Fact sheet: Geiger Counter

Fund information
Fund name
Geiger Counter Ord
Fund manager company
New City Investment Managers
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund managers
  • Keith Watsonsince 31/05/2013
  • Will Smithsince 01/01/2013
  • Rob Crayfourdsince 01/02/2012
Fund objective
To provide investors with the potential for capital growth through investment primarily in the securities of companies involved in exploration, development and production of energy, predominantly within the uranium industry. Up to 30% of the value of the Company's investment portfolio may be invested in other resource related companies from outside the energy sector.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
49%
1 Year rank in sector
7/10
Sector
IT Commodities & Nat Resources
Yield
-
Fund size
£14m
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.
269
Mid price
17.875
NAV
?Net asset value. The NAV per share may be higher or lower than the share price, which in turn is trading at either a discount or a premium to NAV.
19.5
Discount/Premium
?When the market price of an investment trust’s shares is less than the net asset value (NAV) per share then it is trading at a discount to NAV. A trust’s shares are on a premium when they trade at a higher price than the NAV.
-8.33
Gearing
?Investment trusts have the ability to borrow money which they invest with the aim of generating a higher return than the cost of the loan. An ungeared trust has a figure of 100. A figure of 110 would represent a trust with 10% gearing.
113
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Gldn Prospect Precs Mt98.6%
BlackRock World Mining IT88.6%
Riverstone Energy Ltd Ord NPV61.3%
BlackRock Com Inc IT57.2%
Baker Steel Res Tst56.5%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-2.1%2.9%28.8%49%-24.7%-67.8%
Sector-1.8%1.7%24.4%52%-25.5%-57.8%
Rank within sector7 / 105 / 106 / 107 / 107 / 97 / 8
Quartile3rd2nd3rd3rd4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund49%-44.2%-10.4%-32.9%-29.9%
Sector54%-39%-21.5%-32.7%-8.4%
Rank within sector7 / 108 / 103 / 95 / 88 / 8
Quartile3rd4th2nd3rd4th
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.
10.66
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.
1.59
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.
-0.05
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%.
39.88
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.
26.17
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.
-0.02
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.
0.66
Price movement
52 week high20.38
52 week low10.75
Current bid price17
Current offer price18.75
Current mid price17.88
Region
No data available.
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1Commodity & Energy100%
Individual holdings
1NEXGEN ENERGY LTD12.4%
2URANIUM PARTICIPATION CORP12.4%
3FISSION URANIUM CORP9.5%
4UR ENERGY INC8.2%
5CAMECO CORP7.2%
Management
Fund manager group
New City Investment Managers
Fund manager company
New City Investment Managers
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund objective
To provide investors with the potential for capital growth through investment primarily in the securities of companies involved in exploration, development and production of energy, predominantly within the uranium industry. Up to 30% of the value of the Company's investment portfolio may be invested in other resource related companies from outside the energy sector.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Keith Watson31/05/2013Keith Watson is a co-Fund Manager for Geiger Counter and Golden Prospect Precious Metals. Keith joined CQS in July 2013 from Mirabaud Securities where he was a Senior Natural Resource Analyst. Prior to Mirabaud, Keith was Director of Mining Research at Evolution Securities. Previous to this, he was a top-ranked business services analyst at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Commerzbank and Credit Suisse/BZW. Keith began his career in 1992 as a portfolio manager and research analyst at Scottish Amicable Investment Managers. Keith holds a BSc (Hons) in Applied Physics from Durham University.
Will Smith01/01/2013Will is Senior Fund Manager for City Natural Resources High Yield Trust. He is also adviser to New City High Yield Trust, Geiger Counter Limited, New City Energy Limited and Golden Prospect Precious Metals. Prior to joining CQS in 2008, he was responsible for running Landsbanki Securities Proprietary Trading with a focus on Global Resources. He has over thirty years investment experience with Panmure Gordon, UBS and Morgan Grenfell Securities.
Rob Crayfourd01/02/2012Rob is analyst and assistant portfolio manager to the New City managed resources funds. Prior to joining CQS in 2011, Rob was an analyst at the Universities Superannuation Scheme and HSBC Global Asset Management where he focussed on the resource sector. Rob is a CFA charterholder and holds a BSc in Geological Sciences from the University of Leeds.
Compliance
AIC Member
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Jersey, Offshore
Geiger Counter Ord
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 price19.54
CurrencyGBX
Price updated05/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNJOG
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