Fact sheet: Architas MA Passive Growth

Fund information
Fund name
Architas MA Passive Growth A Acc
Fund manager company
Architas Multi-Manager Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Sheldon MacDonaldsince 01/02/2017
  • Steve Allensince 08/03/2011
Fund objective
The objective of the Fund is to seek 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 through exposure to a diversified range of asset classes. The Fund seeks to meet its objective by gaining exposure to a global portfolio of property, cash and various classes of equities and bonds, the relative allocation to each of which (“asset allocation”) is determined by a model provided by eValue Investment Solutions (“eValue”), a third party company that estimates the riskiness of these classes of asset by modelling their predicted behaviour in a range of hypothetical future scenarios over various time periods. eValue provides asset allocation recommendations to reflect seven discrete levels of investment risk ranging from level 1, which reflects the risk of holding only cash, to level 7, which is the riskiest profile in the range. The Fund is ranked at level 6, based on predicted asset class behaviour over a 15 year period. There is no guarantee, explicit or implied, that the future performance of the Fund will necessarily reflect the estimation of its risk profile under the eValue model. The actual financial instruments held by the Fund will, wherever practicably possible, be of a ‘passive’ nature: that is to say, collective investment schemes or other financial instruments that seek to track the performance of investment indices. The Fund may also invest in transferable securities, money market instruments, warrants, deposits, derivative instruments and, or indirectly through, collective investment schemes. Use may be made of stock-lending, borrowing, cash holdings and hedging. The Fund may use derivatives for investment purposes as well as for Efficient Portfolio Management. Underlying funds are selected on the basis of their efficiency at tracking the performance of certain investment indices which relate to particular types of assets.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
Aggressive
Investment method
None
Quick stats
1 Year return
25.5%
1 Year rank in sector
2/78
Sector
UT Volatility Managed
Yield
0.9%
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.
0.65%
Fund size
£53m (£36m 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.
83
Mid price
158.6
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Architas MA Passive Dynamic26.9%
Architas MA Passive Growth25.5%
Aviva Inv Mlti Ast V23.9%
Stan Life Inv MyFl Mkt V23.8%
Architas MA Blended Growth22.9%
...more in UT Volatility Managed

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • North America45.1%
    UK27.1%
    Japan11.6%
    Not Specified10.2%
    Europe ex UK6.1%
  • No data available.
  • North American Equities45.1%
    UK Equities27.1%
    Japanese Equities11.6%
    Property10.2%
    Europe ex UK Equities6.1%

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.3%2.7%6%25.5%40.4%62%
Sector0.4%2.7%3.7%14.8%25.5%46.2%
Rank within sector78 / 8342 / 835 / 782 / 782 / 7310 / 57
Quartile4th3rd1st1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund3%24.3%2.8%7.1%9.5%
Sector3%13.1%1.5%7.1%9.4%
Rank within sector41 / 833 / 7818 / 7330 / 7231 / 62
Quartile2nd1st1st2nd2nd
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.
-0.47
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.
1.63
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.
0.91
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%.
10.04
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.
4.5
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.
0.95
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.
0.94
Price movement
52 week high162.3
52 week low123.1
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price158.6
Region
1North America45.05%
2UK27.1%
3Japan11.63%
4Not Specified10.15%
5Europe ex UK6.07%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1North American Equities45.05%
2UK Equities27.1%
3Japanese Equities11.63%
4Property10.15%
5Europe ex UK Equities6.07%
Individual holdings
1VANGUARD US EQUITY INDEX A17.49%
2BLACKROCK US EQUITY TRACKER15.51%
3BLACKROCK UK EQUITY TRACKER L ACC13.9%
4VANGUARD FTSE UK ALL SHARE INDEX FUND12.95%
5BLACKROCK NORTH AMERICAN EQUITY TRACKER L11.64%
6BLACKROCK JAPAN EQUITY TRACKER L5.89%
7VANGUARD JAPAN STOCK INDEX ACC GBP5.63%
8LEGAL AND GENERAL UK PROPERTY FUND5.17%
9BLACKROCK CONTINENTAL EUROPEAN EQUITY TRACKER4.67%
Management
Fund manager group
Architas
Fund manager company
Architas Multi-Manager Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The objective of the Fund is to seek 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 through exposure to a diversified range of asset classes. The Fund seeks to meet its objective by gaining exposure to a global portfolio of property, cash and various classes of equities and bonds, the relative allocation to each of which (“asset allocation”) is determined by a model provided by eValue Investment Solutions (“eValue”), a third party company that estimates the riskiness of these classes of asset by modelling their predicted behaviour in a range of hypothetical future scenarios over various time periods. eValue provides asset allocation recommendations to reflect seven discrete levels of investment risk ranging from level 1, which reflects the risk of holding only cash, to level 7, which is the riskiest profile in the range. The Fund is ranked at level 6, based on predicted asset class behaviour over a 15 year period. There is no guarantee, explicit or implied, that the future performance of the Fund will necessarily reflect the estimation of its risk profile under the eValue model. The actual financial instruments held by the Fund will, wherever practicably possible, be of a ‘passive’ nature: that is to say, collective investment schemes or other financial instruments that seek to track the performance of investment indices. The Fund may also invest in transferable securities, money market instruments, warrants, deposits, derivative instruments and, or indirectly through, collective investment schemes. Use may be made of stock-lending, borrowing, cash holdings and hedging. The Fund may use derivatives for investment purposes as well as for Efficient Portfolio Management. Underlying funds are selected on the basis of their efficiency at tracking the performance of certain investment indices which relate to particular types of assets.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
Aggressive
Investment method
None
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Sheldon MacDonald01/02/2017Sheldon 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.
Steve Allen08/03/2011Steve manages the risk-profiled Architas Multi-Asset Passive range of funds and is responsible for research of the wider passive fund market and for oversight of the various passive offerings available to AXA’s UK and European clients.  In addition, he researches a variety of other areas including the IMA managed fund sectors and the European flexible fund universe. Steve joined Architas in 2008 from Winterthur Life where he managed the Investment Technical Support Team. His 27 years of investment experience has been gained from a variety of areas including 15 years working for Morgan Stanley, where he was an Executive Director in their Institutional Equities division. Steve holds the Chartered Institute of Securities’s Commodity and Derivatives and Securities & Financial Derivatives Representative exams and also the IMC.
Compliance
IA Recognised, Non UCITS Retail Scheme
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Architas MA Passive Growth A Acc
Initial charge4%
Annual charge0.45%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.65%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price158.6
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGSMX
Architas MA Passive Growth D Acc
Initial charge4%
Annual charge0.3%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.5%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price136.6
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKLCM
Architas MA Passive Growth R Acc
Initial charge4%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.26%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.3%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price151.7
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMZN7
Architas MA Passive Growth S Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.25%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.45%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price141.3
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeJMLS
Architas MA Passive Growth Z Acc
Initial charge2%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price161.5
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGSNI
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