Fact sheet: M&G PP Ethical Pn

Fund information
Fund name
M&G PP Ethical Pn
Fund manager company
M&G
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Tim Shortsince 31/08/2009
  • Richard O'Connorsince 08/12/1999
No data available.
Fund objective
The fund invests in the shares of UK companies which pass a set of ethical criteria. The fund is actively managed againstits benchmark,the FTSE4Good UK Index, which is made of companies selected from the FTSE All-Share Index. As not all the companies in the FTSE All-Share Index will passthe criteria for inclusion in the FTSE4Good UK Index, the fund’s returns may vary more than other funds which can invest in all the companies listed in the FTSE All-Share Index.
Benchmark
  • FTSE4Good UK Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
4.8%
1 Year rank in sector
446/845
Sector
PN UK All Companies
Yield
-
Fund size
£39m (£36m 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.
93
Bid price
16.06
Offer price
16.18
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

Fund also available on these pension platforms:

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.5%-3%6.6%4.8%15.7%70.9%
Sector-1.3%-0.9%5.9%3.9%12.8%57.1%
Rank within sector441 / 867655 / 864466 / 863446 / 845249 / 807157 / 758
Quartile3rd4th3rd3rd2nd1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund6.3%3.2%2.6%24.4%23.3%
Sector4.9%4.4%0.6%24.2%15.4%
Rank within sector406 / 845423 / 833185 / 808371 / 78796 / 760
Quartile2nd3rd1st2nd1st
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.
1.13
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.
0.89
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.
0.16
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%.
9.49
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.
4.03
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.
0.16
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.
0.83
Price movement
52 week high16.96
52 week low13.19
Current bid price16.06
Current offer price16.18
Current mid price-
Region
1UK100%
Industry sector
1Financials23%
2Health Care13.6%
3Consumer Services13.3%
4Consumer Goods12.5%
5Oil & Gas8.7%
6Industrials7.8%
7Telecommunications6.6%
8Utilities6.4%
9Basic Materials5.1%
Asset type
1UK Equities100%
Individual holdings
1ROYAL DUTCH SHELL7.5%
2HSBC HLDGS6%
3GLAXOSMITHKLINE4.4%
4VODAFONE GROUP4%
5ASTRAZENECA PLC3.7%
6UNILEVER3.4%
7DIAGEO3.3%
8NATIONAL GRID3%
9BT GROUP2.6%
Management
Fund manager group
M&G
Fund manager company
M&G
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The fund invests in the shares of UK companies which pass a set of ethical criteria. The fund is actively managed againstits benchmark,the FTSE4Good UK Index, which is made of companies selected from the FTSE All-Share Index. As not all the companies in the FTSE All-Share Index will passthe criteria for inclusion in the FTSE4Good UK Index, the fund’s returns may vary more than other funds which can invest in all the companies listed in the FTSE All-Share Index.
Benchmark
  • FTSE4Good UK Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Tim Short31/08/2009Tim Short joined M&G in 2008 with a focus on alternative equity initiatives and portfolio strategy. In 2009, he became head of the portfolio strategy & risk team and manager of a number of equity funds. Prior to M&G, Tim was at Axa Framlington as a European and global portfolio manager and established a successful track record in equity fund management and portfolio strategy. Previously, Tim worked for TCW as a European portfolio manager and was subsequently made head of global equities after the firm was sold to SocGen Asset Management. Tim is an IIMR associate, CFA charterholder and graduated with a first class degree in quantity surveying from Portsmouth University.
Richard O'Connor08/12/1999Richard 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).
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
M&G PP Ethical Pn
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.35%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price16.06
Offer price16.18
Mid price-
CurrencyGBP
Price updated01/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codePU20
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