Fact sheet: F&C UK Alpha

Fund information
Fund name
F&C UK Alpha 2 Acc
Fund manager company
F&C (BMO Global Asset Manageme
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Thomas Wilsonsince 01/01/2015
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide medium to long term capital growth through investment in a broad spread of UK equities. Although a large proportion will usually be invested in leading stocks there will often be included some investment in smaller stocks.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share TR
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
4.2%
1 Year rank in sector
165/277
Sector
UT UK All Companies
Yield
2.2%
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.
1.03%
Fund size
£65m (£67m 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.
83
Mid price
3321
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK95.3%
    Money Market4.7%
  • Industrials28.4%
    Consumer Services23.7%
    Consumer Goods13.4%
    Health Care10.9%
    Financials7.6%
  • UK Equities95.3%
    Money Market4.7%

Fund also available on these pension platforms:

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-2.8%-4.2%4.1%4.2%8.3%31%
Sector-0.5%0.5%7.6%6.1%14%60.7%
Rank within sector234 / 284257 / 283196 / 280165 / 277224 / 263246 / 250
Quartile4th4th3rd3rd4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund4.3%6.9%-4.1%14.9%7.9%
Sector7%3.7%0.6%25.7%14.8%
Rank within sector176 / 27899 / 269245 / 264255 / 257239 / 251
Quartile3rd2nd4th4th4th
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.
-1.16
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.
0.96
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
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%.
10.73
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.
5.71
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.
-0.26
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.
0.72
Price movement
52 week high3653
52 week low2847
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price3321
Region
1UK95.3%
2Money Market4.7%
Industry sector
1Industrials28.4%
2Consumer Services23.7%
3Consumer Goods13.4%
4Health Care10.9%
5Financials7.6%
6Technology5.6%
7Money Market4.7%
8Telecommunications3.2%
9Basic Materials2.5%
Asset type
1UK Equities95.3%
2Money Market4.7%
Individual holdings
1GLAXOSMITHKLINE6%
2ASTRAZENECA PLC4.8%
3IMPERIAL TOBACCO GROUP PLC4.5%
4DIAGEO PLC4.3%
5DAILY MAIL&GENERAL TST-A NV3.8%
6MICRO FOCUS INTERNATIONAL3.4%
7BT GROUP3.3%
8ULTRA ELECTRONICS HLDGS3.2%
9UNILEVER3.2%
Management
Fund manager group
F&C
Fund manager company
F&C (BMO Global Asset Manageme
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide medium to long term capital growth through investment in a broad spread of UK equities. Although a large proportion will usually be invested in leading stocks there will often be included some investment in smaller stocks.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share TR
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Thomas Wilson01/01/2015Thomas Wilson is a Fund Manager in the European Equities team, focussing principally on UK investments. He is a fund manager on the F&C UK Mid-Cap Fund and F&C UK Alpha Fund. He joined F&C in September 2007. Thomas graduated with a BSc in Economics from the University of Southampton, holds the IMC and is a CFA Charterholder.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Chile, United Kingdom
F&C UK Alpha 1 Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price2929
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeQM01
F&C UK Alpha 2 Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£500,000
Min regular saving£25,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.03%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price3321
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeLU07
F&C UK Alpha 3 Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.3%
Min single investment£50,000,000
Min regular saving£250,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.75%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price3467
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeLU08
F&C UK Alpha 4 Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.02%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price3726
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFPG8
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