Fact sheet: OMW BlackRock US Opps

Fund information
Fund name
OMW BlackRock US Opportunities Pn
Fund manager company
Old Mutual Wlth Life As Co Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Ian Jamiesonsince 03/06/2013
  • Tom Callansince 31/08/2008
Underlying fund
BlackRock US Opps
Fund objective
The OMW BlackRock US Opportunities Fund invests solely in the BlackRock US Opportunities 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 by investing primarily in shares of medium and smaller companies incorporated or listed in the United States. The underlying fund may also invest in collective investment schemes. The underlying fund invests into a relatively small number of assets, or into individual countries or a specific market sector. Such concentrated portfolios give rise to more risk than where investments are spread across a larger number of assets, countries or market sectors. The underlying fund may be denominated in or hold assets in a currency other than Sterling. The performance of the fund may therefore rise and fall as a result of exchange rate fluctuations. 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
  • S&P US MidSmallCap Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
19.9%
1 Year rank in sector
266/309
Sector
PN North America
Yield
-
Fund size
£1m (£1m 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.
117
Bid price
210.2
Offer price
221.2
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA96.2%
    Money Market2.2%
    Netherlands1.6%
  • Information Technology18.4%
    Consumer Discretionary13.8%
    Financials11.4%
    Industrials10.6%
    Energy9%
  • US Equities96.2%
    Money Market2.2%
    Dutch Equities1.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund4.2%5.4%19.2%19.9%52.4%108.5%
Sector3.7%6.3%18.7%25.4%56.7%115.4%
Rank within sector112 / 321231 / 321179 / 320266 / 309216 / 296185 / 269
Quartile2nd3rd3rd4th3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund20.7%3.3%19.1%35.5%3.8%
Sector24%4.4%18.7%29.2%7%
Rank within sector260 / 309201 / 304146 / 29611 / 284240 / 271
Quartile4th3rd2nd1st4th
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.
-1.48
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.
1.05
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.
0.93
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%.
12.94
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.
4.64
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.
-0.19
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.
0.87
Price movement
52 week high217.4
52 week low147
Current bid price210.2
Current offer price221.2
Current mid price-
Region
1USA96.2%
2Money Market2.2%
3Netherlands1.6%
Industry sector
1Information Technology18.43%
2Consumer Discretionary13.79%
3Financials11.43%
4Industrials10.55%
5Energy8.98%
6Health Care7.89%
7Real Estate7.25%
8Consumer Staples7.22%
9Materials6.03%
Asset type
1US Equities96.2%
2Money Market2.2%
3Dutch Equities1.6%
Individual holdings
1HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GRP INC2.16%
2NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NV1.6%
3ROSS STORES INC1.34%
4VENTAS INC1.34%
5PROJECT RIDE PFD Prvt1.33%
6ADVANCEPIERRE FOODS HLDGS INC1.32%
7MOLSON COORS BREWING CO1.31%
8REINSURANCE GROUP OF AMERICA1.3%
9STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC1.3%
Management
Fund manager group
Skandia
Fund manager company
Old Mutual Wlth Life As Co Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The OMW BlackRock US Opportunities Fund invests solely in the BlackRock US Opportunities 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 by investing primarily in shares of medium and smaller companies incorporated or listed in the United States. The underlying fund may also invest in collective investment schemes. The underlying fund invests into a relatively small number of assets, or into individual countries or a specific market sector. Such concentrated portfolios give rise to more risk than where investments are spread across a larger number of assets, countries or market sectors. The underlying fund may be denominated in or hold assets in a currency other than Sterling. The performance of the fund may therefore rise and fall as a result of exchange rate fluctuations. 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
  • S&P US MidSmallCap Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Ian Jamieson03/06/2013Ian Jamieson, CFA, Managing Director and portfolio manager, is a member of BlackRock's Global Opportunities equity team. He is lead portfolio manager for the consumer durables, retail, autos and telecom industries. He is also a product manager for Global and International equity portfolios, and a member of the team's Investment Strategy Group. Mr. Jamieson moved to his current role in 2003. He was previously a member of BlackRock's large cap core equity and Operations teams. Before joining BlackRock in 1999, Mr. Jamieson was a client relationship manager with Morgan Stanley Institutional Investment Management from 1996 to 1999. He began his career as an investment broker at RAF Financial in 1995. Mr. Jamieson earned a BS degree in finance from Pennsylvania State University in 1995.
Tom Callan31/08/2008Thomas P. Callan, CFA, Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, is head of BlackRock's Global Opportunities equity team. He oversees the team's investment process, leads the team's Investment Strategy Group, and provides portfolio and risk management oversight for all of the team's products. In addition, Mr. Callan is a member of BlackRock's Leadership Committee. Mr. Callan's service with the firm dates back to 1988, including his years with PNC Asset Management Group, which was integrated with BlackRock in 1998. He started as a health care analyst for PNC's mutual fund group and later served as an international equity analyst. Mr. Callan began his investment career at PNC Bank as a personal trust portfolio manager in 1988. Mr. Callan earned a BA degree in economics, with honors, from Boston College in 1981.
Compliance
UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
OMW BlackRock US Opportunities Pn
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.25%
Bid price210.2
Offer price221.2
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code07HW
OMW BlackRock US Opportunities SP
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.25%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price230.2
CurrencyGBX
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code07HX
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