Fact sheet: IFSL Brooks Macdonald DI

Fund information
Fund name
IFSL Brooks Macdonald Defensive Income A Inc
Fund manager company
IFSL
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Jim Mackiesince 01/11/2015
  • Jonathan Webster-Smithsince 27/06/2011
  • Mark Shieldssince 30/06/2011
Fund objective
The fund is actively managed and invests primarily in fixed interest, as well as defensive equities and alternative assets. The fund aims to generate income over the long term. It invests in a variety of collective investment schemes to provide an overall defensive mix of income generating assets, and may also invest in transferable securities, money market instruments, exchange-traded funds, cash, and cash deposits.
Benchmark
  • IA Mixed Investment 0%-35% Shares
Investment style
Cautious,Growth
Investment method
None
Quick stats
1 Year return
3.4%
1 Year rank in sector
65/75
Sector
UT Mixed Investment 0%-35% Shares
Yield
2.9%
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.
1.35%
Fund size
£41m (£32m 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.
34
Mid price
115.1
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
BlackRock NURS II Consensus 3514.5%
SVS TPI Cautious 313.4%
Old Mutual Cirilium Cons11.7%
VT Turcan Connell Inc Pfl11.2%
CF PruDyFo0-30Pf10.6%
...more in UT Mixed Investment 0%-35% Shares

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK34.1%
    International31.8%
    Not Specified23.4%
    Money Market8.5%
    USA2.2%
  • No data available.
  • UK Fixed Interest21.8%
    Global Fixed Interest19.8%
    UK Equities12.3%
    International Equities12%
    Hedge11.3%

Fund also available on these pension platforms:

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.2%-1.3%2.7%3.4%11.9%35.7%
Sector-1.7%-1.3%4.4%5.7%12%25.8%
Rank within sector27 / 8337 / 8366 / 8165 / 7536 / 588 / 41
Quartile2nd2nd4th4th3rd1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund3.9%1.6%5.4%8.2%10.9%
Sector6.3%0.3%5.2%4.2%6.3%
Rank within sector66 / 7516 / 6128 / 587 / 516 / 43
Quartile4th2nd2nd1st1st
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.
0.02
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.
0.96
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.
0.13
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%.
4.24
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.
2.05
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.
-0.09
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.
0.76
Price movement
52 week high118.5
52 week low109.3
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price115.1
Region
1UK34.13%
2International31.79%
3Not Specified23.35%
4Money Market8.51%
5USA2.22%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1UK Fixed Interest21.82%
2Global Fixed Interest19.77%
3UK Equities12.31%
4International Equities12.02%
5Hedge11.32%
6Money Market8.51%
7Property6.51%
8Structured Products5.52%
9US Equities2.22%
Individual holdings
1FIDELITY MONEYBUILDER INCOME Y GR DIS GBP7.92%
2ARTEMIS STRATEGIC BOND I MONTHLY INC7.13%
3ROYAL LONDON STERLING CREDIT Z GRS INC6.85%
4L&G DYNAMIC BOND TRUST X GR INC5.65%
5JUPITER DYNAMIC BOND I HSC Q INC GBP5.63%
6IFSL BROOKS MACDONALD DEFENSIVE CAPITAL C5.54%
7AVIVA INV MULTI STRATEGY TARGET INCOME 24.87%
8LAZARD GLOBAL ACTIVE GLOBAL LISTED INFRASTRUCTURE EQUITY GBP4.66%
9AXA US SHORT DURATION HIGH YIELD BOND ZI GR INC4.32%
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, as well as defensive equities and alternative assets. The fund aims to generate income over the long term. It invests in a variety of collective investment schemes to provide an overall defensive mix of income generating assets, and may also invest in transferable securities, money market instruments, exchange-traded funds, cash, and cash deposits.
Benchmark
  • IA Mixed Investment 0%-35% Shares
Investment style
Cautious,Growth
Investment method
None
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Jim Mackie01/11/2015
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.
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.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
IFSL Brooks Macdonald Defensive Income A Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.35%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.45%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price115.1
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeWT13
IFSL Brooks Macdonald Defensive Income B Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.1%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price101.4
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM7ZY
IFSL Brooks Macdonald Defensive Income B Hegded Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price98.95
CurrencyEUX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM7ZZ
IFSL Brooks Macdonald Defensive Income B Hegded Acc SGD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price100
CurrencySGX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM80A
IFSL Brooks Macdonald Defensive Income B Hegded Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price101.5
CurrencyUSX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM80B
IFSL Brooks Macdonald Defensive Income B Inc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.25%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.1%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.2%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price109.6
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeWT14
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