Fact sheet: Crystal Amber

Fund information
Fund name
Crystal Amber
Fund manager company
Crystal Amber Fund Ltd
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund manager
  • Richard Bernsteinsince 17/06/2008
Fund objective
To provide its shareholders with an attractive total return, which is expected to comprise primarily capital growth but with the potential for distributions, including distributions arising from the realisation of investments, if this is considered to be in the best interests of its shareholders.
Benchmark
  • FTSE 250 Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
53.4%
1 Year rank in sector
2/16
Sector
IT UK All Companies
Yield
2.1%
Fund size
£234m
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.
135
Mid price
237.5
NAV
?Net asset value. The NAV per share may be higher or lower than the share price, which in turn is trading at either a discount or a premium to NAV.
241.49
Discount/Premium
?When the market price of an investment trust’s shares is less than the net asset value (NAV) per share then it is trading at a discount to NAV. A trust’s shares are on a premium when they trade at a higher price than the NAV.
-1.65
Gearing
?Investment trusts have the ability to borrow money which they invest with the aim of generating a higher return than the cost of the loan. An ungeared trust has a figure of 100. A figure of 110 would represent a trust with 10% gearing.
100
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Manchester & London IT plc54.7%
Crystal Amber53.4%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.1%13.4%32.9%53.4%63.2%185.5%
Sector4.2%9.2%16.3%20.4%22.8%80.6%
Rank within sector13 / 164 / 161 / 162 / 161 / 141 / 14
Quartile4th1st1st1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund17.9%34.3%4.8%-0.6%39.1%
Sector11.8%3.8%9.1%-1.7%31.3%
Rank within sector3 / 161 / 169 / 155 / 146 / 14
Quartile1st1st3rd2nd2nd
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.
11.43
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.
1.2
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.
0.65
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%.
21.02
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.
17.65
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.
0.62
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.
0.28
Price movement
52 week high237.5
52 week low143
Current bid price235
Current offer price240
Current mid price237.5
Region
1UK92.9%
2Money Market7.1%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1European Equities92.9%
2Money Market7.1%
Individual holdings
1HURRICANE ENERGY PLC34.3%
2GRAINGER PLC15.7%
3NORTHGATE PLC15.5%
4STV GROUP PLC9.2%
5LEAF CLEAN ENERGY CO6.4%
6FAIRFX GROUP PLC5.3%
7SUTTON HARBOUR HLDGS3.5%
8HANSARD GLOBAL PLC1.9%
9JOHNSTON PRESS1.5%
Management
Fund manager group
Crystal Amber Fund
Fund manager company
Crystal Amber Fund Ltd
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund objective
To provide its shareholders with an attractive total return, which is expected to comprise primarily capital growth but with the potential for distributions, including distributions arising from the realisation of investments, if this is considered to be in the best interests of its shareholders.
Benchmark
  • FTSE 250 Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Richard Bernstein17/06/2008Richard Bernstein is Chartered accountant, former equity analyst at Schroder Securities. Founder of Eurovestech, a pan-European technology investor.
Compliance
AIC Member
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Guernsey, Offshore
Crystal Amber
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price241.49
CurrencyGBX
Price updated31/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNNCH
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