Fact sheet: FL FS Asia Pac Leader EP

Fund information
Fund name
FL Stewart Investors Asia Pacific Leaders EP
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • David Gaitsince 30/06/2015
  • Sashi Reddysince 31/05/2016
Underlying fund
Stewart Investors AsPcLd
Fund objective
Stewart Investors state that the fund aims to achieve long term capital growth by investing in large and mid cap equities issued by companies that are incorporated or listed, or which conduct the majority of their activity in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan, including Australasia). Particular consideration is given to companies that are positioned to benefit from, and contribute to, the sustainable development of the countries in which they operate.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia Pacific ex Japan
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
19.4%
1 Year rank in sector
195/222
Sector
PN Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
Yield
-
Fund size
£12m (£10m 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.
99
Bid price
553.5
Offer price
553.5
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
FL GM Asia Pac ExJapan Eq Pn39.8%
FL Invesco Perpetual Asian AP39.8%
RLP AsPacCre+(InvescoPerpAsian)Pn37.4%
Scot Eq Invesco Perp Asian Pn37.2%
LV= Invesco Perp Asian Pn37.2%
...more in PN Asia Pacific Excluding Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • India28.4%
    Taiwan18%
    Hong Kong15.7%
    Australia9.2%
    Money Market8.9%
  • Information Technology25.5%
    Financials21.5%
    Consumer Staples13%
    Health Care10.3%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents8.9%
  • Indian Equities28.4%
    Taiwanese Equities18%
    Hong Kong Equities15.7%
    Australian Equities9.2%
    Money Market8.9%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-5.6%-3.9%9.3%19.4%39.8%64.2%
Sector-3.3%-0.2%18.3%25.2%28.4%47.2%
Rank within sector197 / 227210 / 225214 / 224195 / 22228 / 20924 / 190
Quartile4th4th4th4th1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund15.4%1.6%19.5%0.7%18.9%
Sector23.8%-3.6%8.3%0.7%16.6%
Rank within sector209 / 22217 / 22011 / 209114 / 20643 / 190
Quartile4th1st1st3rd1st
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.
4.91
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.
0.81
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.
0.71
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%.
12.79
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.
5.88
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.
0.54
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.
0.83
Price movement
52 week high614.5
52 week low444.2
Current bid price553.5
Current offer price553.5
Current mid price-
Region
1India28.4%
2Taiwan18%
3Hong Kong15.7%
4Australia9.2%
5Money Market8.9%
6Japan5.8%
7Singapore4.9%
8Philippines3.3%
9Korea2.4%
Industry sector
1Information Technology25.5%
2Financials21.5%
3Consumer Staples13%
4Health Care10.3%
5Cash & Cash Equivalents8.9%
6Industrials8.7%
7Consumer Discretionary5.5%
8Utilities3.2%
9Materials1.7%
Asset type
1Indian Equities28.4%
2Taiwanese Equities18%
3Hong Kong Equities15.7%
4Australian Equities9.2%
5Money Market8.9%
6Japanese Equities5.8%
7Singapore Equities4.9%
8Philippine Equities3.3%
9South Korean Equities2.4%
Individual holdings
1UNICHARM CORP5.07%
2TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING4.93%
3OVERSEA-CHINESE BANKING CORP4.91%
4CSL LIMITED (AUD)4.77%
5TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES3.96%
6TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES3.96%
7BRAMBLES LTD3.35%
8ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC3.27%
9HONG KONG & CHINA GAS CO3.2%
Management
Fund manager group
Friends Life
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
Stewart Investors state that the fund aims to achieve long term capital growth by investing in large and mid cap equities issued by companies that are incorporated or listed, or which conduct the majority of their activity in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan, including Australasia). Particular consideration is given to companies that are positioned to benefit from, and contribute to, the sustainable development of the countries in which they operate.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia Pacific ex Japan
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
David Gait30/06/2015David is responsible for leading the Stewart Investors Sustainable Funds group and generating investment ideas across all sectors in emerging and developed markets. David Gait joined the company in 1997.David holds an MA with honours in Economics from Cambridge University, and holds a Master of Science in Investment Analysis from Stirling University.
Sashi Reddy31/05/2016Sashi Reddy joined First State Investments’ Global Emerging Markets/ Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) team in July 2008. Sashi is an investment analyst, responsible for providing research support to portfolio managers and will have a main focus on Indian equities. Before joining First State, Sashi worked at Irevna Research, an outsourced Indian equities research house from 2005 to 2007. As an analyst covering the small and mid cap European market at Irevna, he was seconded to Credit Suisse First Boston as an associate. Sashi brings with him six years of industry experience, one year of which was gained at First State in a contract role. Sashi has an engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
FL Stewart Investors Asia Pacific Leaders EP
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.15%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.2%
Bid price553.5
Offer price553.5
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeWS34
FL Stewart Investors Asia Pacific Leaders EP S3
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.2%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.25%
Bid price354.8
Offer price354.8
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW233
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