Fact sheet: Halifax International Growth

Fund information
Fund name
Halifax International Growth C
Fund manager company
HBOS Investment Fd Mgrs Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Quantitative Investment Teamsince 30/04/2013
Fund objective
To achieve long term capital growth by investing predominantly in a portfolio of companies which are part of the MSCI World Index or the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (the “Indices”). The Fund seeks to deliver performance, before deduction of management fees, in excess of a blended return of the Indices, with a similar level of overall volatility, over the long term. Of the two Indices, the fund will invest almost exclusively in companies that are part of the MSCI World Index. The Fund may only take limited positions away from these Indices. This means there are limitations on the extent to which the Fund’s investment in various sectors* may differ to the Index. These limited positions can be more than is held in the Index (overweight) or less than is held in the Index (underweight). * A sector is a business area, industry or economy which shares the same characteristics. Company shares are typically grouped into different sectors depending on the company’s business, for example travel and leisure or telecommunications.
Benchmark
  • Scot Wid 92% MSCI World and 8% MSCI Emerging Markets
Investment style
Active,Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
22.1%
1 Year rank in sector
60/249
Sector
UT Global
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.
1.55%
Fund size
£1,903m (£1,743m 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.
98
Mid price
74.9
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
First State Gbl Resrcs60.8%
UBS FTSE RAFI Devlpd 1000 Idx38.3%
Orbis Gbl Eq37.7%
NFU Mutual Global Growth33.5%
Natixis HarsAsGblConcntdEq32.6%
...more in UT Global

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • North America56.5%
    Europe ex UK15.4%
    Japan8.8%
    Global Emerging Markets8.1%
    UK6.8%
  • Financials15.4%
    Equities14.4%
    Consumer Goods11.2%
    Health Care10.7%
    Consumer Services10.2%
  • North American Equities56.5%
    Europe ex UK Equities15.4%
    Japanese Equities8.8%
    Global Emerging Market Equities8.1%
    UK Equities6.8%

Fund also available on these pension platforms:

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-2.6%4.9%18.4%22.1%33.4%89%
Sector-2.3%2.7%14.3%16.4%29.1%69.3%
Rank within sector168 / 26561 / 26470 / 25860 / 249109 / 22666 / 203
Quartile3rd1st2nd1st2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund21.9%0.9%8%25.4%12.8%
Sector16.4%3.4%6.7%19.7%9.9%
Rank within sector60 / 252195 / 242113 / 22857 / 21650 / 203
Quartile1st4th2nd2nd1st
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.
0.09
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.
1.08
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.
0.69
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%.
11.07
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.
1.95
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.
0.4
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.
0.97
Price movement
52 week high77.44
52 week low55.01
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price74.9
Region
1North America56.51%
2Europe ex UK15.43%
3Japan8.8%
4Global Emerging Markets8.1%
5UK6.75%
6Pacific ex-Japan4.41%
Industry sector
1Financials15.42%
2Equities14.44%
3Consumer Goods11.15%
4Health Care10.65%
5Consumer Services10.23%
6Industrials10.03%
7Technology9.79%
8Oil & Gas6.31%
9Basic Materials4.75%
Asset type
1North American Equities56.51%
2Europe ex UK Equities15.43%
3Japanese Equities8.8%
4Global Emerging Market Equities8.1%
5UK Equities6.75%
6Asia Pacific ex Japan Equities4.41%
Individual holdings
1SCOTTISH WIDOWS UNIT TRUST MANAGERS EMERGING MARKETS CLS X ACC NAV7.27%
2APPLE INC1.96%
3MICROSOFT CORP1.4%
4JOHNSON & JOHNSON1.2%
5ISHARES MSCI WORLD UCITS ETF INC USD1%
6ISHARES MSCI WORLD UCITS ETF INC USD1%
7COMCAST CORP(NEW)0.97%
8PEPSICO INC0.96%
9AMAZON.COM INC0.92%
Management
Fund manager group
HBOS
Fund manager company
HBOS Investment Fd Mgrs Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
To achieve long term capital growth by investing predominantly in a portfolio of companies which are part of the MSCI World Index or the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (the “Indices”). The Fund seeks to deliver performance, before deduction of management fees, in excess of a blended return of the Indices, with a similar level of overall volatility, over the long term. Of the two Indices, the fund will invest almost exclusively in companies that are part of the MSCI World Index. The Fund may only take limited positions away from these Indices. This means there are limitations on the extent to which the Fund’s investment in various sectors* may differ to the Index. These limited positions can be more than is held in the Index (overweight) or less than is held in the Index (underweight). * A sector is a business area, industry or economy which shares the same characteristics. Company shares are typically grouped into different sectors depending on the company’s business, for example travel and leisure or telecommunications.
Benchmark
  • Scot Wid 92% MSCI World and 8% MSCI Emerging Markets
Investment style
Active,Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Quantitative Investment Team30/04/2013
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Halifax International Growth C
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£50
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.55%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.51%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price74.9
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEU67
Halifax International Growth F
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.27%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.26%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price47.31
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeASF7
Halifax International Growth G
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.02%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.01%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price48.33
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeASF8
Halifax International Growth P
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 price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNGEZ
Halifax International Growth Q
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 price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNGFA
Halifax International Growth R
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 price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNGFB
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