Fact sheet: Architas MA Active Growth

Fund information
Fund name
Architas MA Active Growth A Acc
Fund manager company
Architas Multi-Manager Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Nathan Sweeneysince 01/01/2015
Fund objective
To achieve capital growth over the medium to long term. To achieve the investment objective through investment in equity and fixed income securities managed by a variety of external mandates and through collective investment schemes. Where the size of the Fund means that, in the ACD's view, it is ecoNomically appropriate to invest in collective investment schemes, all or a large proportion of the Fund will be invested in collective investment schemes. As the Fund grows the ACD will adopt a strategy of the combination of external mandates and collective investment schemes to meet the Fund's objective.The Fund may also invest in other transferable securities, money market instruments, warrants, derrivatives and deposits directly and/or indirectly though collective investment schemes. Use may be made of stock-lending, borrowing, cash holdings, hedging and other investment techniques permitted in the COLL sourcebook. Any investment using derivatives adheres to the guidance laid down regarding efficient portfolio managment in order to reduce risk; to reduce cost; or to generate additional capital or income in a manner consistent with the Fund's risk profile.
Benchmark
  • IA Flexible Investment
Investment style
Flexible,Growth
Investment method
None
Quick stats
1 Year return
16.4%
1 Year rank in sector
47/223
Sector
UT Flexible Investment
Yield
0.6%
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.
1.76%
Fund size
£101m (£95m 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.
78
Mid price
161.8
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
M&G Managed Growth31.6%
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Margetts Venture Strategy23.7%
Invesco Perp Managed Growth23.3%
Architas Birthstar TD 2036 4023.2%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • North America34.8%
    UK18%
    Asia Pacific ex Japan16.7%
    Global Emerging Markets14.9%
    Not Specified8.7%
  • No data available.
  • North American Equities34.8%
    UK Equities18%
    Asia Pacific ex Japan Equities16.7%
    Global Emerging Market Equities14.9%
    Alternative Assets6.2%

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.9%3.1%14.3%16.4%30.3%68.1%
Sector-0.2%0.7%8.7%10.1%19.4%45.9%
Rank within sector62 / 25242 / 24635 / 24647 / 22326 / 18621 / 158
Quartile1st1st1st1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund15.7%4.1%6.3%17.9%13.1%
Sector9.9%2%4.9%14.1%9.7%
Rank within sector52 / 23256 / 20968 / 18858 / 17730 / 160
Quartile1st2nd2nd2nd1st
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.
1.08
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.
1.26
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.
0.53
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%.
10.02
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.
3.01
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.
0.85
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.
0.95
Price movement
52 week high165.7
52 week low125.6
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price161.8
Region
1North America34.77%
2UK18.01%
3Asia Pacific ex Japan16.72%
4Global Emerging Markets14.89%
5Not Specified8.7%
6Europe ex UK3.65%
7Japan3.26%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1North American Equities34.77%
2UK Equities18.01%
3Asia Pacific ex Japan Equities16.72%
4Global Emerging Market Equities14.89%
5Alternative Assets6.16%
6Europe ex UK Equities3.65%
7Japanese Equities3.26%
8Property2.54%
Individual holdings
1JPM US EQUITY INCOME A INC13.38%
2FIRST STATE GLOBAL EMERGING MARKETS LEADERS9.45%
3ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN CONCENTRATED US EQUITY FUND8.2%
4ROBECO US PREMIUM EQUITIES FUND8.12%
5ASIA PACIFIC LEADERS B GBP ACC7.14%
6CF LINDSELL TRAIN UK EQUITY FUND5.87%
7HERMES ASIA EX-JAPAN EQUITY FUND5.3%
8CF WOODFORD EQUITY INCOME Z ACC GBP3.9%
9JPMORGAN US SELECT EQUITY PLUS FUND3.77%
Management
Fund manager group
Architas
Fund manager company
Architas Multi-Manager Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
To achieve capital growth over the medium to long term. To achieve the investment objective through investment in equity and fixed income securities managed by a variety of external mandates and through collective investment schemes. Where the size of the Fund means that, in the ACD's view, it is ecoNomically appropriate to invest in collective investment schemes, all or a large proportion of the Fund will be invested in collective investment schemes. As the Fund grows the ACD will adopt a strategy of the combination of external mandates and collective investment schemes to meet the Fund's objective.The Fund may also invest in other transferable securities, money market instruments, warrants, derrivatives and deposits directly and/or indirectly though collective investment schemes. Use may be made of stock-lending, borrowing, cash holdings, hedging and other investment techniques permitted in the COLL sourcebook. Any investment using derivatives adheres to the guidance laid down regarding efficient portfolio managment in order to reduce risk; to reduce cost; or to generate additional capital or income in a manner consistent with the Fund's risk profile.
Benchmark
  • IA Flexible Investment
Investment style
Flexible,Growth
Investment method
None
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Nathan Sweeney01/01/2015Nathan manages the risk-profiled Architas Multi-Asset Active range, the Architas Multi-Manager UK Equity, Architas Multi-Manager Strategic Bond, Architas Multi-Manager Monthly High Income and the Verbatim Portfolio 5 Growth funds. Nathan's analyst responsibilities include research into UK Fixed Income funds. Nathan joined Architas in 2010 from Thornhill, where he worked as a Private Client Fund Manager and was responsible for managing private client portfolios and fund selection. He began his 16-year investment career at AIB Investment managers, where he was responsible for fund selection and launching and managing the AIB Multi-Manager Fund range. Nathan has a BSc in Science, a Diploma in Financial Services and is IMC qualified.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Architas MA Active Growth A Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.76%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price161.8
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGD8V
Architas MA Active Growth A Inc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.76%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price156.7
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGD8U
Architas MA Active Growth B Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.85%
Min single investment£50,000
Min regular saving£5,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.74%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.79%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price314.6
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeA708
Architas MA Active Growth R Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.51%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.54%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price232.7
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeUS76
Architas MA Active Growth R Inc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.51%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.55%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price226.5
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeQT45
Architas MA Active Growth S Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.55%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.56%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price129.5
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJMML
Architas MA Active Growth S Inc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.55%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.56%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price126
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJMMM
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