Fact sheet: SJP Asia Pacific

Fund information
Fund name
SJP Asia Pacific L Acc
Fund manager company
St. Jamess Place UT Group Ltd
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Martin Lausince 09/10/2016
  • Alistair Thompsonsince 09/10/2016
Fund objective
Aims to provide capital appreciation over the medium to long term through investment across the Far East region, including Japan.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia Pacific
Investment style
Value
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
36.4%
1 Year rank in sector
5/5
Sector
UT Asia Pacific Including Japan
Yield
0.9%
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.
1.62%
Fund size
£527m (£389m 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.
113
Bid price
604.9
Offer price
636.7
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Invesco Perp Pacific44.7%
Aberdeen Asia Pcfc & Jpn Eqty42.8%
Baillie Gifford Devd Asia Pac41.8%
Smith & Williamson Far Estn IandG37%
SJP Asia Pacific36.4%
...more in UT Asia Pacific Including Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • India12.9%
    Australia12.7%
    Hong Kong11.4%
    Taiwan11.1%
    Korea9.6%
  • Financials28%
    Information Technology19%
    Consumer Staples10.9%
    Health Care10.8%
    Industrials10%
  • Indian Equities12.9%
    Australian Equities12.7%
    Hong Kong Equities11.5%
    Taiwanese Equities11.1%
    South Korean Equities9.6%

Fund also available on these pension platforms:

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund7%-2.9%8.3%36.4%32.8%44.1%
Sector6%-0.5%12.5%40.5%44.6%66.4%
Rank within sector5 / 77 / 75 / 65 / 55 / 55 / 5
Quartile3rd4th4th4th4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund5.3%21.1%-4.5%8.1%-2.9%
Sector4.6%26.4%3.1%5.6%7.6%
Rank within sector6 / 75 / 54 / 52 / 55 / 5
Quartile4th4th4th2nd4th
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.
-4.23
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.
1.99
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.
0.3
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%.
14.3
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.
9.92
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.
0.12
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.
0.69
Price movement
52 week high632.2
52 week low420.3
Current bid price604.9
Current offer price636.7
Current mid price-
Region
1India12.93%
2Australia12.66%
3Hong Kong11.43%
4Taiwan11.13%
5Korea9.56%
6Japan9.51%
7Cayman Islands8.67%
8Singapore7.99%
9Bermuda4.31%
Industry sector
1Financials28.03%
2Information Technology18.99%
3Consumer Staples10.91%
4Health Care10.85%
5Industrials9.95%
6Others6.2%
7Materials5.28%
8Consumer Discretionary4.31%
9Utilities3.03%
Asset type
1Indian Equities12.93%
2Australian Equities12.67%
3Hong Kong Equities11.48%
4Taiwanese Equities11.13%
5South Korean Equities9.56%
6Japanese Equities9.55%
7American Emerging Equities8.67%
8Singapore Equities8.11%
9North American Equities4.31%
Individual holdings
1CK HUTCHISON HLDGS LTD5.75%
2TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING5.12%
3CSL4.85%
4HDFC BANK LTD4.15%
5BRAMBLES LTD3.69%
6INFOSYS LTD3.47%
7OVERSEA-CHINESE BANKING CORP3.18%
8DR REDDYS LABORATORIES3.17%
9NEWCREST MINING3.05%
Management
Fund manager group
St James Place
Fund manager company
St. Jamess Place UT Group Ltd
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
Aims to provide capital appreciation over the medium to long term through investment across the Far East region, including Japan.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia Pacific
Investment style
Value
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Martin Lau09/10/2016Martin Lau is a Managing Partner of First State Stewart Asia, part of First State Investments. Martin has more than 20 years of experience in managing Asia Pacific and Greater China portfolios. He joined the FSSA team in April 2002 and is based in Hong Kong. Martin is the lead manager of a number of First State funds: the First State Asian Equity Plus Fund, the First State Asian Bridge Fund, the First State Asia Pacific All Cap Fund, the First State New Era PRC Fund, the First State China Growth Fund, the First State Greater China Growth Fund and the First State Hong Kong Growth Fund. He is also co-manager of the Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies Trust in the UK. Martin graduated from Cambridge University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters degree in Engineering. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Alistair Thompson09/10/2016Alistair Thompson joined First State’s Asia Pacific/ Global Emerging Markets team in January 2003 in the role of Senior Portfolio Manager for Asia Pacific Equity. Alistair plays a supporting role in the management of Global Emerging Markets product, and has specific responsibility for research on Australasian companies. Following the merger of the Edinburgh-based Asia Pacific team with the Hong Kong and Singapore Asian teams in September 2003, Alistair relocated to Singapore in December 2003. Alistair joined First State from Edinburgh Fund Managers where he worked for nine years and was Head of Asia Pacific (ex Japan). Alistair was the portfolio manager for a range of open ended funds and a leading investment trust. Prior to joining Edinburgh Fund Managers in November 1993, he worked for CIM Fund Managers where he started managing their money market funds from 1990 and their Asian funds from 1992, having joined the firm in 1989. Alistair holds a Diploma in Fund Management from the Securities Institute of London.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Hong Kong
SJP Asia Pacific H Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price604.9
Offer price636.7
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNGRT
SJP Asia Pacific L Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,500
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.62%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.63%
Bid price604.9
Offer price636.7
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIS03
SJP Asia Pacific L Inc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,500
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.62%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.63%
Bid price510
Offer price536.8
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIS02
SJP Asia Pacific Y Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price604.9
Offer price636.7
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNGRU
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