Fact sheet: Pru M&G SmCos Pn

Fund information
Fund name
Pru M&G Smaller Companies Pn Pre A
Fund manager company
Prudential Assurance Company
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Garfield Kiffsince 01/06/2015
Underlying fund
M&G Smaller Companies
Fund objective
The investment strategy of the fund is to purchase units in the M&G Smaller Companies Fund. That fund aims to achieve capital growth by investing in smaller companies, where good management can have most impact on earnings. Investment in such shares can offer prospects of above average capital growth. Income is not a major factor and the yield can be expected to be less than that of the FTSE All-Share Index.
Benchmark
  • Numis Smaller Companies (ex ITs)
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
17.8%
1 Year rank in sector
87/110
Sector
PN UK Smaller Companies
Yield
-
Fund size
£31m (£32m 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.
80
Bid price
692.3
Offer price
728.7
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK97.1%
    Money Market2.9%
  • Industrials28.9%
    Financials17.4%
    Technology16.6%
    Consumer Services13%
    Consumer Goods8.9%
  • UK Equities97.6%
    Money Market2.4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund4%11.1%16.3%17.8%29.8%87.7%
Sector3.7%8.9%15.9%22.1%35.9%106.6%
Rank within sector51 / 11517 / 11553 / 11487 / 11078 / 10686 / 99
Quartile2nd1st2nd4th3rd4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund11.9%3.8%17.1%-8.2%39.3%
Sector11.5%7.1%17.6%-2.3%37.9%
Rank within sector56 / 11586 / 10969 / 10897 / 10552 / 104
Quartile2nd4th3rd4th2nd
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.
-1.32
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.
0.94
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.
0.28
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%.
11.55
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.
4.71
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.
-0.39
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.
0.83
Price movement
52 week high692.3
52 week low501.7
Current bid price692.3
Current offer price728.7
Current mid price-
Region
1UK97.13%
2Money Market2.87%
Industry sector
1Industrials28.87%
2Financials17.35%
3Technology16.58%
4Consumer Services12.95%
5Consumer Goods8.94%
6Health Care6%
7Basic Materials4.83%
8Money Market2.87%
9Oil & Gas1.61%
Asset type
1UK Equities97.56%
2Money Market2.44%
Individual holdings
1SYNTHOMER PLC2.92%
2ASCENTIAL PLC2.47%
3HILL & SMITH HLDGS2.36%
4DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS2.31%
5ARROW GLOBAL GRP PLC2.25%
6ACCESSO TECHNOLOGY GRP PLC2.17%
7RATHBONE BROS2.14%
8TYMAN PLC2.14%
9IOMART GROUP2.06%
Management
Fund manager group
Prudential
Fund manager company
Prudential Assurance Company
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The investment strategy of the fund is to purchase units in the M&G Smaller Companies Fund. That fund aims to achieve capital growth by investing in smaller companies, where good management can have most impact on earnings. Investment in such shares can offer prospects of above average capital growth. Income is not a major factor and the yield can be expected to be less than that of the FTSE All-Share Index.
Benchmark
  • Numis Smaller Companies (ex ITs)
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Garfield Kiff01/06/2015Garfield Kiff is manager of the M&G Smaller Companies Fund and co-deputy manager of the M&G UK Select Fund. He joined M&G in 2000 from PricewaterhouseCoopers as a smaller companies analyst. He was deputy manager of the M&G Recovery Fund from 2002 until 2008, and managed the Prudential Pooled Pensions Smaller Companies Fund between 2003 and 2008. Garfield graduated from the University of Liverpool with a first class honours degree in economics in 1996 and is a CFA charterholder.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Pru M&G Smaller Companies Pn Init
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price83.4
Offer price87.8
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated21/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeSB53
Pru M&G Smaller Companies Pn Pre A
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.88%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.89%
Bid price692.3
Offer price728.7
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated21/04/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeSB47
Pru M&G Smaller Companies Pn Ser A
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1%
Bid price544.2
Offer price572.8
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated21/04/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeSG72
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