Fact sheet: Architas MM Strategic Bd

Fund information
Fund name
Architas MM Strategic Bond A Acc
Fund manager company
Architas Multi-Manager Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Nathan Sweeneysince 01/02/2013
  • Solomon Nevissince 01/02/2017
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.
Benchmark
  • IA Sterling Strategic Bond
Investment style
Strategic Investment
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Quick stats
1 Year return
10.9%
1 Year rank in sector
9/83
Sector
UT Sterling Strategic Bond
Yield
2.3%
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.
0.95%
Fund size
£40m (£45m 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.
28
Mid price
117.7
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Natixis LS Stgc Inc15.5%
Fidelity UK Inv Grd Lg Cr15.3%
Fidelity I Stg Cr + Bd14%
Fidelity Pre-Retirmnt Bd13.1%
Artemis High Income12.9%
...more in UT Sterling Strategic Bond

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • International55.1%
    UK29.2%
    Not Specified8%
    Global Emerging Markets7.8%
  • No data available.
  • Global High Yield Fixed Interest28.9%
    Global Fixed Interest26.2%
    UK Corporate Fixed Interest17.8%
    UK Gilts11.3%
    Global Emerging Market Fixed Interest7.8%

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.7%2.2%4.6%10.9%11.8%23.3%
Sector0.7%2.2%4.6%8%13.4%30.9%
Rank within sector42 / 8444 / 8443 / 849 / 8347 / 7355 / 63
Quartile2nd3rd3rd1st3rd4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund3.6%8.9%-2.2%4.2%1.3%
Sector3%7.3%-0.3%6.8%2.6%
Rank within sector25 / 8421 / 7868 / 7457 / 7245 / 65
Quartile2nd2nd4th4th3rd
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.
-0.04
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.
0.93
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.
0.09
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%.
3.69
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.
1.85
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.
-0.18
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.
0.75
Price movement
52 week high117.7
52 week low105.7
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price117.7
Region
1International55.11%
2UK29.15%
3Not Specified7.98%
4Global Emerging Markets7.76%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1Global High Yield Fixed Interest28.88%
2Global Fixed Interest26.23%
3UK Corporate Fixed Interest17.82%
4UK Gilts11.33%
5Global Emerging Market Fixed Interest7.76%
6Alternative Assets5.43%
7Property2.55%
Individual holdings
1AXA GLOBAL HIGH INCOME R INC12.74%
2VANGUARD U.K. SHORT-TERM INVESTMENT GRADE BOND10.91%
3ROYAL LONDON STERLING EXTRA YIELD BOND FUND7.62%
4BLACKROCK UK GILTS ALL STOCKS TRACKER FUND6.77%
5PIMCO CAPITAL SECURITIES FUND 5.96%
6PFS TWENTYFOUR DYNAMIC BOND FUND5.33%
7AXA STERLING CORPORATE BOND FUND4.45%
8L & G EMERGING MARKETS GOVERNMENT BOND4.2%
9KAMES ABSOLUTE RETURN BOND3.99%
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.
Benchmark
  • IA Sterling Strategic Bond
Investment style
Strategic Investment
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Nathan Sweeney01/02/2013Nathan 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.
Solomon Nevis01/02/2017Solomon joined Architas in June 2008 and leads the team’s research on alternative assets. In addition to his research responsibilities, he also manages our multi-asset income portfolios and real assets portfolio. Solomon  has a degree in Economics and History from Bristol University, is a CFA Charter holder and IMC qualified.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Architas MM Strategic Bond A Acc
Initial charge4.5%
Annual charge0.6%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.95%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price117.7
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGSNZ
Architas MM Strategic Bond A Inc
Initial charge4.5%
Annual charge0.6%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.95%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price107
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGSOB
Architas MM Strategic Bond R Acc
Initial charge4.5%
Annual charge1.3%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.65%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.72%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price164.3
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM670
Architas MM Strategic Bond S Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.75%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price115.9
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeJMMG
Architas MM Strategic Bond S Inc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.75%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price106.5
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeJMMI
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