Fact sheet: Kames UK Smaller Companies

Fund information
Fund name
Kames UK Smaller Companies B Acc
Fund manager company
Kames Capital
Fund type
OEIC
Fund manager
  • Elaine Morgansince 31/05/2006
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
11.6%
1 Year rank in sector
44/48
Sector
UT UK Smaller Companies
Yield
1.4%
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.
0.8%
Fund size
£276m (£284m 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
310.54
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Cavendish AIM48.5%
The MI Discretionary Unit35.5%
Jupiter UK Smaller Companies33.8%
TB Amati UK Sm Cos30%
Schroder UK Dynamic Sm Cos29.7%
...more in UT UK Smaller Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund3.3%12.2%6.1%11.6%16.6%87.5%
Sector3%10.1%11.5%20.7%20.3%89%
Rank within sector21 / 4910 / 4944 / 4944 / 4834 / 4733 / 45
Quartile2nd1st4th4th3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund5.8%-2.9%23.6%-2.7%40.9%
Sector5.4%7.7%14.2%-1.9%37.4%
Rank within sector14 / 4947 / 486 / 4833 / 4714 / 46
Quartile2nd4th1st3rd2nd
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.
-2.41
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.
1.25
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%.
13.74
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.
5.26
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.
0.89
Price movement
52 week high313.83
52 week low248.58
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price310.54
Region
1UK100%
Industry sector
1Industrials26.2%
2Financials21.2%
3Consumer Services13.9%
4Technology13.9%
5Consumer Goods7.7%
6Health Care6%
7Basic Materials5.9%
8Oil & Gas4.8%
9Money Market0.4%
Asset type
1UK Equities100%
Individual holdings
1SANNE GROUP PLC3.74%
2FEVERTREE DRINKS PLC3.67%
3DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS3.51%
4BREWIN DOLPHIN HLDGS3.49%
5GB GROUP3.32%
6FDM GROUP PLC3.29%
7BLACKROCK WORLD MINING IT3.11%
8CARD FACTORY PLC2.97%
9WORKSPACE GROUP PLC2.92%
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 manager
NameSinceBiography
Elaine Morgan31/05/2006Elaine Morgan is an investment manager in the UK Equities team with responsibility for managing several funds, including the Kames UK Smaller Companies Fund. In addition, Elaine has analysis duties for the construction, household goods, software & computer services and renewables sectors, and is a small-cap specialist. She joined us in 1988 straight from the University of Edinburgh, where she studied Economics with Law, and gained her IIMR qualification in 1990.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Kames UK Smaller Companies A Acc
Initial charge2.5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.55%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.66%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price291.7
CurrencyGBX
Price updated28/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeER95
Kames UK Smaller Companies B Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£2,000,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.2%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price310.54
CurrencyGBX
Price updated28/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeER34
Kames UK Smaller Companies D Acc
Initial charge2.5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£250,000
Min regular saving£5,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price174.29
CurrencyGBX
Price updated28/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeI02B
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