Fact sheet: FL Schroder UK Sm Cos EP

Fund information
Fund name
FL Schroder UK Smaller Companies EP
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Andrew Broughsince 01/03/1994
Underlying fund
Schroder UK Smaller Companies
Fund objective
Schroders state that the fund’s aim is to achieve capital growth by investing in UK smaller companies. The policy is to invest in smaller companies in the UK which are expected to exhibit superior growth over the long term. Investment will be in directly held transferable securities. The fund may also invest in collective investment schemes, warrants and money market instruments. The fund has no bias to any particular industry. The fund may also invest in other financial instruments and hold cash on deposit.
Benchmark
  • FTSE Small Cap ex ITs
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
9.4%
1 Year rank in sector
10/107
Sector
PN UK Smaller Companies
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.
81
Bid price
409.6
Offer price
409.6
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
OMW Prof Liontrust UK Sm Cos Pn11.8%
FL Old Mutual UK Sm Cos Pn11.7%
Aviva Art UK Sm Cos Pn11.3%
SIP Old Mut UK Sm Cos Pn10.5%
Aviva Schrdr UK Dyc Sml Cos Pn10%
...more in PN UK Smaller Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK94.3%
    Money Market3.6%
    Germany1.1%
    Israel1%
    Canada0%
  • Industrials26.3%
    Consumer Services17.6%
    Technology16.1%
    Financials13.2%
    Consumer Goods11.6%
  • UK Equities95.5%
    Money Market2.3%
    Israeli Equities1.1%
    German Equities1.1%
    Canadian Equities0%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund2.3%1.8%5.8%9.4%28.8%123.3%
Sector1.2%0.7%3.3%3.9%22.4%102%
Rank within sector31 / 11239 / 11120 / 10910 / 10730 / 10322 / 95
Quartile2nd2nd1st1st2nd1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund9.6%19.5%-5.1%44.6%25.8%
Sector2.5%17.6%-2.3%37.9%24.8%
Rank within sector1 / 10738 / 10672 / 10322 / 10238 / 95
Quartile1st2nd3rd1st2nd
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.
1.84
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.
0.98
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.
0.44
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%.
12.25
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.
5.5
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.
0.28
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.
0.8
Price movement
52 week high415.2
52 week low337
Current bid price409.6
Current offer price409.6
Current mid price-
Region
1UK94.26%
2Money Market3.63%
3Germany1.07%
4Israel1.02%
5Canada0.01%
Industry sector
1Industrials26.32%
2Consumer Services17.63%
3Technology16.13%
4Financials13.25%
5Consumer Goods11.55%
6Health Care7.86%
7Money Market3.63%
8Oil & Gas1.87%
9Basic Materials1.77%
Asset type
1UK Equities95.45%
2Money Market2.33%
3Israeli Equities1.12%
4German Equities1.09%
5Canadian Equities0.01%
Individual holdings
1CONSORT MEDICAL PLC2.75%
2PHOTO-ME INTERNATIONAL2.43%
3AVON RUBBER2.24%
4FISHER(JAMES)& SONS PLC2.2%
5LIONTRUST ASSET MANAGEMENT2.09%
6DART GROUP PLC2.04%
7M J Gleeson1.91%
8ADVANCED MEDICAL SOLUTIONS GROUP1.83%
9DIALIGHT1.76%
Management
Fund manager group
Friends Life
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
Schroders state that the fund’s aim is to achieve capital growth by investing in UK smaller companies. The policy is to invest in smaller companies in the UK which are expected to exhibit superior growth over the long term. Investment will be in directly held transferable securities. The fund may also invest in collective investment schemes, warrants and money market instruments. The fund has no bias to any particular industry. The fund may also invest in other financial instruments and hold cash on deposit.
Benchmark
  • FTSE Small Cap ex ITs
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Andrew Brough01/03/1994Andy is Co-Head of our Pan European Small and Mid Cap Team. His investment career commenced in 1987 when he joined Schroders as a UK equity fund manager, becoming Co-Head of our UK Small Cap Team in 2002. He joined Price Waterhouse in 1985, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He holds a Degree in Economics.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
FL Schroder UK Smaller Companies EP
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.15%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.31%
Bid price409.6
Offer price409.6
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeWK50
FL Schroder UK Smaller Companies EP S3
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.41%
Bid price248.8
Offer price248.8
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW196
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