Fact sheet: GAM Star Balanced II

Fund information
Fund name
GAM Star Balanced II Acc
Fund manager company
GAM Fund Management Ltd
Fund type
No data available.
Fund managers
  • Charles Hepworthsince 15/06/2012
  • James McDaidsince 15/06/2012
Fund objective
Balance of capital protection and participation in equity market growth.
Benchmark
  • GAM Portfolio Composite
Investment style
Balanced
Investment method
Mixed
Quick stats
1 Year return
4%
1 Year rank in sector
37/134
Sector
FO Mixed Asset - Balanced
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.
2.09%
Fund size
£395m (£307m 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.
63
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Templeton Emg Mkts Bal31%
Capital Group EMTOpL24.7%
HSBC Pfl World Seltn 322.8%
Oasis Crs Gbl Low EqBal19%
Morg Stnly Gbl Bal Inc18.1%
...more in FO Mixed Asset - Balanced

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-2.1%-1%4.5%4%11.6%36%
Sector0.2%-1.2%2.6%2.5%9%24.3%
Rank within sector133 / 14361 / 14332 / 13637 / 13445 / 11420 / 89
Quartile4th2nd1st2nd2nd1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund3.9%3.2%1.9%15.6%8.7%
Sector3.3%-0.3%4.7%7.5%7.6%
Rank within sector47 / 13325 / 12494 / 1137 / 10244 / 88
Quartile2nd1st4th1st2nd
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.
0.86
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.
1.22
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.
0.08
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%.
7.64
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.
3.8
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.
0.35
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 high11.72
52 week low9.74
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price11.1
Region
No data available.
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
No data available.
Individual holdings
No data available.
Management
Fund manager group
GAM
Fund manager company
GAM Fund Management Ltd
Fund type
No data available.
Fund objective
Balance of capital protection and participation in equity market growth.
Benchmark
  • GAM Portfolio Composite
Investment style
Balanced
Investment method
Mixed
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Charles Hepworth15/06/2012Charles Hepworth is an Investment Director and a member of GAM's Managed Portfolios Investment team. He is responsible for developing and managing outsourcing solutions for UK independent financial advisers within GAM’s discretionary fund management service. Prior to joining GAM in May 2012, Charles was an executive director at Quilter, responsible for running the Managed Portfolio Service (MPS) since 2001. He started at Quilter as an assistant fund manager in 1994. Prior to this, Charles was a deputy fund manager at Albert E Sharp, specialising in managing money for private clients. He began his career at SG Warburg in 1991. Charles holds a BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology from Leeds University, is a CFA and CAIA charterholder, and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. He is based in London.
James McDaid15/06/2012James McDaid is an Investment Manager and a member of GAM's Managed Portfolios Investment team. James is responsible for developing and managing outsourcing solutions for UK independent financial advisers within GAM's discretionary fund management service. Prior to joining GAM in May 2012, he was an investment manager at Quilter responsible for managing private client portfolios and client relationships within the Managed Portfolio Service (MPS). James started at Quilter as an assistant fund manager in 2001, focussing on Asia-Pacific and Japanese equity markets. He began his career as a dealer at TD Waterhouse Investor Services. James holds a BA in Accountancy and Finance from Leeds Metropolitan University, is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. He is based in London.
Compliance
Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Luxembourg, Offshore, Singapore
GAM Star Balanced II Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£6,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.16%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.0999
CurrencyGBP
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGE23
GAM Star Balanced II Acc EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.3406
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeN8CT
GAM Star Balanced II Inc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£6,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.16%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.0999
CurrencyGBP
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGE22
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