Fact sheet: Pru BlkRk Asct USEq Pn

Fund information
Fund name
Pru BlackRock Ascent US Equity Pn S3
Fund manager company
Prudential Pensions Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund manager
  • Team Managedsince 14/07/2005
Underlying fund
BlackRock Ascent Lf US Eq Pn
Fund objective
The investment strategy of the fund is to purchase units in the BlackRock Ascent Life US Equity Fund. That fund invests in the shares of US companies and aims to achieve returns that are on average 1-2% per year above the FTSE All-World USA Index whilst aiming to control risks and costs.
Benchmark
  • FTSE USA Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
26.4%
1 Year rank in sector
107/309
Sector
PN North America
Yield
-
Fund size
£4m (£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.
108
Offer price
365.1
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund5%7.6%21.3%26.4%66.7%146.2%
Sector1.3%6.9%19.8%24.1%56.4%117.3%
Rank within sector14 / 321104 / 32097 / 320107 / 30937 / 29618 / 269
Quartile1st2nd2nd2nd1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund27.9%5.3%22.2%26%16.6%
Sector24.7%4.4%18.7%29.2%7%
Rank within sector74 / 309106 / 30430 / 296259 / 2841 / 271
Quartile1st2nd1st4th1st
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.
5.82
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.
0.8
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.
1.33
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%.
11.36
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.
7.08
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.
0.34
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.
0.64
Price movement
52 week high375.9
52 week low259.8
Current bid price-
Current offer price365.1
Current mid price-
Region
1USA100%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1US Equities100%
Individual holdings
1APPLE INC2.7%
2JOHNSON & JOHNSON2.5%
3MICROSOFT CORP2%
4FACEBOOK INC1.9%
5CISCO SYSTEMS INC1.6%
6JPMORGAN CHASE & CO1.6%
7VISA INC1.6%
8ALTRIA GROUP INC1.5%
9COMCAST CORP(NEW)1.5%
Management
Fund manager group
Prudential
Fund manager company
Prudential Pensions Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The investment strategy of the fund is to purchase units in the BlackRock Ascent Life US Equity Fund. That fund invests in the shares of US companies and aims to achieve returns that are on average 1-2% per year above the FTSE All-World USA Index whilst aiming to control risks and costs.
Benchmark
  • FTSE USA Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Team Managed14/07/2005
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Pru BlackRock Ascent US Equity Pn S3
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 price365.1
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated29/11/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeP545
Pru BlackRock Ascent US Equity Pn S3 Inet
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price327.6
Offer price327.6
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated29/11/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeKZ34
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