Fact sheet: F&C UK Smaller Companies

Fund information
Fund name
F&C UK Smaller Companies 2 Acc
Fund manager company
F&C (BMO Global Asset Manageme
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Catherine Stanleysince 01/11/2004
Fund objective
The objective is to provide medium to long term capital growth through investment in a diversified spread of equities of UK smaller companies.
Benchmark
  • Numis Smaller Companies (ex Investment Trusts) TR
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
21.6%
1 Year rank in sector
31/49
Sector
UT UK Smaller Companies
Yield
1%
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.
0.88%
Fund size
£34m (£45m 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.
69
Mid price
1028
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Cavendish AIM42%
The MI Discretionary Unit35%
Old Mutual UK Sm Cos34.9%
Schroder UK Dynamic Sm Cos34.5%
TB Amati UK Sm Cos32%
...more in UT UK Smaller Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK96.2%
    Money Market3.8%
  • Industrials27.7%
    Consumer Services18.3%
    Financials18.1%
    Consumer Goods8.5%
    Health Care7.5%
  • UK Equities96.2%
    Money Market3.8%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund5.4%11.3%17.3%21.6%43.7%130.8%
Sector5%9.3%16.9%22.9%31.8%100.2%
Rank within sector20 / 4910 / 4924 / 4931 / 4919 / 4715 / 45
Quartile2nd1st2nd3rd2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund12.8%6.7%18.7%2.2%38%
Sector12%7.7%14.2%-1.9%37.4%
Rank within sector24 / 4929 / 4819 / 4815 / 4727 / 46
Quartile2nd3rd2nd2nd3rd
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.
2.73
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.
0.97
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.
0.68
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%.
10.43
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.
2.96
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.
0.84
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.
0.92
Price movement
52 week high1025
52 week low754.2
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price1028
Region
1UK96.2%
2Money Market3.8%
Industry sector
1Industrials27.7%
2Consumer Services18.3%
3Financials18.1%
4Consumer Goods8.5%
5Health Care7.5%
6Basic Materials6.8%
7Technology5.9%
8Money Market3.8%
9Oil & Gas3.4%
Asset type
1UK Equities96.2%
2Money Market3.8%
Individual holdings
1CLS HLDGS PLC2.5%
2SIRIUS REAL ESTATE LTD2.4%
3DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS2.3%
4TREATT2.1%
5CRANEWARE PLC2%
6BODYCOTE PLC1.9%
7JOHN LAING GROUP PLC1.9%
8SANNE GROUP PLC1.9%
9TYMAN PLC1.9%
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 medium to long term capital growth through investment in a diversified spread of equities of UK smaller companies.
Benchmark
  • Numis Smaller Companies (ex Investment Trusts) TR
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Catherine Stanley01/11/2004Catherine Stanley is a Director of the European Equities team with specific responsibility for the Smaller Cap strategies. In June 2009, Catherine was appointed Lead Manager of the Stewardship Growth and Stewardship Income Funds. She joined the Group in 2000. Prior to this Catherine spent nine years at Framlington, where she managed both retail and institutional UK smaller company funds. She has an MA (Hons) in Geography from the University of Oxford and is a member of the CFA Society of the UK.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Ireland
F&C UK Smaller Companies 1 Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price871.9
CurrencyGBX
Price updated25/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKL92
F&C UK Smaller Companies 2 Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£500,000
Min regular saving£25,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.88%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1028
CurrencyGBX
Price updated25/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeLU32
F&C UK Smaller Companies 3 Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.3%
Min single investment£50,000,000
Min regular saving£250,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.53%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1178
CurrencyGBX
Price updated25/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeLU33
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