Fact sheet: HSBC European Growth

Fund information
Fund name
HSBC European Growth C Acc
Fund manager company
HSBC Gbl Asset Mgt (HSBC Inv)
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Nicholas Andrew Dowellsince 01/11/2007
Fund objective
The fund seeks to provide long-term capital growth by investing predominantly in continental Europe. The fund will invest predominantly in securities in continental European markets although it may also invest in any securities throughout the world listed on any stock market. The ACD may also invest at its discretion in other transferable securities, money market instruments, deposits, cash and near cash and collective investment schemes.
Benchmark
  • FTSE World Europe EX UK
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
9%
1 Year rank in sector
80/97
Sector
UT Europe Excluding UK
Yield
1.7%
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.
0.95%
Fund size
£219m (£228m 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.
108
Mid price
740.2
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Marlborough Eurpn Multi-Cap32%
Neptune European Opps28.3%
Invesco Perp European Equity21.7%
Schroder Eurpn Alpha Plus21.7%
Liontrust European Growth21.1%
...more in UT Europe Excluding UK

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Germany22.6%
    France21.4%
    Switzerland15%
    Netherlands8.2%
    Belgium6.6%
  • Financials21.2%
    Consumer Goods13.4%
    Consumer Services11.9%
    Health Care11%
    Industrials10.9%
  • German Equities22.6%
    French Equities21.4%
    Swiss Equities15%
    Dutch Equities8.2%
    Belgian Equities6.6%

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.7%-2.2%6.6%9%20.2%57.3%
Sector-0.9%0.2%9.5%12.9%25.3%80.3%
Rank within sector37 / 10179 / 10078 / 9980 / 9780 / 8778 / 79
Quartile2nd4th4th4th4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund7.4%10.6%-1.2%21.8%12.2%
Sector11.5%9.1%-0.7%27.3%19.2%
Rank within sector83 / 9833 / 9155 / 8771 / 8176 / 79
Quartile4th2nd3rd4th4th
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.
-1.61
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.
0.98
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.
0.09
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%.
11.15
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.
3.39
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.
-0.52
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.
0.91
Price movement
52 week high794.3
52 week low612.5
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price740.2
Region
1Germany22.58%
2France21.36%
3Switzerland15.04%
4Netherlands8.23%
5Belgium6.59%
6Denmark6.38%
7Italy5.92%
8Austria3.84%
9Ireland3.75%
Industry sector
1Financials21.17%
2Consumer Goods13.43%
3Consumer Services11.85%
4Health Care11.03%
5Industrials10.89%
6Basic Materials9.66%
7Technology8.81%
8Oil & Gas6.8%
9Telecommunications4.56%
Asset type
1German Equities22.58%
2French Equities21.36%
3Swiss Equities15.04%
4Dutch Equities8.23%
5Belgian Equities6.59%
6Danish Equities6.38%
7Italian Equities5.92%
8Austrian Equities3.84%
9Irish Equities3.75%
Individual holdings
1NESTLE SA5.27%
2SAP SE5.02%
3KBC BANKVERZEKERINGSHOLDING N.V.4.25%
4UNILEVER4.25%
5PUBLICIS GROUPE SA4.09%
6ROCHE HLDG AG4.06%
7AKZO NOBEL NV4.03%
8ERSTE GROUP BANK AG4%
9PROSIEBENSAT1 MEDIA SE3.97%
Management
Fund manager group
HSBC
Fund manager company
HSBC Gbl Asset Mgt (HSBC Inv)
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The fund seeks to provide long-term capital growth by investing predominantly in continental Europe. The fund will invest predominantly in securities in continental European markets although it may also invest in any securities throughout the world listed on any stock market. The ACD may also invest at its discretion in other transferable securities, money market instruments, deposits, cash and near cash and collective investment schemes.
Benchmark
  • FTSE World Europe EX UK
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Nicholas Andrew Dowell01/11/2007Nicholas Dowell is a fund manager in the European equity team and has been working in the industry since 1993 when he joined HSBC. Prior to his current role Nicholas worked for the global research group. He holds a BSc in Actuarial Science from City University (UK) and is a CFA charterholder.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
HSBC European Growth A Inst Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price657.1
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code04VN
HSBC European Growth C Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.8%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.95%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price740.2
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGY2H
HSBC European Growth C Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.8%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.95%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price625.4
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGY2G
HSBC European Growth Ret Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.67%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price718.7
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeHC46
HSBC European Growth Ret Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.67%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price625.2
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeCJ06
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