Fact sheet: BL Equities America

Fund information
Fund name
BL Equities America BR
Fund manager company
Banque de Luxembourg
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund manager
  • Luc Baulersince 01/01/2005
Fund objective
Seeking a long-term capital gain.
Benchmark
  • S&P 500
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
1.3%
1 Year rank in sector
148/208
Sector
FO Equity - USA
Yield
-
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.
1.73%
Fund size
£525m (£544m 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.
104
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Dodge & Cox US Stk40%
Oyster US Selection34.6%
Hermes US SMID Equity33.9%
T. Rowe Price USLgeCapValEq32.7%
GAM Star Gamco US Eq32.5%
...more in FO Equity - USA

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.5%-2.8%0.3%1.3%18.5%-
Sector4%2.4%5.9%5%19.1%70.1%
Rank within sector206 / 220202 / 219195 / 213148 / 20895 / 177-
Quartile4th4th4th3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund3.4%1.5%9.9%--
Sector7.1%-1.6%10.7%31.8%10.2%
Rank within sector158 / 21065 / 19398 / 178--
Quartile4th2nd3rd
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.
1.16
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.
0.97
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.
0.26
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%.
11.49
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.
4.43
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.
0.21
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.
0.86
Price movement
52 week high128.93
52 week low109.16
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price124.51
Region
1North America98.39%
2Money Market1.61%
Industry sector
1Equities98.39%
2Money Market1.61%
Asset type
1North American Equities98.39%
2Money Market1.61%
Individual holdings
1CONSTELLATION BRANDS INC5.44%
2MICROSOFT CORP5.12%
3BECTON DICKINSON & CO4.43%
4MEDTRONIC INC4.08%
5VISA INC3.73%
Management
Fund manager group
No data available.
Fund manager company
Banque de Luxembourg
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
Seeking a long-term capital gain.
Benchmark
  • S&P 500
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Luc Bauler01/01/2005Luc joined Banque de Luxembourg in 1996 as a bond trader, before moving into managing bond portfolios. Since 2005, he has been in charge of US equity investments for the Bank's funds range. Luc has a degree in Economics and Business Management from the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden
BL Equities America A
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.43%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.22%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price161.51
CurrencyUSD
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIYM5
BL Equities America AI
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.5%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.76%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price120.5
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/01/2015
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBMKO
BL Equities America AR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.73%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price121
CurrencyUSD
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBMKM
BL Equities America B Cap
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.44%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.23%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price5739.32
CurrencyUSD
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBC24
BL Equities America B EUR Hedged
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.46%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.25%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price101.69
CurrencyEUR
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFTIF
BL Equities America B EUR Hedged USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.46%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.25%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price107.86
CurrencyUSD
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFTIG
BL Equities America BI
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.5%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.75%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.7%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price127.94
CurrencyUSD
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBMKL
BL Equities America BR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.73%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price124.51
CurrencyUSD
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBMKN
BL Equities America C EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price116.75
CurrencyEUR
Price updated26/07/2015
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFQES
BL Equities America C USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price129.57
CurrencyUSD
Price updated26/07/2015
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFQET
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