Fact sheet: OMW BlackRock UK Smaller Cos

Fund information
Fund name
OMW BlackRock UK Smaller Companies Pn
Fund manager company
Old Mutual Wlth Life As Co Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Roland Arnoldsince 26/03/2015
Underlying fund
BlackRock UK Sm Cos
Fund objective
The OMW BlackRock UK Smaller Companies Fund solely invests in the BlackRock UK Smaller Companies Fund, a UK Authorised Unit Trust managed by BlackRock Fund Managers Limited. The aim of the underlying fund is to achieve long-term capital growth for investors. The fund invests primarily in the shares of smaller companies incorporated or listed in the UK which the Manager considers to have above-average growth prospects. Some of the investments in the underlying fund can be difficult to sell at times, which could affect the price of units. It should be noted that the performance of the OMW fund will not match that of the underlying investment due to OMW fund charges, appropriate taxation adjustments and the OMW investment process.
Benchmark
  • Numis Smaller Companies plus AIM ex-Investment Trusts
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
7.4%
1 Year rank in sector
37/107
Sector
PN UK Smaller Companies
Yield
-
Fund size
£12m (£15m 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.
110
Bid price
462.4
Offer price
486.7
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Aviva Art UK Sm Cos Pn12.5%
FL Schroder UK Sm Cos EP11.6%
Scot Eq Old Mut UK Sm Cos Pn11.3%
Pru Artemis UK Sm Cos Pn11.3%
OMW Prof Liontrust UK Sm Cos Pn11.2%
...more in PN UK Smaller Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK99.4%
    Money Market0.6%
  • Industrials28.4%
    Consumer Services22%
    Financials13.7%
    Basic Materials10%
    Consumer Goods8.7%
  • UK Equities99.4%
    Money Market0.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund4.4%2%6.8%7.4%21%101.5%
Sector3.7%0.4%4.4%4.4%23.7%102.2%
Rank within sector43 / 11231 / 11128 / 11137 / 10769 / 10353 / 95
Quartile2nd2nd2nd2nd3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund5.5%16.3%-5.2%36.6%25.9%
Sector3.5%17.6%-2.3%37.9%24.8%
Rank within sector47 / 10773 / 10673 / 10369 / 10237 / 95
Quartile2nd3rd3rd3rd2nd
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.
-2.46
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.
1.21
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.
0.14
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%.
14.17
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.
4.88
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.
-0.27
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.
0.9
Price movement
52 week high476.4
52 week low381.8
Current bid price462.4
Current offer price486.7
Current mid price-
Region
1UK99.41%
2Money Market0.59%
Industry sector
1Industrials28.4%
2Consumer Services22.04%
3Financials13.67%
4Basic Materials9.98%
5Consumer Goods8.73%
6Technology6.75%
7Health Care6.51%
8Oil & Gas3.33%
9Money Market0.59%
Asset type
1UK Equities99.41%
2Money Market0.59%
Individual holdings
14IMPRINT GROUP PLC2.96%
2RESTORE PLC2.74%
3SCAPA GROUP PLC2.73%
4FEVERTREE DRINKS PLC2.61%
5YOUGOV2.55%
6CVS GROUP PLC2.54%
7HILL & SMITH HLDGS2.07%
8FULLER SMITH & TURNER2.03%
9DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS2.01%
Management
Fund manager group
Skandia
Fund manager company
Old Mutual Wlth Life As Co Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The OMW BlackRock UK Smaller Companies Fund solely invests in the BlackRock UK Smaller Companies Fund, a UK Authorised Unit Trust managed by BlackRock Fund Managers Limited. The aim of the underlying fund is to achieve long-term capital growth for investors. The fund invests primarily in the shares of smaller companies incorporated or listed in the UK which the Manager considers to have above-average growth prospects. Some of the investments in the underlying fund can be difficult to sell at times, which could affect the price of units. It should be noted that the performance of the OMW fund will not match that of the underlying investment due to OMW fund charges, appropriate taxation adjustments and the OMW investment process.
Benchmark
  • Numis Smaller Companies plus AIM ex-Investment Trusts
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Roland Arnold26/03/2015Roland Arnold, Director and Portfolio Manager, is a member of the UK Equity team in the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. Mr Arnold's primary responsibility is managing small and mid cap UK equity portfolios, with a sector emphasis on Technology.Mr Arnold's service with the firm dates back to 2000, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Prior to joining MLIM in 2000, Mr Arnold worked at a UK retail bank as a performance and credit analyst. Mr Arnold earned a BA (Hones) in Economics and Management from Leeds University in 1998.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
OMW BlackRock UK Smaller Companies Pn
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.24%
Bid price462.4
Offer price486.7
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeHP75
OMW BlackRock UK Smaller Companies SP
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.24%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price549
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZS64
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