Fact sheet: Aberdeen Gbl Wld Smlr Comp

Fund information
Fund name
Aberdeen Global World Smaller Companies A2 USD
Fund manager company
Aberdeen Global Services S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund manager
  • Global Equity Teamsince 22/08/2012
Fund objective
The Fund’s investment objective is long-term total return to be achieved by investing at least two-thirds of the Fund’s assets in equities and equity-related securities of worldwide Smaller Companies and/or of worldwide holding companies that have the preponderance of their assets in Smaller Companies. For the purpose of this Fund, Smaller Companies are defined as companies with a market capitalisation in the Base Currency of the Fund, as at the date of investment, of under US$5 billion. The Fund is a global fund insofar as its investments are not confined to or concentrated in any particular geographic region or market.
Benchmark
  • MSCI World Small Cap
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
18.3%
1 Year rank in sector
96/473
Sector
FO Equity - International
Yield
1.5%
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.
1.8%
Fund size
£14m (£15m 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
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK21.1%
    USA19.1%
    Japan8%
    Brazil7.4%
    Switzerland7.1%
  • Industrials19.6%
    Consumer Staples19%
    Consumer Discretionary14.1%
    Health Care13.1%
    Materials8.6%
  • UK Equities21.1%
    US Equities16.4%
    Japanese Equities8%
    Brazilian Equities7.3%
    Swiss Equities7.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.6%7.9%10.4%18.3%11.3%-
Sector0.6%7.5%8.1%11.3%19%61.2%
Rank within sector69 / 495180 / 490108 / 48596 / 473275 / 375-
Quartile1st2nd1st1st3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund11.2%-2.6%1.3%8.2%-
Sector5.7%0.7%6%21.3%12.7%
Rank within sector91 / 479331 / 433298 / 390331 / 344-
Quartile1st4th4th4th
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.
-2.01
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.
1.07
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.
0.16
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%.
12.14
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.
6.17
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.
-0.28
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.
0.74
Price movement
52 week high13.58
52 week low10.71
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price13.48
Region
1UK21.14%
2USA19.05%
3Japan8.04%
4Brazil7.36%
5Switzerland7.13%
6Germany6.61%
7Chile6.24%
8Thailand3.65%
9Hong Kong3.05%
Industry sector
1Industrials19.62%
2Consumer Staples19.01%
3Consumer Discretionary14.14%
4Health Care13.14%
5Materials8.55%
6Real Estate8.39%
7Information Technology6.25%
8Financials3.64%
9Others2.74%
Asset type
1UK Equities21.09%
2US Equities16.43%
3Japanese Equities8.02%
4Brazilian Equities7.32%
5Swiss Equities7.13%
6German Equities6.61%
7Thai Equities3.65%
8Preference Shares3.18%
9Chilean Equities3.07%
Individual holdings
1EMBOTELLADORA ANDINA SA3.2%
2DORMA+KABA HLDG AG3.1%
3CASEY`S GENERAL STORES INC2.7%
4CLICKS GROUP LTD2.6%
5BARRY CALLEBAUT AG2.5%
6PAREXEL INTERNATIONAL CORP2.5%
7JONES LANG LASALLE INC2.4%
8RAFFLES MEDICAL GROUP2.4%
9IGUATEMI EMPRESA SHOPPING CENTERS2.2%
Management
Fund manager group
Aberdeen
Fund manager company
Aberdeen Global Services S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The Fund’s investment objective is long-term total return to be achieved by investing at least two-thirds of the Fund’s assets in equities and equity-related securities of worldwide Smaller Companies and/or of worldwide holding companies that have the preponderance of their assets in Smaller Companies. For the purpose of this Fund, Smaller Companies are defined as companies with a market capitalisation in the Base Currency of the Fund, as at the date of investment, of under US$5 billion. The Fund is a global fund insofar as its investments are not confined to or concentrated in any particular geographic region or market.
Benchmark
  • MSCI World Small Cap
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Global Equity Team22/08/2012
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, France, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Republic Of Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden, South Africa
Aberdeen Global World Smaller Companies A2 USD
Initial charge6.38%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,500
Min regular saving£1,500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.4754
CurrencyUSD
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGLLY
Aberdeen Global World Smaller Companies E2 EUR
Initial charge6.38%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,500
Min regular saving£1,500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price14.9466
CurrencyEUR
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGLMA
Aberdeen Global World Smaller Companies I2 USD
Initial charge6.38%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.26%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.7527
CurrencyUSD
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGLLZ
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