Fact sheet: EP Global Opportunities Trust

Fund information
Fund name
EP Global Opportunities Trust
Fund manager company
Edinburgh Partners
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund manager
  • Sandy Nairnsince 15/12/2003
Fund objective
The Company’s objective is to provide Shareholders with an attractive real long-term total return by investing globally in undervalued securities. The portfolio is managed without reference to the composition of any stock market index.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All World Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
26.2%
1 Year rank in sector
17/24
Sector
IT Global
Yield
1.5%
Fund size
£139m
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.
110
Mid price
295.375
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.
310.1
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.
-4.75
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
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan19.9%
    USA12.9%
    UK10.6%
    France9.9%
    Hong Kong6.8%
  • Banks19.9%
    Health Care13.9%
    Industrials11.1%
    Oil & Gas10.5%
    Household Goods10.2%
  • Japanese Equities19.9%
    US Equities12.9%
    UK Equities10.6%
    French Equities9.9%
    Hong Kong Equities6.8%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.4%1.2%5.1%26.2%34.6%90.3%
Sector0.9%5.1%10.6%30.1%48.7%90.5%
Rank within sector21 / 2418 / 2421 / 2417 / 2421 / 2416 / 24
Quartile4th3rd4th3rd4th3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund0.8%26.7%1.2%3.2%33.6%
Sector7.1%21.1%6.8%7.4%21%
Rank within sector22 / 247 / 2420 / 2420 / 246 / 24
Quartile4th2nd4th4th1st
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.
-1.84
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.
0.68
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%.
12.82
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.
8.98
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.
-0.13
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.
0.51
Price movement
52 week high302.25
52 week low218
Current bid price293
Current offer price297.75
Current mid price295.38
Region
1Japan19.9%
2USA12.9%
3UK10.6%
4France9.9%
5Hong Kong6.8%
6Netherlands6.4%
7Switzerland6.1%
8Money Market5.5%
9Germany4.6%
Industry sector
1Banks19.9%
2Health Care13.9%
3Industrials11.1%
4Oil & Gas10.5%
5Household Goods10.2%
6Technology8%
7Financial Services7.5%
8Money Market5.5%
9Travel5.1%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities19.9%
2US Equities12.9%
3UK Equities10.6%
4French Equities9.9%
5Hong Kong Equities6.8%
6Dutch Equities6.4%
7Swiss Equities6.1%
8Money Market5.5%
9German Equities4.6%
Individual holdings
1ROYAL DUTCH SHELL3.79%
2NOVARTIS AG3.59%
3PANASONIC CORP3.37%
4ASTRAZENECA PLC2.87%
5SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GROUP INC2.79%
6BANK MANDIRI(PERSERO)2.77%
7SUMITOMO MITSUI TR HLDGS INC2.74%
8ROCHE HLDG AG2.67%
9GALAXY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP2.59%
Management
Fund manager group
Edinburgh Partners
Fund manager company
Edinburgh Partners
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund objective
The Company’s objective is to provide Shareholders with an attractive real long-term total return by investing globally in undervalued securities. The portfolio is managed without reference to the composition of any stock market index.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All World Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Sandy Nairn15/12/2003Dr Sandy Nairn, BSc, PhD, ASIP, CFA, Chief Executive and Investment Partner. Sandy researches the global Telecommunications sector and manages several client portfolios, including the Edinburgh Partners Global Opportunities Fund. He is a member of the Board of Directors. Sandy is one of the founders of Edinburgh Partners. Prior to establishing Edinburgh Partners he was Chief Investment Officer of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (November 2000 to March 2003). Between 1990 and 2000 he was employed by Templeton Investment Management where he was Executive Vice President and the Director of Global Equity Research. During his time at Templeton, he was responsible for overseeing all research activities within the Templeton Group having spent the last year at Ft Lauderdale, Florida. Before joining Templeton Investment Management, Sandy spent four years at Murray Johnstone as a portfolio manager and research analyst. Prior to that, he spent a year as an economist at the Scottish Development Agency. Sandy graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 1982 and in 1985 he achieved a PhD in Economics from the University of Strathclyde/Scottish Business School. He is an Associate of the UK Society of Investment Professionals in the UK and is a CFA charterholder with the CFA Institute in the United States.
Compliance
AIC Member
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
EP Global Opportunities Trust
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price310.1
CurrencyGBX
Price updated24/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNJJP
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