Fact sheet: Alliance Trust PLC

Fund information
Fund name
Alliance Trust PLC
Fund manager company
Alliance Trust
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund managers
  • Simon Clementssince 30/09/2014
Accolades
Fund objective
Alliance Trust is an investment company with investment trust status. Our objective is to generate a real return for our shareholders over the medium to long term by a combination of capital growth and a rising dividend. We have no fixed asset allocation benchmark although we mainly invest in global equities but can use a range of asset classes throughout the world to achieve our objective. We aim to be a core holding for investors seeking to increase the value of their investments over the long term.
Benchmark
No data available.
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
18.9%
1 Year rank in sector
11/24
Sector
IT Global
Yield
2.2%
Fund size
£3,020m
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.
101
Mid price
586.5
NAV
?Net asset value. The NAV per share may be higher or lower than the share price, which in turn is trading at either a discount or a premium to NAV.
635.8
Discount/Premium
?When the market price of an investment trust’s shares is less than the net asset value (NAV) per share then it is trading at a discount to NAV. A trust’s shares are on a premium when they trade at a higher price than the NAV.
-8.85
Gearing
?Investment trusts have the ability to borrow money which they invest with the aim of generating a higher return than the cost of the loan. An ungeared trust has a figure of 100. A figure of 110 would represent a trust with 10% gearing.
112
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • North America52.9%
    Europe ex UK19.3%
    UK14.1%
    Global Emerging Markets11.1%
    Money Market2.5%
  • Information Technology22.3%
    Financials17.3%
    Health Care15.8%
    Industrials9.1%
    Consumer Staples7.6%
  • North American Equities52.9%
    Europe ex UK Equities19.3%
    UK Equities14.1%
    Global Emerging Market Equities11.1%
    Money Market2.5%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.8%2.4%14.9%18.9%43.5%93.6%
Sector0.6%3.3%15.3%16.2%33.7%76.8%
Rank within sector11 / 2414 / 2415 / 2411 / 2410 / 2412 / 24
Quartile2nd3rd3rd2nd2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund15.4%11%9%22.7%12.4%
Sector15.2%6.8%7.4%21%12%
Rank within sector12 / 247 / 2411 / 2417 / 2416 / 24
Quartile2nd2nd2nd3rd3rd
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.
0.81
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.
1.09
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.
0.78
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%.
10.63
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.
5.56
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.
0.72
Price movement
52 week high603.5
52 week low450.8
Current bid price586
Current offer price587
Current mid price586.5
Region
1North America52.94%
2Europe ex UK19.3%
3UK14.14%
4Global Emerging Markets11.12%
5Money Market2.5%
Industry sector
1Information Technology22.33%
2Financials17.26%
3Health Care15.8%
4Industrials9.07%
5Consumer Staples7.6%
6Consumer Discretionary7.02%
7Materials5.17%
8Energy4.78%
9Real Estate3.61%
Asset type
1North American Equities52.94%
2Europe ex UK Equities19.3%
3UK Equities14.14%
4Global Emerging Market Equities11.12%
5Money Market2.5%
Individual holdings
1VISA INC3.4%
2ACCENTURE PLC2.9%
3PFIZER INC2.7%
4MACQUARIE INFRASTRUCTURE CO LLC2.3%
5AMERICAN TOWER CORP2.2%
6AMGEN INC2.2%
7DAIKIN INDUSTRIES2.2%
8ROCHE HLDG AG2.2%
9CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS INC2.1%
Management
Fund manager group
Alliance Trust
Fund manager company
Alliance Trust
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund objective
Alliance Trust is an investment company with investment trust status. Our objective is to generate a real return for our shareholders over the medium to long term by a combination of capital growth and a rising dividend. We have no fixed asset allocation benchmark although we mainly invest in global equities but can use a range of asset classes throughout the world to achieve our objective. We aim to be a core holding for investors seeking to increase the value of their investments over the long term.
Benchmark
No data available.
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Simon Clements30/09/2014Simon has worked in fund management since 1998. Before joining Alliance Trust Investments in August 2012, Simon spent 12 years at Aviva Investors (previously Morley Fund Management) where, most recently, he was Head of Global Equities. In his early career, Simon worked as a Portfolio Accountant and Risk and Performance Analyst before joining Aviva Investors to help develop its global equity and SRI propositions. Simon holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Newcastle, Australia and a graduate diploma in Applied Finance & Investment from Securities Institute of Australia. He is also a CFA charterholder and holds the CFA Society of the UK Investment Management Certificate.
Compliance
AIC Member
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Alliance Trust PLC
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 price637
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNJEG
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