Fact sheet: Pru Schroder UK Sm Cos Pn

Fund information
Fund name
Pru Schroder UK Smaller Companies Pn Ser A
Fund manager company
Prudential Assurance Company
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Rosemary Banyardsince 19/10/2008
  • Andrew Broughsince 19/10/2008
Underlying fund
Schroder UK Smaller Companies
Fund objective
The investment strategy of the fund is to purchase units in the Schroder UK Smaller Companies Fund. That fund aims to achieve capital growth by investing in UK smaller companies, which are expected to exhibit superior growth over the long term.
Benchmark
  • FTSE Small Cap ex ITs
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
18.3%
1 Year rank in sector
17/107
Sector
PN UK Smaller Companies
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.
69
Bid price
346.9
Offer price
365.2
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
OMW Prof Liontrust UK Sm Cos Pn22.6%
FL Schroder UK Sm Cos EP22%
Invesco UK Small Cos Eq Pn21.1%
Zurich Schroder UK Sm Cos Pn20.7%
FL Old Mutual UK Sm Cos Pn20.2%
...more in PN UK Smaller Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK95.3%
    Money Market2.5%
    Germany1.1%
    Israel1.1%
    Canada0%
  • Industrials27%
    Consumer Services18.2%
    Technology15.3%
    Financials13.3%
    Consumer Goods12.1%
  • UK Equities95.3%
    Money Market2.5%
    German Equities1.1%
    Israeli Equities1.1%
    Canadian Equities0%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund4.9%6.6%20.1%18.3%26.7%134.9%
Sector4.3%6.2%18.7%13.6%22%110.2%
Rank within sector29 / 11339 / 11240 / 11117 / 10741 / 10323 / 96
Quartile2nd2nd2nd1st2nd1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund2.7%12.8%19.1%-5.3%42.8%
Sector2.4%7.1%17.6%-2.3%37.9%
Rank within sector26 / 11311 / 10741 / 10675 / 10336 / 102
Quartile1st1st2nd3rd2nd
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.
1.62
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.
0.93
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.
0.43
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.
4.44
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.
0.85
Price movement
52 week high347.5
52 week low273.8
Current bid price346.9
Current offer price365.2
Current mid price-
Region
1UK95.32%
2Money Market2.5%
3Germany1.11%
4Israel1.06%
5Canada0.01%
Industry sector
1Industrials27.04%
2Consumer Services18.22%
3Technology15.31%
4Financials13.27%
5Consumer Goods12.08%
6Health Care8.12%
7Money Market2.5%
8Oil & Gas1.76%
9Basic Materials1.7%
Asset type
1UK Equities95.32%
2Money Market2.5%
3German Equities1.11%
4Israeli Equities1.06%
5Canadian Equities0.01%
Individual holdings
1PHOTO-ME INTERNATIONAL2.38%
2CONSORT MEDICAL PLC2.35%
3DART GROUP PLC2.35%
4LIONTRUST ASSET MANAGEMENT2.32%
5AVON RUBBER2.08%
6E2V TECHNOLOGIES1.95%
7MYSALE GROUP PLC1.93%
8COHORT1.87%
9FISHER(JAMES)& SONS PLC1.87%
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 Schroder UK Smaller Companies Fund. That fund aims to achieve capital growth by investing in UK smaller companies, which are expected to exhibit superior growth over the long term.
Benchmark
  • FTSE Small Cap ex ITs
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Rosemary Banyard19/10/2008Rosemary Banyard has over 20 years Fund Management experience, with an award winning track record of managing UK Equity mandates. Rosemary graduated with an MA degree in Classics from Clare College, Cambridge. She started her investment career as a graduate trainee with James Capel & Co Ltd specialising in textiles research and becoming the No.1 ranked sector analyst. After completing an MBA at London Business School, Rosemary moved into fund management, specialising in UK smaller companies, initially for John Govett & Co. In 1997, she moved to Schroders, where for more than 18 years she helped win and manage various UK small and mid-cap equity mandates for retail and institutional clients. Amongst these, she became lead manager of the Schroder UK Mid Cap Fund winning several awards from Investment Week for best trust in the UK Growth sector and in 2015, the award for outstanding industry contribution. In addition, she co-managed the open-ended Schroder UK Smaller Companies Fund and held FE Alpha Manager status, being ranked in the global top 20 in 2016 for her 10-year record. Also she successfully managed an unconstrained UK all-cap mandate for a UK corporate pension scheme. She joined Sanford DeLand in 2016 to launch and manage the CFP SDL Free Spirit Fund.
Andrew Brough19/10/2008Andy is Co-Head of our Pan European Small and Mid Cap Team. His investment career commenced in 1987 when he joined Schroders as a UK equity fund manager, becoming Co-Head of our UK Small Cap Team in 2002. He joined Price Waterhouse in 1985, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He holds a Degree in Economics.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Pru Schroder UK Smaller Companies Pn Ser A
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.7%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.7%
Bid price346.9
Offer price365.2
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeD9R3
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