Fact sheet: SL BlackRock Asc Life US Eq Pn

Fund information
Fund name
SL BlackRock Ascent Life US Equity Pn S3
Fund manager company
Standard Life Assurance Co
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund manager
No data available.
Underlying fund
BlackRock Ascent Lf US Eq Pn
Fund objective
To invest in the shares of US companies and aims to achieve returns that are 1% or more per year above the FTSE All-World USA Index.
Benchmark
  • FTSE World USA
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
44.3%
1 Year rank in sector
164/307
Sector
PN North America
Yield
-
Fund size
£1,895m
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.
106
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA100%
    Money Market0%
  • Information Technology21.5%
    Financials14.6%
    Health Care13.7%
    Consumer Discretionary13.1%
    Industrials10%
  • US Equities100%
    Money Market0%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.1%7.9%13.5%44.3%73.7%127.2%
Sector0.9%8.2%13.3%45.3%69.3%117.1%
Rank within sector215 / 321170 / 320139 / 317164 / 307127 / 29398 / 270
Quartile3rd3rd2nd3rd2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund2.6%32.4%3.9%20.8%29.4%
Sector3.4%30.9%4.4%18.7%29.2%
Rank within sector218 / 321141 / 306166 / 30187 / 293148 / 281
Quartile3rd2nd3rd2nd3rd
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.
-0.29
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.
1.06
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.
1.29
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%.
12.27
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.
2.14
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.
0.33
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.
0.97
Price movement
52 week high330.9
52 week low229.6
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price329.6
Region
1USA99.99%
2Money Market0.01%
Industry sector
1Information Technology21.5%
2Financials14.6%
3Health Care13.69%
4Consumer Discretionary13.05%
5Industrials10.03%
6Consumer Staples8.77%
7Energy6.97%
8Real Estate3.41%
9Utilities3.31%
Asset type
1US Equities99.99%
2Money Market0.01%
Individual holdings
1APPLE INC2.85%
2MICROSOFT CORP2.54%
3JPMORGAN CHASE & CO2%
4BANK OF AMERICA CORP1.98%
5JOHNSON & JOHNSON1.85%
6FACEBOOK INC1.72%
7UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC1.66%
8ALPHABET INC1.55%
9ALTRIA GROUP INC1.51%
Management
Fund manager group
Standard Life Investments
Fund manager company
Standard Life Assurance Co
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
To invest in the shares of US companies and aims to achieve returns that are 1% or more per year above the FTSE All-World USA Index.
Benchmark
  • FTSE World USA
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund manager
No data available.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
SL BlackRock Ascent Life US Equity Pn S3
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.54%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price329.6
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/02/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZR67
SL BlackRock Ascent Life US Equity Pn S4
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.54%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price329.7
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZR68
SL BlackRock Ascent Life US Equity Pn S5
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.04%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price354.3139
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE715
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