Fact sheet: M&G Fund of Inv Trust Shs

Fund information
Fund name
M&G Fund of Investment Trust Shares A Acc GBP
Fund manager company
M&G UK
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Richard O'Connorsince 29/06/2010
  • Nigel Boothsince 31/07/2003
Fund objective
The fund is a diversified portfolio of around 60 investment companies offering access to the UK and a range of international markets and asset classes. The fund manager invests in those areas and investment vehicles that he believes can deliver the most growth over the long term. The selection of stocks is based on the investment philosophy and objective of the underlying holdings and the ability of each manager to deliver on them, as well as the valuation of the shares.
Benchmark
No data available.
Investment style
Concentrated
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
14%
1 Year rank in sector
185/248
Sector
UT Global
Yield
0.7%
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.
1.2%
Fund size
£35m (£32m 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.
70
Mid price
4509.39
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.1%2.3%12.5%14%27.2%64.1%
Sector0.1%2.7%14%17.9%31.7%68.9%
Rank within sector170 / 264150 / 262174 / 257185 / 248161 / 226142 / 201
Quartile3rd3rd3rd3rd3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund12.4%4%7.1%19.1%12.1%
Sector17.2%3.4%6.7%19.7%9.9%
Rank within sector194 / 250119 / 240135 / 226139 / 21462 / 201
Quartile4th2nd3rd3rd2nd
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.
0.41
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.
0.77
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.
0.49
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%.
9.06
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.
4.96
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.
-0.35
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.
0.76
Price movement
52 week high4619.48
52 week low3592.58
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price4509.39
Region
1UK98.28%
2Money Market1.72%
Industry sector
1Financials98.28%
2Money Market1.72%
Asset type
1UK Equities98.28%
2Money Market1.72%
Individual holdings
1SCOTTISH MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TST5.04%
2MONKS INVESTMENT TRUST PLC3.32%
3JP MORGAN AMERICAN INVESTMENT TRUST 3.11%
4POLAR CAPITAL TECHNOLOGY TRUST PLC ORD 25P2.96%
5PANTHEON INTL PLC2.88%
6TR PROPERTY INVESTMENT TRUST2.88%
7FIDELITY EUROPEAN VALUES2.8%
8EDINBURGH DRAGON TRUST PLC ORD 20P2.75%
9BAILLIE GIFFORD JAPAN TRUST PLC2.71%
Management
Fund manager group
M&G
Fund manager company
M&G UK
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The fund is a diversified portfolio of around 60 investment companies offering access to the UK and a range of international markets and asset classes. The fund manager invests in those areas and investment vehicles that he believes can deliver the most growth over the long term. The selection of stocks is based on the investment philosophy and objective of the underlying holdings and the ability of each manager to deliver on them, as well as the valuation of the shares.
Benchmark
No data available.
Investment style
Concentrated
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Richard O'Connor29/06/2010Richard O'Connor joined M&G in 2002 and is manager of the M&G Fund of Investment Trust Shares, the PPL Ethical Fund and a number of index funds. He joined the business from Goldman Sachs where he worked as a consultant. Prior to this, he was with Standard Corporate & Merchant Bank Asset Management in a research analyst role, which he held for more than three years. Richard graduated with a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Natal and holds an honours degree in investment management from the University of Johannesburg (formerly RAU).
Nigel Booth31/07/2003Nigel Booth is manager of the M&G European Index Tracker Fund and deputy on the M&G Index Tracker Fund and the M&G Fund of Investment Trusts Shares. Nigel is also head of index funds. Before joining M&G, he was responsible for index/passive funds and derivatives dealing at Insight Investment. Nigel graduated in business studies.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
M&G Fund of Investment Trust Shares A Acc GBP
Initial charge4%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.2%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price4509.39
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMG43
M&G Fund of Investment Trust Shares A Inc GBP
Initial charge4%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.2%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1966.13
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMG13
M&G Fund of Investment Trust Shares X Acc GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.7%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.7%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price4229
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMW75
M&G Fund of Investment Trust Shares X Inc GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.7%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.7%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1971.33
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMW74
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