Fact sheet: F&C European Equity

Fund information
Fund name
F&C European Equity A
Fund manager company
F&C Lux (BMO Global Asset Mana
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • David Mosssince 01/12/2012
Fund objective
The objective is toachieve a long term capital appreciationby investing in European companieslisted on one of the European StatesStock Exchanges or a regulatedmarket. The Fund will invest at least 75per cent of its total assets in equitysecurities of companies that areincorporated under the laws of, andhave their registered office in, a countryin Europe.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All World Developed Europe
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
0.3%
1 Year rank in sector
150/224
Sector
FO Equity - Europe inc UK
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.
1.66%
Fund size
£21m (£23m 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.
90
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Mirabaud Eqts PanEur SmllMid33.5%
IVI European31.4%
Schroder ISF Eur SpclSits30%
JOHCM European Sel Val29.6%
Fidelity Eurp Dyn Gth26.6%
...more in FO Equity - Europe inc UK

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK23.1%
    Germany16.1%
    Switzerland15.2%
    France13%
    Netherlands12.2%
  • Financials21.4%
    Consumer Goods20.8%
    Industrials19.3%
    Consumer Services14.8%
    Health Care12.1%
  • UK Equities23.1%
    German Equities16.1%
    Swiss Equities15.2%
    French Equities13%
    Dutch Equities12.2%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.9%8.9%1.5%0.3%16.2%88.2%
Sector-0.1%8.6%2.5%-0.4%16.6%66.7%
Rank within sector166 / 23376 / 234165 / 231150 / 224112 / 20043 / 176
Quartile3rd2nd3rd3rd3rd1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-7%13.5%3.4%23.9%30%
Sector-4.5%11.1%4.2%21.1%17.6%
Rank within sector171 / 22976 / 215133 / 20267 / 1906 / 180
Quartile3rd2nd3rd2nd1st
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.
-0.28
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.
1.06
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.
0.24
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%.
13.58
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.
3.47
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
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.
0.94
Price movement
52 week high19.66
52 week low15.39
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price17.4
Region
1UK23.1%
2Germany16.1%
3Switzerland15.2%
4France13%
5Netherlands12.2%
6Ireland8.8%
7Sweden5.6%
8Others4.6%
9Finland2.1%
Industry sector
1Financials21.4%
2Consumer Goods20.8%
3Industrials19.3%
4Consumer Services14.8%
5Health Care12.1%
6Basic Materials9%
7Technology3.3%
8Money Market-0.7%
Asset type
1UK Equities23.1%
2German Equities16.1%
3Swiss Equities15.2%
4French Equities13%
5Dutch Equities12.2%
6Irish Equities8.8%
7Swedish Equities5.6%
8International Equities4.6%
9Finnish Equities2.1%
Individual holdings
1NOVARTIS AG4.6%
2ROCHE HLDG AG4.4%
3SAP SE3.3%
4UNILEVER3.2%
5BAYER AG3.1%
6GLAXOSMITHKLINE3%
7ALLIANZ SE2.6%
8DIAGEO2.6%
9ING GROEP N.V.2.6%
Management
Fund manager group
F&C
Fund manager company
F&C Lux (BMO Global Asset Mana
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The objective is toachieve a long term capital appreciationby investing in European companieslisted on one of the European StatesStock Exchanges or a regulatedmarket. The Fund will invest at least 75per cent of its total assets in equitysecurities of companies that areincorporated under the laws of, andhave their registered office in, a countryin Europe.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All World Developed Europe
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
David Moss01/12/2012David Moss is a Director and Senior Fund Manager in the European Equities team and alternate Fund manager for the F&C European Growth & Income Fund and Thames RIver European Absolute Return Fund, with specialist research responsibilities in the Financials sector as well as for large and mid-cap European names. From 1998-1999, he focused on UK Equity and prior to that he worked as a Fixed Interest Analyst focusing on the UK Gilt and Non-Gilt Markets. He joined the Group in 1996. David began his career in 1987 at Barclays Bank, where he worked as an Analyst on the Corporate Lending Team, working primarily with recovery situations for small to medium-sized enterprises. David graduated from the University of Loughborough in 1996 with a BSc Economics. He has obtained his ACIB and IIMR qualifications and is a member of the CFA Society of the UK.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden
F&C European Equity A
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£2,500
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.66%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.7%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price17.4
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFD75
F&C European Equity F Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.2%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.54%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEA5T
F&C European Equity F EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.2%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.54%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEA5U
F&C European Equity ID Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.3%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.6%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.26
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEA5V
F&C European Equity ID EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.3%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.6%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.26
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEA5W
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