Fact sheet: Castlefield UK Sm Cos

Fund information
Fund name
Castlefield UK Smaller Companies General Inc
Fund manager company
Castlefield Fund Partners Limi
Fund type
OEIC
Fund manager
  • Alistair Curriesince 15/04/2007
Fund objective
The objective of the fund is to invest in well managed UK smaller companies that are financially sound, have a distinct and sustainable competitive advantage and are capable of long term growth. In addition we seek to invest in companies with meaningful employee engagement and employee share ownership.
Benchmark
  • IA UK Smaller Companies
Investment style
Concentrated,Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
26.2%
1 Year rank in sector
-
Sector
UT UK Smaller Companies
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.
3.34%
Fund size
£5m (£5m 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.
74
Mid price
453.03
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Cavendish AIM44.7%
Jupiter UK Smaller Companies33.2%
The MI Discretionary Unit33.2%
TB Amati UK Sm Cos29%
FP Octopus UK Micro Cap Gth28.9%
...more in UT UK Smaller Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK98.8%
    Money Market1.2%
  • Industrials35%
    Financials27.8%
    Technology13.7%
    Consumer Goods11%
    Oil & Gas7.4%
  • UK Equities98.8%
    Money Market1.2%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund5.1%10.2%12.3%26.2%21.6%80.8%
Sector2.9%10.4%12.4%21.2%21.1%90.6%
Rank within sector------
Quartile
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund6.4%8.5%17.5%-6.2%29.4%
Sector5.4%7.7%14.2%-1.9%37.4%
Rank within sector-----
Quartile
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.
-0.12
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.
0.89
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.
0.23
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%.
11.14
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.
6.33
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.
-0.16
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.
0.69
Price movement
52 week high456.41
52 week low346.26
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price453.03
Region
1UK98.77%
2Money Market1.23%
Industry sector
1Industrials35.01%
2Financials27.76%
3Technology13.73%
4Consumer Goods11.03%
5Oil & Gas7.4%
6Consumer Services3.3%
7Money Market1.23%
8Basic Materials0.54%
Asset type
1UK Equities98.77%
2Money Market1.23%
Individual holdings
1AB DYNAMICS PLC6.99%
2FIRST PROPERTY GROUP6.01%
3MATTIOLI WOODS5.78%
4AVON RUBBER5.58%
5IQE PLC5.19%
6FEVERTREE DRINKS PLC4.48%
7PORVAIR PLC4.26%
8IDOX3.72%
9SOUND ENERGY PLC3.64%
Management
Fund manager group
No data available.
Fund manager company
Castlefield Fund Partners Limi
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The objective of the fund is to invest in well managed UK smaller companies that are financially sound, have a distinct and sustainable competitive advantage and are capable of long term growth. In addition we seek to invest in companies with meaningful employee engagement and employee share ownership.
Benchmark
  • IA UK Smaller Companies
Investment style
Concentrated,Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Alistair Currie15/04/2007Alistair, prior to joining Castlefield Investments, managed the UK Smaller Companies Fund at Premier Fund Managers since October 2003. Previously as the head of the small cap investment team at Edinburgh Fund Managers (EFM), Alistair built up a formidable reputation running smaller companies funds. He also had responsibility for over-seeing the team managing all of EFM's small cap portfolios, including the EFM balanced growth institutional mandates.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Castlefield UK Smaller Companies General Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.34%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price453.03
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZ585
Castlefield UK Smaller Companies Inst Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£250,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.57%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price464.29
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeZ583
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