Fact sheet: Foreign & Colonial Inv Tst

Fund information
Fund name
Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust Ord
Fund manager company
F&C (BMO Global Asset Manageme
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund managers
  • Paul Nivensince 31/05/2014
Accolades
Fund objective
The objective of the trust is to secure long-term growth in capital and income through a policy of investing primarily in an internationally diversified portfolio of publicly listed equities, as well as unlisted securities and private equity, with the use of gearing.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All World
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
40%
1 Year rank in sector
13/24
Sector
IT Global
Yield
1.8%
Fund size
£3,044m
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.
89
Mid price
558
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.
610.24
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.
-8.56
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.
107
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • North America46.9%
    Europe ex UK19.3%
    Global Emerging Markets11.8%
    Japan10%
    UK8.6%
  • No data available.
  • North American Equities46.9%
    Europe ex UK Equities19.3%
    Global Emerging Market Equities11.8%
    Japanese Equities10%
    UK Equities8.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.4%8.7%11.6%40%58.6%105.5%
Sector1.7%10.3%13.7%41.9%45.4%84.7%
Rank within sector17 / 2416 / 2416 / 2413 / 248 / 2410 / 24
Quartile3rd3rd3rd3rd2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund3%23.7%9%13.5%21.5%
Sector5.1%21.1%6.8%7.4%21%
Rank within sector20 / 2411 / 2410 / 245 / 2420 / 24
Quartile4th2nd2nd1st4th
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.
0.95
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.
1.27
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%.
10.31
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.
6.52
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.
0.57
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.
0.59
Price movement
52 week high562
52 week low411.5
Current bid price557.5
Current offer price558.5
Current mid price558
Region
1North America46.9%
2Europe ex UK19.3%
3Global Emerging Markets11.8%
4Japan10%
5UK8.6%
6Pacific ex-Japan2.7%
7Money Market0.7%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1North American Equities46.9%
2Europe ex UK Equities19.3%
3Global Emerging Market Equities11.8%
4Japanese Equities10%
5UK Equities8.6%
6Asia Pacific ex Japan Equities2.7%
7Money Market0.7%
Individual holdings
1PANTHEON EUROPE FUND V1.2%
2PANTHEON ASIA FUND V0.8%
3UTILICO EMERGING MARKETS0.8%
4HARBOURVEST PARTNERS VENTURES VIII FUND0.7%
5HARBOURVEST PARTNERS VIII BUYOUT FUND0.7%
6ARTEMIS US EXTENDED ALPHA FUND GBP0.6%
7CONVENTUM - LYRICAL FUND0.6%
8DOVER STREET VII0.6%
9DOVER STREET VI0.5%
Management
Fund manager group
F&C
Fund manager company
F&C (BMO Global Asset Manageme
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund objective
The objective of the trust is to secure long-term growth in capital and income through a policy of investing primarily in an internationally diversified portfolio of publicly listed equities, as well as unlisted securities and private equity, with the use of gearing.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All World
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Paul Niven31/05/2014Paul Niven is Head of Multi-Asset Investment and Fund Manager of the Foreign and Colonial Investment Trust. Paul joined the firm in 1996 and has worked in Asset Allocation and Investment Strategy since 1999, after undertaking a fund management position in Pacific Basin Equities. Paul has had responsibility for the management of Multi-Asset mandates within the group since 2002 and is Chair of the Investment Policy Group. He is responsible for strategic and tactical portfolio construction as well as manager selection across a variety of institutional mandates. Paul graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Economics, obtained an MPhil in Finance, and is a member of the UK CFA Institute.
Compliance
AIC Member, Transparent for Swiss Tax
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust NAV
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 price641.24
CurrencyGBX
Price updated15/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFP57
Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust Ord
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 price610.24
CurrencyGBX
Price updated15/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNJFV
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