Fact sheet: KBI Inst GESS

Fund information
Fund name
KBI Inst GESS A
Fund manager company
Kleinwort Benson Investors
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Jens Peerssince 26/08/2009
  • Andros Floridessince 26/08/2009
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Fund is to generate the highest possible return for its Shareholders by investing primarily in equity and equity-related securities of international companies involved in environmental sectors as further described below. This is reflected in its pursuit of capital gains and income.
Benchmark
  • MSCI World Net TR
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
15.4%
1 Year rank in sector
27/69
Sector
FO Equity - Ethical
Yield
-
Fund size
£44m
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.
103
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Alquity Latin America49.7%
Impax Environmental Markets41%
Impax Asian Envt Markets37.6%
Pictet GlbEnvrOpp35.9%
Alquity Asia32.7%
...more in FO Equity - Ethical

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • North America54.3%
    Europe27.8%
    Global Emerging Markets13.2%
    Pacific ex-Japan3.1%
    Japan1.6%
  • Energy39.1%
    Water31.2%
    Fishery, Agriculture & Forestry27%
    Others2.7%
  • North American Equities54.3%
    European Equities27.8%
    Global Emerging Market Equities13.2%
    Asia Pacific ex Japan Equities3.1%
    Japanese Equities1.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.6%7.6%6.9%15.4%14.1%54.4%
Sector0.3%8.9%8.4%11%21%58.4%
Rank within sector31 / 7649 / 7443 / 7127 / 6942 / 5636 / 46
Quartile2nd3rd3rd2nd3rd4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund3.4%-2%5.5%15.5%17.2%
Sector4.6%3.2%7.3%18.4%10.5%
Rank within sector36 / 7052 / 6135 / 5840 / 5010 / 48
Quartile3rd4th3rd4th1st
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.
-2.2
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.
1.06
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.
0.19
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%.
13.24
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.
5.45
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.
-0.35
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.
0.83
Price movement
52 week high148.88
52 week low117.88
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price145.53
Region
1North America54.3%
2Europe27.8%
3Global Emerging Markets13.2%
4Pacific ex-Japan3.1%
5Japan1.6%
Industry sector
1Energy39.1%
2Water31.2%
3Fishery, Agriculture & Forestry27%
4Others2.7%
Asset type
1North American Equities54.3%
2European Equities27.8%
3Global Emerging Market Equities13.2%
4Asia Pacific ex Japan Equities3.1%
5Japanese Equities1.6%
Individual holdings
1COSAN LTD2.4%
2HD SUPPLY HLDGS INC2.3%
3PENTAIR PLC2.1%
4BUNGE LTD1.9%
5ENERCARE INC1.7%
6JOHNSON CONTROLS INC1.7%
7SUNPOWER CORP1.7%
8CSX CORP1.6%
9GEA GROUP AG1.6%
Management
Fund manager group
Kleinwort Benson
Fund manager company
Kleinwort Benson Investors
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Fund is to generate the highest possible return for its Shareholders by investing primarily in equity and equity-related securities of international companies involved in environmental sectors as further described below. This is reflected in its pursuit of capital gains and income.
Benchmark
  • MSCI World Net TR
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Jens Peers26/08/2009Jens Peers, CFA.Master in Applied Economics, Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA).Head of Portfolio Management – Environmental Strategies.With13 years industry experience, 11 years with the firm Jens has been involved in the Environmental Strategies team since the strategies were launched in late 2000 and has led the Team since 2003. As Head of Portfolio Management, Jens has ultimate responsibility for the performance of all of Kleinwort Benson Investors Environmental Strategies and the growth and development of the 6 portfolio managers on the Environmental Strategies Team. As an 11 year veteran of the nascent field of environmental equity investing, he is highly qualified to orchestrate, develop, challenge and continuously improve the investment process. Jens commitment to the role certifies that his leadership within the firm is key to ensuring that Kleinwort Benson Investors is positioning itself as a market leader in the Environmental arena. Given his experience across the spectrum of environmental strategies and his role as leader of the Team, Jens is ideally qualified to manage our multi-themed Global Environmental Solutions Strategy alongside Andros Florides. Prior to 2000, Jens spent three years working with KBC Bank as an account manager. Jens graduated from the University of Antwerp (former Ufsia), in 1996 with a Masters in Applied Economics. He has also completed the CEFA (Certified European Financial Analyst) and is a CFA Charter Holder (Chartered Financial Analyst).
Andros Florides26/08/2009Andros Florides, BA (Hons) Economics; ASIP .Portfolio Manager - Environmental Strategies.with16 years industry experience, 3 years with the firm .Andros Florides joined the Kleinwort Benson Investors Environmental Strategies team in 2008 where he is lead portfolio manager for the Agribusiness and Cleaner Solutions strategies. He is a senior member of the team and an investment professional with over 16 years of investment management experience. As lead portfolio manager, Andros is responsible for the development of investment strategy as well as the day to day management of the Agribusiness and Cleaner Solutions strategies. His depth and breadth of investment experience are an asset in his role as co-manager of the multi-themed Global Environmental Solutions Strategy alongside Jens Peers, Head of Environmental Equity Strategies. Prior to joining Kleinwort Benson Investors Andros was a Senior Research Analyst, Global Consumer Equities at Bank of Ireland Asset Management (BIAM). During his 10 year tenure with BIAM, Andros worked on the European equity portfolio team managing UK equities and also on the Global and Irish Balanced products teams providing input on European equities. Prior to this, he held a number of positions with New Ireland Investment Managers, Barings and Irish Life Assurance Company. Andros graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BA (Hons) Economics in 1995. Andros is an Associate of the U.K. Society of Investment Professionals (ASIP) and was awarded 1st place in the UK Society of Investment Professionals Portfolio Management examination.
Compliance
UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, Offshore
KBI Inst GESS A
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.21%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price145.526
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeHSN0
KBI Inst GESS D
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.9%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price112.875
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeNBU2
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