Fact sheet: Finsbury Growth & Inc Tst PLC

Fund information
Fund name
Finsbury Growth & Income Trust PLC
Fund manager company
Frostrow Capital LLP
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund manager
  • Nick Trainsince 11/12/2000
Accolades
 Winner - UK Equity Income
Fund objective
This fund invests principally in the securities of UK listed companies with the objective of achieving capital and income growth and providing a total return in excess of that of its benchmark, the FTSE All-Share Index (net dividends reinvested).
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share TR
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
8.7%
1 Year rank in sector
5/24
Sector
IT UK Equity Income
Yield
2.1%
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
0.8%
Fund size
£902m
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.
101
Mid price
617
NAV
?Net asset value. The NAV per share may be higher or lower than the share price, which in turn is trading at either a discount or a premium to NAV.
610.47
Discount/Premium
?When the market price of an investment trust’s shares is less than the net asset value (NAV) per share then it is trading at a discount to NAV. A trust’s shares are on a premium when they trade at a higher price than the NAV.
+0.66
Gearing
?Investment trusts have the ability to borrow money which they invest with the aim of generating a higher return than the cost of the loan. An ungeared trust has a figure of 100. A figure of 110 would represent a trust with 10% gearing.
103
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Tmpl Br IT PLC15.2%
Murray Inc Tst PLC11%
Shires Income plc9.7%
F&C Cap & Inc IT PLC9.1%
Finsbury Growth & Inc Tst PLC8.7%
...more in IT UK Equity Income

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-2.1%-5.1%3.9%8.7%32.7%114.8%
Sector2.2%-1%4.7%3.1%12.5%69.5%
Rank within sector23 / 2421 / 2415 / 245 / 243 / 244 / 24
Quartile4th4th3rd1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund6.8%12.4%5.9%35%25.4%
Sector2.6%3.8%3%29.8%20%
Rank within sector7 / 246 / 2410 / 249 / 246 / 24
Quartile2nd1st2nd2nd1st
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.
5.98
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.
1.03
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.
0.6
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%.
10.91
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.
7.44
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.
0.78
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.
0.53
Price movement
52 week high676
52 week low532.5
Current bid price614.5
Current offer price617.5
Current mid price617
Region
1UK100%
Industry sector
1Consumer Goods46.4%
2Financials22.1%
3Consumer Services21.8%
4Technology9.7%
Asset type
1UK Equities100%
Individual holdings
1DIAGEO PLC9.8%
2RELX NV9.7%
3UNILEVER9.4%
4LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP7.3%
5HEINEKEN HLDG6.7%
6SAGE GROUP PLC (THE)6.7%
7BURBERRY GROUP6.5%
8SCHRODERS PLC6.2%
9HARGREAVES LANSDOWN PLC5.4%
Management
Fund manager group
Frostrow Capital
Fund manager company
Frostrow Capital LLP
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund objective
This fund invests principally in the securities of UK listed companies with the objective of achieving capital and income growth and providing a total return in excess of that of its benchmark, the FTSE All-Share Index (net dividends reinvested).
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share TR
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Nick Train11/12/2000Nick Train began his career as an Investment Manager at GT Management in 1981, having graduated from Queen’s College, Oxford with a second class honors in Modern History (1977-1980). He left GT in June 1998, after 17 years, on its acquisition by INVESCO. At his resignation he was a Director of GT Management (London), Investment Director of GT Unit Managers and Chief Investment Officer for Pan-Europe. He joined M&G in September 1998, as a Director of M&G Investment Management. In June 1999 he was appointed as Head of Global Equities at M&G. He left M&G in April 2000 to co-found Lindsell Train Limited. He is investment adviser to the Worshipful Company of Saddlers.
Compliance
AIC Member, UCIS
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Finsbury Growth & Income Trust PLC
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 price609.96
CurrencyGBX
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNJJG
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