%
8RIO TINTO2.9%
9GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC2.7%
Management
Fund manager group
AXA Investment Managers
Fund manager company
AXA IM UK
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
To achieve capital growth with an increasing income. The portfolio will consist principally of UK equities and may include investments in either or both of North America and Japan. It may also include other classes of UK investment.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Jim Stride01/11/2015Jim was appointed Managing Director in 1997 and is also Head of the UK Equities team. Jim joined the company in 1981 as a fund manager, having worked as an analyst with Panmure Gordon & Co. for two years. His career began in 1976 as a Portfolio Analyst with the Post Office Staff Superannuation Fund. Jim graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc (Hons) in Economics having specialised in Accounting and Finance.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
AXA General Trust R Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.03%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.03%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price2010
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEQ72
AXA General Trust R Inc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.03%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.03%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1047
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEQ10
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