Fact sheet: MFS Meridian Gbl Mlt As

Fund information
Fund name
MFS Meridian Global Multi-Asset A2 USD
Fund manager company
MFS Meridian Funds
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Natalie I. Shapirosince 31/07/2011
  • Benjamin R. Nastousince 31/07/2011
Fund objective
The fund's investment objective is to seek total return, measured in US dollars.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC World
Investment style
Cautious
Investment method
None
Quick stats
1 Year return
2.2%
1 Year rank in sector
29/89
Sector
FO Mixed Asset - Cautious
Yield
-
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.
2.05%
Fund size
£73m (£93m 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.
92
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
SEI GblMtiAtInc23.7%
HSBC Pfl World Seltn 123.1%
Towry A455012.8%
SEI Core12.2%
CG Capital Value11.8%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA54.9%
    UK18.4%
    International7.8%
    Money Market6.6%
    Canada5.9%
  • Equities30.2%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents20.7%
    Commodity & Energy16.2%
    Fixed Interest15.3%
    Index Linked14.5%
  • International Equities30.2%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents20.7%
    Commodity & Energy16.2%
    Global Fixed Interest15.3%
    Global Index Linked14.5%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-3.5%-1.8%1.9%2.2%-1.3%6.4%
Sector-1.1%-1.1%1.5%1.3%6.3%18.1%
Rank within sector90 / 9364 / 9334 / 9129 / 8962 / 6550 / 54
Quartile4th3rd2nd2nd4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund6%-8%0.4%1.2%8.9%
Sector2.6%-0.7%4.3%4.2%6.1%
Rank within sector15 / 8981 / 8265 / 6650 / 6117 / 54
Quartile1st4th4th4th2nd
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.
-2.62
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.
1.42
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
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%.
6.5
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.
4.33
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.
-0.39
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.
0.61
Price movement
52 week high9.03
52 week low7.76
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price8.64
Region
1USA54.9%
2UK18.4%
3International7.8%
4Money Market6.6%
5Canada5.9%
6Portugal3.7%
7Australia2.7%
Industry sector
1Equities30.19%
2Cash & Cash Equivalents20.65%
3Commodity & Energy16.21%
4Fixed Interest15.33%
5Index Linked14.5%
6Real Estate5.31%
7Others-2.19%
Asset type
1International Equities30.19%
2Cash & Cash Equivalents20.65%
3Commodity & Energy16.21%
4Global Fixed Interest15.33%
5Global Index Linked14.5%
6Property Shares5.31%
7Others-2.19%
Individual holdings
1KDDI Corp1.33%
2Italy Buoni Poliennali Del Tesoro 5.500 SEP 01 221.19%
3Japan Government Twenty Year Bond 1.500 MAR 20 341.13%
4Alphabet Inc Class A1.11%
5US Treasury Note 1.125% JUN 15 181.08%
6Medtronic PLC0.98%
7Australia Government Bond 5.750 MAY 15 210.89%
8Newell Rubbermaid Inc0.86%
9BP PLC0.83%
Management
Fund manager group
MFS
Fund manager company
MFS Meridian Funds
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The fund's investment objective is to seek total return, measured in US dollars.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC World
Investment style
Cautious
Investment method
None
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Natalie I. Shapiro31/07/2011Natalie I. Shapiro, Ph.D. is an Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager and Quantitative Fixed Income Research Analyst at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). Prior to joining MFS in 1997, Natalie served as a research associate for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Natalie has earned a bachelor's degree from Wellesley College and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.
Benjamin R. Nastou31/07/2011Benjamin R. Nastou, CFA, is an investment officer, portfolio manager and quantitative research analyst at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). He is a member of the portfolio management teams of the firm's commodity and global multi-asset strategies. Ben joined MFS in 2000 as a fixed income research associate and was promoted to quantitative research analyst in 2003. He was named portfolio manager in 2010. Ben has a Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College. He is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society, Inc., and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute. Our portfolio managers are supported by our entire team of investment professionals in nine worldwide offices. The team employs a proprietary investment process to build better insights for our clients. The core principles of our approach are integrated research, global collaboration, and active risk management.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Transparent for German Tax, IA Recognised, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Switzerland, Chile, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Gulf Cooperation Council, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden
MFS Meridian Global Multi-Asset A1 EUR
Initial charge6%
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£4,000
Min regular saving£4,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price14.13
CurrencyEUR
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code09VD
MFS Meridian Global Multi-Asset A1 USD
Initial charge6%
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£5,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15.67
CurrencyUSD
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeYD95
MFS Meridian Global Multi-Asset A2 USD
Initial charge6%
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£5,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.64
CurrencyUSD
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeYD12
MFS Meridian Global Multi-Asset B1 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£5,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.54
CurrencyUSD
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeYD96
MFS Meridian Global Multi-Asset B2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£5,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.48
CurrencyUSD
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeYD11
MFS Meridian Global Multi-Asset C1 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£5,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.43
CurrencyUSD
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeYD97
MFS Meridian Global Multi-Asset C2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£5,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.46
CurrencyUSD
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM943
MFS Meridian Global Multi-Asset I1 EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£2,000,000
Min regular saving£2,000,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.9%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.9%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price149.62
CurrencyEUR
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code09OI
MFS Meridian Global Multi-Asset I1 GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,500,000
Min regular saving£1,500,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.9%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.9%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price144.65
CurrencyGBP
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code08WU
MFS Meridian Global Multi-Asset I1 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£3,000,000
Min regular saving£3,000,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.9%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.9%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price149.43
CurrencyUSD
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeYD98
MFS Meridian Global Multi-Asset N1 USD
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1.05%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£5,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.55%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.55%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.72
CurrencyUSD
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIDHR
MFS Meridian Global Multi-Asset W1 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.8%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£5,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1%
Total expense ratio (TER)1%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.94
CurrencyUSD
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIBJ2
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