Fact sheet: GAM Star Balanced

Fund information
Fund name
GAM Star Balanced Inst GBP
Fund manager company
GAM Fund Management Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Charles Hepworthsince 17/10/2012
  • James McDaidsince 17/10/2012
Fund objective
Balance of capital protection and participation in equity market growth.
Benchmark
  • FTSE WMA Private Investor Balanced Portfolio Index in GBP
Investment style
Aggressive,Growth
Investment method
None
Quick stats
1 Year return
4.5%
1 Year rank in sector
-
Sector
FO Mixed Asset - Aggressive
Yield
0.1%
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.
1.62%
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.
62
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • International33.3%
    Europe25.1%
    Americas16.3%
    Global Emerging Markets13.5%
    Asia Pacific9.2%
  • No data available.
  • European Equities23.1%
    Others19.5%
    Global Emerging Market Fixed Interest13.5%
    International Equities8.3%
    Exchange Traded Funds (ETF)8%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-2.1%-0.9%4.8%4.5%13.4%-
Sector0.5%-0.9%4%3.5%10.8%32.6%
Rank within sector------
Quartile
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund4.4%3.7%2.6%15.5%-
Sector4.3%0%4.6%11.4%9.7%
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.
1.71
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.
0.89
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.
0.15
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.
3.67
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.
0.36
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 high13.79
52 week low11.42
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price13.06
Region
1International33.25%
2Europe25.07%
3Americas16.3%
4Global Emerging Markets13.53%
5Asia Pacific9.24%
6Money Market2.61%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1European Equities23.1%
2Others19.46%
3Global Emerging Market Fixed Interest13.53%
4International Equities8.28%
5Exchange Traded Funds (ETF)8%
6Global Fixed Interest6.62%
7Asia Pacific Equities6.23%
8American Fixed Interest6.12%
9American Equity6.05%
Individual holdings
1GAM STAR CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES GBP INST6.62%
2ISHARES PHYSICAL GOLD ETC GBP6.03%
3ISHARES PHYSICAL GOLD ETC GBP6.03%
4GAM STAR CONTINENTAL EUROPEAN EQUITY INST INC GBP6%
5HENDERSON EUROPEAN FOCUS I ACC5.98%
6ALLIANZ STRATEGIC BOND I INC5.65%
7STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENTS EMERGING MARKET DEBT INST INC5.2%
8GAM STAR FUND MBS TOTAL RTN W GBP ACC4.15%
9NATIXIS LOOMIS SAYLES U.S. EQUITY LEADERS Q/A GBP4.13%
Management
Fund manager group
GAM
Fund manager company
GAM Fund Management Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
Balance of capital protection and participation in equity market growth.
Benchmark
  • FTSE WMA Private Investor Balanced Portfolio Index in GBP
Investment style
Aggressive,Growth
Investment method
None
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Charles Hepworth17/10/2012Charles 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 McDaid17/10/2012James 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
Transparent for Austrian Tax, IA Recognised, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Switzerland, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden
GAM Star Balanced A Acc CHF
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 price9.9
CurrencyCHF
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNFNS
GAM Star Balanced A Acc SGD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.61
CurrencySGD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeN2OL
GAM Star Balanced A EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.44%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.51%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.78
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKQMU
GAM Star Balanced A GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£6,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.44%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.51%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.6713
CurrencyGBP
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKPLG
GAM Star Balanced A USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.44%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.51%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.79
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKHZG
GAM Star Balanced Acc GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£6,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.14%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.14%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.8739
CurrencyGBP
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM73A
GAM Star Balanced Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.14%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.14%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.8565
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM73B
GAM Star Balanced C AUD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10
CurrencyAUD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMEOS
GAM Star Balanced C CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£13,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.26%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.9
CurrencyCHF
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJGDL
GAM Star Balanced C EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.26%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.95
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeI02D
GAM Star Balanced C GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£6,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.26%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.2029
CurrencyGBP
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGVMR
GAM Star Balanced C JPY
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£1,100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.26%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1052.25
CurrencyJPY
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKPLE
GAM Star Balanced C USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)3.26%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.04
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGTKV
GAM Star Balanced F Acc GBP
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 price9.4686
CurrencyGBP
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNMNN
GAM Star Balanced F Acc USD
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 price9.59
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNNFD
GAM Star Balanced Inst Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.7%
Min single investment£20,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.82%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.6159
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeI30X
GAM Star Balanced Inst GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.7%
Min single investment£12,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.62%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.62%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.0647
CurrencyGBP
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGTVA
GAM Star Balanced Inst Inc GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.7%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.62%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.62%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.9956
CurrencyGBP
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeM26S
GAM Star Balanced Non UK RFS Acc GBP
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 price10.4132
CurrencyGBP
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeN8CY
GAM Star Balanced Non UK RFS Acc USD
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 price10.4229
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeN8CX
GAM Star Balanced T Acc AUD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.66
CurrencyAUD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeN2OM
GAM Star Balanced T 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 price9.91
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNFYD
GAM Star Balanced T Acc GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£6,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.52%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.6772
CurrencyGBP
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKPLF
GAM Star Balanced T USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.52%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.52
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGUTB
GAM Star Balanced U Acc AUD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.41%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.1748
CurrencyAUD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeMYSD
GAM Star Balanced U Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.41%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.9896
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeMYSC
GAM Star Balanced U Acc GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.41%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.2015
CurrencyGBP
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeMYWK
GAM Star Balanced U Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.5359
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeN4HG
GAM Star Balanced Z Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.35%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.28%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.588
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeMQJC
GAM Star Balanced Z Acc GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.35%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.28%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.28%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.5766
CurrencyGBP
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeJE2O
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