Fact sheet: Architas MA Blended Growth

Fund information
Fund name
Architas MA Blended Growth A Acc
Fund manager company
Architas Multi-Manager Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Sheldon MacDonaldsince 08/11/2010
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve a return for investors over the medium to long term based on a combination of capital growth and income and with a moderately high volatility level. The Fund will invest primarily in collective investment schemes, to deliver exposure to a range of asset classes. The Fund may also invest in transferable securities, money market instruments, warrants, deposits, and derivative instruments. Use may be made of stock-lending, borrowing and hedging. The Fund may use derivatives and forward transactions for investment purposes as well as for Efficient Portfolio Management.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
17.8%
1 Year rank in sector
-
Sector
UT Unclassified
Yield
1.5%
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.
1.18%
Fund size
£45m (£33m 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.
77
Mid price
148.6
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Santander Global Emg Shs Pfl26.4%
Architas MA Passive Dynamic22.7%
Architas MA Passive Growth19.7%
TM Oak19.2%
HSBC Wld Sel Dynamic Pfl18.3%
...more in UT Unclassified

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • North America36.3%
    UK16%
    Japan11.8%
    Global Emerging Markets11.5%
    Not Specified8.5%
  • No data available.
  • North American Equities36.3%
    UK Equities16%
    Japanese Equities11.8%
    Global Emerging Market Equities8.3%
    Property5.2%

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.6%4%16.5%17.8%28%59.7%
Sector-1.7%-0.6%7.1%8.5%17.1%41.4%
Rank within sector------
Quartile
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund17.6%2.5%6.3%13.2%10.3%
Sector8.7%1.7%5.7%9.6%9.3%
Rank within sector-----
Quartile
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.
-1.47
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.
1.61
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.
0.48
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%.
9.58
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.
4.34
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.
0.45
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.
0.92
Price movement
52 week high150.2
52 week low114.4
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price148.6
Region
1North America36.34%
2UK15.95%
3Japan11.81%
4Global Emerging Markets11.47%
5Not Specified8.45%
6International5.72%
7Asia Pacific ex Japan4.31%
8Europe ex UK3.52%
9Others2.43%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1North American Equities36.34%
2UK Equities15.95%
3Japanese Equities11.81%
4Global Emerging Market Equities8.26%
5Property5.18%
6Asia Pacific ex Japan Equities4.31%
7Europe ex UK Equities3.52%
8Alternative Assets3.27%
9Global Emerging Market Fixed Interest3.21%
Individual holdings
1BLACKROCK NORTH AMERICAN EQUITY TRACKER L18.76%
2JPM US EQUITY INCOME A INC9.13%
3BLACKROCK UK EQUITY TRACKER L8.26%
4ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN CONCENTRATED US EQUITY FUND8%
5GLG JAPAN CORE ALPHA EQUITY FUND6.53%
6BLACKROCK JAPAN EQUITY TRACKER L5.13%
7BLACKROCK EMERGING MARKETS EQUITY TRACKER L3.67%
8Fidelity Emerging Markets Fund3.22%
9AXA WORLD FUNDS EMERGING MARKETS SHORT DURATION BONDS A HEDGED DIS GBP3.17%
Management
Fund manager group
Architas
Fund manager company
Architas Multi-Manager Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve a return for investors over the medium to long term based on a combination of capital growth and income and with a moderately high volatility level. The Fund will invest primarily in collective investment schemes, to deliver exposure to a range of asset classes. The Fund may also invest in transferable securities, money market instruments, warrants, deposits, and derivative instruments. Use may be made of stock-lending, borrowing and hedging. The Fund may use derivatives and forward transactions for investment purposes as well as for Efficient Portfolio Management.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Sheldon MacDonald08/11/2010Sheldon manages the Architas Multi-Asset Blended Fund range. He oversees fund selection and manages the products' asset allocation and investment strategies. He also leads fund manager research across a number of sectors, including multi-asset and money market strategies. Before joining Architas in 2010, Sheldon was a fund of funds manager at Nedgroup Investments, part of Old Mutual Plc. As well as running a variety of long only multi-asset strategies, Sheldon has extensive experience in the hedge fund space and, prior to joining Nedgroup Investments, was Head of Derivative Trading at Old Mutual Asset Managers in South Africa. Sheldon has a BComm in Financial Accounting and Economics and holds the IMC. He has 22 years of investment experience.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Architas MA Blended Growth A Acc
Initial charge4.5%
Annual charge0.6%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.18%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price148.6
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGSNY
Architas MA Blended Growth R Acc
Initial charge4.5%
Annual charge1.3%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.88%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.39%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price214.3
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM673
Architas MA Blended Growth S Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price129
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJMMB
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