Fact sheet: F&C UK Mid Cap

Fund information
Fund name
F&C UK Mid Cap C Acc
Fund manager company
F&C (BMO Global Asset Manageme
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Thomas Wilsonsince 29/04/2015
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide long term capital growth by investing principally in the companies of the FTSE Mid-250 Index, though other listed equities may be held when deemed appropriate.
Benchmark
  • FTSE mid 250 ex ITs
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
4.2%
1 Year rank in sector
224/277
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.
0.81%
Fund size
£31m (£29m 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.
82
Mid price
98.8
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Stan Life Inv UK Eq Recvry52.3%
UBS UK Opportunities31.1%
Schroder Recovery30.1%
Charity Equity28.2%
Schroder Specialist Value UK Equ27.5%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK93.2%
    Money Market6.8%
  • Industrials39.6%
    Consumer Services18.6%
    Financials17.4%
    Technology8.1%
    Consumer Goods7.1%
  • UK Equities93.2%
    Money Market6.8%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.4%-4.1%3.5%4.2%33.2%108.9%
Sector2.4%0.3%7.9%9.5%17%61.6%
Rank within sector212 / 285261 / 283235 / 281224 / 27714 / 263-
Quartile3rd4th4th4th1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund2.4%13.5%9.1%36%-
Sector8.2%3.7%0.6%25.7%14.8%
Rank within sector231 / 27827 / 26910 / 26432 / 257-
Quartile4th1st1st1st
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.
4.31
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.
1.09
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.
0.49
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%.
12.2
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.
6.47
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.
0.69
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 high105.8
52 week low85.24
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price98.8
Region
1UK93.2%
2Money Market6.8%
Industry sector
1Industrials39.6%
2Consumer Services18.6%
3Financials17.4%
4Technology8.1%
5Consumer Goods7.1%
6Money Market6.8%
7Basic Materials2.4%
Asset type
1UK Equities93.2%
2Money Market6.8%
Individual holdings
1MICRO FOCUS INTERNATIONAL4.7%
2RENTOKIL INITIAL4.4%
3ULTRA ELECTRONICS HLDGS4.1%
4AVON RUBBER ORD GBP3.8%
5DAILY MAIL & GENERAL TRUST `A`ORD NON VTG GBP0.1253.7%
6SMITHS GROUP3.7%
7BOOKER GROUP PLC3.5%
8ORIGIN ENTERPRISES PLC3.5%
9SMURFIT KAPPA GROUP PLC3.5%
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 long term capital growth by investing principally in the companies of the FTSE Mid-250 Index, though other listed equities may be held when deemed appropriate.
Benchmark
  • FTSE mid 250 ex ITs
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Thomas Wilson29/04/2015Thomas 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
United Kingdom
F&C UK Mid Cap 1 Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.7%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price147.9
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeQK10
F&C UK Mid Cap 2 Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£500,000
Min regular saving£25,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.27%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price155.2
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeQK11
F&C UK Mid Cap C Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price98.8
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeG6HO
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