Fact sheet: Barclays UK Alpha S2

Fund information
Fund name
Barclays UK Alpha S2 R Acc GBP
Fund manager company
Barclays
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Hilary Aldridgesince 01/10/2013
Fund objective
The Fund seeks superior long-term capital growth primarily through investment in UK companies.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
19.6%
1 Year rank in sector
121/271
Sector
UT UK All Companies
Yield
1.9%
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.
1.23%
Fund size
£53m (£60m 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
Mid price
1227
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK93.2%
    Others5.2%
    USA1.6%
  • Financial Services24.3%
    Industrials14.7%
    Cyclical Consumer Goods12.3%
    Energy11.8%
    Basic Materials8.5%
  • UK Equities93.2%
    International Equities5.2%
    US Equities1.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1%2.8%6.7%19.6%22.5%79.8%
Sector1.9%5.4%9.6%18.8%22.9%63.5%
Rank within sector180 / 279241 / 279215 / 275121 / 271151 / 25774 / 242
Quartile3rd4th4th2nd3rd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund3.3%16.2%0.2%2%30.5%
Sector6%11.2%3.7%0.6%25.7%
Rank within sector244 / 27757 / 269210 / 26084 / 25577 / 248
Quartile4th1st4th2nd2nd
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.
-0.13
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.
1.09
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.
0.35
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%.
10.5
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.
3.99
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.
0.08
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 high1229
52 week low937.4
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price1227
Region
1UK93.21%
2Others5.15%
3USA1.64%
Industry sector
1Financial Services24.28%
2Industrials14.68%
3Cyclical Consumer Goods12.29%
4Energy11.8%
5Basic Materials8.53%
6Consumer Staples8.08%
7Health Care6.22%
8Telecommunications Utilities5.79%
9Technology5.5%
Asset type
1UK Equities93.21%
2International Equities5.15%
3US Equities1.64%
Individual holdings
1BP5.3%
2ROYAL DUTCH SHELL4.1%
3TESCO3.9%
4HSBC HOLDINGS PLC3.7%
5AVIVA3.2%
6GLAXOSMITHKLINE3%
7BARCLAYS PLC2.7%
8CENTRICA PLC2.2%
9ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP PLC2.2%
Management
Fund manager group
Barclays
Fund manager company
Barclays
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The Fund seeks superior long-term capital growth primarily through investment in UK companies.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Hilary Aldridge01/10/2013Hilary Aldridge – Since joining Barclays in 2013 Hilary has managed the UK Equities range of funds. Prior to this she spent 10 years with F&C where she was the portfolio manager for various funds including F&C Growth & Income and Stewardship cap funds. Hilary was also lead analyst on a number of sectors for the wider F&C UK Equities team. Before F&C, Hilary spent 4 years with Capel Cure Sharp as a junior portfolio manager. Hilary holds a Bachelors degree in Law from Birmingham University.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Barclays UK Alpha S2 A Acc
Initial charge4.5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.71%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1499
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeL618
Barclays UK Alpha S2 A Dis
Initial charge4.5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.71%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1117
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeL619
Barclays UK Alpha S2 Inst Dis
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.15%
Min single investment£2,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.26%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.19%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1118
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeL621
Barclays UK Alpha S2 M Dis
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.96%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.72%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1131
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeL622
Barclays UK Alpha S2 R Acc GBP
Initial charge2%
Annual charge0.9%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.23%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1227
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeI0TK
Barclays UK Alpha S2 R Dis GBP
Initial charge2%
Annual charge0.9%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.23%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1125
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/04/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeI0TL
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