Fact sheet: M&G PP Episode Allocation Pn

Fund information
Fund name
M&G PP Episode Allocation Pn
Fund manager company
M&G
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Tony Findingsince 21/01/2011
  • Juan Nevadosince 21/01/2011
  • Craig Moransince 01/01/2011
Underlying fund
M&G Episode Allocation
Fund objective
The fund aims to deliver income and capital growth through investment in a diversified range of assets. Subject to this, the fund aims to grow income in the long term (that is, over five years or more). The fund managers follow a highly flexible investment approach, with the freedom to invest in different types of assets. The approach combines in-depth research to determine the value of assets over the medium to long term, with analysis of investors’ emotional reaction to events to identify investment opportunities. The fund gains access to assets directly and indirectly through derivatives.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
7.6%
1 Year rank in sector
248/510
Sector
PN Specialist
Yield
-
Fund size
£1m
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.
71
Bid price
10.92
Offer price
10.99
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Not Specified33.7%
    Europe16.7%
    Asia Pacific ex Japan12.4%
    International8.8%
    UK8.7%
  • Equities55.8%
    Corporate Bonds25%
    Government Bonds6.7%
    Property6.2%
    Money Market3.8%
  • Global High Yield Fixed Interest19.2%
    European Equities14%
    Asia Pacific ex Japan Equities12.4%
    UK Equities8.7%
    US Equities8.7%

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.5%3.1%8.7%7.6%--
Sector-1.8%-0.3%7.2%8.4%19.9%43%
Rank within sector37 / 54650 / 544200 / 531248 / 510--
Quartile1st1st2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund10%0.9%---
Sector8.9%2%7.2%11%7.7%
Rank within sector203 / 514253 / 450---
Quartile2nd3rd
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.
-
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.
-
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.
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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%.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Price movement
52 week high10.94
52 week low8.92
Current bid price10.92
Current offer price10.99
Current mid price-
Region
1Not Specified33.7%
2Europe16.7%
3Asia Pacific ex Japan12.4%
4International8.8%
5UK8.7%
6USA8.7%
7Japan7.2%
8Money Market3.8%
Industry sector
1Equities55.8%
2Corporate Bonds25%
3Government Bonds6.7%
4Property6.2%
5Money Market3.8%
6Convertibles2.5%
Asset type
1Global High Yield Fixed Interest19.2%
2European Equities14%
3Asia Pacific ex Japan Equities12.4%
4UK Equities8.7%
5US Equities8.7%
6Japanese Equities7.2%
7Property6.2%
8Global Investment Grade Fixed Interest5.9%
9International Equities4.6%
Individual holdings
No data available.
Management
Fund manager group
M&G
Fund manager company
M&G
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The fund aims to deliver income and capital growth through investment in a diversified range of assets. Subject to this, the fund aims to grow income in the long term (that is, over five years or more). The fund managers follow a highly flexible investment approach, with the freedom to invest in different types of assets. The approach combines in-depth research to determine the value of assets over the medium to long term, with analysis of investors’ emotional reaction to events to identify investment opportunities. The fund gains access to assets directly and indirectly through derivatives.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Tony Finding21/01/2011Tony Finding joined PPM (now M&G) in 1997 as an economist. Subsequently, he took responsibility for the generation of views on yield curve and foreign exchange trading opportunities. In 2001, Tony developed his expertise in credit and exotic fixed interest securities by spending time seconded to Prudential's US-based investment management team. Tony has been in his current role as a member of the Multi Asset team since 1999. In January 2011, Tony was appointed co-manager of the M&G Episode Allocation Fund and the M&G Dynamic Allocation Fund. He has a BSc in economics from the LSE and is also a CFA charterholder.
Juan Nevado21/01/2011Juan Nevado joined PPM (now M&G) in 1988 and has been working as part of the Multi Asset team led by Dave Fishwick since 1999. In January 2011, Juan was appointed co-manager of the M&G Episode Allocation Fund and the M&G Dynamic Allocation Fund. In November 2013 and April 2015, he was also appointed deputy manager of the M&G Income Allocation Fund and co-manager of the M&G Prudential Allocation Fund respectively upon their launches. Prior to joining M&G, Juan worked as a bond economist at the Bank of Montreal, and before that, as an economist for the Commodities Research Unit, a private business consultancy specialising in macro/micro research on commodities markets. Juan has a BSc in economics from the LSE and an MA in economics from Warwick University.
Craig Moran01/01/2011Craig Moran was appointed co-manager of the M&G Prudent Allocation Fund on launch in April 2015. He has also been deputy fund manager on the M&G Managed Growth Fund since 2013 and on the M&G Episode Allocation Fund and the M&G Dynamic Allocation Fund since 2011. Craig joined M&G in 2005 as a performance and risk analyst and was later promoted as a fund managers' assistant to the Multi Asset team. In 2010, he became the team's investment analyst. Craig holds a bachelor of business degree from Queensland University of Technology and a masters in applied finance and investments from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He is a CFA charterholder.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
M&G PP Episode Allocation Pn
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price10.92
Offer price10.99
Mid price-
CurrencyGBP
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeKPMY
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