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 01/10/2013
Fund objective
The objective is toachieve a long-term capital growththrough investment in small andmedium sized companies. The Fundseeks to achieve this by investing inequities and equity linked securitiessuch as warrants of small and mediumsized companies in the United States.
Benchmark
  • Russell 2000 NR Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
15.7%
1 Year rank in sector
9/27
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 (£21m 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.
105
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
GS US Sml Cap CORE Eq Pfl33.2%
SEI US Sm Cos32.4%
Brown Advisory US Smaller Cos22.3%
Manulife US Small Cap Equity21.8%
LM Royce US SCapOpp18.5%
...more in FO Equity - Small Cap USA

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA94.9%
    Money Market5.1%
  • Financial Services23.8%
    Health Care15.2%
    Technology15.1%
    Producer Durables13.9%
    Consumer Discretionary12.1%
  • US Equities94.9%
    Money Market5.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.7%8.2%9.3%15.7%20%96%
Sector0.4%11.5%14.7%13.3%19.8%95.2%
Rank within sector11 / 3328 / 3227 / 329 / 2714 / 2411 / 21
Quartile2nd4th4th2nd3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund9.3%-0.2%1%32.9%16.9%
Sector10.6%-4.1%4.8%37.9%11.8%
Rank within sector16 / 316 / 2719 / 2420 / 234 / 22
Quartile3rd1st4th4th1st
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.
0.45
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.
0.31
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%.
13.34
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.
5.9
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.
-0.04
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.
0.82
Price movement
52 week high163.73
52 week low130.65
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price161.37
Region
1USA94.9%
2Money Market5.1%
Industry sector
1Financial Services23.8%
2Health Care15.2%
3Technology15.1%
4Producer Durables13.9%
5Consumer Discretionary12.1%
6Materials & Processing5.9%
7Money Market5.1%
8Utilities3.9%
9Consumer Staples2.6%
Asset type
1US Equities94.9%
2Money Market5.1%
Individual holdings
1CARDINAL FINANCIAL CORP2.8%
2LKQ CORP2.6%
3ALLEGHANY CORP2.4%
4MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS INC2.4%
5FRANKLIN FINL NETWORK INC2.3%
6STATE BANK FINANCIAL CORP2.3%
7COMMVAULT SYSTEMS INC2%
8GRANITE CONSTRUCTION1.9%
9PROASSURANCE 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 toachieve a long-term capital growththrough investment in small andmedium sized companies. The Fundseeks to achieve this by investing inequities and equity linked securitiessuch as warrants of small and mediumsized companies in the United States.
Benchmark
  • Russell 2000 NR Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Nish Patel01/10/2013Nish 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 price161.37
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFO01
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