Fact sheet: Allan Gray Africa Equity

Fund information
Fund name
Allan Gray Africa Equity
Fund manager company
Allan Gray Intl (Prop) Ltd
Fund type
No data available.
Fund manager
  • Andrew Lappingsince 01/07/1998
Fund objective
The Fund aims to outperform African equity markets over the long term without taking on greater risk of loss.
  • MSCI Emerging and Frontier Markets Africa
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
1 Year rank in sector
FO Equity - South Africa
Fund size
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.
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Allan Gray Africa Equity8.2%
...more in FO Equity - South Africa

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • South Africa26.2%
  • Financials29.1%
    Consumer Goods25.4%
    Basic Materials15.3%
    Oil & Gas7.2%
  • African Equity45%
    South African Equities26.2%
    Egyptian Equity20.5%
    UK Equities5.1%
    Australian Equities2.8%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Rank within sector1 / 11 / 11 / 11 / 11 / 11 / 1
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Rank within sector1 / 11 / 11 / 11 / 11 / 1
Risk statistics
?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.
?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.
?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.
?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%.
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.
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.
?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.
Price movement
52 week high141.61
52 week low118.12
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price141.61
1South Africa26.2%
Industry sector
2Consumer Goods25.4%
3Basic Materials15.3%
5Oil & Gas7.2%
6Consumer Services5.9%
8Fixed Interest3.1%
Asset type
1African Equity45%
2South African Equities26.2%
3Egyptian Equity20.5%
4UK Equities5.1%
5Australian Equities2.8%
6Canadian Equities0.4%
Individual holdings
No data available.
Fund manager group
Allan Gray Intl (Prop)
Fund manager company
Allan Gray Intl (Prop) Ltd
Fund type
No data available.
Fund objective
The Fund aims to outperform African equity markets over the long term without taking on greater risk of loss.
  • MSCI Emerging and Frontier Markets Africa
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund manager
Andrew Lapping01/07/1998Andrew joined Allan Gray in February 2001 as a fixed interest trader and moved to the research team as an equity analyst in February 2003. He was appointed as fixed interest portfolio manager in June 2006 and in February 2008 took on the additional responsibility of managing a portion of client equity and balanced portfolios. He is a fund manager for the Allan Gray Bond and Money Market Funds, as well as managing African equities. Andrew completed his B Sc (Eng) and B Com at UCT and is a CFA charter holder.
Distributor Status, Reporting Fund Status
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Bermuda, United Kingdom, Offshore
Allan Gray Africa Equity
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.5%
Min single investment£50,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)2.49%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price141.61
Price updated18/05/2017
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Citi codeOC42
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