Fact sheet: Aviva BlckRck UK Sm Co Pn

Fund information
Fund name
Aviva BlackRock UK Smaller Companies Pn S14
Fund manager company
Aviva Life & Pensions UK Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Ralph Coxsince 30/11/2009
  • Richard Plackettsince 30/11/2009
Underlying fund
BlackRock UK Sm Cos
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth on your investment. The Fund invests primarily in the shares of smaller companies incorporated, or listed on a stock exchange, in the United Kingdom which the Portfolio Manager considers to have above average growth prospects. Smaller companies are those whose market capitalisations are similar to that of companies in the Hoare Govett Smaller Companies plus AiM ex-Investment Trusts Index at the time of the Fund’s investment. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class set out above.
Benchmark
  • Numis SC Plus AIM Ex Investment Trust Companies
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
7.2%
1 Year rank in sector
38/107
Sector
PN UK Smaller Companies
Yield
-
Fund size
£19m (£19m 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.
99
Bid price
168.1
Top in this sector
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...more in PN UK Smaller Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK99.4%
    Money Market0.6%
  • Industrials28.4%
    Consumer Services22%
    Financials13.7%
    Basic Materials10%
    Consumer Goods8.7%
  • UK Equities99.4%
    Money Market0.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund5%0.5%4.3%7.2%22.4%-
Sector3.7%0.4%4.4%4.4%23.7%102.2%
Rank within sector23 / 11246 / 11171 / 11138 / 10764 / 103-
Quartile1st2nd3rd2nd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund6.7%17.3%-6.5%37.9%-
Sector3.5%17.6%-2.3%37.9%24.8%
Rank within sector32 / 10765 / 10683 / 10361 / 102-
Quartile2nd3rd4th3rd
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.
-0.53
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.
1.01
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.
0.25
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%.
11.68
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.
3.09
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.
-0.17
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 high170.09
52 week low141.01
Current bid price168.1
Current offer price-
Current mid price-
Region
1UK99.41%
2Money Market0.59%
Industry sector
1Industrials28.4%
2Consumer Services22.04%
3Financials13.67%
4Basic Materials9.98%
5Consumer Goods8.73%
6Technology6.75%
7Health Care6.51%
8Oil & Gas3.33%
9Money Market0.59%
Asset type
1UK Equities99.41%
2Money Market0.59%
Individual holdings
14IMPRINT GROUP PLC2.96%
2RESTORE PLC2.74%
3SCAPA GROUP PLC2.73%
4FEVERTREE DRINKS PLC2.61%
5YOUGOV2.55%
6CVS GROUP PLC2.54%
7HILL & SMITH HLDGS2.07%
8FULLER SMITH & TURNER2.03%
9DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS2.01%
Management
Fund manager group
Aviva
Fund manager company
Aviva Life & Pensions UK Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth on your investment. The Fund invests primarily in the shares of smaller companies incorporated, or listed on a stock exchange, in the United Kingdom which the Portfolio Manager considers to have above average growth prospects. Smaller companies are those whose market capitalisations are similar to that of companies in the Hoare Govett Smaller Companies plus AiM ex-Investment Trusts Index at the time of the Fund’s investment. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class set out above.
Benchmark
  • Numis SC Plus AIM Ex Investment Trust Companies
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Ralph Cox30/11/2009Ralph Cox, CFA, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is a member of the UK Equity team in the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Portfolio Management Group. He is responsible for managing small and mid cap UK equity portfolios.Mr Cox's service with the firm dates back to 1999, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Management (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, Mr Cox was responsible for co-managing the ML UK Emerging Companies Hedge Fund, as well as several other small and mid cap portfolios. Mr. Cox earned an M.Eng in Engineering from Cambridge University in 1999.
Richard Plackett30/11/2009Richard Plackett, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is Head of the UK Small/Mid Cap Team in the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. Mr. Plackett co-manages the BlackRock UK Special Situations Fund and the BlackRock UK Emerging Companies Hedge Fund. He has also been joint manager of The Throgmorton Trust since July 2008. Mr Plackett's service with the firm dates back to 2002, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Prior to joining MLIM in 2002, Mr Plackett worked for M&G, where he managed the smaller companies and income fund teams, as well as heading up the entire UK investment process. He began his career at 3i private equity. Mr Plackett earned an MA in Economics from Cambridge University in 1985.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Aviva BlackRock UK Smaller Companies Pn Inet
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.6%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price258.62
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeH7W8
Aviva BlackRock UK Smaller Companies Pn S14
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1
Min regular saving£1
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.9%
Bid price168.1
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGS0G
Aviva BlackRock UK Smaller Companies Pn S6
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.6%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price282.05
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeH7W7
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