Fact sheet: FL BR Bal (AqC) EP

Fund information
Fund name
FL BlackRock Balanced (Aquila C) EP
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund manager
No data available.
Underlying fund
BlackRock Aquila Life Bal Pn
Fund objective
BlackRock state that the fund invests in UK and overseas equities and UK Government fixed income and index-linked gilts. This helps to meet the aim of providing returns in excess of inflation whilst the holdings in gilts and index-linked gilts provides stability and helps to diversify risk within the fund. The benchmark of the fund is 55% FTSE All-Share Index, 6.6% FTSE AW USA Index, 6.6% FTSE AW Developed Europe ex UK Index, 3.4% FTSE AW Japan Index, 3.4% FTSE AW Developed Asia Pacific ex Japan Index, 15% FTSE UK Gilts All Stocks Index, 10% FTSE UK Index-Linked Gilts Over 5 Years Index.
Benchmark
  • FL 55%FTSEAS,6.6%FTSEAWUS,6.6%FTAWDExUK,3.4%FTAWJ,3.4%FTAWDAPxJ,15%FTUKGtsAS,10%FTUKLG5y
Investment style
Passive/Tracking
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
12.8%
1 Year rank in sector
210/794
Sector
PN Mixed Investment 40%-85% Shares
Yield
-
Fund size
£3m (£2m 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.
70
Bid price
192.2
Offer price
192.2
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
BlackRock LGIM Oseas Consn Idx Pn23.2%
Scot Eq Ext Bal Coll (ex MLC) Pn22%
FL My Ftr Adv Gth XE/IE Pn21.6%
FL My Ftr Advantage Gth Pn21.3%
Scot Eq Caerus Pfl DRP 4 Pn20.5%
...more in PN Mixed Investment 40%-85% Shares

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK80%
    Europe6.6%
    USA6.6%
    Pacific Rim3.5%
    Japan3.3%
  • No data available.
  • UK Equities54.8%
    UK Fixed Interest14.9%
    UK Index-Linked Gilts10.3%
    European Equities6.6%
    US Equities6.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-2.2%-0.5%11.2%12.8%23.7%57.5%
Sector-2.2%-0.5%9.1%10.3%20.2%49.6%
Rank within sector472 / 912630 / 912232 / 894210 / 794168 / 691152 / 595
Quartile3rd3rd2nd2nd1st2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund13.8%2%6.6%13.9%10.4%
Sector10.6%2.2%5.7%13.1%9.9%
Rank within sector165 / 800403 / 753159 / 692332 / 661279 / 596
Quartile1st3rd1st3rd2nd
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.
-0.28
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.
1.16
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.
0.5
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%.
8.35
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.
2.19
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.
0.34
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 high198.9
52 week low157.2
Current bid price192.2
Current offer price192.2
Current mid price-
Region
1UK80%
2Europe6.6%
3USA6.6%
4Pacific Rim3.5%
5Japan3.3%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1UK Equities54.8%
2UK Fixed Interest14.9%
3UK Index-Linked Gilts10.3%
4European Equities6.6%
5US Equities6.6%
6Asia Pacific ex Japan Equities3.5%
7Japanese Equities3.3%
Individual holdings
1AQUILA LIFE UK EQUITY INDEX FUND54.9%
2AQUILA LIFE ALL STOCKS UK GILT INDEX FUND14.9%
3AQUILA LIFE OVER 5 YEARS UK INDEX-LINKED GILT INDEX FUND10.3%
4AQUILA LIFE EUROPEAN EQUITY INDEX FUND6.6%
5AQUILA LIFE US EQUITY INDEX FUND6.6%
6AQUILA LIFE PACIFIC RIM EQUITY INDEX FUND3.5%
7AQUILA LIFE JAPANESE EQUITY INDEX FUND 3.3%
Management
Fund manager group
Friends Life
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
BlackRock state that the fund invests in UK and overseas equities and UK Government fixed income and index-linked gilts. This helps to meet the aim of providing returns in excess of inflation whilst the holdings in gilts and index-linked gilts provides stability and helps to diversify risk within the fund. The benchmark of the fund is 55% FTSE All-Share Index, 6.6% FTSE AW USA Index, 6.6% FTSE AW Developed Europe ex UK Index, 3.4% FTSE AW Japan Index, 3.4% FTSE AW Developed Asia Pacific ex Japan Index, 15% FTSE UK Gilts All Stocks Index, 10% FTSE UK Index-Linked Gilts Over 5 Years Index.
Benchmark
  • FL 55%FTSEAS,6.6%FTSEAWUS,6.6%FTAWDExUK,3.4%FTAWJ,3.4%FTAWDAPxJ,15%FTUKGtsAS,10%FTUKLG5y
Investment style
Passive/Tracking
Investment method
No data available.
Fund manager
No data available.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
FL BlackRock Balanced (Aquila C) EP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.4%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.41%
Bid price192.2
Offer price192.2
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeW315
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