Fact sheet: FL Arch MA Active Gth AP

Fund information
Fund name
FL Architas MA Active Growth AP
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Jaime Arguellosince 01/02/2017
  • Nathan Sweeneysince 01/01/2015
Underlying fund
Architas MA Active Growth
Fund objective
Architas state that the aim of the fund is to increase the value of the investment. The fund pursues its aim mainly by investing in other funds (underlying funds) including closed-ended funds. The underlying funds may invest in a range of investments, including shares, bonds, money market instruments, warrants , derivatives and deposits. The fund may also invest directly in such types of investment when there are specific benefits in doing so. The fund may use investment techniques including stock lending, borrowing cash and hedging.
Benchmark
  • IA Flexible Investment
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
30%
1 Year rank in sector
31/438
Sector
PN Flexible Investment
Yield
-
Fund size
£12m (£12m 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.
78
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • North America36.8%
    UK18.1%
    Asia Pacific ex Japan15.9%
    Global Emerging Markets13.7%
    Not Specified9.3%
  • No data available.
  • North American Equities36.8%
    UK Equities18.1%
    Asia Pacific ex Japan Equities15.9%
    Global Emerging Market Equities13.7%
    Alternative Assets6.7%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund3.2%6.8%11%30%41%74.9%
Sector2.1%5%5.1%18.8%27%50.9%
Rank within sector60 / 482117 / 46447 / 44831 / 43827 / 31634 / 255
Quartile1st2nd1st1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund4.3%20%4.8%7%18.7%
Sector2.4%14.2%2.5%6.7%14.8%
Rank within sector35 / 46477 / 42385 / 335126 / 310119 / 267
Quartile1st1st2nd2nd2nd
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.
0.23
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.
1.37
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.
0.86
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%.
9.82
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.
3.92
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.
0.8
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.
0.9
Price movement
52 week high404.9
52 week low313.2
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price404.1
Region
1North America36.77%
2UK18.14%
3Asia Pacific ex Japan15.92%
4Global Emerging Markets13.69%
5Not Specified9.29%
6Japan4.15%
7Europe ex UK2.04%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1North American Equities36.77%
2UK Equities18.14%
3Asia Pacific ex Japan Equities15.92%
4Global Emerging Market Equities13.69%
5Alternative Assets6.71%
6Japanese Equities4.15%
7Property2.58%
8Europe ex UK Equities2.04%
Individual holdings
1JPM US EQUITY INCOME A INC8.99%
2FIRST STATE GLOBAL EMERGING MARKETS LEADERS8.94%
3JPMORGAN US SELECT EQUITY PLUS FUND8.84%
4ROBECO US PREMIUM EQUITIES FUND8.44%
5ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN CONCENTRATED US EQUITY FUND6.98%
6ASIA PACIFIC LEADERS B GBP ACC6.72%
7HERMES ASIA EX-JAPAN EQUITY FUND5.25%
8MAJEDIE UK EQUITY X ACC5.09%
9CF LINDSELL TRAIN UK EQUITY FUND4.95%
Management
Fund manager group
Friends Life
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
Architas state that the aim of the fund is to increase the value of the investment. The fund pursues its aim mainly by investing in other funds (underlying funds) including closed-ended funds. The underlying funds may invest in a range of investments, including shares, bonds, money market instruments, warrants , derivatives and deposits. The fund may also invest directly in such types of investment when there are specific benefits in doing so. The fund may use investment techniques including stock lending, borrowing cash and hedging.
Benchmark
  • IA Flexible Investment
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Jaime Arguello01/02/2017As Architas' Chief Investment Officer, Jaime is responsible for directing all aspects of the company's investment activity, including responsibility for the structure and control of the investment function. Jaime's role also includes the recommendation of appropriate investment strategies to other areas of the AXA business. Jaime joined Architas in October 2016 from Barclays where he was Managing Director and CIO for their multi-manager and alternatives business, a role he held for seven years. Prior to Barclays, Jaime spent 10 years at Pictet as Director of third party manager selection and Head of Fixed Income choosing managers across a range of asset classes. Jaime has over 30 years industry experience covering the full range of asset allocation, fund selection and portfolio management. Jaime holds an Engineering degree from Ecole Nationale des Ponts & Chaussees Paris.
Nathan Sweeney01/01/2015Nathan manages the risk-profiled Architas Multi-Asset Active range, the Architas Multi-Manager UK Equity, Architas Multi-Manager Strategic Bond, Architas Multi-Manager Monthly High Income and the Verbatim Portfolio 5 Growth funds. Nathan's analyst responsibilities include research into UK Fixed Income funds. Nathan joined Architas in 2010 from Thornhill, where he worked as a Private Client Fund Manager and was responsible for managing private client portfolios and fund selection. He began his 16-year investment career at AIB Investment managers, where he was responsible for fund selection and launching and managing the AIB Multi-Manager Fund range. Nathan has a BSc in Science, a Diploma in Financial Services and is IMC qualified.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
FL Architas MA Active Growth AP
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.4%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)2.38%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price404.1
CurrencyGBX
Price updated28/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGT16
FL Architas MA Active Growth AP Inet
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.3%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)2.28%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1011.8
CurrencyGBX
Price updated28/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeG922
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