Fact sheet: FL AXA Fram UK Small Cos AP

Fund information
Fund name
FL AXA Framlington UK Smaller Companies AP
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Dan Harlowsince 31/05/2016
Underlying fund
AXA Frmlngtn UK Sm Cos
Fund objective
AXA state that the aim of the fund is to generate capital growth. The fund will invest principally in smaller UK quoted companies.
Benchmark
  • FTSE Small Cap ex ITs
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
4.3%
1 Year rank in sector
61/107
Sector
PN UK Smaller Companies
Yield
-
Fund size
£7m (£3m 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.
72
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK98.9%
    Money Market1.1%
  • Industrials37.7%
    Consumer Services16.6%
    Technology13%
    Health Care11%
    Financials7.8%
  • UK Equities98.9%
    Money Market1.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund3.7%-0.2%3.1%4.3%42.7%135.9%
Sector3.1%0.3%4%3.9%23.2%101.9%
Rank within sector43 / 11270 / 11178 / 11161 / 1074 / 10311 / 95
Quartile2nd3rd3rd3rd1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund2.8%23.7%6.1%43%24.1%
Sector3.1%17.6%-2.3%37.9%24.8%
Rank within sector63 / 10714 / 1063 / 10334 / 10270 / 95
Quartile3rd1st1st2nd3rd
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.
5.06
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.
0.99
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.
0.77
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%.
11.35
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.
2.48
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.
1.99
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.
0.95
Price movement
52 week high487.9
52 week low403.7
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price474.6
Region
1UK98.91%
2Money Market1.09%
Industry sector
1Industrials37.68%
2Consumer Services16.56%
3Technology12.99%
4Health Care10.97%
5Financials7.83%
6Basic Materials4.1%
7Consumer Goods4.01%
8Telecommunications2.46%
9Oil & Gas2.31%
Asset type
1UK Equities98.91%
2Money Market1.09%
Individual holdings
14IMPRINT GROUP PLC2.8%
2CONSORT MEDICAL PLC2.6%
3ACCESSO TECHNOLOGY GRP PLC2.4%
4DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS2.4%
5FISHER(JAMES)& SONS PLC2.4%
6SCAPA GROUP PLC2.4%
7RPC GROUP2.2%
8SANNE GROUP PLC2.2%
9CONVIVIALITY PLC2.1%
Management
Fund manager group
Friends Life
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
AXA state that the aim of the fund is to generate capital growth. The fund will invest principally in smaller UK quoted companies.
Benchmark
  • FTSE Small Cap ex ITs
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Dan Harlow31/05/2016Dan Harlow joined AXA IM in 2010 to manage the UK Smaller Companies fund. He worked alongside Chris St John on the UK Smaller Companies fund from 2010 until Nov 2011. In November 2011 he was appointed co-manager of the AXA Framlington American Growth Fund. Dan returned to the UK Desk as lead portfolio manager of the AXA Framlington UK Smaller Companies fund in June 2016. Prior to joining AXA IM, Dan was Head of UK equities at Montanaro Asset Management, managing UK small cap portfolios including the Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Investment Trust (obtaining a 24% cumulative outperformance of FTSE Small Cap ex IT benchmark from March 2006 to January 2010.) He was also Head of Fund Management and a Board Director. Dan graduated from the University of Southampton in 1999 with a BA (Hons) in History. He completed an MSc in International Relations in 2000.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
FL AXA Framlington UK Smaller Companies AP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.69%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price474.6
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeRV55
FL AXA Framlington UK Smaller Companies AP Inet
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.6%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.71%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1073.5
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeER76
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