Fact sheet: Multi-Asset Blended

Fund information
Fund name
Multi-Asset Blended
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund manager
No data available.
No data available.
Fund objective
The objective of the Fund is to aim to provide long-term investment returns, comparable to those of a fund which focuses on equity investments alone, but with a lower level of volatility of return achieved through investing in a broader spread of types of investments. The Fund will invest in a broad range of assets, both in the UK and overseas markets, including equities, permitted derivative contracts, cash and collective investment schemes. Derivatives may be used for the purposes of meeting the investment objectives of the Fund and efficient portfolio management (including hedging). The value of the fund can go down as well as up. This factsheet should be read with the scheme investment guide. The benchmark of the fund is FTSE All Share (12.5%), FTSE AW US Equity (12.5%), FTSE AW Europe (ex UK) (12.5%), FTSE AW Asia Pacific inc. Japan (12.5%) & 6 month £ LIBOR (50%).
Benchmark
  • Composite
Investment style
Balanced
Investment method
Equity, Fixed Interest, Money Market
Quick stats
1 Year return
5.6%
1 Year rank in sector
727/795
Sector
PN Mixed Investment 40%-85% Shares
Yield
-
Fund size
£145m (£130m 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.
56
Bid price
271.2
Offer price
271.2
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
BlackRock LGIM Oseas Consn Idx Pn22.5%
FL My Ftr Adv Gth XE/IE Pn21.6%
Scot Eq Ext Bal Coll (ex MLC) Pn20%
FL Tailored Adventurous Pfl Pn19.2%
FL My Ftr Advantage Gth Pn18.9%
...more in PN Mixed Investment 40%-85% Shares

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.7%-0.8%5.8%5.6%14.6%-
Sector-0.9%-1.2%7.9%10.1%20.9%47.1%
Rank within sector398 / 913452 / 912723 / 894727 / 795613 / 692-
Quartile2nd2nd4th4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund5.5%2.1%4.7%13.9%-
Sector9.9%2.2%5.7%13.1%9.9%
Rank within sector732 / 800375 / 753404 / 692340 / 661-
Quartile4th2nd3rd3rd
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.
-1.49
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.
0.96
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%.
7.1
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.
1.95
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.
-0.89
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.
0.92
Price movement
52 week high279.8
52 week low236.5
Current bid price271.2
Current offer price271.2
Current mid price-
Region
No data available.
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
No data available.
Individual holdings
No data available.
Management
Fund manager group
Friends Life
Fund manager company
Friends Life
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The objective of the Fund is to aim to provide long-term investment returns, comparable to those of a fund which focuses on equity investments alone, but with a lower level of volatility of return achieved through investing in a broader spread of types of investments. The Fund will invest in a broad range of assets, both in the UK and overseas markets, including equities, permitted derivative contracts, cash and collective investment schemes. Derivatives may be used for the purposes of meeting the investment objectives of the Fund and efficient portfolio management (including hedging). The value of the fund can go down as well as up. This factsheet should be read with the scheme investment guide. The benchmark of the fund is FTSE All Share (12.5%), FTSE AW US Equity (12.5%), FTSE AW Europe (ex UK) (12.5%), FTSE AW Asia Pacific inc. Japan (12.5%) & 6 month £ LIBOR (50%).
Benchmark
  • Composite
Investment style
Balanced
Investment method
Equity, Fixed Interest, Money Market
Fund manager
No data available.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Multi-Asset Blended
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.63%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.67%
Bid price271.2
Offer price271.2
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeI0YX
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