Fact sheet: GAM Star Alph Technlgy

Fund information
Fund name
GAM Star Alpha Technology EUR
Fund manager company
GAM Fund Management Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund manager
  • Mark Hawtinsince 10/05/2010
Fund objective
Long-term capital appreciation through investing long and short globally in a diversified portfolio of technology-related companies.
Benchmark
  • MSCI World Information Technology
Investment style
Long/Short
Investment method
Equity
Quick stats
1 Year return
3.2%
1 Year rank in sector
26/109
Sector
FO Hedge/Stru Prod - Equity
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.
1.7%
Fund size
£16m (£43m 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.
97
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA46.1%
    China11.7%
    Israel1.5%
    France1.5%
    Germany1.3%
  • Information Technology69.8%
    Financials0.8%
    Health Care-0.6%
    Real Estate-0.8%
    Consumer Discretionary-1.6%
  • No data available.

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund2.3%7.5%9.6%3.2%2.2%30.8%
Sector-0.1%0.1%0.5%-2.6%3%14.3%
Rank within sector12 / 1125 / 1278 / 12026 / 10944 / 7216 / 49
Quartile1st1st1st1st3rd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund4.7%5.7%-10.1%22.1%7.8%
Sector-2.1%2.7%2.5%7.1%3.9%
Rank within sector23 / 11034 / 9470 / 7412 / 6617 / 51
Quartile1st2nd4th1st2nd
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.
-1.92
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.
2.17
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
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.
9.12
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.
-0.09
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.
0.42
Price movement
52 week high12.41
52 week low10.27
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price12.22
Region
1USA46.12%
2China11.65%
3Israel1.47%
4France1.46%
5Germany1.32%
6Switzerland0.57%
7Norway-0.27%
8Korea-0.61%
9Japan-0.8%
Industry sector
1Information Technology69.84%
2Financials0.75%
3Health Care-0.57%
4Real Estate-0.78%
5Consumer Discretionary-1.62%
6Telecommunications Utilities-4.18%
7Others-8.18%
Asset type
No data available.
Individual holdings
1ALPHABET INC9.2%
2FACEBOOK INC8.8%
3WESTERN DIGITAL CORP6.8%
4AFINITI INTERNATIONAL CLASS C PREF.5.7%
5MICROSOFT CORP5.1%
6MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC4.5%
7TENCENT HLDGS LIMITED4.3%
8Criteo SA Sponsored ADR4.2%
9ALIBABA.COM LTD3.8%
Management
Fund manager group
GAM
Fund manager company
GAM Fund Management Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
Long-term capital appreciation through investing long and short globally in a diversified portfolio of technology-related companies.
Benchmark
  • MSCI World Information Technology
Investment style
Long/Short
Investment method
Equity
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Mark Hawtin10/05/2010Mark Hawtin is an Investment Director responsible for running global and European long/short equity fund. Prior to joining GAM in 2008, Mark was a partner and portfolio manager with Marshall Wace Asset Management for eight years, managing one of Europen's largest technology, media and telecoms hedge funds. He previously spent seven years at Enskilda Securities, initially as head of sales, before subsequently taking responsibility for the international equity business, overseeing pan-European research and trading activities and around a quarter of the investment banking staff. He is based in London.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Distributor Status, IA Recognised, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Sweden
GAM Star Alpha Technology Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeL9F2
GAM Star Alpha Technology EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.7%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.7%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.219
CurrencyEUR
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJ4M9
GAM Star Alpha Technology Inst Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£20,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.11%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.82
CurrencyUSD
Price updated31/12/2015
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeKPLA
GAM Star Alpha Technology USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.7%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.7%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.3561
CurrencyUSD
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJ4N0
GAM Star Alpha Technology Z EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.35%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.7%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.1154
CurrencyEUR
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeKPLC
GAM Star Alpha Technology Z GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.35%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.7%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.1905
CurrencyGBP
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeKPLD
GAM Star Alpha Technology Z USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.35%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.7%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.2409
CurrencyUSD
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeKPLB
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