Fact sheet: FL Kames Ethical Corp Bd Pn

Fund information
Fund name
FL Kames Ethical Corporate Bond Pn
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Iain Bucklesince 30/09/2009
  • Euan McNeilsince 01/01/2011
Underlying fund
Kames Ethical Corporate Bond
Fund objective
Kames Capital state that the fund's objective is to generate a combination of capital growth and income. The policy is that all investments will meet the fund’s ethical criteria. This means the fund avoids investing in companies that it decides harm people, society, animals or the environment. The fund invests predominantly in Sterling denominated investment grade bonds issued by companies or organisations. Up to 10% of the fund may be invested in high yield bonds. Within its ethical criteria and the limits set out above, the fund is not restricted by market sector. It may also hold a limited range of other investments.
Benchmark
  • IA Sterling Corporate Bond
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Quick stats
1 Year return
7.4%
1 Year rank in sector
84/260
Sector
PN Sterling Corporate Bond
Yield
-
Fund size
£1m (£1m 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.
33
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK66.8%
    Germany4.3%
    Australia4%
    Netherlands3.8%
    Jersey3.5%
  • Financials33.6%
    Others28.7%
    Mortgage & Secured Bonds20.3%
    Government Bonds7.7%
    Government Agency Bonds4.7%
  • UK Fixed Interest70.4%
    German Fixed Interest4.3%
    Australian Fixed Interest4%
    Dutch Fixed Interest3.8%
    US Fixed Interest2.5%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.2%-3.8%2.9%7.4%22.8%46.4%
Sector-1.3%-4.7%2.5%6.8%19%38.6%
Rank within sector133 / 26574 / 26582 / 26584 / 26033 / 23532 / 210
Quartile3rd2nd2nd2nd1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund7.7%3%11.5%1.9%14.8%
Sector7.7%0.2%10.5%1%13.5%
Rank within sector132 / 2601 / 24677 / 23581 / 22667 / 210
Quartile3rd1st2nd2nd2nd
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.
2
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.
0.84
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.
0.74
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%.
4.65
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.
1.47
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.
0.75
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.
0.93
Price movement
52 week high183
52 week low163
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price175.8
Region
1UK66.84%
2Germany4.29%
3Australia4.01%
4Netherlands3.8%
5Jersey3.54%
6USA2.53%
7Money Market2.34%
8Cayman Islands2.29%
9Sweden2.12%
Industry sector
1Financials33.6%
2Others28.7%
3Mortgage & Secured Bonds20.3%
4Government Bonds7.7%
5Government Agency Bonds4.7%
6Money Market2.3%
7Fixed Interest1.5%
8Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities1.2%
Asset type
1UK Fixed Interest70.38%
2German Fixed Interest4.29%
3Australian Fixed Interest4.01%
4Dutch Fixed Interest3.8%
5US Fixed Interest2.53%
6Money Market2.34%
7American Emerging Fixed Interest2.29%
8Swedish Fixed Interest2.12%
9French Fixed Interest2.1%
Individual holdings
1NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE 4.375% NTS 09/12/30 GBP500002.53%
2KREDITANSTALT FUER WIEDERAUFBAU KFW 5.75% BDS 7/6/2032 GBP10001.75%
3KREDITANSTALT FUER WIEDERAUFBAU KFW 5.5% BDS 18/6/2025 GBP10001.52%
4INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR REC & DEV 0.375% BDS 15/06/21 GBP10001.5%
5DIGNITY FINANCE 4.6956% NTS 31/12/49 GBP1000 B1.47%
6AA BOND CO LTD 6.269% BDS 31/07/25 GBP1000001.18%
7TRANSPORT FOR LONDON 3.875% NTS 23/07/42 GBP1000001.18%
8NGG FINANCE 5.625% RESET CAP SEC 18/06/73 GBP1000001.15%
9ABP FINANCE PLC 6.25% GTD 14/12/26 GBP1000001.07%
Management
Fund manager group
Friends Life
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
Kames Capital state that the fund's objective is to generate a combination of capital growth and income. The policy is that all investments will meet the fund’s ethical criteria. This means the fund avoids investing in companies that it decides harm people, society, animals or the environment. The fund invests predominantly in Sterling denominated investment grade bonds issued by companies or organisations. Up to 10% of the fund may be invested in high yield bonds. Within its ethical criteria and the limits set out above, the fund is not restricted by market sector. It may also hold a limited range of other investments.
Benchmark
  • IA Sterling Corporate Bond
Investment style
None
Investment method
Fixed Interest
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Iain Buckle30/09/2009Iain is an investment manager in the fixed income team. He joined us in 2000 from Baillie Gifford where he was a fixed income analyst. Iain studied Economics at Heriot Watt University and is a CFA charterholder.
Euan McNeil01/01/2011Euan is an investment manager in the fixed income team. He joined us in 2003 from Britannic Asset Management where he worked in the corporate bond team. Euan studied International Business and French at the University of Strathclyde and has an MSc in Investment Analysis.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
FL Kames Ethical Corporate Bond Pn
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.3%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.4%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price175.8
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeO938
FL Kames Ethical Corporate Bond Pn Inet
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.3%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.35%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price154.67
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeO880
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