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
32.4%
1 Year rank in sector
115/253
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.
0.87%
Fund size
£64m (£52m 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.
95
Mid price
192.79
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • North America48.4%
    Far East ex Japan18.7%
    Europe ex UK13.5%
    Japan10.5%
    UK7.6%
  • Information Technology26%
    Industrials18.3%
    Financials17.7%
    Consumer Discretionary12.9%
    Energy9.2%
  • North American Equities48.4%
    Asia Pacific ex Japan Equities18.7%
    Europe ex UK Equities13.5%
    Japanese Equities10.5%
    UK Equities7.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund4.8%8.3%10.1%32.4%50.1%91.7%
Sector2.7%7%10.1%30.7%39.3%68.7%
Rank within sector9 / 26542 / 263127 / 260115 / 25374 / 22955 / 204
Quartile1st1st2nd2nd2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund6.5%20.3%4.4%11.4%24%
Sector4.1%21%3.4%6.7%19.7%
Rank within sector16 / 264147 / 250108 / 23841 / 22579 / 213
Quartile1st3rd2nd1st2nd
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.
2.8
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.
0.91
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.
1.08
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%.
9.98
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.
3.92
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.
0.44
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.
0.85
Price movement
52 week high194.04
52 week low145.4
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price192.79
Region
1North America48.4%
2Far East ex Japan18.7%
3Europe ex UK13.5%
4Japan10.5%
5UK7.6%
6Money Market1.3%
Industry sector
1Information Technology26%
2Industrials18.3%
3Financials17.7%
4Consumer Discretionary12.9%
5Energy9.2%
6Health Care5.2%
7Consumer Staples4.6%
8Materials3.6%
9Money Market1.3%
Asset type
1North American Equities48.4%
2Asia Pacific ex Japan Equities18.7%
3Europe ex UK Equities13.5%
4Japanese Equities10.5%
5UK Equities7.6%
6Money Market1.3%
Individual holdings
1JPMORGAN CHASE & CO3.68%
2FACEBOOK INC3.57%
3CELGENE CORP3.21%
4ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC3.12%
5SHIRE PLC3.11%
6KAR AUCTION SERVICES INC3.05%
7FIRST REPUBLIC BANK SAN FRANCISCO3.03%
8SQUARE ENIX HLDGS CO LTD3.02%
9EOG RESOURCES INC3%
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 Equities team, responsible for co-managing global equities portfolios. He joined us in 2014 from SWIP, where he was investment director in global equities and was the joint fund manager of the SWIP Global Sustainable Equity fund and the SWIP Global Islamic Equity Fund. In addition Craig also had analysis responsibilities for the tech, energy and utility sectors. Prior to SWIP, he was a portfolio manager at Kleinwort Benson Investors, a member of the global environmental equity team, and co-manager of the KBI Global Water Fund. Craig has a 1st Class honours degree in Building Surveying, an MSc with Distinction in Business Information Technology Systems from Strathclyde Business School, and has completed level one of the CFA programme.
Neil Goddin30/09/2014Neil Goddin is Head of Equity Quantitative Analysis and also has joint responsibility for managing funds within the Global Equities team. In addition to investment management responsibilities, he leads the team responsible for building and maintaining the Kames equity investment screen, which is used across the equity team, and advising on optimising risk levels in the funds. Neil’s role differs from most typical quant professionals as he sits within the fundamental team, has joint responsibility for managing funds and is an integral part of the equity team; rather than the more traditional model where quant teams sit separately, away from investors. 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. He is a Certified Risk Manager by the Global Association of Risk Professionals.
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)1.62%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.09%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price168.99
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/02/2017
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)0.87%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.34%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price192.79
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/02/2017
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)1.12%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price183.54
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/02/2017
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)1.62%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.1%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1.13
CurrencyEUR
Price updated23/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeSN77
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