Fact sheet: Personal Assets Trust plc

Fund information
Fund name
Personal Assets Trust plc Ord
Fund manager company
Personal Assets
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund managers
  • Sebastian Lyonsince 03/03/2009
Accolades
 Highly Commended - Global Growth
Fund objective
To protect and increase the value of its shareholders funds over the long term and to achieve as high a total return as possible, avoiding any level of risk significantly greater than that of the FTSE All Share Index.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share TR
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
12.4%
1 Year rank in sector
8/12
Sector
IT Flexible Investment
Yield
1.5%
Fund size
£696m
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.
48
Mid price
38220
NAV
?Net asset value. The NAV per share may be higher or lower than the share price, which in turn is trading at either a discount or a premium to NAV.
38355.02
Discount/Premium
?When the market price of an investment trust’s shares is less than the net asset value (NAV) per share then it is trading at a discount to NAV. A trust’s shares are on a premium when they trade at a higher price than the NAV.
+0.95
Gearing
?Investment trusts have the ability to borrow money which they invest with the aim of generating a higher return than the cost of the loan. An ungeared trust has a figure of 100. A figure of 110 would represent a trust with 10% gearing.
100
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • International46.2%
    Money Market21%
    USA17.1%
    Not Specified11.3%
    UK4.4%
  • No data available.
  • International Equities46.2%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents21%
    US Equities17.1%
    Commodity & Energy11.3%
    UK Index-Linked Gilts4.4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-3.4%-2.7%4.7%12.4%24.4%22.1%
Sector-0.9%1.9%9.9%11.6%17.4%26.5%
Rank within sector12 / 1311 / 1310 / 128 / 126 / 127 / 11
Quartile4th4th4th3rd2nd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund11.2%1.7%10.3%-4.8%4.2%
Sector11.2%3.3%3.9%5.7%1%
Rank within sector7 / 126 / 122 / 1210 / 127 / 11
Quartile3rd2nd1st4th3rd
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.
3.46
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.
0.69
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.
0.56
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%.
6.91
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.
6.3
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.
0.21
Price movement
52 week high40500.01
52 week low34170.01
Current bid price38090
Current offer price38220
Current mid price38220
Region
1International46.2%
2Money Market21%
3USA17.1%
4Not Specified11.3%
5UK4.4%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1International Equities46.2%
2Cash & Cash Equivalents21%
3US Equities17.1%
4Commodity & Energy11.3%
5UK Index-Linked Gilts4.4%
Individual holdings
1BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC4.9%
2PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL INC4.8%
3NESTLE SA4%
4COCA-COLA CO3.8%
5MICROSOFT CORP3.3%
6SAGE GROUP PLC (THE)2.8%
7ALTRIA GROUP INC2.7%
8COLGATE-PALMOLIVE CO2.3%
9BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC2.1%
Management
Fund manager group
Personal Assets
Fund manager company
Personal Assets
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund objective
To protect and increase the value of its shareholders funds over the long term and to achieve as high a total return as possible, avoiding any level of risk significantly greater than that of the FTSE All Share Index.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share TR
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Sebastian Lyon03/03/2009Sebastian manages the Trojan Fund, Trojan Feeder Fund and is investment adviser to Personal Assets Trust. He established Troy Asset Management in 2000. Before establishing Troy Asset Management, Sebastian was a Director at Stanhope Investment Management (the management company for the GEC Pension Fund) where he jointly managed a £2 billion equity portfolio and was also responsible for asset allocation. He was previously employed by Singer & Friedlander Investment Management. Sebastian graduated from Southampton University in 1989. Sebastian is also a Treasurer of Childhood First.
Compliance
AIC Member
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Personal Assets Trust plc NAV
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price22820.24
CurrencyGBX
Price updated27/11/2008
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIG60
Personal Assets Trust plc Ord
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price38132.3
CurrencyGBX
Price updated30/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNJDX
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