Fact sheet: Polar Capital Nth Amercn

Fund information
Fund name
Polar Capital North American I USD
Fund manager company
Polar Capital
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Richard Wilsonsince 15/11/2011
  • Andrew Hollimansince 15/11/2011
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing in a diversified portfolio of securities of North American companies.
Benchmark
  • MSCI North America
Investment style
Active,Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
6.1%
1 Year rank in sector
-
Sector
FO Equity - North America
Yield
-
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
0.9%
Fund size
£1,686m (£1,910m 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.
106
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA74.1%
    Canada9.2%
    Bermuda5.3%
    Money Market5.1%
    Ireland3.7%
  • Financials28.5%
    Information Technology24.6%
    Health Care15%
    Consumer Discretionary7.8%
    Industrials7.6%
  • North American Equities100%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund5.9%3.1%6.5%6.1%26.5%90.5%
Sector4.8%2.6%8%8.5%27.2%78.6%
Rank within sector------
Quartile
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund7.9%2.9%10.4%32.9%15.8%
Sector11.7%-0.8%12.9%29.7%8.8%
Rank within sector-----
Quartile
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.
-0.09
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.
0.99
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.
0.42
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%.
11.25
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.
4.26
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.
-0.06
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.
0.85
Price movement
52 week high19.25
52 week low15.53
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price19.07
Region
1USA74.14%
2Canada9.15%
3Bermuda5.25%
4Money Market5.14%
5Ireland3.68%
6UK1.56%
7Switzerland1.08%
Industry sector
1Financials28.5%
2Information Technology24.56%
3Health Care14.96%
4Consumer Discretionary7.83%
5Industrials7.62%
6Energy6.14%
7Money Market5.14%
8Consumer Staples3.47%
9Materials1.78%
Asset type
1North American Equities100%
Individual holdings
1ALPHABET INC5.77%
2LIBERTY INTERACTIVE CORP3.75%
3JPMORGAN CHASE & CO3.56%
4SUNCOR ENERGY INC(NEW)3.53%
5CITIGROUP INC3.52%
6PEPSICO INC3.47%
7PFIZER INC3.14%
8ANTHEM INC3.13%
9BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC3.07%
Management
Fund manager group
Polar Capital
Fund manager company
Polar Capital
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing in a diversified portfolio of securities of North American companies.
Benchmark
  • MSCI North America
Investment style
Active,Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Richard Wilson15/11/2011Richard joined Polar Capital in August 2011 to establish the North American Equities team. Prior to joining Polar Capital, he spent nine years at Threadneedle where he managed more than US$4.5bn of institutional mandates on the North American Equities team and led the Global Industrial Sector Group. Richard began his investment career in 1999 as an Analyst on the US Equities team at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. He graduated with a First Class MA (Hons) in History of Art from the University of Edinburgh and is a CFA Charterholder.
Andrew Holliman15/11/2011Andrew joined Polar Capital in August 2011 to establish the North American Equities team and a Global Equity Fund. Prior to joining Polar Capital, he spent seven years at Threadneedle where he managed the highly rated US$2.5bn Threadneedle American Fund as well as a number of global funds including the Threadneedle Global Focus Fund and the Threadneedle and Columbia Global Extended Alpha Funds. Andrew began his investment career in 1997 as an Analyst on the American and UK Smaller Caps teams at Baillie Gifford before becoming Fund Manager of the award winning American Fund. He graduated with a First Class BCom (Hons) in Business Studies from the University of Edinburgh, a MSc in Investment Analysis from the University of Stirling, and is a CFA Charterholder.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, IA Recognised, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Guernsey, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden
Polar Capital North American I EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.9%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.95%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price17.97
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0GSW
Polar Capital North American I GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.9%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.95%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15.11
CurrencyGBP
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0GSX
Polar Capital North American I Hedged CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.9%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.54
CurrencyCHF
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeM74X
Polar Capital North American I Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.9%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.95%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price18.64
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0GSZ
Polar Capital North American I Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.9%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.95%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price18.92
CurrencyGBP
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0GT0
Polar Capital North American I USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.9%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.95%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.07
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0GSY
Polar Capital North American R EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.5%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.55%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price17.46
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0GT1
Polar Capital North American R GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.5%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.55%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price14.68
CurrencyGBP
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0GT2
Polar Capital North American R Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.5%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.55%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price18.08
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0GT4
Polar Capital North American R Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.5%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.55%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price18.42
CurrencyGBP
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0GT5
Polar Capital North American R USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.5%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.55%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price18.53
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0GT3
Polar Capital North American S EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.6%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.75%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price18.09
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0IP7
Polar Capital North American S GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.6%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.75%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15.21
CurrencyGBP
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0IP8
Polar Capital North American S Hedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.6%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.75%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price18.78
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0IPA
Polar Capital North American S Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.6%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.75%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.07
CurrencyGBP
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0IPB
Polar Capital North American S USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.6%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.75%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price19.2
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0IP9
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