Fact sheet: Alger Small Cap Focus

Fund information
Fund name
Alger Small Cap Focus A US
Fund manager company
La Francaise AM
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund manager
  • Amy Y. Zhangsince 29/01/2016
Fund objective
Primarily invests in a focused portfolio of generally 50 or fewer growth equity securities of U.S. small cap companies identified through our fundamental research as demonstrating promising growth potential.
Benchmark
No data available.
Investment style
Concentrated,Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
23.1%
1 Year rank in sector
7/31
Sector
FO Equity - Small Cap USA
Yield
-
Fund size
£19m (£5m last year)
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
GS US Sml Cap CORE Eq Pfl37%
SEI US Sm Cos32.5%
Manulife US Small Cap Equity27.7%
Vanguard US Discoveries27.5%
JPM US SmalCap Gth25.3%
...more in FO Equity - Small Cap USA

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA100%
  • Information Technology43.8%
    Health Care41.9%
    Industrials7.6%
    Consumer Discretionary3.5%
    Materials3.3%
  • US Equities100%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.4%4.6%8%23.1%--
Sector1.7%1.8%11.4%19.6%23.1%72.3%
Rank within sector33 / 355 / 3525 / 337 / 31--
Quartile4th1st4th1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund7.6%----
Sector2.4%18.3%-4.1%4.8%37.9%
Rank within sector2 / 35----
Quartile1st
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.
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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.
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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.
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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%.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Price movement
52 week high13.74
52 week low10.51
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price13.44
Region
1USA100%
Industry sector
1Information Technology43.8%
2Health Care41.87%
3Industrials7.58%
4Consumer Discretionary3.47%
5Materials3.28%
Asset type
1US Equities100%
Individual holdings
1MEDIDATA SOLUITION INC7.36%
2COGNEX CORP4.41%
3VEEVA SYSTEMS INC4.11%
4BLACKBAUD INC3.9%
5TYLER TECHNOLOGIES INC3.84%
6BIOTEQUE CORP3.69%
7ACI WORLDWIDE INC3.42%
8CANTEL MEDICAL CORP3.37%
9MANHATTAN ASSOCIATES INC3.35%
Management
Fund manager group
No data available.
Fund manager company
La Francaise AM
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
Primarily invests in a focused portfolio of generally 50 or fewer growth equity securities of U.S. small cap companies identified through our fundamental research as demonstrating promising growth potential.
Benchmark
No data available.
Investment style
Concentrated,Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Amy Y. Zhang29/01/2016Amy Zhang is Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager of the Alger Small Cap Focus and Alger Small Cap Growth strategies. She joined Alger in 2015 and has 19 years of investment experience. Prior to joining Alger, Amy worked at Brown Capital Management as a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of its Brown Capital Small Company Fund. Her previous experience includes working as a Portfolio Manager/Analyst at Epsilon Investment Management, Research Analyst at Templeton Worldwide, and Associate at Citicorp Securities. Amy earned her B.A. from Manhattanville College, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She earned her M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, where she was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society and named to the Dean’s List. She is also a member of the Columbia Business School Ambassadors Program. Amy is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute. She is a former President of the CFA Society Baltimore and is currently chair of their Advisory Board. She also served as a member on the Board of Directors, as well as Vice President and Programs Chair for the CFA Society of Stamford.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden
Alger Small Cap Focus A EUH
Initial charge6%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£100
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.15
CurrencyEUR
Price updated21/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeN32B
Alger Small Cap Focus A US
Initial charge6%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£100
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.44
CurrencyUSD
Price updated21/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeN32E
Alger Small Cap Focus I EUH
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.33
CurrencyEUR
Price updated21/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeN32D
Alger Small Cap Focus I US
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.65
CurrencyUSD
Price updated21/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeN32C
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