Fact sheet: IFSL Brooks Macdonald CG

Fund information
Fund name
IFSL Brooks Macdonald Cautious Growth A Inc
Fund manager company
IFSL
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Jim Mackiesince 01/11/2015
  • Mark Shieldssince 30/06/2011
  • Jonathan Webster-Smithsince 27/06/2011
Fund objective
The fund is actively managed and invests primarily in fixed interest and equity markets, largely through collective investment schemes. The fund aims to provide investors with long-term capital growth and income. It invests in a cautious mix of asset classes that may also include transferable securities, money market instruments, exchange-traded funds, cash, and cash deposits.
Benchmark
  • Mixed Investment 20%-60% shares
Investment style
Balanced
Investment method
None
Quick stats
1 Year return
6.1%
1 Year rank in sector
123/204
Sector
UT Mixed Investment 20%-60% Shares
Yield
1.3%
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.
1.27%
Fund size
£76m (£31m 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.
45
Mid price
126
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
AXA Global Distribution19.2%
S&W The Magpie18.8%
SVS TPI Balanced 216.1%
Investec Caut Mgd15.6%
Omnis Multi-Asset Income15.3%
...more in UT Mixed Investment 20%-60% Shares

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK30.1%
    International23.8%
    Not Specified21.1%
    Money Market9%
    USA7.7%
  • No data available.
  • UK Equities16.1%
    UK Fixed Interest14%
    International Equities13%
    Global Fixed Interest10.8%
    Hedge10.2%

Fund also available on these pension platforms:

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.2%-1.2%4%6.1%18.9%41.8%
Sector-0.7%-1%5.5%7.1%15.5%34.5%
Rank within sector152 / 214112 / 213157 / 211123 / 20459 / 17352 / 144
Quartile3rd3rd3rd3rd2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund6.2%3.6%6.6%11.1%8.9%
Sector7.4%1.2%5%9%8%
Rank within sector125 / 20436 / 19050 / 17561 / 16176 / 145
Quartile3rd1st2nd2nd3rd
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.
0.91
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.
1.05
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.
0.44
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%.
5.68
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.
1.48
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.
0.75
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.
0.93
Price movement
52 week high131
52 week low113.7
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price126
Region
1UK30.11%
2International23.77%
3Not Specified21.07%
4Money Market8.99%
5USA7.66%
6Japan5.12%
7Europe3.28%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1UK Equities16.08%
2UK Fixed Interest14.03%
3International Equities12.96%
4Global Fixed Interest10.81%
5Hedge10.17%
6Money Market8.99%
7US Equities7.66%
8Structured Products5.79%
9Asia Pacific Equities5.12%
Individual holdings
1FIDELITY MONEYBUILDER INCOME Y GR DIS GBP7.93%
2FIDELITY INDEX US P7.51%
3TROJAN INCOME O INC6.07%
4INVESCO PERPETUAL CORPORATE BOND Z GR INC5.83%
5IFSL BROOKS MACDONALD DEFENSIVE CAPITAL C5.67%
6LIONTRUST SPECIAL SITUATIONS I INC5.07%
7ASIA PACIFIC LEADERS B GBP ACC5.03%
8FUNDSMITH EQUITY I ACC4.67%
9VANGUARD FTSE U.K. ALL SHARE INDEX A INC GBP4.61%
Management
Fund manager group
IFSL
Fund manager company
IFSL
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The fund is actively managed and invests primarily in fixed interest and equity markets, largely through collective investment schemes. The fund aims to provide investors with long-term capital growth and income. It invests in a cautious mix of asset classes that may also include transferable securities, money market instruments, exchange-traded funds, cash, and cash deposits.
Benchmark
  • Mixed Investment 20%-60% shares
Investment style
Balanced
Investment method
None
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Jim Mackie01/11/2015
Mark Shields30/06/2011Mark joined Brooks Macdonald in January 2007 and currently co-manages the Balanced, Cautious Growth, Defensive Income and Strategic Growth Funds. Mark specialises in UK collective funds and also assists Jonathan Webster-Smith with management of the Managed Portfolio Service. He has a BSc from University College London.
Jonathan Webster-Smith27/06/2011Jonathan joined Brooks Macdonald as a trainee investment manager in 2001, after graduating from the University of Southampton. He currently holds the position of Director, Head of Multi-Asset and is the lead manager of the Brooks Macdonald Managed Portfolio Service and Multi-Asset Fund range. He is also a member of our asset allocation committee. Jonathan is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
IFSL Brooks Macdonald Cautious Growth A Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.27%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.53%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price135.7
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code049R
IFSL Brooks Macdonald Cautious Growth A Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.27%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.53%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price126
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeWT11
IFSL Brooks Macdonald Cautious Growth B Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.02%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.28%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price133.5
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code049S
IFSL Brooks Macdonald Cautious Growth B Hedged Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.12%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price105.4
CurrencyEUX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM7ZS
IFSL Brooks Macdonald Cautious Growth B Hedged Acc SGD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.12%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price104.6
CurrencySGX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM7ZT
IFSL Brooks Macdonald Cautious Growth B Hedged Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.12%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price104.8
CurrencyUSX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM7ZU
IFSL Brooks Macdonald Cautious Growth B Inc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.02%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.28%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price125.7
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeWT12
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