Fact sheet: GAM Star Defsve

Fund information
Fund name
GAM Star Defensive Inst Acc GBP
Fund manager company
GAM Fund Management Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • James McDaidsince 01/05/2012
  • Charles Hepworthsince 01/05/2012
Fund objective
Strong focus on capital protection with a limited participation in equity market growth.
Benchmark
  • IA Mixed Investment 0%-35% Shares
Investment style
Cautious
Investment method
None
Quick stats
1 Year return
7.8%
1 Year rank in sector
-
Sector
FO Mixed Asset - Cautious
Yield
0.5%
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.
1.64%
Fund size
£20m (£8m 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.
39
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Fund name1 Year
HSBC Pfl World Seltn 125.3%
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Towry A455017.1%
SEI Core16.3%
CG Capital Value15%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • International43.8%
    Americas17.9%
    Europe17.5%
    Global Emerging Markets14.3%
    Asia Pacific4.7%
  • No data available.
  • Global Fixed Interest26%
    European Equities14.5%
    Global Emerging Market Fixed Interest14.3%
    American Fixed Interest13.8%
    Others9.9%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.8%5.4%7.5%7.8%13.9%-
Sector0%3.1%3.7%4.7%9.1%20.1%
Rank within sector------
Quartile
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund6%2.2%2.9%4.7%-
Sector3.8%-0.7%4.3%4.2%6.1%
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.
0.68
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.
1.19
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.
0.26
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%.
4.85
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.
2.2
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.
0.59
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.
0.81
Price movement
52 week high11.93
52 week low10.58
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price11.86
Region
1International43.77%
2Americas17.89%
3Europe17.54%
4Global Emerging Markets14.29%
5Asia Pacific4.7%
6Money Market1.37%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1Global Fixed Interest26.03%
2European Equities14.46%
3Global Emerging Market Fixed Interest14.29%
4American Fixed Interest13.75%
5Others9.89%
6International Equities8.54%
7Exchange Traded Funds (ETF)6.74%
8Asia Pacific Equities2.86%
9American Equity2.07%
Individual holdings
1GAM STAR CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES GBP INST14.17%
2ALLIANZ STRATEGIC BOND C11.86%
3STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENTS EMERGING MARKET DEBT INST INC10.96%
4GAM STAR FUND MBS TOTAL RETURN INST GBP ACC6.92%
5GAM STAR FUND MBS TOTAL RTN W GBP ACC6.83%
6ISHARES PHYSICAL GOLD ETC GBP6.74%
7ISHARES PHYSICAL GOLD ETC GBP6.74%
8PREMIER PAN EUROPEAN PROPERTY C ACC3.18%
9GAM STAR CONTINENTAL EUROPEAN EQUITY INST INC GBP3.12%
Management
Fund manager group
GAM
Fund manager company
GAM Fund Management Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
Strong focus on capital protection with a limited participation in equity market growth.
Benchmark
  • IA Mixed Investment 0%-35% Shares
Investment style
Cautious
Investment method
None
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
James McDaid01/05/2012James 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.
Charles Hepworth01/05/2012Charles 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.
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, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden
GAM Star Defensive A Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.68%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.47
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE3QY
GAM Star Defensive A GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£6,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.68%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.6652
CurrencyGBP
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKZEX
GAM Star Defensive Acc GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£6,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.36%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.44%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.4815
CurrencyGBP
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIWKW
GAM Star Defensive C Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.45%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.05
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMH8Z
GAM Star Defensive C Acc GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.45%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.2646
CurrencyGBP
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMF8P
GAM Star Defensive C Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.45%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.59
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMSLH
GAM Star Defensive Inst Acc GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.7%
Min single investment£12,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.64%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.64%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.8618
CurrencyGBP
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeI0YD
GAM Star Defensive Inst Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.7%
Min single investment£20,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.13%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.8081
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeKQMT
GAM Star Defensive T 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 price10.1228
CurrencyGBP
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNCYK
GAM Star Defensive T USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)3.45%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.38
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMQ6C
GAM Star Defensive U Acc AUD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.62%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.2053
CurrencyAUD
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeMZZQ
GAM Star Defensive U Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.62%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.9259
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeMZZR
GAM Star Defensive U Acc GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.62%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.9002
CurrencyGBP
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeN02I
GAM Star Defensive 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 price10.6348
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeMQJD
GAM Star Defensive 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 price11.3039
CurrencyGBP
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeJE9Q
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