Fact sheet: FL ThrdnedleEurpnSlctPn

Fund information
Fund name
FL Threadneedle European Select Pn
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • David Duddingsince 30/06/2008
  • Mark Nicholssince 30/06/2016
Underlying fund
Threadneedle EurpnSlct
Fund objective
Threadneedle state that the aim of the fund is to grow the amount invested. The fund invests at least two-thirds of its assets in shares of companies in Continental Europe or companies that have significant operations there and that have growth prospects. The fund’s investment approach means it can invest significantly in particular companies, industries and countries. This means it will typically hold fewer investments than other funds. As part of the investment process, the fund will make reference to the FTSE World Europe ex UK Index.
Benchmark
  • FTSE World Europe EX UK
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
21.7%
1 Year rank in sector
309/359
Sector
PN Europe Excluding UK
Yield
-
Fund size
£4m (£3m 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.
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...more in PN Europe Excluding UK

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Netherlands19.5%
    France15.7%
    Switzerland13.5%
    Germany12.9%
    Sweden12%
  • Consumer Goods30.9%
    Industrials16.1%
    Health Care13.3%
    Consumer Services12.6%
    Basic Materials11.5%
  • Dutch Equities19.5%
    French Equities15.7%
    Swiss Equities13.5%
    German Equities12.9%
    Swedish Equities12%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund7%0.2%7%21.7%--
Sector6.6%4%13.8%26.9%28.4%91.7%
Rank within sector116 / 367333 / 369348 / 368309 / 359--
Quartile2nd4th4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund2.6%11.9%12.1%--
Sector3.5%15.8%9.4%-0.2%25.6%
Rank within sector349 / 367290 / 35977 / 353--
Quartile4th4th1st
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.
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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.
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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.
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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%.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Price movement
52 week high138.7
52 week low106.8
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price136.9
Region
1Netherlands19.5%
2France15.7%
3Switzerland13.5%
4Germany12.9%
5Sweden12%
6Spain5.4%
7Finland5.2%
8Belgium4.8%
9Ireland4.6%
Industry sector
1Consumer Goods30.9%
2Industrials16.1%
3Health Care13.3%
4Consumer Services12.6%
5Basic Materials11.5%
6Financials8.1%
7Telecommunications3.6%
8Technology2.5%
9Money Market1.4%
Asset type
1Dutch Equities19.5%
2French Equities15.7%
3Swiss Equities13.5%
4German Equities12.9%
5Swedish Equities12%
6Spanish Equities5.4%
7Finnish Equities5.2%
8Belgian Equities4.8%
9Irish Equities4.6%
Individual holdings
1UNILEVER NV6.2%
2RELX NV5.2%
3L`OREAL4.3%
4PERNOD-RICARD4.2%
5SAMPO4.1%
6FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE AG & CO.KGAA4%
7NOVARTIS AG4%
8SVENSKA HANDELSBANKEN4%
9ASSA ABLOY AB3.6%
Management
Fund manager group
Friends Life
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
Threadneedle state that the aim of the fund is to grow the amount invested. The fund invests at least two-thirds of its assets in shares of companies in Continental Europe or companies that have significant operations there and that have growth prospects. The fund’s investment approach means it can invest significantly in particular companies, industries and countries. This means it will typically hold fewer investments than other funds. As part of the investment process, the fund will make reference to the FTSE World Europe ex UK Index.
Benchmark
  • FTSE World Europe EX UK
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
David Dudding30/06/2008David Dudding joined the company as an equity research analyst in 1999 and is currently a portfolio manager within the European equities team. He manages the Threadneedle European Select Fund and the Threadneedle (Lux) Global Focus fund. David previously worked for John Swire and Sons in Hong Kong and for Investors Chronicle as a financial journalist. He holds a Modern History degree and a European Politics Masters degree from Oxford University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society of the UK.
Mark Nichols30/06/2016Mark Nichols joined Columbia Threadneedle Investments as a Portfolio Manager and Analyst within the European equities team in 2015. He is the portfolio manager for the Threadneedle Pan European Equity Dividend Fund and co-manager of the European Select Fund (OEIC and SICAV). Prior to joining the company Mark was a portfolio manager in the European equities team at F&C where he was responsible for the Growth & Income strategies. Before that he spent six years at Oechsle International Advisors, where he was a partner and a member of the investment strategy committee. Mark also covered European equities at Lehman Brothers and Invesco.Mark holds a MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University and a MA in Contemporary History & Politics from London University.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
FL Threadneedle European Select Pn
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price136.9
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKN5B
FL Threadneedle European Select Pn Inet
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.99%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price133.8
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKN5C
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