Fact sheet: Kames Ethical Equity

Fund information
Fund name
Kames Ethical Equity B Acc
Fund manager company
Kames Capital
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Audrey Ryansince 01/01/1999
Accolades
 Highly Commended - Ethical
Fund objective
The investment objective is to maximise total return (income plus capital).
Benchmark
  • IA UK Smaller Companies sector median
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-5.2%
1 Year rank in sector
266/277
Sector
UT UK All Companies
Yield
2.2%
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.
0.79%
Fund size
£562m (£526m 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.
88
Mid price
194.82
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Stan Life Inv UK Eq Recvry43.6%
Schroder Recovery19%
UBS UK Opportunities19%
Charity Equity17.9%
R&M UK Equity Long Term Recovery16.9%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK95.4%
    Money Market4.6%
  • Financials26.3%
    Consumer Services25%
    Industrials16.8%
    Technology10.7%
    Utilities5.2%
  • UK Equities95.4%
    Money Market4.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.6%-5.5%-2.2%-5.2%15.1%78.1%
Sector-1.1%-1.2%5.9%4.5%13%57.4%
Rank within sector154 / 284265 / 283272 / 280266 / 277114 / 26364 / 250
Quartile3rd4th4th4th2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-5.5%13.6%2.4%37.4%18.9%
Sector5.5%3.7%0.6%25.7%14.8%
Rank within sector270 / 27826 / 26981 / 26427 / 25772 / 251
Quartile4th1st2nd1st2nd
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.
-0.31
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.
1.21
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.
0.14
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%.
12.76
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.
5.94
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.
0.07
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.
0.81
Price movement
52 week high211.77
52 week low174.44
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price194.82
Region
1UK95.4%
2Money Market4.6%
Industry sector
1Financials26.3%
2Consumer Services25%
3Industrials16.8%
4Technology10.7%
5Utilities5.2%
6Telecommunications4.9%
7Money Market4.6%
8Consumer Goods2.1%
9Oil & Gas2%
Asset type
1UK Equities95.4%
2Money Market4.6%
Individual holdings
1RELX PLC5.22%
2VODAFONE GROUP4.94%
3PRUDENTIAL PLC3.56%
4SAGE GROUP3.48%
5CRH3.44%
6WOLSELEY PLC3.13%
7WPP PLC3.03%
8INFORMA PLC2.82%
9ST JAMES`S PLACE PLC2.49%
Management
Fund manager group
Kames Capital
Fund manager company
Kames Capital
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The investment objective is to maximise total return (income plus capital).
Benchmark
  • IA UK Smaller Companies sector median
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Audrey Ryan01/01/1999Audrey is an Investment Manager in the UK Equities team. She joined us in 1997 from General Accident where she was a UK small companies portfolio manager. Audrey studied Accountancy at Napier University and has an MSc in Investment Analysis.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Kames Ethical Equity A Acc
Initial charge2.5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.54%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.57%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price171.39
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeSN13
Kames Ethical Equity B Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£2,000,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.79%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price194.82
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeSN54
Kames Ethical Equity B Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£2,000,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.79%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price143.02
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGRTZ
Kames Ethical Equity D Acc
Initial charge2.5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£250,000
Min regular saving£5,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.04%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price149.62
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeI01K
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