Fact sheet: Franklin US Opps

Fund information
Fund name
Franklin U.S. Opportunities A Acc USD
Fund manager company
Franklin Temp Intnl Serv SARL
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Sara Araghisince 30/04/2016
  • Grant Bowerssince 01/03/2007
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve capital appreciation by investing principally in equity securities of US companies believed to possess sustainable growth characteristics and which meet growth, quality and valuation criteria. These include small, medium, and large capitalisation companies with strong growth potential across a wide range of sectors that have exceptional growth potential and fast growing, innovative companies within these sectors.
Benchmark
  • Russell 3000 Growth
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-3.8%
1 Year rank in sector
197/207
Sector
FO Equity - USA
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.
1.81%
Fund size
£3,108m (£4,813m 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.
126
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA99.5%
    Money Market0.5%
  • Information Technology41.2%
    Health Care15.2%
    Consumer Discretionary13%
    Consumer Staples6.6%
    Financials6.3%
  • US Equities99.5%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents0.5%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.2%-1.8%0.9%-3.8%13.1%64.5%
Sector5.8%3.4%6.7%7.6%21.4%73.7%
Rank within sector202 / 219196 / 218186 / 213197 / 207146 / 176116 / 146
Quartile4th4th4th4th4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-2.3%4.8%6.7%38.6%9.3%
Sector8.8%-1.6%10.7%31.8%10.2%
Rank within sector198 / 20941 / 192143 / 17719 / 161119 / 148
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.
-1.96
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.
1.04
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.
0.04
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%.
13.25
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.
6.53
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.
-0.3
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.
0.75
Price movement
52 week high12.38
52 week low10.02
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price11.93
Region
1USA99.48%
2Money Market0.52%
Industry sector
1Information Technology41.22%
2Health Care15.24%
3Consumer Discretionary13%
4Consumer Staples6.56%
5Financials6.28%
6Telecommunications Utilities4.18%
7Industrials3.87%
8Real Estate3.37%
9Energy2.97%
Asset type
1US Equities99.48%
2Cash & Cash Equivalents0.52%
Individual holdings
1FACEBOOK INC5%
2ALPHABET INC4.5%
3AMAZON.COM INC4.47%
4APPLE INC4.2%
5VISA INC3.94%
6MASTERCARD INC3.63%
7CELGENE CORP3.54%
8SBA COMMUNICATIONS3.18%
9NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NV2.82%
Management
Fund manager group
Franklin Templeton
Fund manager company
Franklin Temp Intnl Serv SARL
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve capital appreciation by investing principally in equity securities of US companies believed to possess sustainable growth characteristics and which meet growth, quality and valuation criteria. These include small, medium, and large capitalisation companies with strong growth potential across a wide range of sectors that have exceptional growth potential and fast growing, innovative companies within these sectors.
Benchmark
  • Russell 3000 Growth
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Sara Araghi30/04/2016
Grant Bowers01/03/2007Grant 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
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, CPF Ordinary, Reporting Fund Status, SRS, UCITS IV Compliant, UCITS V Compliant, MAS Unrestricted Scheme
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Republic Of Korea, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Macau, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China, South Africa
Franklin U.S. Opportunities A Acc EUR
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.25
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW939
Franklin U.S. Opportunities A Acc HKD
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.78%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price16.09
CurrencyHKD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0MC0
Franklin U.S. Opportunities A Acc SGD
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15.09
CurrencySGD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBDS7
Franklin U.S. Opportunities A Acc USD
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.93
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeUJ85
Franklin U.S. Opportunities A H1 Acc CHF
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price17.41
CurrencyCHF
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeL8U5
Franklin U.S. Opportunities A H1 Acc EUR
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.29
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBDS8
Franklin U.S. Opportunities A H1 Acc NOK
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.78%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.87
CurrencyNOK
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFJGX
Franklin U.S. Opportunities A H1 Acc RMB
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.79%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price110.99
CurrencyCNH
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFP3T
Franklin U.S. Opportunities A H1 Acc SEK
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price16.51
CurrencySEK
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMAO3
Franklin U.S. Opportunities A H1 Acc SGD
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price18.41
CurrencySGD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0DSS
Franklin U.S. Opportunities A YDis EUR
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.84%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.45
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW940
Franklin U.S. Opportunities A YDis GBP
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.47
CurrencyGBP
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeON95
Franklin U.S. Opportunities AS Acc SGD
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.73%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.69%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.06
CurrencySGD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE0GG
Franklin U.S. Opportunities B Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.12%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.12%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.58
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeUJ86
Franklin U.S. Opportunities C Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.39%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.4%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.3
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW936
Franklin U.S. Opportunities I Acc EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.7%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.96%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.97%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price28.48
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeW937
Franklin U.S. Opportunities I Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.7%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.96%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.96%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price30.23
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeF141
Franklin U.S. Opportunities I H1 Acc EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.7%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.96%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.96%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price20.73
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBDS9
Franklin U.S. Opportunities N Acc EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.56%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.57%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price22.68
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW938
Franklin U.S. Opportunities N Acc USD
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.56%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.57%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price24.11
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeF142
Franklin U.S. Opportunities N H1 Acc EUR
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.58%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.57%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNAT2
Franklin U.S. Opportunities N H1 Acc PLN
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.58%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.55%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price21.73
CurrencyPLN
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeHSC3
Franklin U.S. Opportunities W Acc EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£3,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.02%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15.8
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFD6A
Franklin U.S. Opportunities W Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£3,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price16.55
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeG59S
Franklin U.S. Opportunities X Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.24%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.24%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.02
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFFKA
Franklin U.S. Opportunities X YDis USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.25%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.25%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price16.62
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0NKJ
Franklin U.S. Opportunities Y YDis USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.56
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFVEJ
Franklin U.S. Opportunities Z Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.31%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price20.51
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIFY6
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