Fact sheet: Barclays UK Alpha

Fund information
Fund name
Barclays UK Alpha R Acc GBP
Fund manager company
Barclays
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Hilary Aldridgesince 30/09/2013
Fund objective
The Fund seeks superior long-term capital growth primarily through investment in UK companies.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share TR
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
10.5%
1 Year rank in sector
31/277
Sector
UT UK All Companies
Yield
2.1%
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.
1.1%
Fund size
£593m (£586m 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.
107
Mid price
466.1
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK91.3%
    Money Market3.7%
    Australia1.1%
    International1.1%
    France0.6%
  • Financials19.9%
    Consumer Services19.1%
    Industrials11.2%
    Basic Materials10.3%
    Oil & Gas10.3%
  • UK Equities91.2%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents3.7%
    Europe ex UK Equities2.6%
    Asia Pacific Developed Equities1.3%
    North American Equities0.5%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.7%3.3%10.5%10.5%17.3%78.8%
Sector-0.5%0.5%7.6%6.1%14%60.7%
Rank within sector80 / 28428 / 28337 / 28031 / 27790 / 26362 / 250
Quartile2nd1st1st1st2nd1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund11.2%0.5%2.5%30.7%19.3%
Sector7%3.7%0.6%25.7%14.8%
Rank within sector49 / 278209 / 26977 / 26477 / 25764 / 251
Quartile1st4th2nd2nd2nd
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.
0.77
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.
1.03
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.
0.22
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%.
10.65
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.
4.21
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.
0.19
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.
0.84
Price movement
52 week high473.6
52 week low367.3
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price466.1
Region
1UK91.3%
2Money Market3.7%
3Australia1.1%
4International1.1%
5France0.6%
6Canada0.5%
7Netherlands0.5%
8Spain0.5%
9Ireland0.4%
Industry sector
1Financials19.85%
2Consumer Services19.07%
3Industrials11.17%
4Basic Materials10.3%
5Oil & Gas10.3%
6Health Care6.45%
7Telecommunications6.16%
8Technology4.53%
9Cash & Cash Equivalents3.7%
Asset type
1UK Equities91.2%
2Cash & Cash Equivalents3.7%
3Europe ex UK Equities2.6%
4Asia Pacific Developed Equities1.3%
5North American Equities0.5%
6Others0.5%
7Global Emerging Market Equities0.2%
Individual holdings
1BP PLC5.8%
2HSBC HOLDINGS PLC4%
3GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC3.6%
4TESCO CORP3.6%
5VODAFONE GROUP3.4%
6ROYAL DUTCH SHELL3.1%
7AVIVA PLC2.4%
8BARCLAYS PLC2.3%
9ASTRAZENECA 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 TR
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Hilary Aldridge30/09/2013Hilary 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 A Acc
Initial charge4.5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.7%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.71%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price451.3
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeLS58
Barclays UK Alpha A Dis
Initial charge4.5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.7%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.71%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price337.1
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeLS59
Barclays UK Alpha B Acc
Initial charge2.5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.45%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.46%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price462.1
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeL563
Barclays UK Alpha B Dis
Initial charge2.5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.45%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.46%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price336.4
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeL564
Barclays UK Alpha M Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price351.2
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMFNO
Barclays UK Alpha M Dis
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.72%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price337.1
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeL565
Barclays UK Alpha R Acc GBP
Initial charge2%
Annual charge0.9%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.1%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price466.1
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeI1IL
Barclays UK Alpha R Dis GBP
Initial charge2%
Annual charge0.9%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.1%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price338
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeI1IM
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