Fact sheet: Kames Global Equity

Fund information
Fund name
Kames Global Equity B GBP
Fund manager company
Kames Capital
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Craig Bonthronsince 31/07/2015
  • Neil Goddinsince 30/09/2014
Fund objective
The primary investment objective is to provide capital growth.
Benchmark
  • IA Global Equity sector median
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
16.8%
1 Year rank in sector
112/247
Sector
UT Global
Yield
0.6%
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.
0.88%
Fund size
£66m (£53m 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.
94
Mid price
174.83
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
First State Gbl Resrcs59.3%
UBS FTSE RAFI Devlpd 1000 Idx37.4%
Orbis Gbl Eq35.3%
Natixis HarsAsGblConcntdEq32.6%
NFU Mutual Global Growth31.4%
...more in UT Global

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • North America46.1%
    Far East ex Japan20.1%
    Europe ex UK11%
    Japan10.1%
    Money Market6.4%
  • Information Technology26.8%
    Industrials15.9%
    Consumer Discretionary12.9%
    Financials12.1%
    Consumer Staples8.8%
  • North American Equities46.1%
    Asia Pacific ex Japan Equities20.1%
    Europe ex UK Equities11%
    Japanese Equities10.1%
    Money Market6.4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-2.1%0.9%14.4%16.8%37.8%87.4%
Sector-2%2.2%13.3%15.1%28.7%67.2%
Rank within sector151 / 263182 / 262117 / 256112 / 24770 / 22461 / 201
Quartile3rd3rd2nd2nd2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund16.2%4.4%11.4%24%11.9%
Sector15.7%3.4%6.7%19.7%9.9%
Rank within sector132 / 250109 / 24040 / 22678 / 21466 / 201
Quartile3rd2nd1st2nd2nd
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.
2.33
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.
0.93
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.
0.79
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%.
10.23
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.
3.76
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.
0.43
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.
0.87
Price movement
52 week high187
52 week low133.58
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price174.83
Region
1North America46.1%
2Far East ex Japan20.1%
3Europe ex UK11%
4Japan10.1%
5Money Market6.4%
6UK6.3%
Industry sector
1Information Technology26.8%
2Industrials15.9%
3Consumer Discretionary12.9%
4Financials12.1%
5Consumer Staples8.8%
6Energy6.9%
7Money Market6.4%
8Health Care6.3%
9Materials2.7%
Asset type
1North American Equities46.1%
2Asia Pacific ex Japan Equities20.1%
3Europe ex UK Equities11%
4Japanese Equities10.1%
5Money Market6.4%
6UK Equities6.3%
Individual holdings
1FACEBOOK INC3.98%
2TENCENT HLDGS LTD3.74%
3ALPHABET INC3.7%
4SQUARE ENIX HLDGS CO LTD3.56%
5KEYENCE CORP3.22%
6PAVONIA LTD3.19%
7EOG RESOURCES INC3.18%
8JPMORGAN CHASE & CO3.12%
9FIRST REPUBLIC BANK SAN FRANCISCO3.09%
Management
Fund manager group
Kames Capital
Fund manager company
Kames Capital
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The primary investment objective is to provide capital growth.
Benchmark
  • IA Global Equity sector median
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Craig Bonthron31/07/2015Craig Bonthron is an investment manager in the global equity team, responsible for co-managing the Kames global equity funds. He joined us in 2014 from SWIP, where he managed the global sustainable equity and global Islamic equity funds. Prior to this Craig managed the Kleinwort Benson Global Water fund. Craig has an MSc (Distinction) in Business Information Technology Systems from Strathclyde Graduate Business school and completed level one of the CFA programme.
Neil Goddin30/09/2014Neil is Head of Quantitative Equity Research and is responsible for co-managing the Kames Global Equity Fund, with a particular focus on the Japanese equity component of the portfolio. He is also responsible for building and maintaining the Kames equity investment screen, which is used across all equity teams, and advises the equity teams on optimising risk levels in their funds. Neil joined us in 2012 from LV Asset Management where he was Head of Investment Risk. Prior to that, he worked for WestLB Mellon Asset Management and Deutsche Asset Management in various risk-management roles.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Kames Global Equity A GBP
Initial charge2.5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.63%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.09%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price153.51
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeSN10
Kames Global Equity B GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£2,000,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.88%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.34%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price174.83
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeSN49
Kames Global Equity D Acc GBP
Initial charge2.5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£250,000
Min regular saving£5,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.13%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price166.53
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeI01M
Kames Global Equity E EUR
Initial charge5.5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£750
Min regular saving£200
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.63%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.1%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1.03
CurrencyEUR
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeSN77
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