Fact sheet: Alliance Trust SF Eurpn Gth

Fund information
Fund name
Alliance Trust Sustainable Future European Growth 2 Acc
Fund manager company
Alliance Trust Investments
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Neil Brownsince 31/03/2011
  • Peter Michaelissince 01/02/2013
Fund objective
The Fund aims for long term capital growth and will invest in the shares of a broad range of European companies, 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
  • MSCI Europe ex UK
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
12.3%
1 Year rank in sector
60/97
Sector
UT Europe Excluding UK
Yield
1.6%
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
£154m (£134m 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.
105
Mid price
185.6
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Marlborough Eurpn Multi-Cap32%
Neptune European Opps28.3%
Invesco Perp European Equity21.7%
Schroder Eurpn Alpha Plus21.7%
Liontrust European Growth21.1%
...more in UT Europe Excluding UK

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Germany19.5%
    France18.1%
    Spain13.4%
    Netherlands12.7%
    Denmark6.6%
  • Consumer Staples16.3%
    Financials16.1%
    Consumer Discretionary15%
    Industrials14.8%
    Health Care13.2%
  • German Equities19.5%
    French Equities18.1%
    Spanish Equities13.4%
    Dutch Equities12.7%
    Danish Equities6.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.6%-1.2%7.3%12.3%27%83%
Sector-0.9%0.2%9.5%12.9%25.3%80.3%
Rank within sector70 / 10169 / 10071 / 9960 / 9735 / 8731 / 79
Quartile3rd3rd3rd3rd2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund11.5%12.4%-2.6%26.1%21%
Sector11.5%9.1%-0.7%27.3%19.2%
Rank within sector54 / 9821 / 9171 / 8741 / 8134 / 79
Quartile3rd1st4th3rd2nd
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.
0.74
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.
0.99
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.
0.32
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%.
11.07
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.
2.84
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.
0.23
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.
0.93
Price movement
52 week high197.8
52 week low148.5
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price185.6
Region
1Germany19.53%
2France18.1%
3Spain13.42%
4Netherlands12.68%
5Denmark6.6%
6Norway6%
7Switzerland5.52%
8Italy3.98%
9UK3.69%
Industry sector
1Consumer Staples16.27%
2Financials16.14%
3Consumer Discretionary14.98%
4Industrials14.82%
5Health Care13.2%
6Information Technology10.34%
7Materials7.13%
8Utilities2.83%
9Telecommunications Utilities2.2%
Asset type
1German Equities19.53%
2French Equities18.1%
3Spanish Equities13.42%
4Dutch Equities12.68%
5Danish Equities6.6%
6Norwegian Equities6%
7Swiss Equities5.52%
8Italian Equities3.98%
9UK Equities3.69%
Individual holdings
1ROCHE HLDG AG5.52%
2DNB ASA4.4%
3DANSKE BANK4.37%
4BRITISH POUNDS4.33%
5UNILEVER NV4.06%
6Henkel AG & Co KGaA PFD3.81%
7INDUSTRIA DE DISENO TEXTIL SA3.79%
8FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE AG & CO.KGAA3.72%
9INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG3.04%
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 European companies, 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
  • MSCI Europe ex UK
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Neil Brown31/03/2011Neil is a Fund Manager on the Sustainable Investment Team at Alliance Trust Investments. Before joining Alliance Trust in August 2012 Neil spent four years at Aviva Investors as an SRI Analyst and then Fund Manager. Neil’s investment career started at Pensions & Investments Research Consultants where he was a senior researcher. In 2004, he moved to Threadneedle Asset Management where, as well as having the role of Pan European Equity Analyst, he was also Head of Governance and Responsible Investment. Neil has an MSc in Development Economics from the School of African & Oriental Studies and a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Manchester. He holds the CFA Society of the UK Investment Management Certificate.
Peter Michaelis01/02/2013Peter 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.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Alliance Trust Sustainable Future European 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 price185.6
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGN17
Alliance Trust Sustainable Future European 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 price260.7
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGD14
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