Fact sheet: FL North American NGP

Fund information
Fund name
FL North American NGP
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Simon Clinchsince 31/12/2007
  • Erik Rubinghsince 31/08/2009
No data available.
Fund objective
The fund's objective is to provide capital growth. The manager seeks to achieve this by investing mainly in a well balanced spread of equities in the US and Canada. While the fund will invest mainly in equities, it may also invest in other investments such as convertible stocks and derivatives and traded options to hedge positions or to gain exposure to companies to manage the portfolio efficiently. The fund does not normally hedge its currency exposure.
Benchmark
  • FTSE World North America Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
26%
1 Year rank in sector
182/309
Sector
PN North America
Yield
-
Fund size
£158m (£133m 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.
104
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Canlife North American Pn42.7%
FL Investec American AP38%
L&G Investec American Pn37.6%
Aviva Invtec American Pn37.4%
Zurich Investec American Pn37.1%
...more in PN North America

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.7%7.1%25.2%26%73.5%154.3%
Sector1.5%7.1%21.9%26%57.5%121.8%
Rank within sector234 / 321153 / 32051 / 320182 / 30914 / 2969 / 269
Quartile3rd2nd1st3rd1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund26.6%5.9%28.5%34.2%6.5%
Sector25.9%4.4%18.7%29.2%7%
Rank within sector157 / 30978 / 3042 / 29623 / 284175 / 271
Quartile3rd2nd1st1st3rd
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.
4.63
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.
0.97
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.
1.51
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%.
11.58
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.
2.91
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.
1.41
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.
0.94
Price movement
52 week high251.5
52 week low173.2
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price249.2
Region
No data available.
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1North American Equities99.63%
2Money Market0.37%
Individual holdings
1ALPHABET INC3.7%
2FACEBOOK INC3.11%
3AMAZON.COM INC2.93%
4APPLE INC2.27%
5SALESFORCE.COM INC2.15%
6WELLS FARGO & CO2.12%
7T-MOBILE US INC2.03%
8AMGEN INC1.95%
9VANGUARD INDEX FUNDS REIT VIPERS1.82%
Management
Fund manager group
Friends Life
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The fund's objective is to provide capital growth. The manager seeks to achieve this by investing mainly in a well balanced spread of equities in the US and Canada. While the fund will invest mainly in equities, it may also invest in other investments such as convertible stocks and derivatives and traded options to hedge positions or to gain exposure to companies to manage the portfolio efficiently. The fund does not normally hedge its currency exposure.
Benchmark
  • FTSE World North America Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Simon Clinch31/12/2007He is a Director in US Equities. He joined F&C in May 2005 in order to contribute to both stock selection and quantitative screening capabilities on the US Equity team. Prior to this, Simon was Head of North American Equities at Aberdeen Asset Management, where he managed a team of 4 fund managers responsible for about US$1.5 billion of US assets. Simon has a double first in mathematics at Balliol College, Oxford, and was awarded the CFA Charter in 2001.
Erik Rubingh31/08/2009Erik Rubingh is Head of the Systematic Strategies team. He joined the company in July 2007. Prior to joining the firm, Erik worked at ABP Investments (now APG Investments), first as Senior Portfolio Manager in the Global Quantitative Strategies Group and later as Head of that group. Erik graduated from Groningen University with an MSc in Econometrics. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
FL North American NGP
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price249.2
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeLM72
FL North American NGP Inet
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price208.79
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeOQ38
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