Fact sheet: Royal Bank of Scot Balanced Growth

Fund information
Fund name
Royal Bank of Scot Balanced Growth
Fund manager company
Royal Bk of Scotland Coll Inv
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Gavin Counsellsince 31/05/2013
Fund objective
To achieve capital growth over the long term. The Fund has diversified investment predominantly within equities, fixed interest securities, property and cash. Investment will be through other collective investment schemes. Allocations to equities, fixed interest securities, property and cash will vary over time. Equity exposure will be restricted to 85% of the Fund. Investment may also be made in derivatives for hedging purposes.
Benchmark
  • IA Mixed Investment 40% - 85% Shares
Investment style
Aggressive,Growth
Investment method
None
Quick stats
1 Year return
9.3%
1 Year rank in sector
169/268
Sector
UT Mixed Investment 40%-85% Shares
Yield
0.7%
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.
1.98%
Fund size
£763m (£746m 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
Mid price
160.6
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Orbis Gbl Bal35.2%
HSBC Wld Seltn Advntr Pfl23%
FP MA DRP VIII21%
HSBC Gbl Strat Dyn Pfl20.7%
SVS TPI Aggressive 120.2%
...more in UT Mixed Investment 40%-85% Shares

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK30.9%
    Europe22%
    North America17.3%
    Money Market8.9%
    Others6%
  • Fixed Interest17.6%
    Financials15.6%
    Consumer Services10.6%
    Industrials10.4%
    Consumer Goods10.3%
  • International Equities45.1%
    UK Equities21.2%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents8.9%
    Global Fixed Interest7.9%
    Property6.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.2%-0.2%7.6%9.3%20.9%50.9%
Sector-0.2%0.3%8.4%10%20.1%45.3%
Rank within sector164 / 280178 / 279173 / 276169 / 268131 / 24085 / 207
Quartile3rd3rd3rd3rd3rd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund9.2%3.2%5%15.4%11%
Sector10.1%2.2%5%13.5%9%
Rank within sector170 / 26893 / 252141 / 24292 / 22470 / 207
Quartile3rd2nd3rd2nd2nd
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.
-0.24
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.
1.04
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.
0.34
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%.
7.49
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.
1.65
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.
-0.03
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.
0.95
Price movement
52 week high165.5
52 week low134.4
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price160.6
Region
1UK30.9%
2Europe22%
3North America17.3%
4Money Market8.9%
5Others6%
6Japan5.3%
7Emerging Asia4.1%
8Asia1.8%
9Central & S America1.2%
Industry sector
1Fixed Interest17.6%
2Financials15.6%
3Consumer Services10.6%
4Industrials10.4%
5Consumer Goods10.3%
6Cash & Cash Equivalents8.9%
7Others7.7%
8Technology5.6%
9Health Care5.2%
Asset type
1International Equities45.1%
2UK Equities21.2%
3Cash & Cash Equivalents8.9%
4Global Fixed Interest7.9%
5Property6.1%
6UK Gilts5.5%
7UK Corporate Fixed Interest4.3%
8Others1%
Individual holdings
1AVIVA INV PROPERTY TRUST 1 ACC3.4%
2TREASURY 1.5% GILT 22/07/26 GBP0.011.3%
3GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC1.1%
4RELX NV1%
5AVIVA INV EUROPEAN PROPERTY I INC GBP0.9%
6HSBC HOLDINGS PLC0.9%
7BP PLC0.8%
8NOVARTIS AG0.8%
9ROYAL DUTCH SHELL0.8%
Management
Fund manager group
Royal Bank of Scotland
Fund manager company
Royal Bk of Scotland Coll Inv
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
To achieve capital growth over the long term. The Fund has diversified investment predominantly within equities, fixed interest securities, property and cash. Investment will be through other collective investment schemes. Allocations to equities, fixed interest securities, property and cash will vary over time. Equity exposure will be restricted to 85% of the Fund. Investment may also be made in derivatives for hedging purposes.
Benchmark
  • IA Mixed Investment 40% - 85% Shares
Investment style
Aggressive,Growth
Investment method
None
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Gavin Counsell31/05/2013Gavin is responsible for managing a range of multi-asset funds. Joined the investment industry in 2000, and joined Aviva Investors in 2012. Prior to joining Aviva Investors, Gavin was a Senior Investment Consultant at Towers Watson within the Strategy team. Within this role Gavin provided strategic investment advice to pension scheme trustees; schemes with assets ranging from several hundred million to multi-billion. This included providing portfolio construction analysis and asset allocation advice, to achieve both target returns and diverse risk exposures. Before joining Towers Watson, he worked as a Pensions and Investment Consultant for Aon Consulting, between 2000 and 2007, focusing on asset liability modelling studies, asset allocation, portfolio structuring and performance analytics. Gavin is a qualified Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. He also holds a Master of Mathematics degree from the University of Warwick.
Compliance
IA Recognised, Non UCITS Retail Scheme
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Royal Bank of Scot Balanced Growth
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.2%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£250
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.98%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.2%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price160.6
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeC1S9
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