Fact sheet: F&C European Gth & Inc

Fund information
Fund name
F&C European Growth & Income A GBP
Fund manager company
F&C Lux (BMO Global Asset Mana
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • David Mosssince 17/05/2015
Fund objective
The investment objective of F&C European Growth and Income is to achieve long-term capital appreciation and an enhanced level of income by investing in companies listed on one of the European States Stock Exchanges or a regulated market.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All World Developed Europe
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
11.8%
1 Year rank in sector
14/227
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.
1.71%
Fund size
£65m (£76m 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.
93
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK23.6%
    Germany20.1%
    Switzerland14.3%
    France10.7%
    Sweden8.4%
  • Financials24.8%
    Consumer Services16.6%
    Industrials16.4%
    Consumer Goods15.3%
    Basic Materials13%
  • UK Equities23.6%
    German Equities20.1%
    Swiss Equities14.3%
    French Equities10.7%
    Swedish Equities8.4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.2%1.3%9.4%11.8%17.9%86.1%
Sector3.3%-1.1%-0.6%-4.3%15.4%60.7%
Rank within sector207 / 23367 / 23412 / 23214 / 22797 / 20033 / 175
Quartile4th2nd1st1st2nd1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund9.6%7%-2.8%29.8%24.4%
Sector-3.7%11.1%4.2%21.1%17.6%
Rank within sector14 / 228156 / 213179 / 20027 / 18822 / 177
Quartile1st3rd4th1st1st
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.
2.08
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.
0.67
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.
0.08
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%.
10.66
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.
8.09
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.
0.11
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.
0.59
Price movement
52 week high16.56
52 week low12.83
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price16.09
Region
1UK23.6%
2Germany20.1%
3Switzerland14.3%
4France10.7%
5Sweden8.4%
6Ireland8.1%
7Netherlands6.3%
8Others5.8%
9Norway2.5%
Industry sector
1Financials24.8%
2Consumer Services16.6%
3Industrials16.4%
4Consumer Goods15.3%
5Basic Materials13%
6Health Care10.5%
7Technology3.2%
8Money Market0.2%
Asset type
1UK Equities23.6%
2German Equities20.1%
3Swiss Equities14.3%
4French Equities10.7%
5Swedish Equities8.4%
6Irish Equities8.1%
7Dutch Equities6.3%
8International Equities5.8%
9Norwegian Equities2.5%
Individual holdings
1NOVARTIS AG3.7%
2ROCHE HLDG AG3.7%
3GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC3.2%
4SAP SE3.2%
5BASF SE3.1%
6ALLIANZ SE2.9%
7SVENSKA HANDELSBANKEN2.8%
8AXA2.6%
9DEUTSCHE POST AG2.5%
Management
Fund manager group
F&C
Fund manager company
F&C Lux (BMO Global Asset Mana
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The investment objective of F&C European Growth and Income is to achieve long-term capital appreciation and an enhanced level of income by investing in companies listed on one of the European States Stock Exchanges or a regulated market.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All World Developed Europe
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
David Moss17/05/2015David Moss is a fund manager and Head of the European Equities team. 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, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden
F&C European Growth & Income A Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£2,500
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.86%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.15
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeC1PF
F&C European Growth & Income A EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£2,500
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.77%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.74%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price16.33
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeLBC9
F&C European Growth & Income A GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£2,500
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.71%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.69%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price16.09
CurrencyGBP
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeLBC8
F&C European Growth & Income I Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.15
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC1PG
F&C European Growth & Income I EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.15
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC1PH
F&C European Growth & Income P Acc EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.07%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.15
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC1PJ
F&C European Growth & Income R Acc EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.11%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.15
CurrencyEUR
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC1PI
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