Fact sheet: FL Baillie Giff Amr AP

Fund information
Fund name
FL Baillie Gifford American AP
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Gary Robinsonsince 31/03/2014
  • Helen Xiongsince 30/04/2015
  • Tom Slatersince 04/01/2016
Underlying fund
Baillie Gifford American
Fund objective
Baillie Gifford state that the fund's aim is to generate returns over the long-term principally through investment, whether direct or indirect, in any economic sector in the USA. From time to time investment, whether direct or indirect, may also be made in any economic sector in Canada. The fund can invest in transferable securities, money market instruments, deposits and units in collective investment schemes.
Benchmark
  • S&P 500
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
25.9%
1 Year rank in sector
163/309
Sector
PN North America
Yield
-
Fund size
£8m (£7m 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.
131
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Canlife North American Pn43.6%
FL Investec American AP39.7%
Zurich Investec American Pn38.8%
FL Investec American EP38.2%
FL Schroder US Mid Cap AP37.9%
...more in PN North America

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • North America99.1%
    Money Market0.9%
  • Consumer Discretionary27.7%
    Information Technology21%
    Financials18%
    Health Care16.5%
    Industrials10.3%
  • North American Equities99.1%
    Money Market0.9%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund2.7%2.7%17.7%25.9%69.3%127.7%
Sector3.8%6.3%18.8%25.4%56.9%114.3%
Rank within sector251 / 321291 / 321237 / 320163 / 30927 / 29681 / 269
Quartile4th4th3rd3rd1st2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund23%14.7%18.8%26.9%6.1%
Sector24.1%4.4%18.7%29.2%7%
Rank within sector203 / 3093 / 304164 / 296247 / 284187 / 271
Quartile3rd1st3rd4th3rd
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.
1.46
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.
1.09
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.
1.17
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%.
13.78
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.
5.63
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.
0.47
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.
0.84
Price movement
52 week high724.1
52 week low464.5
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price682.8
Region
1North America99.1%
2Money Market0.9%
Industry sector
1Consumer Discretionary27.7%
2Information Technology21%
3Financials18%
4Health Care16.5%
5Industrials10.3%
6Materials3.7%
7Consumer Staples1.9%
8Money Market0.9%
Asset type
1North American Equities99.1%
2Money Market0.9%
Individual holdings
1AMAZON.COM INC9.6%
2ALPHABET INC6.3%
3MARKETAXESS HLDGS INC5.5%
4FACEBOOK INC5.3%
5TESLA MOTORS INC5.1%
6FIRST REPUBLIC BANK SAN FRANCISCO4.7%
7MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS INC3.7%
8GRUBHUB INC3.5%
9TRIPADVISOR INC3.5%
Management
Fund manager group
Friends Life
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
Baillie Gifford state that the fund's aim is to generate returns over the long-term principally through investment, whether direct or indirect, in any economic sector in the USA. From time to time investment, whether direct or indirect, may also be made in any economic sector in Canada. The fund can invest in transferable securities, money market instruments, deposits and units in collective investment schemes.
Benchmark
  • S&P 500
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Gary Robinson31/03/2014Gary graduated MBiochem in Biochemistry from Oxford University in 2003. Having previously spent the summer with Baillie Gifford in 2002, he joined the firm full-time in September 2003. Gary is an Investment Manager in the North American Equity. He has been CFA qualified since 2006.
Helen Xiong30/04/2015Helen graduated BSc (Hons) in Economics from Warwick University in 2007 and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge the following year. In 2008, she joined Baillie Gifford and is an Investment Manager in the North American Equity Team.
Tom Slater04/01/2016Tom graduated BSc in Computer Science with Mathematics from the University of Edinburgh in 2000.  He joined Baillie Gifford the same year and worked in the Developed Asia and UK Equity Teams before joining the Long Term Global Growth Team at the start of 2009. Tom became a Partner in the firm in 2012. Tom was appointed Joint Manager of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust in January 2015 having served as Deputy Manager for the previous five years. In 2015 Tom was appointed Head of the North American Equities Team and is a decision maker on Long Term Global Growth portfolios. Tom’s investment interest is focused on high growth companies both in listed equity markets and as an investor in private companies.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
FL Baillie Gifford American AP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.55%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price682.8
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEY28
FL Baillie Gifford American AP Inet
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.52%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price646.3
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEN72
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