Fact sheet: Pru UK Smaller Comp Pn

Fund information
Fund name
Pru UK Smaller Companies Pn S3
Fund manager company
Prudential Pensions Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Matthew Cablesince 31/08/2014
Underlying fund
M&G PP UK Smaller Companies Pn
Fund objective
The investment strategy of the fund is to purchase units in the M&G PP UK Smaller Companies Fund. That fund invests in the shares of smaller UK companies outside the FTSE 350 Index. The fund is actively managed against its benchmark, the FTSE Smaller Companies (ex-Investment Trusts) Index. The fund manager focuses on company management, growth opportunities and share price valuations when identifying stocks for inclusion in the fund.
Benchmark
  • FTSE Small Cap ex ITs
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
4.9%
1 Year rank in sector
61/107
Sector
PN UK Smaller Companies
Yield
-
Fund size
£21m (£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.
77
Bid price
476.6
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund7.1%4%7.9%4.9%23.4%128.7%
Sector3.7%0.4%4.4%4.4%23.7%102.2%
Rank within sector2 / 1124 / 11115 / 11161 / 10760 / 10316 / 95
Quartile1st1st1st3rd3rd1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund3.5%21.5%-5.4%46.1%30.2%
Sector3.5%17.6%-2.3%37.9%24.8%
Rank within sector60 / 10724 / 10676 / 10313 / 10210 / 95
Quartile3rd1st3rd1st1st
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.
0.47
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.
0.95
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.
0.29
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%.
11.84
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.
5.21
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.
0.01
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.
0.8
Price movement
52 week high476.5
52 week low377.9
Current bid price476.6
Current offer price-
Current mid price-
Region
1UK100%
Industry sector
1Industrials29%
2Consumer Services19.9%
3Financials19.9%
4Technology12.5%
5Consumer Goods7.8%
6Oil & Gas5.9%
7Health Care5%
Asset type
1UK Equities100%
Individual holdings
No data available.
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 M&G PP UK Smaller Companies Fund. That fund invests in the shares of smaller UK companies outside the FTSE 350 Index. The fund is actively managed against its benchmark, the FTSE Smaller Companies (ex-Investment Trusts) Index. The fund manager focuses on company management, growth opportunities and share price valuations when identifying stocks for inclusion in the fund.
Benchmark
  • FTSE Small Cap ex ITs
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Matthew Cable31/08/2014Matthew Cable was appointed deputy fund manager of the M&G Smaller Companies Fund in March 2013. He joined M&G in 2007 and worked in several strategic and commercial roles before becoming a dedicated analyst in the smaller companies team in 2011. Matthew has a degree in natural sciences from Cambridge University and is a CFA charterholder.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Pru UK Smaller Companies 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 price476.6
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeP288
Pru UK Smaller Companies 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 price-
Offer price-
Mid price434.29
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeKZ63
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