Fact sheet: F&C US Smaller Companies

Fund information
Fund name
F&C US Smaller Companies A
Fund manager company
F&C Lux (BMO Global Asset Mana
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Nish Patelsince 30/09/2013
Fund objective
The objective is to achieve a long-term capital growth through investment in small and medium sized companies. The Fund seeks to achieve this by investing in equities and equity linked securities such as warrants of small and medium sized companies in the United States.
Benchmark
  • Russell 2000 NR Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
18.4%
1 Year rank in sector
13/31
Sector
FO Equity - Small Cap USA
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.
2.12%
Fund size
£19m (£19m 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.
121
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
GS US Sml Cap CORE Eq Pfl43.5%
SEI US Sm Cos37.8%
LM Royce US SCapOpp28.1%
Dimensional US Small Cos26.8%
RBC (Lux) USSMCapEq25.6%
...more in FO Equity - Small Cap USA

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA95.9%
    Money Market4.1%
  • Financial Services22.8%
    Technology16.8%
    Health Care15.6%
    Producer Durables14.1%
    Consumer Discretionary12.2%
  • US Equities95.9%
    Money Market4.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund11.9%8.6%12%18.4%24.9%93.5%
Sector12.1%6.9%13.3%16.4%22.9%87.9%
Rank within sector17 / 3414 / 3418 / 3213 / 319 / 2510 / 24
Quartile2nd2nd3rd2nd2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund20.2%-0.2%1%32.9%16.9%
Sector19%-4.1%4.8%37.9%11.8%
Rank within sector13 / 316 / 2719 / 2522 / 255 / 24
Quartile2nd1st4th4th1st
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.
1.07
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.
0.92
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.
0.22
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%.
14.22
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.
5.94
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.
0.09
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.
0.84
Price movement
52 week high175.36
52 week low130.65
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price177.47
Region
1USA95.9%
2Money Market4.1%
Industry sector
1Financial Services22.8%
2Technology16.8%
3Health Care15.6%
4Producer Durables14.1%
5Consumer Discretionary12.2%
6Materials & Processing5.8%
7Money Market4.1%
8Utilities3.9%
9Consumer Staples2.6%
Asset type
1US Equities95.9%
2Money Market4.1%
Individual holdings
1FRANKLIN FINL NETWORK INC2.5%
2LKQ CORP2.5%
3ALLEGHANY CORP2.4%
4MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS INC2.3%
5STATE BANK FINANCIAL CORP2.3%
6WCI COMMUNITIES INC2.1%
7COMMVAULT SYSTEMS INC2%
8GRANITE CONSTRUCTION2%
9CARDINAL FINANCIAL CORP1.9%
Management
Fund manager group
F&C
Fund manager company
F&C Lux (BMO Global Asset Mana
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The objective is to achieve a long-term capital growth through investment in small and medium sized companies. The Fund seeks to achieve this by investing in equities and equity linked securities such as warrants of small and medium sized companies in the United States.
Benchmark
  • Russell 2000 NR Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Nish Patel30/09/2013Nish Patel – is an equity research analyst in the Global Smaller Companies team. He joined F&C in November 2007. Nish qualified from University College London with a BSc in Economics and is a Chartered Accountant and CFA Charterholder.
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, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Offshore, Portugal, Sweden
F&C US Smaller Companies A
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£2,500
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.12%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.14%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price177.47
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFO01
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