Fact sheet: FL Kames Strategic Bd EP

Fund information
Fund name
FL Kames Strategic Bond EP
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Philip Milburnsince 01/11/2009
  • Juan Valenzuelasince 04/01/2016
  • David Robertssince 22/03/2004
Underlying fund
Kames Strategic Bond
Fund objective
Kames Capital state that the fund's objective is to maximise total return. The fund invests in global debt instruments denominated in any currency, ranging from AAA government bonds through to high yield and emerging market corporate bonds. At least 80% of the fund will be invested in Sterling and other currency denominated bonds hedged back to Sterling. The fund may also invest in deposits, money market instruments, derivative instruments and forward transactions. Derivatives may be used for the purposes of efficient portfolio management (including hedging) and to meet the investment objectives of the fund.
Benchmark
  • IA Sterling Strategic Bond
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
6.5%
1 Year rank in sector
124/168
Sector
PN Sterling Strategic Bond
Yield
-
Fund size
£2m (£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.
20
Bid price
173.5
Offer price
173.5
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Not Specified43.9%
    UK30.3%
    Money Market7.6%
    Netherlands6.5%
    France3.9%
  • Financials34.1%
    Industrials16.9%
    Government Bonds14.6%
    Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities14.4%
    Utilities10.6%
  • UK Fixed Interest43.7%
    US Fixed Interest26.8%
    Dutch Fixed Interest6.5%
    Money Market5.8%
    French Fixed Interest3.9%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.9%1.5%3.5%6.5%7.7%26.4%
Sector1.1%2%4.7%8.1%13.1%36.9%
Rank within sector107 / 170116 / 170127 / 169124 / 168125 / 153119 / 145
Quartile3rd3rd4th3rd4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund2.7%5.3%-0.9%3.6%4.2%
Sector3.3%6.7%0.7%5.6%5.9%
Rank within sector108 / 170122 / 164131 / 159124 / 153103 / 149
Quartile3rd3rd4th4th3rd
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.
-1.94
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.
1.07
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
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%.
3.7
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.
1.29
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.
-1.29
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.
0.88
Price movement
52 week high173.5
52 week low162.9
Current bid price173.5
Current offer price173.5
Current mid price-
Region
1Not Specified43.88%
2UK30.31%
3Money Market7.63%
4Netherlands6.51%
5France3.87%
6Spain3.82%
7Jersey3.19%
8Ireland1.69%
9Cayman Islands1.56%
Industry sector
1Financials34.1%
2Industrials16.9%
3Government Bonds14.6%
4Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities14.4%
5Utilities10.6%
6Money Market7.6%
7Government Agency Bonds1.8%
Asset type
1UK Fixed Interest43.68%
2US Fixed Interest26.8%
3Dutch Fixed Interest6.51%
4Money Market5.83%
5French Fixed Interest3.87%
6Spanish Fixed Interest3.82%
7Australian Fixed Interest1.84%
8Foreign Exchange1.8%
9Irish Fixed Interest1.69%
Individual holdings
1TREASURY 1% GILT 07/09/17 GBP0.014.82%
2TREASURY 2 1/2% IDX-LINKED GILT 20204.77%
3MORGAN STANLEY 1% BDS 16/11/18 AUD10001.71%
4SPAIN (KINGDOM OF)1.68%
5KELDA FINANCE 3 PLC 5.75% NTS 17/02/20 GBP1000001.67%
6UNITED STATES OF AMER TREAS BONDS 2.25% BDS 15/08/46 USD1001.59%
7HEALTH CARE REIT INC 3.75% BDS 15/03/23 USD10001.54%
8AT&T INC 4.375% NTS 14/09/29 GBP10001.33%
9APT PIPELINES LTD 0% NTS 22/03/27 EUR1000001.32%
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 maximise total return. The fund invests in global debt instruments denominated in any currency, ranging from AAA government bonds through to high yield and emerging market corporate bonds. At least 80% of the fund will be invested in Sterling and other currency denominated bonds hedged back to Sterling. The fund may also invest in deposits, money market instruments, derivative instruments and forward transactions. Derivatives may be used for the purposes of efficient portfolio management (including hedging) and to meet the investment objectives of the fund.
Benchmark
  • IA Sterling Strategic Bond
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Philip Milburn01/11/2009Phil Milburn is Head of Investment Strategy in the Fixed Income team. He joined us in 1997 from the University of Edinburgh, where he earned a first class honours degree in Economics. After spells in UK and Latin American equities, Phil joined the fixed income team, where he now manages our strategic and high yield bond portfolios. Phil is also an integral member of the Investment Association Fixed Income Committee, helping lead on many industry initiatives.
Juan Valenzuela04/01/2016Juan Valenzuela is an investment manager in the Fixed Income team with responsibility for analysing global rates markets, both conventional and inflation-linked bonds. He is the co-manager of the Kames Strategic Bond Fund. He joined us from Alliance Trust, where he was an investment manager on the Alliance Trust Dynamic Bond Fund. Prior to that, Juan worked in investment management roles for Scottish Widows Investment Partnership and JP Morgan. Juan has degrees in both Law and Business from Carlos III University in Madrid, and is a CFA charterholder.
David Roberts22/03/2004David Roberts is Head of Fixed Income and responsible for managing the fixed income team. In addition, he co-manages several funds including the flagship Kames Strategic Bond Fund, and has responsibility for overseeing cash and derivative management for the majority of Kames Capital’s clients. David joined us in 2004 from Britannic Asset Management where he was Head of Credit. He worked in the banking sector for a decade before moving into asset management. David studied Economics and Industrial Relations at the University of Strathclyde and has an MSc in Investment Analysis from the University of Stirling.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
FL Kames Strategic Bond EP
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.09%
Bid price173.5
Offer price173.5
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW144
FL Kames Strategic Bond EP S3
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.09%
Bid price172.4
Offer price172.4
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated24/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW145
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