Fact sheet: Alliance Trust SF Abs Gth

Fund information
Fund name
Alliance Trust Sustainable Future Absolute Growth 2 Acc
Fund manager company
Alliance Trust Investments
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Peter Michaelissince 31/03/2011
  • Simon Clementssince 05/12/2011
  • Adrien Bommelaersince 31/08/2016
Fund objective
The Fund aims for long term capital growth and will invest in the shares of a broad range of companies from around the world, based on the fund manager's view of their long term return prospects. It will invest only in companies that meet our rules for environmental and social responsibility. For full investment objective and policy details please refer to the Prospectus.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
Aggressive,Growth
Investment method
None
Quick stats
1 Year return
11.1%
1 Year rank in sector
93/224
Sector
UT Flexible Investment
Yield
0.4%
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.
0.85%
Fund size
£120m (£103m 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.
93
Mid price
128.9
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
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MGTS Frontier Adventurs21.7%
CF IM Global Strategy21.5%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA47.9%
    Money Market13.3%
    UK9.7%
    Japan7.5%
    Netherlands4.6%
  • Information Technology23.3%
    Health Care15.6%
    Money Market13.3%
    Industrials11.9%
    Financials10.4%
  • International Equities86.7%
    Money Market13.3%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-3.9%-0.2%8%11.1%25.5%76.3%
Sector-1.5%1.4%9.8%9.8%18.3%48%
Rank within sector239 / 253184 / 247161 / 24793 / 22442 / 18712 / 159
Quartile4th3rd3rd2nd1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund10.8%5.4%6.1%23.5%14.4%
Sector10.1%2%4.9%14.1%9.7%
Rank within sector109 / 23335 / 21074 / 18917 / 17817 / 161
Quartile2nd1st2nd1st1st
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.
0.94
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.
1.28
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.
0.54
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%.
10.75
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.
4.99
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.
0.51
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.
0.82
Price movement
52 week high137.1
52 week low103.5
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price128.9
Region
1USA47.89%
2Money Market13.27%
3UK9.73%
4Japan7.51%
5Netherlands4.61%
6Germany4.03%
7Norway3.05%
8China2.88%
9Denmark2.09%
Industry sector
1Information Technology23.3%
2Health Care15.58%
3Money Market13.27%
4Industrials11.86%
5Financials10.4%
6Consumer Discretionary9.58%
7Consumer Staples8.1%
8Materials5.54%
9Telecommunications Utilities1.38%
Asset type
1International Equities86.73%
2Money Market13.27%
Individual holdings
1ACUITY BRANDS INC3.57%
2NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NV3.02%
3ECOLAB INC2.96%
4TENCENT HLDGS LIMITED2.88%
5THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC2.67%
6CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS INC2.47%
7UNILEVER2.45%
8CVS HEALTH CORP2.3%
9TRIMBLE INC2.17%
Management
Fund manager group
Alliance Trust
Fund manager company
Alliance Trust Investments
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The Fund aims for long term capital growth and will invest in the shares of a broad range of companies from around the world, based on the fund manager's view of their long term return prospects. It will invest only in companies that meet our rules for environmental and social responsibility. For full investment objective and policy details please refer to the Prospectus.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
Aggressive,Growth
Investment method
None
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Peter Michaelis31/03/2011Peter has worked in fund management since 2000. Before joining Alliance Trust Investments in August 2012, Peter spent 11 years at Aviva Investors where, most recently, he was Head of Sustainable and Responsible Investment. After completing a PhD in Environmental Economics, Peter started his career working for the Steel Construction Institute as an Environmental Engineer. He then moved to Henderson Global Investors where he worked as an SRI Analyst and Assistant Fund Manager. In 2001 he moved to Aviva Investors, where he was promoted to lead manager on a number of its sustainable investment funds. Peter holds an MA in Physics from Oxford University, an MSc in Energy & Environmental Engineering and a PhD in Environmental Economics. In addition, he holds the CFA Society of the UK Investment Management Certificate.
Simon Clements05/12/2011Simon 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.
Adrien Bommelaer31/08/2016 Adrien Bommelaer has 15 years experience in investment research and asset management looking at technology, telecom and media sectors. He joined Alliance Trust in 2012 as a Technology and Media sector specialist and was appointed co manager of the global funds in 2016. Previously Adrien was head of technology hardware research at Piper Jaffray in London 2009-2010 and Head of European semiconductor research at Credit Suisse where he started his career in 1997. Adrien has a Masters degree from EDHEC Business School in France and majored in Finance.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Alliance Trust Sustainable Future Absolute Growth 2 Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£500,000
Min regular saving£25,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.85%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.85%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price128.9
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeCU94
Alliance Trust Sustainable Future Absolute Growth 3 Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£10,000,000
Min regular saving£500,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.43%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.44%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price181.2
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGD11
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