Fact sheet: FL Schroder US Sm Cos AP

Fund information
Fund name
FL Schroder US Smaller Companies AP
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund manager
  • Jenny Jonessince 30/12/2002
Underlying fund
Schroder US Smaller Companies
Fund objective
Schroders state that the fund’s aim is to achieve capital appreciation through investment in US smaller companies. The fund will invest in the securities of smaller companies listed on the principal stock exchanges in North America, including Canada, together with those that are traded on the over-the-counter market. 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
  • Russell 2000
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
34.8%
1 Year rank in sector
19/309
Sector
PN North America
Yield
-
Fund size
£5m (£5m 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.
110
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA94.9%
    Money Market4.4%
    Israel0.5%
    Canada0.2%
    Bermuda0%
  • Financial Services23.6%
    Consumer Discretionary15.5%
    Health Care13.6%
    Producer Durables13.3%
    Technology11.8%
  • US Equities94.9%
    Money Market4.4%
    Israeli Equities0.5%
    Canadian Equities0.2%
    American Emerging Equities0%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund5.3%11.4%28.3%34.8%68.5%147.1%
Sector1.5%7.1%21.9%26%57.5%121.8%
Rank within sector13 / 32117 / 3209 / 32019 / 30939 / 29624 / 269
Quartile1st1st1st1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund36.4%4.4%17.6%34.5%6.8%
Sector25.9%4.4%18.7%29.2%7%
Rank within sector16 / 309147 / 304217 / 29617 / 284164 / 271
Quartile1st2nd3rd1st3rd
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.
1.69
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.
0.94
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.
1.11
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%.
12.18
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.
5.33
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.
0.14
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 high821.9
52 week low522.2
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price800
Region
1USA94.93%
2Money Market4.36%
3Israel0.48%
4Canada0.22%
5Bermuda0%
6Ireland0%
7UK0%
8Norway0%
9Netherlands0%
Industry sector
1Financial Services23.57%
2Consumer Discretionary15.47%
3Health Care13.63%
4Producer Durables13.28%
5Technology11.81%
6Materials & Processing7.99%
7Money Market4.36%
8Others3.16%
9Utilities2.95%
Asset type
1US Equities94.93%
2Money Market4.36%
3Israeli Equities0.48%
4Canadian Equities0.22%
5American Emerging Equities0%
6Irish Equities0%
7UK Equities0%
8Norwegian Equities0%
9Dutch Equities0%
Individual holdings
1SCHRODER ISF US DOLLAR LIQUIDITY I ACC NAV USD3.16%
2ALLEGIANT TRAVEL1.56%
3BRUNSWICK CORP1.42%
4REINSURANCE GROUP OF AMERICA1.42%
5CEPHEID1.38%
6CORELOGIC INC1.35%
7GRAHAM HLDGS CO1.26%
8TERRENO REALTY CORP1.25%
9ENTEGRIS INC1.24%
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 appreciation through investment in US smaller companies. The fund will invest in the securities of smaller companies listed on the principal stock exchanges in North America, including Canada, together with those that are traded on the over-the-counter market. 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
  • Russell 2000
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Jenny Jones30/12/2002Jenny B. Jones is the Head of the U.S. Small and SMID Cap Equity team, based in New York. Joined Schroders in 2002 as Head of the US Small Cap Equity. Became responsible for the US SMID cap product upon its launch in 2004. In 1996 she was appointed Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and became an Executive Director in 2000. From 1990, she was head of the Small Cap Value department at Oppenheimer Capital, L.P. In 1983 she joined Mutual of America Life Insurance Co. as a portfolio manager, having joined Shearson/American Express as a financial consultant in 1982. Investment career commenced in 1980 when she joined Drexel Burnham as a sales liaison/assistant options strategist. She holds a BA (Hons), Yale University. MBA, New York University.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
FL Schroder US Smaller Companies AP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.9%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price800
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEY98
FL Schroder US Smaller Companies AP Inet
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.7%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.86%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price745.2
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEM96
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