Fact sheet: Halifax North American Pension

Fund information
Fund name
Halifax North American Pension
Fund manager company
Halifax Life Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund manager
  • Quantitative Investment Teamsince 29/09/2007
Underlying fund
Halifax North American
Fund objective
To achieve capital growth in the long term by investing mainly in North American Companies. The fund invests via the Halifax North American OEIC Fund. For more information on the Halifax North American OEIC Fund, such as the strategy used to meet its objectives, please see the factsheet for the OEIC Fund at http://webfund6.financialexpress.net/clientsv21/scottishwidows2/pricetable.aspx?fname=&strRec=0&selCat1=Halifax OEIC Funds&selCat2=&selCat3=
Benchmark
  • S&P 500
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
28.3%
1 Year rank in sector
108/309
Sector
PN North America
Yield
-
Fund size
£34m (£29m 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.
102
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Canlife North American Pn43.5%
BlackRock Aq Lf Canadn EqIdx Pn42.3%
FL Investec American AP39.8%
Zurich Investec American Pn38.8%
FL Schroder US Mid Cap AP38.8%
...more in PN North America

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • North America98.1%
    UK2%
  • Technology15.2%
    Consumer Services14.4%
    Health Care12.8%
    Financials12.7%
    Consumer Goods10.3%
  • North American Equities98%
    Money Market1.3%
    Futures0.8%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund5.3%8.7%23.2%28.3%67.6%133%
Sector4.6%7.4%20.2%26.1%58.4%115.5%
Rank within sector91 / 32198 / 32169 / 320108 / 30946 / 29652 / 269
Quartile2nd2nd1st2nd1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund28%4.3%23.2%30%7.2%
Sector25.2%4.4%18.7%29.2%7%
Rank within sector84 / 309156 / 30415 / 296118 / 284150 / 271
Quartile2nd3rd1st2nd3rd
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.
1.35
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.
1.02
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.
1.24
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%.
12.1
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.
2.68
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.
0.62
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.
0.95
Price movement
52 week high270.1
52 week low188.6
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price266.5
Region
1North America98.05%
2UK1.95%
Industry sector
1Technology15.19%
2Consumer Services14.41%
3Health Care12.81%
4Financials12.65%
5Consumer Goods10.28%
6Industrials8.96%
7Equities7.83%
8Oil & Gas6.69%
9Utilities4.11%
Asset type
1North American Equities97.96%
2Money Market1.26%
3Futures0.78%
Individual holdings
1APPLE INC3.12%
2CME S&P 500 EMINI DEC16 FUTURE (EXP 16/12/16)2.1%
3MICROSOFT CORP2.09%
4JOHNSON & JOHNSON2.07%
5EXXON MOBIL CORP1.67%
6PEPSICO INC1.58%
7AMGEN INC1.38%
8FACEBOOK INC1.35%
9AMAZON.COM INC1.3%
Management
Fund manager group
Halifax Life
Fund manager company
Halifax Life Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
To achieve capital growth in the long term by investing mainly in North American Companies. The fund invests via the Halifax North American OEIC Fund. For more information on the Halifax North American OEIC Fund, such as the strategy used to meet its objectives, please see the factsheet for the OEIC Fund at http://webfund6.financialexpress.net/clientsv21/scottishwidows2/pricetable.aspx?fname=&strRec=0&selCat1=Halifax OEIC Funds&selCat2=&selCat3=
Benchmark
  • S&P 500
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Quantitative Investment Team29/09/2007
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Halifax North American Pension
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.45%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price266.5
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeHZ44
Halifax North American Pension Dual
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.5%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price1571.5
Offer price1645.5
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeHZ45
Halifax North American Pension Stake
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.45%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price264.6
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeH058
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