Fact sheet: SF Cautious

Fund information
Fund name
SF Cautious
Fund manager company
Sharefunds
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Andy Parsonssince 03/03/2008
  • Sheridan Admanssince 03/03/2008
Fund objective
The Cautious Fund aims to achieve a combination of income distributions of approximately 4% per annum and capital growth in excess of the IMA Mixed Investment 20-60% Shares Index, primarily through investment in a portfolio of collective investment schemes, investment trusts and closed-ended investment companies (together, “Collective Investment Vehicles”) providing diversification across a range of underlying assets.
Benchmark
  • IA Mixed Investment 20%-60% Shares
Investment style
Balanced
Investment method
None
Quick stats
1 Year return
2.8%
1 Year rank in sector
187/204
Sector
UT Mixed Investment 20%-60% Shares
Yield
2.6%
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.
2%
Fund size
£21m (£16m 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.
47
Mid price
117.1968
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
AXA Global Distribution19.2%
S&W The Magpie18.8%
SVS TPI Balanced 216.1%
Investec Caut Mgd15.6%
Omnis Multi-Asset Income15.3%
...more in UT Mixed Investment 20%-60% Shares

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK36.1%
    North America20.3%
    International9.8%
    Money Market8.6%
    Europe ex UK7.7%
  • Health Care10.8%
    Financials10.1%
    Consumer Products9.5%
    Money Market8.9%
    Others8.8%
  • UK Equities24.6%
    Global Fixed Interest24.5%
    North American Equities13.8%
    Money Market9%
    UK Fixed Interest8.5%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-2.3%-2.4%1%2.8%17%44.2%
Sector-0.7%-1%5.5%7.1%15.5%34.5%
Rank within sector210 / 214181 / 213206 / 211187 / 20490 / 17337 / 144
Quartile4th4th4th4th3rd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund2.8%7.4%4%14%10.9%
Sector7.4%1.2%5%9%8%
Rank within sector190 / 2042 / 190135 / 17519 / 16146 / 145
Quartile4th1st4th1st2nd
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.
1.69
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.
0.81
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.
0.44
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%.
4.89
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.
2.62
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.
0.3
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.
0.76
Price movement
52 week high122.58
52 week low107.66
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price117.2
Region
1UK36.12%
2North America20.32%
3International9.84%
4Money Market8.61%
5Europe ex UK7.68%
6Japan6.57%
7Europe4.37%
8Asia Pacific3.51%
9Americas1.3%
Industry sector
1Health Care10.78%
2Financials10.13%
3Consumer Products9.46%
4Money Market8.91%
5Others8.76%
6Telecom, Media & Technology7.02%
7Industrials5.74%
8Corporate Bonds5.33%
9Government Bonds5.15%
Asset type
1UK Equities24.6%
2Global Fixed Interest24.51%
3North American Equities13.82%
4Money Market8.95%
5UK Fixed Interest8.5%
6Japanese Equities5.37%
7European Equities4.85%
8International Equities4.53%
9Commodity & Energy2%
Individual holdings
1RATHBONE INCOME R INC12.74%
2CF WOODFORD EQUITY INCOME C INC GBP10.83%
3GAM STAR CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES GBP ACC9.27%
4INVESCO FD MGRS IP UK STRATEGI7.05%
5JPMORGAN ASSET MANAGEMENT UK LTD US EQUITY INCOME FD6.84%
6JUPITER STRATEGIC BOND INC6.73%
7FUNDSMITH EQTY I NAV4.7%
8OLD MUTUAL GBL EQTY ABSOLUTE R4.47%
9FIRST STATE INVESTMENT GLOBAL4.32%
Management
Fund manager group
Sharefunds
Fund manager company
Sharefunds
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The Cautious Fund aims to achieve a combination of income distributions of approximately 4% per annum and capital growth in excess of the IMA Mixed Investment 20-60% Shares Index, primarily through investment in a portfolio of collective investment schemes, investment trusts and closed-ended investment companies (together, “Collective Investment Vehicles”) providing diversification across a range of underlying assets.
Benchmark
  • IA Mixed Investment 20%-60% Shares
Investment style
Balanced
Investment method
None
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Andy Parsons03/03/2008Andy is Head of Investment Research & Advisory Services at The Share Centre. He is a Chartered Member of the CISI and holds the Certificate in Investment Management, the Investment Compliance Diploma and PCIAM through the CISI. He was instrumental in establishing The Share Centres preferred range of funds known as the Platinum 120.
Sheridan Admans03/03/2008Sheridan completed a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) before undertaking his Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment Diploma. He is a Chartered Fellow of the CISI. He also undertakes the role of Investment Research Manager at The Share Centre managing a team of equity analysts.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
SF Cautious
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£25
Min regular saving£10
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)2%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price117.1968
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBAF1
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