Fact sheet: Kames UK Equity

Fund information
Fund name
Kames UK Equity B Acc GBP
Fund manager company
Kames Capital
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Philip Howarthsince 20/11/2015
  • Stephen Adamssince 01/04/2004
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
14.2%
1 Year rank in sector
225/278
Sector
UT UK All Companies
Yield
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.
0.68%
Fund size
£239m (£270m 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
294.69
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Stan Life Inv UK Eq Recvry40.9%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK98.3%
    Money Market1.7%
  • Financials27%
    Consumer Services14.8%
    Consumer Goods13.8%
    Industrials12%
    Oil & Gas11.2%
  • UK Equities98.3%
    Money Market1.7%

Fund also available on these pension platforms:

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.8%3.9%6.1%14.2%23.9%53.6%
Sector1.3%4.6%8.6%18.5%20.5%56.8%
Rank within sector207 / 283201 / 284238 / 281225 / 278108 / 264166 / 249
Quartile3rd3rd4th4th2nd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund3.2%8.5%8.7%2.6%21.6%
Sector4%11.2%3.7%0.6%25.7%
Rank within sector205 / 284189 / 27677 / 26774 / 262185 / 255
Quartile3rd3rd2nd2nd3rd
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.
0.68
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.
0.98
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.
0.26
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%.
9.38
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.
2.96
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.
0.18
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.
0.9
Price movement
52 week high301.28
52 week low241.18
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price294.69
Region
1UK98.3%
2Money Market1.7%
Industry sector
1Financials27%
2Consumer Services14.8%
3Consumer Goods13.8%
4Industrials12%
5Oil & Gas11.2%
6Basic Materials8.4%
7Health Care6.1%
8Telecommunications2.3%
9Technology1.8%
Asset type
1UK Equities98.3%
2Money Market1.7%
Individual holdings
1SHIRE PLC5.12%
2BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO5%
3ROYAL DUTCH SHELL4.95%
4HSBC HLDGS4.34%
5IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC4.11%
6RELX PLC3.88%
7PRUDENTIAL PLC3.52%
8PADDY POWER BETFAIR PLC3.34%
9BARCLAYS PLC3.24%
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
Philip Howarth20/11/2015Philip Haworth is an investment manager in the UK Equities team. He is co-manager of the Kames UK Equity Fund, and has responsibility for managing several other UK equity portfolios. Phil has analysis duties for the oil & gas and food producers sectors. In addition Phil leads the collective process of formulating our UK equity strategy views and contributes to Kames Asset Allocation research. He joined us in 1995 straight from Oxford University, where he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Philip also has the SII Diploma.
Stephen Adams01/04/2004Stephen Adams is Head of Equities, and is a member of the Kames Strategic Executive Committee and Asset Allocation group. In addition, Stephen has responsibility for managing the flagship Kames UK Equity Fund. He joined us in 2000 from Abbey National Asset Managers, where he managed retail and institutional portfolios. Stephen studied Law at the University of Edinburgh, and is a qualified solicitor.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Kames UK Equity A Acc GBP
Initial charge2.5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.58%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.57%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price262.86
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeSQ33
Kames UK Equity A Inc GBP
Initial charge2.5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.58%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.57%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price148.62
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKTG4
Kames UK Equity B Acc GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.6%
Min single investment£2,000,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.68%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price294.69
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeSN60
Kames UK Equity B Inc GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.6%
Min single investment£2,000,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.68%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1423.47
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBX25
Kames UK 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)1.08%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price150.87
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeI01X
Kames UK Equity D Inc GBP
Initial charge2.5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£250,000
Min regular saving£5,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.08%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price140.17
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeI01Y
Kames UK Equity E EUR
Initial charge5.5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£750
Min regular saving£200
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.58%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.57%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1.81
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBV63
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