Fact sheet: R&M UK Equity Sm Cos

Fund information
Fund name
R&M UK Equity Smaller Companies A Inc
Fund manager company
River & Mercantile Asset Mgmt
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Philip Rodrigssince 14/09/2014
Accolades
 Highly Commended - UK Smaller Companies
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve capital growth by investing in a portfolio of investments which shall primarily consist of UK equities which resides in the botton 10% of the UK stock market in terms of market capitalisation.
Benchmark
  • Numis Sm Co's + AIM ex ICs
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
22.2%
1 Year rank in sector
-
Sector
UT UK Smaller Companies
Yield
0.4%
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.
1.55%
Fund size
£758m (£650m 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.
79
Mid price
293.97
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Cavendish AIM44.5%
The MI Discretionary Unit33.6%
Jupiter UK Smaller Companies32.6%
TB Amati UK Sm Cos29.7%
FP Octopus UK Micro Cap Gth28.8%
...more in UT UK Smaller Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK85%
    Jersey6.4%
    Guernsey2.7%
    Isle of Man1.5%
    Ireland1.3%
  • Industrials25.7%
    Consumer Services19.6%
    Financials14.7%
    Consumer Goods13.8%
    Technology8.9%
  • UK Equities95.6%
    Irish Equities1.3%
    Australian Equities1%
    Israeli Equities1%
    Canadian Equities1%

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund4.1%11.2%13.4%22.2%32.1%170.7%
Sector2.9%11%12.5%22%21.7%91.6%
Rank within sector------
Quartile
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund6.5%6.3%18.1%4.4%59.6%
Sector5.4%7.7%14.2%-1.9%37.4%
Rank within sector-----
Quartile
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.
1.6
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.
1.12
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.
0.5
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%.
12.22
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.
4.01
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.
0.57
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.
0.91
Price movement
52 week high294.03
52 week low221.77
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price293.97
Region
1UK85%
2Jersey6.38%
3Guernsey2.67%
4Isle of Man1.53%
5Ireland1.29%
6Australia1.02%
7Israel0.98%
8Canada0.95%
9British Virgin Islands0.2%
Industry sector
1Industrials25.7%
2Consumer Services19.6%
3Financials14.7%
4Consumer Goods13.8%
5Technology8.9%
6Health Care5%
7Money Market4.7%
8Oil & Gas2.9%
9Basic Materials2.5%
Asset type
1UK Equities95.58%
2Irish Equities1.29%
3Australian Equities1%
4Israeli Equities0.98%
5Canadian Equities0.95%
6American Emerging Equities0.2%
Individual holdings
1FEVERTREE DRINKS PLC4.3%
2SMART METERING SYSTEMS PLC4%
3BOOHOO.COM PLC3%
4CONVIVIALITY PLC2.7%
5GAMMA COMMUNICATIONS PLC2.2%
6ONESAVINGS BANK PLC2%
7SAFESTYLE UK PLC2%
8PHOTO-ME INTERNATIONAL1.9%
9EI GROUP PLC1.8%
Management
Fund manager group
River & Mercantile Asset Mgmt
Fund manager company
River & Mercantile Asset Mgmt
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve capital growth by investing in a portfolio of investments which shall primarily consist of UK equities which resides in the botton 10% of the UK stock market in terms of market capitalisation.
Benchmark
  • Numis Sm Co's + AIM ex ICs
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Philip Rodrigs14/09/2014Philip Rodrigs is a Partner of the River and Mercantile Group's Equity Solutions division. Philip specialises as an investor in UK listed firms. Philip joined River and Mercantile in March 2014 following a successful 8 years with Investec Asset Management, having grown the multi-award winning Investec UK Smaller Companies Fund to over $1bn and being recognised as Investment Week Fund Manager of the Year 2010 and 2011 and the Morningstar OBSR Outstanding Rising Talent in 2012. Philip also managed the UK All-Cap Investec UK Alpha Fund and latterly co-managed the Investec UK Blue Chip Fund. Philip has been investing in AiM listed stocks since graduating from Oxford University in 2002, with spells at Invesco Asset Management and T Rowe Price Asset Management prior to joining Investec in 2005.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
R&M UK Equity Smaller Companies A Inc
Initial charge5.25%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.55%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.65%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price293.97
CurrencyGBX
Price updated21/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeR296
R&M UK Equity Smaller Companies B Acc
Initial charge5.25%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£25,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.15%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1779.12
CurrencyGBX
Price updated21/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeR297
R&M UK Equity Smaller Companies B Inc
Initial charge5.25%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.79%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price430.09
CurrencyGBX
Price updated21/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJPQM
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