Fact sheet: GAM Star Technology

Fund information
Fund name
GAM Star Technology Inst Acc GBP
Fund manager company
GAM Fund Management Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund manager
  • Mark Hawtinsince 01/02/2011
Fund objective
Aims to generate long-term capital appreciation through investing globally in a diversified portfolio of technology-related companies.
Benchmark
  • MSCI World Information Technology Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
16.4%
1 Year rank in sector
-
Sector
FO Equity - Tech Media & Telecom
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.
1.2%
Fund size
£243m (£648m 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.
145
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Fidelity Gbl Tech32.7%
Pictet Digital28.9%
Herald Worldwide25.5%
Aberdeen Gbl Technology Eq20.7%
GAM Star Technology16.4%
...more in FO Equity - Tech Media & Telecom

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA75.4%
    Others12.3%
    China10.1%
    France4.5%
    Germany4.4%
  • Information Technology100.4%
    Consumer Discretionary10%
    Others-5.1%
    Money Market-5.3%
  • US Equities75.4%
    Chinese Equities10.1%
    International Equities5.6%
    French Equities4.5%
    German Equities4.4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.2%3.8%25%16.4%31.1%101.6%
Sector1.9%-0.2%8.6%5.6%33.1%75.6%
Rank within sector------
Quartile
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund17.2%3.7%3.6%44.7%14.2%
Sector7.3%8%11.3%26.5%10%
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.
2.11
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.
0.91
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.
0.51
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%.
15.67
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.
10.37
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.
0.07
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.
0.57
Price movement
52 week high22.15
52 week low14.11
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price20.74
Region
1USA75.41%
2Others12.3%
3China10.09%
4France4.51%
5Germany4.41%
6Not Specified-6.72%
Industry sector
1Information Technology100.36%
2Consumer Discretionary10.04%
3Others-5.09%
4Money Market-5.31%
Asset type
1US Equities75.41%
2Chinese Equities10.09%
3International Equities5.58%
4French Equities4.51%
5German Equities4.41%
Individual holdings
1FACEBOOK INC8.8%
2WESTERN DIGITAL CORP6.6%
3ALPHABET INC6.5%
4MICROSOFT CORP5.1%
5MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC4.5%
6TENCENT HLDGS LTD4.3%
7Criteo SA Sponsored ADR4.2%
8AFINITI INTERNATIONAL CLASS C PREF.3.6%
9ALIBABA.COM LTD3.6%
Management
Fund manager group
GAM
Fund manager company
GAM Fund Management Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
Aims to generate long-term capital appreciation through investing globally in a diversified portfolio of technology-related companies.
Benchmark
  • MSCI World Information Technology Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Mark Hawtin01/02/2011Mark 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, IA Recognised, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Switzerland, Chile, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden
GAM Star Technology A USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.1%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.25%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.16
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIB1J
GAM Star Technology Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
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 price14.5283
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJJ5O
GAM Star Technology Acc GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£6,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.7%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.7%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.637
CurrencyGBP
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNBK7
GAM Star Technology Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
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 price15.5963
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMUG0
GAM Star Technology C
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.45%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKX9X
GAM Star Technology C USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.45%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.25%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.26%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.94
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIB1I
GAM Star Technology Inc CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyCHF
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNBL0
GAM Star Technology Inc GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyGBP
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNBK9
GAM Star Technology Inc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
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 price15.5966
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMVL4
GAM Star Technology Inst Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£20,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.2%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price17.1345
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGWTW
GAM Star Technology Inst Acc GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£12,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.2%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price20.7381
CurrencyGBP
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeG5OQ
GAM Star Technology Inst Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£20,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.2%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price16.1226
CurrencyUSD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeMVL5
GAM Star Technology Inst Inc GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£12,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.21%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price20.7421
CurrencyGBP
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code05ZQ
GAM Star 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)0.86%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.7487
CurrencyGBP
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeJS9N
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