Fact sheet: OMW M&G Episode Allocation

Fund information
Fund name
OMW M&G Episode Allocation Pn
Fund manager company
Old Mutual Wlth Life As Co Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Craig Moransince 01/01/2011
  • Juan Nevadosince 21/01/2011
  • Tony Findingsince 21/01/2011
Underlying fund
M&G Episode Allocation
Fund objective
The OMW M&G Episode Allocation fund invests solely in the M&G Episode Allocation fund, a sub fund of M&G Investment Funds (4), a UK authorised OEIC managed by M&G Securities Limited. The underlying fund aims to maximise total return (the combination of income and growth of capital) through investment in a diversified range of asset types. Subject to this, the underlying fund aims to grow income in the long term. Investments in emerging markets tend to be volatile and are usually considered to carry a greater degree of risk than investments in established markets. This relates to dealing, settlement and custody practices, the possibility of political or economic instability, and developing legal, fiscal and regulatory structures. 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. The underlying fund invests in non-investment grade high-yielding bonds. The high yield reflects a higher risk of capital loss through default. The underlying fund invests in bonds or money market instruments (including deposits with banks or other financial institutions). The yield and/or value of the fund will fluctuate as interest rates change. There is a possibility of default, reducing capital values. The underlying fund, or some of its underlying assets, may hold derivatives, or borrow to invest ('gearing'), and the nature of these investments can lead to a higher volatility in the price of the fund. In addition, the fund may have some exposure to credit risk if a provider of derivatives fails to honour their obligation. 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 adjustment and the OMW investment process.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
Balanced
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
6.5%
1 Year rank in sector
284/462
Sector
PN Mixed Investment 20%-60% Shares
Yield
-
Fund size
£2m (£3m 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.
75
Bid price
151.6
Offer price
159.5
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Not Specified33.7%
    Europe16.7%
    Asia Pacific ex Japan12.4%
    International8.8%
    UK8.7%
  • Equities55.8%
    Corporate Bonds25%
    Government Bonds6.7%
    Property6.2%
    Money Market3.8%
  • Global High Yield Fixed Interest19.2%
    European Equities14%
    Asia Pacific ex Japan Equities12.4%
    UK Equities8.7%
    US Equities8.7%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.4%2.8%7.8%6.5%15.2%37.8%
Sector-1.9%-1.6%6.6%8.2%17.2%39.9%
Rank within sector3 / 52916 / 529151 / 517284 / 462191 / 397204 / 339
Quartile1st1st2nd3rd2nd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund7.9%-0.1%7.2%8.3%7.9%
Sector8.9%1.3%6%8.3%9.4%
Rank within sector239 / 463322 / 42582 / 399229 / 381243 / 339
Quartile3rd4th1st3rd3rd
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.
-2.8
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.
1.31
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.
0.12
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%.
8.34
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.
5.11
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.
-0.24
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.
0.66
Price movement
52 week high151.8
52 week low124.9
Current bid price151.6
Current offer price159.5
Current mid price-
Region
1Not Specified33.7%
2Europe16.7%
3Asia Pacific ex Japan12.4%
4International8.8%
5UK8.7%
6USA8.7%
7Japan7.2%
8Money Market3.8%
Industry sector
1Equities55.8%
2Corporate Bonds25%
3Government Bonds6.7%
4Property6.2%
5Money Market3.8%
6Convertibles2.5%
Asset type
1Global High Yield Fixed Interest19.2%
2European Equities14%
3Asia Pacific ex Japan Equities12.4%
4UK Equities8.7%
5US Equities8.7%
6Japanese Equities7.2%
7Property6.2%
8Global Investment Grade Fixed Interest5.9%
9International Equities4.6%
Individual holdings
No data available.
Management
Fund manager group
Skandia
Fund manager company
Old Mutual Wlth Life As Co Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The OMW M&G Episode Allocation fund invests solely in the M&G Episode Allocation fund, a sub fund of M&G Investment Funds (4), a UK authorised OEIC managed by M&G Securities Limited. The underlying fund aims to maximise total return (the combination of income and growth of capital) through investment in a diversified range of asset types. Subject to this, the underlying fund aims to grow income in the long term. Investments in emerging markets tend to be volatile and are usually considered to carry a greater degree of risk than investments in established markets. This relates to dealing, settlement and custody practices, the possibility of political or economic instability, and developing legal, fiscal and regulatory structures. 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. The underlying fund invests in non-investment grade high-yielding bonds. The high yield reflects a higher risk of capital loss through default. The underlying fund invests in bonds or money market instruments (including deposits with banks or other financial institutions). The yield and/or value of the fund will fluctuate as interest rates change. There is a possibility of default, reducing capital values. The underlying fund, or some of its underlying assets, may hold derivatives, or borrow to invest ('gearing'), and the nature of these investments can lead to a higher volatility in the price of the fund. In addition, the fund may have some exposure to credit risk if a provider of derivatives fails to honour their obligation. 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 adjustment and the OMW investment process.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
Balanced
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Craig Moran01/01/2011Craig Moran was appointed co-manager of the M&G Prudent Allocation Fund on launch in April 2015. He has also been deputy fund manager on the M&G Managed Growth Fund since 2013 and on the M&G Episode Allocation Fund and the M&G Dynamic Allocation Fund since 2011. Craig joined M&G in 2005 as a performance and risk analyst and was later promoted as a fund managers' assistant to the Multi Asset team. In 2010, he became the team's investment analyst. Craig holds a bachelor of business degree from Queensland University of Technology and a masters in applied finance and investments from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He is a CFA charterholder.
Juan Nevado21/01/2011Juan Nevado joined PPM (now M&G) in 1988 and has been working as part of the Multi Asset team led by Dave Fishwick since 1999. In January 2011, Juan was appointed co-manager of the M&G Episode Allocation Fund and the M&G Dynamic Allocation Fund. In November 2013 and April 2015, he was also appointed deputy manager of the M&G Income Allocation Fund and co-manager of the M&G Prudential Allocation Fund respectively upon their launches. Prior to joining M&G, Juan worked as a bond economist at the Bank of Montreal, and before that, as an economist for the Commodities Research Unit, a private business consultancy specialising in macro/micro research on commodities markets. Juan has a BSc in economics from the LSE and an MA in economics from Warwick University.
Tony Finding21/01/2011Tony Finding joined PPM (now M&G) in 1997 as an economist. Subsequently, he took responsibility for the generation of views on yield curve and foreign exchange trading opportunities. In 2001, Tony developed his expertise in credit and exotic fixed interest securities by spending time seconded to Prudential's US-based investment management team. Tony has been in his current role as a member of the Multi Asset team since 1999. In January 2011, Tony was appointed co-manager of the M&G Episode Allocation Fund and the M&G Dynamic Allocation Fund. He has a BSc in economics from the LSE and is also a CFA charterholder.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
OMW M&G Episode Allocation Pn
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.27%
Bid price151.6
Offer price159.5
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeY124
OMW M&G Episode Allocation SP
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.27%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price171.3
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeY123
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