Fact sheet: OMW Threadneedle Am Sm Cos

Fund information
Fund name
OMW Threadneedle American Smaller Companies Pn
Fund manager company
Old Mutual Wlth Life As Co Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Nicolas Janviersince 01/12/2015
  • Diane Sobinsince 31/03/2012
Underlying fund
Threadneedle Am Sm Cos
Fund objective
The OMW Threadneedle American Smaller Companies fund invests solely into the Threadneedle American Smaller Companies fund, a sub-fund of Threadneedle Investment Funds ICVC, a UK authorised Open Ended Investment Company managed by Threadneedle Investment Services Limited. The aim of the underlying fund is to achieve capital growth by investing primarily in the equities of smaller companies that are domiciled in the US, or have significant US operations. 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 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. 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 MIDCAP 400
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
49.5%
1 Year rank in sector
52/308
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
162.5
Offer price
171
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
BlackRock Aq Lf Canadn EqIdx Pn70.1%
L&G Legg Mason US Sm Cos Pn62.4%
RLP LeggMasnIFRoyUSSmallCompPn62.3%
FL Schroder US Sm Cos AP57.9%
FL Investec American AP57.4%
...more in PN North America

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA97.9%
    Money Market2.1%
  • Information Technology18.9%
    Industrials15%
    Financials13.9%
    Consumer Discretionary11.9%
    Real Estate8.7%
  • US Equities97.9%
    Money Market2.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund4%9.6%18.1%49.5%63.8%-
Sector3.4%7.8%16.4%42.7%63.7%121.3%
Rank within sector70 / 31856 / 32091 / 31952 / 308168 / 295-
Quartile1st1st2nd1st3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund2.2%34.4%2.1%19%-
Sector2.5%30.9%4.4%18.7%29.2%
Rank within sector187 / 32279 / 308238 / 303153 / 295-
Quartile3rd2nd4th3rd
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.
0.45
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
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.
1.11
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%.
12.84
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.
5.57
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.
0.04
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.
0.81
Price movement
52 week high163.8
52 week low100.5
Current bid price162.5
Current offer price171
Current mid price-
Region
1USA97.9%
2Money Market2.1%
Industry sector
1Information Technology18.9%
2Industrials15%
3Financials13.9%
4Consumer Discretionary11.9%
5Real Estate8.7%
6Materials7.7%
7Health Care7.4%
8Energy6.2%
9Consumer Staples4.6%
Asset type
1US Equities97.9%
2Money Market2.1%
Individual holdings
1ZIONS BANCORP3.2%
2PACWEST BANCORP (DELAWARE)3%
3ASSOCIATED BANC-CORP2.9%
4NABORS INDUSTRIES2.4%
5LEIDOS HLDGS INC2.3%
6NEWFIELD EXPLORATION CO2.2%
7AMERICAN HOMES 4 RENT2%
8CORELOGIC INC2%
9RITCHIE BROS AUCTIONEERS2%
Management
Fund manager group
Skandia
Fund manager company
Old Mutual Wlth Life As Co Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The OMW Threadneedle American Smaller Companies fund invests solely into the Threadneedle American Smaller Companies fund, a sub-fund of Threadneedle Investment Funds ICVC, a UK authorised Open Ended Investment Company managed by Threadneedle Investment Services Limited. The aim of the underlying fund is to achieve capital growth by investing primarily in the equities of smaller companies that are domiciled in the US, or have significant US operations. 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 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. 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 MIDCAP 400
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Nicolas Janvier01/12/2015Nicolas Janvier has been a portfolio manager for the Threadneedle American Smaller Companies Fund since 2015. Nicolas joined the company in 2014 as a portfolio analyst in the US Equities team, and is responsible for researching US companies across the materials and utilities sectors. Prior to this, Nicolas spent eight years with Columbia Management, where he worked as a portfolio manager in the Value Strategies team focusing on US mid and small cap companies. Before this, he was a portfolio manager with the Private Bank at Bank of America. Nicolas holds a BA in Telecommunications-Operations from the University of Florida. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Diane Sobin31/03/2012Diane Sobin joined Threadneedle Investments in 2011 from sister company Columbia Management and has led the US Equities team since 2014.  She manages the Threadneedle American Select Fund, the Threadneedle American Smaller Companies Fund and the Threadneedle US Equity Income Fund, as well as a number of institutional US equity mandates. Diane also co-manages the Columbia Mid Cap Value Fund. In addition, she is a key contributor to the team’s macroeconomic and thematic research and has coverage leadership for companies in the energy sector.Diane joined Columbia Management in 2011, having previously held portfolio manager roles at ZurichScudder, JP Morgan, Oppenheimer and Dean Witter Reynolds.Diane was named in Financial News 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance in 2014.She has a Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance degree from Pace University, New York. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.
Compliance
UCITS III Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
OMW Threadneedle American 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)1.19%
Bid price162.5
Offer price171
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJJ7G
OMW Threadneedle American 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)1.19%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price175.6
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJJ7H
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