Fact sheet: F&C North American

Fund information
Fund name
F&C North American 2 Acc
Fund manager company
F&C (BMO Global Asset Manageme
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Erik Rubinghsince 01/01/2008
Fund objective
The objective is to provide capital growth. The Manager seeks to achieve this by investing mainly in a well balanced spread of equities in the US and Canada.
Benchmark
  • FTSE AW North America Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
28.1%
1 Year rank in sector
34/82
Sector
UT North America
Yield
0.8%
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.
0.85%
Fund size
£107m (£107m 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.
104
Mid price
514.3
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
VT De Lisle America47.1%
CF Canlife North American43.6%
Aviva Inv US Equity Income38.1%
Aviva Inv US Eq Inc II37.4%
Investec American37.1%
...more in UT North America

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • North America99.7%
    Money Market0.3%
  • Technology20.7%
    Consumer Services18.5%
    Financials17.1%
    Health Care13.8%
    Industrials8.4%
  • North American Equities99.7%
    Money Market0.3%

Fund also available on these pension platforms:

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.6%7.6%21.7%28.1%64.6%137.9%
Sector0.9%7%21%26%56.6%121.3%
Rank within sector55 / 9036 / 8836 / 8434 / 8220 / 7313 / 64
Quartile3rd2nd2nd2nd2nd1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund27.9%0.2%27.6%33.3%6.4%
Sector25.6%4.9%17.8%30.5%6.9%
Rank within sector27 / 8276 / 802 / 7317 / 6642 / 64
Quartile2nd4th1st2nd3rd
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.
2.19
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.
1.04
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.
1.26
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%.
12.1
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.
2.86
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.
0.94
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 high525.8
52 week low366.9
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price514.3
Region
1North America99.7%
2Money Market0.3%
Industry sector
1Technology20.7%
2Consumer Services18.5%
3Financials17.1%
4Health Care13.8%
5Industrials8.4%
6Consumer Goods6.9%
7Oil & Gas6.8%
8Others3.9%
9Telecommunications3.6%
Asset type
1North American Equities99.7%
2Money Market0.3%
Individual holdings
1APPLE INC5%
2AMAZON.COM INC3.4%
3CISCO SYSTEMS INC2.8%
4JOHNSON & JOHNSON2.7%
5AMGEN INC2.6%
6CITIGROUP INC2.6%
7UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC2.6%
8JPMORGAN CHASE & CO2.5%
9WAL-MART STORES INC2.5%
Management
Fund manager group
F&C
Fund manager company
F&C (BMO Global Asset Manageme
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The objective is to provide capital growth. The Manager seeks to achieve this by investing mainly in a well balanced spread of equities in the US and Canada.
Benchmark
  • FTSE AW North America Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Erik Rubingh01/01/2008Erik Rubingh is Head of the Systematic Strategies team. He joined the company in July 2007. Prior to joining the firm, Erik worked at ABP Investments (now APG Investments), first as Senior Portfolio Manager in the Global Quantitative Strategies Group and later as Head of that group. Erik graduated from Groningen University with an MSc in Econometrics. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Ireland
F&C North American 1 Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.91%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price444.3
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeRH04
F&C North American 2 Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£500,000
Min regular saving£25,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.85%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price514.3
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeQM42
F&C North American 3 Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£50,000,000
Min regular saving£250,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.51%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price543.7
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeQM43
F&C North American 4 Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price572.1
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGZ10
F&C North American 4 Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.1%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price468.9
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJZ91
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