Fact sheet: Barclays Balanced Portfolio

Fund information
Fund name
Barclays Balanced Portfolio D Acc GBP
Fund manager company
Barclays
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Jaime Arguellosince 31/07/2009
Fund objective
The investment objective is to provide a good balance of capital growth and income. An asset allocation policy will be followed, providing balanced exposure to a broad range of asset types and geographical regions.
Benchmark
No data available.
Investment style
Balanced
Investment method
None
Quick stats
1 Year return
3.9%
1 Year rank in sector
179/204
Sector
UT Mixed Investment 20%-60% Shares
Yield
1.7%
Fund size
£240m (£233m 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.
58
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
AXA Global Distribution19.6%
S&W The Magpie18.8%
Investec Caut Mgd17.5%
SVS TPI Balanced 216.6%
AXA Lifetime Distribution15.7%
...more in UT Mixed Investment 20%-60% Shares

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA27.4%
    UK26.1%
    Others22.2%
    Money Market6.3%
    Not Specified6.1%
  • Financials14.3%
    Others10.6%
    Industrials10.3%
    Government Bonds9.7%
    Consumer Services8.1%
  • Global Developed Equities50.4%
    Global High Yield Fixed Interest12%
    Global Emerging Market Equities10.6%
    Global Developed Markets Government Fixed Interest7.2%
    Global Investment Grade Fixed Interest6.2%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.7%-1.4%2.9%3.9%9%32.5%
Sector-0.2%-0.5%6%7.8%16.1%34.9%
Rank within sector8 / 214156 / 213188 / 211179 / 204164 / 173107 / 144
Quartile1st3rd4th4th4th3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund4.5%-0.9%2.9%12.6%10.9%
Sector7.9%1.2%5%9%8%
Rank within sector174 / 204166 / 190158 / 17536 / 16147 / 145
Quartile4th4th4th1st2nd
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.
-2.95
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.
1.16
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
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%.
6.93
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.
3.4
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.
-0.67
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.
0.77
Price movement
52 week high86.33
52 week low74.68
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price84.91
Region
1USA27.4%
2UK26.1%
3Others22.2%
4Money Market6.3%
5Not Specified6.1%
6Germany2.5%
7Japan2.4%
8France2.2%
9Hong Kong1.7%
Industry sector
1Financials14.3%
2Others10.6%
3Industrials10.3%
4Government Bonds9.7%
5Consumer Services8.1%
6Consumer Goods8%
7High Yield Bond7.4%
8Cash & Cash Equivalents6.3%
9Investment Grade Corporate Bonds6.1%
Asset type
1Global Developed Equities50.4%
2Global High Yield Fixed Interest12%
3Global Emerging Market Equities10.6%
4Global Developed Markets Government Fixed Interest7.2%
5Global Investment Grade Fixed Interest6.2%
6Money Market4.2%
7Alternative Investment Strategies3.5%
8Commodity & Energy3%
9Property Shares3%
Individual holdings
1GLOBALACCESS EMERGING MARKET EQUITY9.2%
2GLOBALACCESS EUROPE (EX-UK) ALPHA8.6%
3BARCLAYS WEALTH GLOBALACCESS GLOBAL HIGH YIELD BOND A ACC USD8.1%
4GLOBALACCESS UK OPPORTUNITIES7.9%
5GLOBALACCESS GLOBAL GOVERNMENT BOND7.6%
6GLOBALACCESS US VALUE6.5%
7GLOBALACCESS GLOBAL CORPORATE BOND5.3%
8GLOBALACCESS GLOBAL SHORT DURATION BOND4.7%
9GLOBALACCESS UK ALPHA4.7%
Management
Fund manager group
Barclays
Fund manager company
Barclays
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The investment objective is to provide a good balance of capital growth and income. An asset allocation policy will be followed, providing balanced exposure to a broad range of asset types and geographical regions.
Benchmark
No data available.
Investment style
Balanced
Investment method
None
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Jaime Arguello31/07/2009Jaime Arguello Head of Multi Management Team. Jaime has managed range of Multi Asset Class funds since he joined Barclays in 2009. In this capacity he is member of Barclays Asset Allocation committee and leads the team in charge of external manager selection. Prior to joining Barclays, Jaime was an executive Vice President with Pictet & Cie in Geneva for 10 years initially as Head of Fixed Income Asset Management managing 30bn$ of Mutual Funds and Institutional accounts. Subsequently he also led the 3rd party fund selection team for the Pictet & Cie Wealth Management unit. Prior to this Jaime spent 12 years managing fixed income funds at several asset managers in Paris including Societe Generale and CPR within the Credit Agricole Group, at the latter he was also the Head of Fixed Income Asset Management. Jaime holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris.
Compliance
IA Recognised, Non UCITS Retail Scheme
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Barclays Balanced Portfolio A Acc
Initial charge4.5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)2.43%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price80.38
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeLT05
Barclays Balanced Portfolio A Dis
Initial charge4.5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)2.43%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price63
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeLT04
Barclays Balanced Portfolio B Acc
Initial charge2.5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)2.18%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price82.4
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeL579
Barclays Balanced Portfolio B Dis
Initial charge2.5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)2.18%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price64.42
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeL578
Barclays Balanced Portfolio D Acc GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.6%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price84.91
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0LSR
Barclays Balanced Portfolio D Inc GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.56%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price66.07
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0LSQ
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