Fact sheet: Franklin US Opps

Fund information
Fund name
Franklin US Opportunities W Acc
Fund manager company
Franklin Templeton Funds (UK)
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Sara Araghisince 30/04/2016
  • Grant Bowerssince 30/01/2009
Fund objective
The Fund aims to provide capital appreciation in the long term through investment in US equities.
Benchmark
  • Russell 3000 Growth
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
15.4%
1 Year rank in sector
77/82
Sector
UT North America
Yield
-
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.
0.83%
Fund size
£135m (£87m 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.
113
Mid price
203.44
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
VT De Lisle America47.1%
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Aviva Inv US Equity Income38.1%
Aviva Inv US Eq Inc II37.4%
Investec American37.1%
...more in UT North America

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA97.7%
    Money Market2.3%
  • Information Technology39.5%
    Health Care15.2%
    Consumer Discretionary12.1%
    Consumer Staples6.4%
    Financials6.2%
  • US Equities97.7%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents2.3%

Fund also available on these pension platforms:

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-3%3.8%16.3%15.4%50.2%111.5%
Sector0.9%7%21%26%56.6%121.3%
Rank within sector87 / 9079 / 8877 / 8477 / 8261 / 7350 / 64
Quartile4th4th4th4th4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund14.7%12%15.2%37.8%4.7%
Sector25.6%4.9%17.8%30.5%6.9%
Rank within sector77 / 825 / 8061 / 735 / 6652 / 64
Quartile4th1st4th1st4th
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.
-1.28
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.
1.15
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.
0.91
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%.
14.21
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.
5.89
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.
0.11
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.
0.84
Price movement
52 week high215.54
52 week low150.23
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price203.44
Region
1USA97.71%
2Money Market2.29%
Industry sector
1Information Technology39.47%
2Health Care15.2%
3Consumer Discretionary12.05%
4Consumer Staples6.35%
5Financials6.16%
6Others5%
7Telecommunications Utilities4.04%
8Industrials3.79%
9Real Estate2.85%
Asset type
1US Equities97.71%
2Cash & Cash Equivalents2.29%
Individual holdings
1ALPHABET INC5.24%
2FACEBOOK INC4.46%
3AMAZON.COM INC4.28%
4APPLE INC4.11%
5VISA INC3.91%
6CELGENE CORP3.55%
7MASTERCARD INC3.47%
8SBA COMMUNICATIONS3.22%
9ALLERGAN PLC2.92%
Management
Fund manager group
Franklin Templeton
Fund manager company
Franklin Templeton Funds (UK)
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The Fund aims to provide capital appreciation in the long term through investment in US equities.
Benchmark
  • Russell 3000 Growth
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Sara Araghi30/04/2016
Grant Bowers30/01/2009Grant Bowers is a vice president of Franklin Global Advisers and lead portfolio manager of Franklin Growth Opportunities Fund and FTIF Franklin U.S. Opportunities Fund (SICAV). He also manages Franklin Global Communications Fund and FTVIP Global Communications Securities Fund. Mr. Bowers has research responsibility for the telecommunication service industry. Mr. Bowers joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1993 as a fixed income analyst and in 1998 joined the Franklin equity group as an analyst. His previous research coverage has included the media, publishing, transportation and business services industries. Mr. Bowers earned his B.A. in economics from the University of California at Davis. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, he served in the United States Army.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Franklin US Opportunities A Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£250
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.58%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.58%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price326.2
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEHB0
Franklin US Opportunities I Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.8%
Min single investment£3,000,000
Min regular saving£250
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.88%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.88%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price346.9
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEHB1
Franklin US Opportunities W Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£250
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price203.44
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeG26I
Franklin US Opportunities Z Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.95%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£250
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.03%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.03%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price341.73
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEHB2
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