Fact sheet: FL BR Bal (AqLi) EP

Fund information
Fund name
FL BlackRock Balanced (Aquila Life) 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
25.3%
1 Year rank in sector
130/810
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
203.5
Offer price
203.5
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
BlackRock LGIM Oseas Consn Idx Pn38.4%
Scot Eq Caerus Pfl DRP 4 Pn36%
FL My Ftr Advantage Gth Pn35.9%
Scot Eq Sequel Adventurous Pn35.8%
Scot Eq Sequel Adven Jrny Pn35.8%
...more in PN Mixed Investment 40%-85% Shares

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK79.4%
    Europe6.8%
    USA6.8%
    Japan3.5%
    Pacific Rim3.5%
  • No data available.
  • UK Equities55.1%
    UK Fixed Interest14.3%
    UK Index-Linked Gilts10%
    European Equities6.8%
    US Equities6.8%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund4.4%2.3%9.4%25.3%31.5%61.5%
Sector3.6%1.7%7.3%19.7%25.2%52.7%
Rank within sector208 / 915303 / 913257 / 895130 / 810106 / 699148 / 601
Quartile1st2nd2nd1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund1.6%18.5%2%6.6%13.9%
Sector1.5%14.3%2.2%5.7%13.1%
Rank within sector538 / 913110 / 801405 / 754159 / 694334 / 663
Quartile3rd1st3rd1st3rd
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.
0.34
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.
1.17
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.
0.62
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%.
8.65
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.
2.23
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.
0.65
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 high202.2
52 week low157.2
Current bid price203.5
Current offer price203.5
Current mid price-
Region
1UK79.4%
2Europe6.79%
3USA6.77%
4Japan3.53%
5Pacific Rim3.52%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1UK Equities55.07%
2UK Fixed Interest14.33%
3UK Index-Linked Gilts10%
4European Equities6.79%
5US Equities6.77%
6Japanese Equities3.53%
7Asia Pacific Equities3.52%
Individual holdings
1AQUILA LIFE UK EQUITY INDEX FUND55.07%
2AQUILA LIFE ALL STOCKS UK GILT INDEX FUND14.33%
3AQUILA LIFE OVER 5 YEARS UK INDEX-LINKED GILT INDEX FUND10%
4AQUILA LIFE EUROPEAN EQUITY INDEX FUND6.79%
5AQUILA LIFE US EQUITY INDEX FUND6.77%
6AQUILA LIFE JAPANESE EQUITY INDEX FUND 3.53%
7AQUILA LIFE PACIFIC RIM EQUITY INDEX FUND3.52%
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 Life) 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 price203.5
Offer price203.5
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated12/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeW315
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