Fact sheet: MetLife Bcmk Thrdnd EurSmCoGr Pn

Fund information
Fund name
MetLife Benchmark Threadneedle European Smaller Companies Gr Pn GBP
Fund manager company
MetLife
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Mark Heslopsince 01/01/2013
Underlying fund
Threadneedle Eurpn SmCos
Fund objective
The aim of the Fund is to grow the amount you invested. The Fund invests at least two-thirds of its assets in shares of smaller companies in Continental Europe or companies that have significant operations there. As it invests in smaller companies, the Fund will mainly choose shares from companies that are smaller in size than the top 225 companies in the FTSE World Europe (ex UK) Index. The Fund may also invest in asset classes and instruments different from those stated above. The Fund permanently invests a minimum of 75% of its assets in European Economic Area (excluding Liechtenstein) equities, and is therefore PEA (Plan d’Epargne en Actions) eligible in France.
Benchmark
  • Euromoney European Small Cos Ex UK Idx
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
10.7%
1 Year rank in sector
251/359
Sector
PN Europe Excluding UK
Yield
-
Fund size
£0m (£0m 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.
101
Bid price
259.9138
Offer price
259.9138
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Zurich Nept EuroOppsPn28.2%
Scot Eq Neptune Eur Opps Pn28.2%
RLP EurSpl(NeptuneEurpOpp)Pn27.2%
Guardian Choices European Pn26.3%
SIP Neptune Eurpn Opps Pn25.2%
...more in PN Europe Excluding UK

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Germany16.6%
    France16.5%
    Italy13.1%
    Sweden10.4%
    Switzerland8.1%
  • Industrials25.4%
    Consumer Discretionary17%
    Health Care14.8%
    Consumer Staples9.4%
    Materials9.3%
  • German Equities16.6%
    French Equities16.5%
    Italian Equities13.1%
    Swedish Equities10.4%
    Swiss Equities8.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-6.4%-6.6%2.5%10.7%38.9%108%
Sector-1.1%0.3%9.4%12.5%26%77.6%
Rank within sector369 / 369362 / 369354 / 368251 / 35915 / 34015 / 312
Quartile4th4th4th3rd1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund8%23.1%0.6%22.2%32%
Sector11%9.4%-0.2%25.6%19.2%
Rank within sector275 / 35910 / 353120 / 341253 / 3291 / 311
Quartile4th1st2nd4th1st
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.
5.17
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.
0.93
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.
0.66
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.
5.72
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.
0.8
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.
0.77
Price movement
52 week high294.07
52 week low217.26
Current bid price259.91
Current offer price259.91
Current mid price-
Region
1Germany16.6%
2France16.5%
3Italy13.1%
4Sweden10.4%
5Switzerland8.1%
6Belgium6.4%
7Ireland6.3%
8Netherlands6%
9Denmark5.4%
Industry sector
1Industrials25.4%
2Consumer Discretionary17%
3Health Care14.8%
4Consumer Staples9.4%
5Materials9.3%
6Information Technology8.2%
7Telecommunications Utilities6%
8Financials5.2%
9Real Estate2.1%
Asset type
1German Equities16.6%
2French Equities16.5%
3Italian Equities13.1%
4Swedish Equities10.4%
5Swiss Equities8.1%
6Belgian Equities6.4%
7Irish Equities6.3%
8Dutch Equities6%
9Danish Equities5.4%
Individual holdings
1SIKA AG2.5%
2CTS EVENTIM AG & CO KGAA2.2%
3EUROFINS SCIENTIFIC2.2%
4BELIMO HOLDING AG2.1%
5ELISA OYJ2.1%
6IMCD NV2.1%
7DAVIDE CAMPARI2%
8DIASORIN S.P.A.2%
9ORPEA2%
Management
Fund manager group
MetLife
Fund manager company
MetLife
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The aim of the Fund is to grow the amount you invested. The Fund invests at least two-thirds of its assets in shares of smaller companies in Continental Europe or companies that have significant operations there. As it invests in smaller companies, the Fund will mainly choose shares from companies that are smaller in size than the top 225 companies in the FTSE World Europe (ex UK) Index. The Fund may also invest in asset classes and instruments different from those stated above. The Fund permanently invests a minimum of 75% of its assets in European Economic Area (excluding Liechtenstein) equities, and is therefore PEA (Plan d’Epargne en Actions) eligible in France.
Benchmark
  • Euromoney European Small Cos Ex UK Idx
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Mark Heslop01/01/2013Mark Heslop joined the company in 2008 as a smaller companies analyst in the European equities team. He manages the Threadneedle (Lux) Pan European Small Cap Opportunities, the Threadneedle European Smaller Companies Fund and the Threadneedle (Lux) Global Smaller Companies Fund. Before joining the company, Mark spent nine years as an analyst with Citi. He began his career as an accountant and consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He holds a degree in Chemistry from Durham University and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
MetLife Benchmark Threadneedle European Smaller Companies Gr Pn GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price259.9138
Offer price259.9138
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeISC0
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