Fact sheet: GAM Star Asia Pacific Eq

Fund information
Fund name
GAM Star Asia Pacific Equity Inst EUR
Fund manager company
GAM Fund Management Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Ben Williamssince 01/01/2012
  • Michael Laisince 20/12/2004
Fund objective
Capital appreciation.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Pacific
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
13.8%
1 Year rank in sector
-
Sector
FO Equity - Asia Pacific inc Japan
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.
1.72%
Fund size
£28m (£31m 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.
124
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Fidelity Pacific47.5%
Matthews Asia Asia Div39.9%
Goodhart Partners MichnriJpEq35.9%
Allianz Oriental Inc35.8%
JPMorgan Pacific Securities26.7%
...more in FO Equity - Asia Pacific inc Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan60.2%
    Australia18.5%
    Hong Kong13%
    China4.5%
    Others3.8%
  • Financials38%
    Consumer Discretionary20.6%
    Industrials18.8%
    Health Care5.7%
    Information Technology5.1%
  • Japanese Equities60.2%
    Australian Equities18.5%
    Hong Kong Equities13%
    Chinese Equities4.5%
    International Equities3.8%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund3.6%12.5%11.9%13.8%20.8%65%
Sector2.6%10.3%12.7%17.6%13.7%45.4%
Rank within sector------
Quartile
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund0.2%13.4%7.2%14%12.8%
Sector9.2%0.5%2.9%10.8%15%
Rank within sector-----
Quartile
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.
1.99
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.
1.08
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.
0.31
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%.
15.92
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.
8.28
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.
0.25
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.
0.73
Price movement
52 week high12.54
52 week low9.33
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price11.98
Region
1Japan60.16%
2Australia18.52%
3Hong Kong13.02%
4China4.54%
5Others3.76%
Industry sector
1Financials38.02%
2Consumer Discretionary20.59%
3Industrials18.82%
4Health Care5.7%
5Information Technology5.09%
6Telecommunications Utilities4.98%
7Materials3.71%
8Others3.09%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities60.16%
2Australian Equities18.52%
3Hong Kong Equities13.02%
4Chinese Equities4.54%
5International Equities3.76%
Individual holdings
1MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP4%
2MS&AD INSURANCE GROUP HLDGS INC3.6%
3ORIX CORP3.6%
4TENCENT HLDGS LTD3.5%
5SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GROUP INC3.4%
6TOYOTA INDUSTRIES CORP3.3%
7SONY CORP2.7%
8TOYOTA MOTOR CORP2.7%
9COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA2.6%
Management
Fund manager group
GAM
Fund manager company
GAM Fund Management Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
Capital appreciation.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Pacific
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Ben Williams01/01/2012Ben Williams is the Investment Director responsible for GAM's Japan funds, and is co-manager of GAM's Pacific funds with Michael Lai. In January 2012, Ben assumed the role of lead manager for the team's portfolios. Prior to joining GAM in October 2002, he was a fund manager at Royal Sun Alliance Investments for six years, where he began his career. Ben holds a BA in Economics from Durham University and an MSc in Investment Analysis from Stirling University. He is based in London.
Michael Lai20/12/2004Michael Lai is the Investment Director responsible for GAM's Asian funds, and is a co-manager of GAM's Pacific funds with Ben Williams. Prior to joining GAM in December 1998, Michael was senior vice president at Trust Company of the West (Asia) responsible for Asian portfolios. Prior to this, he was an investment manager at BZW Investment Management (HK). Michael holds an MSc in Econometrics from the London School of Economics and is a CFA charterholder. He is based in Hong Kong.
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, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Macau, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China
GAM Star Asia Pacific Equity Acc CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£13,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.72%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.72%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.1842
CurrencyCHF
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGB53
GAM Star Asia Pacific Equity Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.72%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.72%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price150.517
CurrencyEUR
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGF69
GAM Star Asia Pacific Equity Acc GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£6,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.72%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.72%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price3.5481
CurrencyGBP
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGG25
GAM Star Asia Pacific Equity Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.72%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.72%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.297
CurrencyUSD
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFIH3
GAM Star Asia Pacific Equity C EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.45%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.42%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.51%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.34
CurrencyEUR
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIB1H
GAM Star Asia Pacific Equity Inc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.72%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.72%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price136.7479
CurrencyEUR
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGF68
GAM Star Asia Pacific Equity Inc GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£6,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.72%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.72%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price3.2292
CurrencyGBP
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGF67
GAM Star Asia Pacific Equity Inc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.72%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.72%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.7391
CurrencyUSD
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFMD6
GAM Star Asia Pacific Equity Inst EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£20,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.72%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.31%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.9839
CurrencyEUR
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeK1VC
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