Fact sheet: Marlborough Special Sits

Fund information
Fund name
Marlborough Special Situations P Acc
Fund manager company
Marlborough Fund Managers
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Eustace Santa Barbarasince 01/09/2014
  • Giles Hargreavesince 01/07/1998
Fund objective
The objective of the scheme is to provide investors with capital growth by following a speculative policy investing in smaller companies, new issues and companies going through a difficult period with good recovery prospects.
Benchmark
  • Mstar (IA) Uk Smaller Cos
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
23.9%
1 Year rank in sector
22/49
Sector
UT UK Smaller Companies
Yield
0.9%
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.
0.8%
Fund size
£1,249m (£1,022m 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.
85
Bid price
1537.68
Offer price
1557.14
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Cavendish AIM43.2%
The MI Discretionary Unit33.1%
Schroder UK Dynamic Sm Cos32.2%
Old Mutual UK Sm Cos32.2%
TB Amati UK Sm Cos29.9%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK92.9%
    Not Specified2%
    Europe ex UK1.5%
    North America1.1%
    Asia0.9%
  • Industrials33.3%
    Consumer Services16.7%
    Health Care11.4%
    Technology10.9%
    Financials10.5%
  • UK Equities92.9%
    International Equities3.5%
    Property2%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents0.9%
    Others0.7%

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund3.5%11.1%17.9%23.9%50.2%126.6%
Sector3.2%8.1%14.7%21.4%30.6%97.1%
Rank within sector21 / 495 / 4916 / 4922 / 499 / 4717 / 45
Quartile2nd1st2nd2nd1st2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund11.8%10.5%20.1%5.8%36.9%
Sector10.7%7.7%14.2%-1.9%37.4%
Rank within sector17 / 4916 / 4811 / 485 / 4731 / 46
Quartile2nd2nd1st1st3rd
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.
3.34
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.
1.1
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.
0.74
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%.
11.84
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.
3.59
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.
1.12
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.
0.91
Price movement
52 week high1541.61
52 week low1102.94
Current bid price1537.68
Current offer price1557.14
Current mid price-
Region
1UK92.9%
2Not Specified2%
3Europe ex UK1.5%
4North America1.1%
5Asia0.9%
6Money Market0.9%
7Others0.7%
Industry sector
1Industrials33.3%
2Consumer Services16.7%
3Health Care11.4%
4Technology10.9%
5Financials10.5%
6Consumer Goods9.1%
7Basic Materials3.3%
8Oil & Gas2.3%
9Cash & Cash Equivalents0.9%
Asset type
1UK Equities92.9%
2International Equities3.5%
3Property2%
4Cash & Cash Equivalents0.9%
5Others0.7%
Individual holdings
1FEVERTREE DRINKS PLC2.77%
2MELROSE INDUSTRIES PLC2.14%
3DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS2.01%
4JD SPORTS FASHION PLC2.01%
5MICRO FOCUS INTERNATIONAL1.81%
6SANNE GROUP PLC1.74%
7NMC HEALTH PLC1.7%
8RPC GROUP1.63%
9RESTORE PLC1.26%
Management
Fund manager group
Marlborough Fund Managers
Fund manager company
Marlborough Fund Managers
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The objective of the scheme is to provide investors with capital growth by following a speculative policy investing in smaller companies, new issues and companies going through a difficult period with good recovery prospects.
Benchmark
  • Mstar (IA) Uk Smaller Cos
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Eustace Santa Barbara01/09/2014Eustace, a graduate of Harvard University, joined the investment team from Close Brothers in December 2013. He has worked as both an analyst and fund manager and has nine years' experience on the buy-side.
Giles Hargreave01/07/1998After starting his career in 1969 as an analyst with James Capel, Giles joined Management Agency and Music as a private fund manager in 1974 before founding Hargreave Investment Management in 1986. Giles then merged Hargreave Investment Management with Hargreave Hale & Co, a provincial stockbroking firm controlled by other members of his family, in 1988. As Chief Executive, Giles chairs the weekly investment committee meetings in which the team reviews existing and potential investments for all the funds.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Marlborough Special Situations A Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.55%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.54%
Bid price1481.27
Offer price1567.48
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated20/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEMB3
Marlborough Special Situations B Acc
Initial charge1%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£50,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.51%
Bid price1541.32
Offer price1560.83
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated20/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeHRC0
Marlborough Special Situations P Acc
Initial charge1%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price1537.68
Offer price1557.14
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated20/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeI3PE
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