Fact sheet: Marlborough Defensive

Fund information
Fund name
Marlborough Defensive P Inc
Fund manager company
Marlborough Fund Managers
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Nicholas Coolingsince 31/05/2009
  • Rajesh Manonsince 01/02/2013
  • Gurjit Soggisince 01/02/2013
  • Sarah Todinosince 01/02/2013
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Fund is to provide capital growth on a low to medium risk basis from an actively managed diverse portfolio of investments.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
Cautious,Absolute Return
Investment method
None
Quick stats
1 Year return
-2.7%
1 Year rank in sector
54/72
Sector
UT Targeted Absolute Return
Yield
1%
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.
1.74%
Fund size
£11m (£17m 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.
26
Mid price
113.33
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Not Specified54%
    Money Market21.6%
    International12.5%
    Europe ex UK6.7%
    UK3%
  • No data available.
  • Others44.7%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents21.6%
    Alternative Investment Strategies19.8%
    Global Fixed Interest5.2%
    International Equities4.2%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.5%0.5%0.1%-2.7%0.9%6.7%
Sector-0.9%-0.4%0.7%-0.3%5.3%14.8%
Rank within sector34 / 7325 / 7448 / 7254 / 7249 / 5843 / 47
Quartile2nd2nd3rd3rd4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-2.6%-2.2%5.6%-0%6.1%
Sector-0.2%2.2%2.5%6.5%3.3%
Rank within sector54 / 7260 / 6716 / 5852 / 5320 / 47
Quartile3rd4th2nd4th2nd
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.
0.06
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.
0.19
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%.
3.75
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.
3.99
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.
-0.41
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.
0.01
Price movement
52 week high118.74
52 week low112.36
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price113.33
Region
1Not Specified54%
2Money Market21.6%
3International12.5%
4Europe ex UK6.7%
5UK3%
6North America1.8%
7Australasia0.2%
8Central & S America0.2%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1Others44.7%
2Cash & Cash Equivalents21.6%
3Alternative Investment Strategies19.8%
4Global Fixed Interest5.2%
5International Equities4.2%
6UK Fixed Interest2.8%
7Property1.6%
8UK Equities0.1%
Individual holdings
1F&C REAL ESTATE EQUITY LONG/SHORT C ACC GBP0.17%
2MARLBOROUGH CASH0.13%
3OLD MUTUAL GLOBAL EQUITY ABSOLUTE RETURN R HEDGED ACC GBP0.12%
4AVIVA INV MULTI STRATEGY TARGET RETURN 20.08%
5EEA LIFE SETTLEMENTS RUN-OFF ACC GBP0.07%
6MARLBOROUGH GLOBAL BOND P INC0.07%
7M&G GLOBAL FLOATING RATE HIGH YIELD EH INC GBP0.06%
8ETFS PHYSICAL GOLD GBP0.05%
9ETFS PHYSICAL GOLD GBP0.05%
Management
Fund manager group
Marlborough Fund Managers
Fund manager company
Marlborough Fund Managers
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Fund is to provide capital growth on a low to medium risk basis from an actively managed diverse portfolio of investments.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
Cautious,Absolute Return
Investment method
None
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Nicholas Cooling31/05/2009Nicholas Cooling was born in Liverpool in 1964 and was educated at Monmouth School. After graduating from Portsmouth University in 1985 with a BA (Hons) degree in Geography, Nicholas joined Lloyds Life Assurance Limited in Peterborough.In 1991 Nicholas joined, as a Fund Manager, the asset management company which later became Marlborough Investment Management Limited. He was responsible for a total re-organisation of its investment processes, the positive results of which formed the platform for significant expansion of the business.He was appointed investment director of Marlborough Fund Managers Limited during 1998. On a day-to-day basis Nicholas, together with colleagues Gurjit Soggi and Raj Manon, is responsible for the management of Marlborough's three risk graded Fund of Funds products. He is the front line manager for the successful Marlborough Balanced Fund.
Rajesh Manon01/02/2013Raj Manon was born in Middlesbrough in 1979 and was educated in Leicester. He graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2002 with a BA (Hons) in Financial Services.During his time at University, he developed a broad interest in all aspects of the financial services industry and in particular, gained valuable insights into the principles of investment management, financial market behaviour and corporate strategy which confirmed his interest in pursuing a career in fund management.Raj was recruited into the Fund of Funds team during 2003. On a daily basis he, together with his colleagues Nicholas Cooling and Gurjit Soggi, discusses and reflects upon investment ideas and macro issues. His enthusiasm and drive enabled him to become professionally qualified within six months of joining, and to be fast tracked to commencing management of a fund within a year of appointment.
Gurjit Soggi01/02/2013Gurjit Soggi was born in Derby in 1973. He attended the University of the West of England, achieving a BA (Hons) in Financial Services. Whilst at university he developed a keen interest in the philosophy, process and general methodology of fund management. Gurjit joined Marlborough during 1996. He worked within the investment team from day one, initially analysing unit trusts and OEICs, and working closely with the investment director Nicholas Cooling. This has provided him with the skills needed to manage his own fund. His pragmatic and research driven investment style has given him performance to be proud of, especially in his Cautious Fund which launched him into the media spotlight.
Sarah Todino01/02/2013Ms. Sarah Sampson serves as an Analyst at Marlborough Fund Managers Limited. Ms. Sampson serves as Fund Manager of Marlborough OEIC - Marlborough Defensive Fund. She graduated from The University of Birmingham with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Within the programme, she studied modules within the areas of Economics, Accounting, and Marketing.
Compliance
IA Recognised, Non UCITS Retail Scheme
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Marlborough Defensive A Acc
Initial charge5.25%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.49%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.37%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price121.58
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFHR6
Marlborough Defensive A Inc
Initial charge5.25%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.49%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.37%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price113.11
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFHR5
Marlborough Defensive B Acc
Initial charge5.25%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£50,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.99%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price116.44
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeI7UG
Marlborough Defensive B Inc
Initial charge5.25%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£50,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.99%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price113.24
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeI7UH
Marlborough Defensive P Acc
Initial charge1%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.74%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price118.41
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeI7UI
Marlborough Defensive P Inc
Initial charge1%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.74%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price113.33
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeI7UJ
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