Fact sheet: Epworth Affirmative Corporate Bond

Fund information
Fund name
Epworth Affirmative Corporate Bond
Fund manager company
Epworth Investment Management
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund manager
No data available.
Fund objective
The Fund will seek to maximise long term total returns consistent with commercial prudence, diversification and risk management through a portfolio of sterling based non-Government fixed interest securities to achieve a total return in excess of its Benchmark.
Benchmark
No data available.
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Quick stats
1 Year return
5.3%
1 Year rank in sector
66/91
Sector
UT Sterling Corporate Bond
Yield
2.6%
Fund size
£121m (£121m 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.
43
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • No data available.
  • Government Agency Bonds29.1%
    Corporate Bonds26.9%
    Financials24.6%
    Fixed Interest17.5%
    Money Market1.9%
  • No data available.

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.6%-6.2%1.8%5.3%17%34.6%
Sector-1.4%-5%2.9%5.9%16.4%35.1%
Rank within sector65 / 9778 / 9478 / 9466 / 9142 / 8653 / 71
Quartile3rd4th4th3rd2nd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund6.2%-0.7%12.4%-1.1%11.6%
Sector6.9%-0.3%10.1%0.2%12.1%
Rank within sector59 / 9265 / 9013 / 8769 / 7853 / 71
Quartile3rd3rd1st4th3rd
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.
4.06
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.
0.27
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.
0.34
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%.
6.15
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.
7.26
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.
-0.06
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.
0.06
Price movement
52 week high128
52 week low114.18
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price118.8
Region
No data available.
Industry sector
1Government Agency Bonds29.1%
2Corporate Bonds26.9%
3Financials24.6%
4Fixed Interest17.5%
5Money Market1.9%
Asset type
No data available.
Individual holdings
1PFIZER INC 6.5% BDS 03/06/38 GBP500003.51%
2S.N.C.F. 5.375% NTS 18/3/27 GBP10003.46%
3JOHNSON & JOHNSON 5.5% BDS 06/11/24 GBP500002.84%
4COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA 3% NTS 04/09/26 EUR10002.77%
5LLOYDS BANK PLC 5.125% NTS 07/03/25 GBP1000002.53%
6INTERNATIONAL BUS MACH CORP 2.625% BDS 05/08/22 GBP10002.23%
7NATIONWIDE BUILDING SOCIETY 5.625% NTS 28/01/26 GBP100000 11-22.23%
8TOYOTA MOTOR CREDIT CORP 4% NTS 07/12/17 GBP10002.17%
9COOPERATIEVE RABOBANK UA 5.25% BDS 23/05/41 GBP10002.16%
Management
Fund manager group
Epworth
Fund manager company
Epworth Investment Management
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The Fund will seek to maximise long term total returns consistent with commercial prudence, diversification and risk management through a portfolio of sterling based non-Government fixed interest securities to achieve a total return in excess of its Benchmark.
Benchmark
No data available.
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Fund manager
No data available.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCIS
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Epworth Affirmative Corporate Bond
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.3%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price118.8
CurrencyGBX
Price updated18/11/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGUR5
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