Fact sheet: Principal GIF GblSmlCapEq

Fund information
Fund name
Principal GIF Global Small Cap Equity I Acc USD
Fund manager company
Principal Global Investors (Ir
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Brian W.Pattinsonsince 23/10/2012
  • Phil Nordhussince 23/10/2012
  • Tiffany N. Lavastidasince 23/10/2012
  • Donghui (David) Hansince 23/10/2012
Fund objective
The Fund aims to provide capital growth over the medium to long term by investing primarily in publicly listed equity securities of smaller capitalization companies in global markets that we believe are mispriced by the market and have potential for significant growth.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC World Small Cap
Investment style
Value
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
12.3%
1 Year rank in sector
241/473
Sector
FO Equity - International
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.
1.17%
Fund size
£18m (£23m 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.
101
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA52.7%
    Japan10.8%
    UK6.4%
    Canada4.6%
    France3.5%
  • Financials23.8%
    Industrials18.3%
    Consumer Discretionary14%
    Information Technology12.1%
    Health Care10.6%
  • US Equities52.7%
    Japanese Equities10.8%
    UK Equities6.4%
    Canadian Equities4.6%
    French Equities3.5%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund2.1%11.4%11.4%12.3%20.9%-
Sector0.6%7.5%8.1%11.3%19%61.2%
Rank within sector31 / 49542 / 49098 / 485241 / 473175 / 375-
Quartile1st1st1st3rd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund6.7%2.3%3%37.5%-
Sector5.7%0.7%6%21.3%12.7%
Rank within sector162 / 479186 / 433264 / 3909 / 344-
Quartile2nd2nd3rd1st
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.
-0.18
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.
1.19
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.
0.37
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%.
12.92
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.
5.83
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.
0.16
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.
0.82
Price movement
52 week high16.03
52 week low12.69
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price16.02
Region
1USA52.75%
2Japan10.75%
3UK6.37%
4Canada4.64%
5France3.53%
6Taiwan3.3%
7Italy2.67%
8Australia2.25%
9Korea2.15%
Industry sector
1Financials23.8%
2Industrials18.3%
3Consumer Discretionary14%
4Information Technology12.1%
5Health Care10.6%
6Materials8%
7Consumer Staples4.8%
8Energy3.8%
9Utilities3.3%
Asset type
1US Equities52.75%
2Japanese Equities10.75%
3UK Equities6.37%
4Canadian Equities4.64%
5French Equities3.53%
6Taiwanese Equities3.3%
7Italian Equities2.67%
8Australian Equities2.25%
9South Korean Equities2.15%
Individual holdings
1MONMOUTH REAL ESTATE INVT CORP1.15%
2EMCOR GROUP1.11%
3UNIVERSAL FOREST PRODUCTS1.1%
4FIRST INDUSTRIAL REALTY TRUST USD0.011.08%
5TELEPERFORMANCE1.08%
6ASPEN TECHNOLOGY INC1.07%
7MASTEC INC1.07%
8HIGHWOODS PROPERTIES INC1.06%
9MILLER (HERMAN) INC1.05%
Management
Fund manager group
Principal Global Investors
Fund manager company
Principal Global Investors (Ir
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The Fund aims to provide capital growth over the medium to long term by investing primarily in publicly listed equity securities of smaller capitalization companies in global markets that we believe are mispriced by the market and have potential for significant growth.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC World Small Cap
Investment style
Value
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Brian W.Pattinson23/10/2012Brian is a portfolio manager at Principal Global Equities. Brian leads the global small-cap team which encompasses international small-cap and U.S. small-cap strategies. He serves as the lead portfolio manager for the firm's international portfolios while providing oversight to the U.S. small-cap team. Brian also leads the global small-cap team’s research and development efforts. He joined the firm in 1994 and became a portfolio manager in 2001. Brian received an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Iowa. Brian has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is a member of the CFA Society of Iowa and the CFA Institute.
Phil Nordhus23/10/2012Phil is a portfolio manager for Principal Global Equities. He serves as lead portfolio manager for the firm's U.S. small-cap equity portfolios. In addition, his responsibilities include leadership of the small-cap analyst team. Phil joined the firm in 1990 and was previously in corporate acquisitions and divestitures before moving to the equity group in 2000. He received an MBA from Drake University and a bachelor's degree in economics from Kansas State University. Phil has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute.
Tiffany N. Lavastida23/10/2012Tiffany is a portfolio manager for Principal Global Equities. She is a portfolio manager for the firm's international small-cap equity strategies as well as the European small-cap strategy. She is also active in company research, focusing on the energy and financials sectors. Tiffany joined the firm in 1997. Previously she was a sales assistant at Midamerica Securities Management. She received an MBA with a finance concentration and a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Iowa. Tiffany has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute.
Donghui (David) Han23/10/2012David is a portfolio manager with Principal Global Equities. He is a portfolio manager for the Global SMID Value & Income, as well as the Asia Pacific Equity Income strategies. He also serves as co-portfolio manager for Global Small Cap strategy. His analytical responsibilities are focused on materials sector globally. David joined the firm in 2004. Prior to his current role, he served as a financial analyst at Hebei Financial Administration Commission/Office. He also previously worked as an analyst/internship at China Great Wall Securities in China. David received an MBA in finance from The University of Iowa, a Master of Economics from Naikai University and a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering & management from Hebei Institute of Technology (currently known as Hebei University of Technology). David holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute.
Compliance
Transparent for Swiss Tax, Transparent for German Tax, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Guernsey, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Netherlands, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden
Principal GIF Global Small Cap Equity A Acc CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyCHF
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM6SX
Principal GIF Global Small Cap Equity A Acc DKK
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyDKK
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM6TB
Principal GIF Global Small Cap Equity A Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM6SW
Principal GIF Global Small Cap Equity A Acc GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyGBP
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM6TA
Principal GIF Global Small Cap Equity A Acc JPY
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyJPY
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM6SY
Principal GIF Global Small Cap Equity A Acc SEK
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencySEK
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM6SZ
Principal GIF Global Small Cap Equity A Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15.59
CurrencyUSD
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGVPH
Principal GIF Global Small Cap Equity D Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.94%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM6TC
Principal GIF Global Small Cap Equity F Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.44%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM6TD
Principal GIF Global Small Cap Equity I Acc CHF
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£2,000,000
Min regular saving£500,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyCHF
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeM6TG
Principal GIF Global Small Cap Equity I Acc DKK
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£2,000,000
Min regular saving£500,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyDKK
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeM6TJ
Principal GIF Global Small Cap Equity I Acc EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£2,000,000
Min regular saving£500,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeM6TE
Principal GIF Global Small Cap Equity I Acc GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£2,000,000
Min regular saving£500,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyGBP
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeM6TI
Principal GIF Global Small Cap Equity I Acc JPY
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£2,000,000
Min regular saving£500,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyJPY
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeM6TH
Principal GIF Global Small Cap Equity I Acc SEK
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£2,000,000
Min regular saving£500,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencySEK
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeM6TF
Principal GIF Global Small Cap Equity I Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£2,000,000
Min regular saving£500,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.17%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.25%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price16.02
CurrencyUSD
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGVPI
Principal GIF Global Small Cap Equity N Acc EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyEUR
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNF8D
Principal GIF Global Small Cap Equity N Acc GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyGBP
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNF8E
Principal GIF Global Small Cap Equity N Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNF8C
Principal GIF Global Small Cap Equity P Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.44%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM6TK
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