Fact sheet: Investec Actv Comm

Fund information
Fund name
Investec Active Commodities S Gr Acc USD
Fund manager company
Investec Asset Management Luxe
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Tom Nelsonsince 01/03/2017
  • George Cheveleysince 01/04/2015
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth primarily by gaining exposure to a range of commodity sectors, including energy, agriculture, base metals, bulk metals and precious metals.
  • Bloomberg Commodity
Investment style
Investment method
Quick stats
1 Year return
1 Year rank in sector
FO Commodity & Energy
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.
Fund size
£6m (£6m 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.
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Baring Global Mining41.1%
SIA Long Term Invest Nat Res40.6%
Pictet Clean Energy35.2%
KBI Inst Wtr35%
Pictet Timber33%
...more in FO Commodity & Energy

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • No data available.
  • Energy21.7%
    Fishery, Agriculture & Forestry19%
    Money Market19%
    Industrial Commodities17.7%
    Precious Metals & Stones13.3%
  • Commodity & Energy100%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Rank within sector27 / 10139 / 10264 / 10271 / 10283 / 9559 / 76
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Rank within sector61 / 10266 / 10156 / 9974 / 9153 / 86
Risk statistics
?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.
?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.
?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.
?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%.
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.
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.
?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.
Price movement
52 week high12.93
52 week low11.85
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price12.3
No data available.
Industry sector
2Fishery, Agriculture & Forestry19%
3Money Market19%
4Industrial Commodities17.7%
5Precious Metals & Stones13.3%
6Soft Commodities9.3%
Asset type
1Commodity & Energy100%
Individual holdings
No data available.
Fund manager group
Fund manager company
Investec Asset Management Luxe
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth primarily by gaining exposure to a range of commodity sectors, including energy, agriculture, base metals, bulk metals and precious metals.
  • Bloomberg Commodity
Investment style
Investment method
Fund managers
Tom Nelson01/03/2017Tom is a portfolio manager in the Commodities & Resources team at Investec Asset Management. He joined Investec Asset Management in London, after spending seven years at Guinness Asset Management. Tom was part of the team that managed the outsourced Investec Global Energy Fund from 2005 to 2008, and was subsequently instrumental in the launch of the Guinness Global Energy Fund in 2008. Tom was co-portfolio manager of the Guinness Global Energy Fund with a specific responsibility for exploration and production companies and was also co-portfolio manager of the Guinness Thematic Equity Fund from its launch in 2010. He was also co-portfolio manager of the Guinness Energy Hedge Fund. Tom holds the UKSIP Level 3 Certificate in Investment Management and an MA in Modern Languages (French and German) from the University of Oxford.
George Cheveley01/04/2015George is a portfolio manager and metals and mining specialist in the Commodities & Resources team at Investec Asset Management having joined the firm in 2007. Prior to this, he was a market analyst for three years at BHP Billiton, working in The Hague and Singapore. He was recruited to BHP Billiton in 2004 from CRU (Commodities Research Unit), an independent metals/chemicals related research company based in London. At CRU, he spent three years in the Carbon Steel team and five years as a Research Manager – Copper, providing in-depth research and forecasts to the industry, banks and hedge funds. George began his career in 1990 in operations at British Steel Strip Products, working for three years in the Tinplate division. George graduated from the University of Oxford in 1989 with an honours degree in Classics and in 1995 was awarded an MBA from Warwick University.
Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Germany, Denmark, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden
Investec Active Commodities S Gr Acc USD
Initial charge10%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£100,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.4%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.43%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.3
Price updated23/05/2017
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Citi code0J9L
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