Fact sheet: Franklin US Sm MidCap Gth

Fund information
Fund name
Franklin US Small Mid Cap Growth A Acc USD
Fund manager company
Franklin Temp Intnl Serv SARL
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • James crosssince 29/12/2000
  • Edward Jamiesonsince 29/12/2000
  • Michael McCarthysince 29/12/2000
  • J .P. Scandaliossince 01/09/2016
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing principally in equity securities of US small and medium capitalisation companies believed to possess sustainable growth characteristics and which meet growth, quality and valuation criteria.
Benchmark
  • Russell Midcap Growth Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
3.2%
1 Year rank in sector
177/207
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.
1.83%
Fund size
£182m (£277m 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.
112
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • International99.3%
    Money Market0.7%
  • Others21.3%
    Health Care20.8%
    Consumer Discretionary18.1%
    Industrials15.8%
    Financials10.4%
  • US Equities99.3%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents0.7%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.1%11.9%10.2%3.2%14.8%65.9%
Sector-0.8%5.4%6%7.5%22.4%76.9%
Rank within sector137 / 22125 / 21732 / 213177 / 207142 / 171117 / 146
Quartile3rd1st1st4th4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund4.1%-3.5%5.7%36.4%9.4%
Sector4.1%-1.6%10.7%31.8%10.2%
Rank within sector102 / 210141 / 193153 / 18029 / 164120 / 151
Quartile2nd3rd4th1st4th
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.
-1.79
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.
0.27
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%.
13.16
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.
6.05
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.
-0.27
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.
0.78
Price movement
52 week high19.69
52 week low15.33
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price19.39
Region
1International99.28%
2Money Market0.72%
Industry sector
1Others21.25%
2Health Care20.81%
3Consumer Discretionary18.07%
4Industrials15.82%
5Financials10.38%
6Consumer Staples5.21%
7Real Estate2.69%
8Energy2.57%
9Materials2.48%
Asset type
1US Equities99.28%
2Cash & Cash Equivalents0.72%
Individual holdings
1EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORP2.01%
2CONSTELLATION BRANDS INC1.93%
3INTERCONTINENTAL EXCHANGE GRP INC1.92%
4ROPER TECHNOLOGIES INC1.8%
5EQUINIX INC1.79%
6WILLIS TOWERS WATSON PLC1.78%
7NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NV1.71%
8MONSTER BEVERAGE CORP1.61%
9QUINTILES AG1.6%
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 long-term capital appreciation by investing principally in equity securities of US small and medium capitalisation companies believed to possess sustainable growth characteristics and which meet growth, quality and valuation criteria.
Benchmark
  • Russell Midcap Growth Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
James cross29/12/2000James Cross is a vice president, research analyst and portfolio manager with Franklin Equity Group. He currently covers the aerospace and defense industries while leading the Industrials sector team. He also is a portfolio manager on the Franklin Small/Mid Cap Growth Fund. Before assuming industry coverage in 2000, Mr. Cross focused on quantitative research, risk analysis and performance attribution. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 1998, he worked as an economic planner for the State of Texas. Mr. Cross holds a B.B.A. with a major in economics from Baylor University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.
Edward Jamieson29/12/2000Ed Jamieson is president of Franklin Advisers, Inc. and the chief investment officer of Franklin Global Advisers, which is the combined entity of Fiduciary Trust's Global Growth Equity Group and Franklin Advisers Equity Group. The combined group manages about $100 billion in global growth, core and hybrid strategies, which are distributed through all of our distribution channels. He is the portfolio manager of Franklin Small-Mid Cap Growth Fund and is on the Board of Directors of the Franklin Universal Trust. Mr. Jamieson came to Franklin in March 1987 from Beatrice Consumer Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Beatrice Companies, Inc., where he served as treasurer. At Beatrice, he was responsible for financing, foreign exchange management, bank relations and risk management. Previously, he served as director of International Treasury for Pepsico, Inc.'s Corporate Treasury. Mr. Jamieson received a bachelor of arts degree from Bucknell University. He received a master's degree in accounting and finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1975. He served in the United States Army Reserve. Currently, Mr. Jamieson is on the Investment Advisory Committee to the Board of Trustees of the Achievement Awards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation.
Michael McCarthy29/12/2000Michael McCarthy joined the Franklin organization in 1992 and has 15 years of experience in the investment management industry. He is currently senior vice president, director of equity research, and portfolio manager. He is responsible for all aspects of the equity research process. Prior to his role as director of equity research, he was sector team leader of the technology team. Mr. McCarthy is the team leader of the Franklin Institutional Small Cap Growth Equity team and is a member of the Franklin Institutional Small-Mid Cap Growth Equity team. He manages several portfolios. Mr. McCarthy's prior research responsibilities included personal computers, enterprise hardware, tobacco, textiles, apparel, gaming, lodging, and leisure industries. Mr. McCarthy earned a B.A. in history from the University of California, Los Angeles. Mr. McCarthy is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder. He is also a member of the Security Analysts of San Francisco (SASF) and the CFA Institute.
J .P. Scandalios01/09/2016J.P. Scandalios is a vice president, research analyst and portfolio manager with Franklin Equity Group. He manages Franklin Technology Fund and is the leader of the Technology/Communications Research Team. Mr. Scandalios also specializes in research analysis of the semiconductor industry. Mr. Scandalios joined Franklin Templeton Investments as an analyst in 1996. Prior to Franklin Templeton, he completed the management- training program at Chase Manhattan in New York, and was an assistant portfolio manager for Chase Private Bank in Los Angeles. Mr. Scandalios earned his B.A. in history, with a business emphasis, and a M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant, MAS Unrestricted Scheme
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, 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, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China, South Africa
Franklin US Small Mid Cap Growth A Acc USD
Initial charge5.75%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.84%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.39
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFN53
Franklin US Small Mid Cap Growth B Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.15%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.14%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price26.1
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeF216
Franklin US Small Mid Cap Growth C Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge2.08%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.41%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.42%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price17.92
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeON57
Franklin US Small Mid Cap Growth 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)1%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.01%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.33
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeY770
Franklin US Small Mid Cap Growth N Acc USD
Initial charge3%
Annual charge2.25%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.58%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.59%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price17.16
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFK02
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