Fact sheet: F&C US Smaller Companies

Fund information
Fund name
F&C US Smaller Companies C Inc
Fund manager company
F&C (BMO Global Asset Manageme
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Nish Patelsince 20/10/2013
Fund objective
The objective is to provide long term capital growth. The Manager seeks to achieve this by investing mainly in a diversified spread of equities of US smaller and medium sized companies.
Benchmark
  • Russell 2000
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
30.3%
1 Year rank in sector
4/7
Sector
UT North American Smaller Companies
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.
0.83%
Fund size
£75m (£60m 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.
122
Mid price
111.8
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Legg Mason IFRoUSSmCo32.5%
Schroder US Smaller Companies32.1%
Artemis US Sm Cos31.5%
F&C US Smaller Companies30.3%
Jupiter US Sm and MdCpCos27%
...more in UT North American Smaller Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA99.9%
    Money Market0.1%
  • Financials26.1%
    Industrials21.9%
    Health Care15.5%
    Consumer Services11.9%
    Technology9.7%
  • US Equities99.9%
    Money Market0.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund7.6%12.7%27.6%30.3%60%134%
Sector6.6%9.8%26.4%28.4%50.5%121.5%
Rank within sector2 / 72 / 73 / 74 / 73 / 5-
Quartile2nd2nd2nd3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund34.1%6.7%9.9%32.8%-
Sector32.1%1.5%10.1%37.8%7.1%
Rank within sector3 / 72 / 73 / 54 / 5-
Quartile2nd2nd3rd4th
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.
2.28
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.
1.04
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%.
13.51
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.
3.93
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.
0.43
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 high115
52 week low72.69
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price111.8
Region
1USA99.9%
2Money Market0.1%
Industry sector
1Financials26.1%
2Industrials21.9%
3Health Care15.5%
4Consumer Services11.9%
5Technology9.7%
6Consumer Goods8%
7Telecommunications3.4%
8Oil & Gas2%
9Others1.4%
Asset type
1US Equities99.9%
2Money Market0.1%
Individual holdings
1ING GROEP N.V.4.9%
2ALLEGHANY CORP2.5%
3LKQ CORP2.5%
4FRANKLIN FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP2.4%
5MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS INC2.4%
6STATE BANK FINANCIAL2.2%
7WCI COMMUNITIES INC2.2%
8COMMVAULT SYSTEMS INC2%
9GRANITE CONSTRUCTION2%
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 long term capital growth. The Manager seeks to achieve this by investing mainly in a diversified spread of equities of US smaller and medium sized companies.
Benchmark
  • Russell 2000
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Nish Patel20/10/2013Nish 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
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Ireland
F&C US Smaller Companies 1 Inc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.67%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price2567
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeLU15
F&C US Smaller Companies C Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price111.8
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeG6HL
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