Fact sheet: SVM Continental Europe

Fund information
Fund name
SVM Continental Europe B
Fund manager company
SVM Asset Management Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Alasdair Birchsince 01/01/2014
  • Hugh Cuthbertsince 23/01/2006
Fund objective
The aim of the Fund is to achieve medium to long-term capital growth from a tightly controlled list of European stocks and other permitted securities. The Fund aims to outperform the FTSE World Europe ex UK Index.
Benchmark
  • FTSE World Europe EX UK
Investment style
Active,Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
12.2%
1 Year rank in sector
61/97
Sector
UT Europe Excluding UK
Yield
0.5%
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.
1.23%
Fund size
£22m (£18m 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.
101
Mid price
483.5
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Marlborough Eurpn Multi-Cap32%
Neptune European Opps28.3%
Invesco Perp European Equity21.7%
Schroder Eurpn Alpha Plus21.7%
Liontrust European Growth21.1%
...more in UT Europe Excluding UK

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Germany22%
    France20.7%
    Switzerland12%
    Italy10.7%
    Denmark7.4%
  • Financials34.2%
    Industrials15.2%
    Technology11.6%
    Consumer Services10.6%
    Oil & Gas6.8%
  • German Equities22%
    French Equities20.7%
    Swiss Equities12%
    Italian Equities10.7%
    Danish Equities7.4%

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.6%2.9%8.8%12.2%37.5%97.5%
Sector-0.9%0.2%9.5%12.9%25.3%80.3%
Rank within sector33 / 10114 / 10058 / 9961 / 979 / 8715 / 79
Quartile2nd1st3rd3rd1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund9.3%17.9%1.9%29.9%19.6%
Sector11.5%9.1%-0.7%27.3%19.2%
Rank within sector70 / 985 / 9115 / 8717 / 8139 / 79
Quartile3rd1st1st1st2nd
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.
3.06
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
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.
0.49
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%.
12.07
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.
5.32
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.
0.55
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.
0.8
Price movement
52 week high501.7
52 week low382
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price483.5
Region
1Germany21.99%
2France20.73%
3Switzerland11.96%
4Italy10.74%
5Denmark7.38%
6Finland7.37%
7Netherlands6.46%
8Money Market5.19%
9Luxembourg2.89%
Industry sector
1Financials34.24%
2Industrials15.19%
3Technology11.57%
4Consumer Services10.57%
5Oil & Gas6.81%
6Basic Materials6.09%
7Health Care5.28%
8Money Market5.19%
9Telecommunications3.48%
Asset type
1German Equities21.99%
2French Equities20.73%
3Swiss Equities11.96%
4Italian Equities10.74%
5Danish Equities7.38%
6Finnish Equities7.37%
7Dutch Equities6.46%
8Money Market5.19%
9Luxembourg Equities2.89%
Individual holdings
1AXA5.12%
2DANSKE BANK A/S4.47%
3TOTAL SA4.34%
4UNITED INTERNET AG4.12%
5PARTNERS GROUP HOLDING4.06%
6ING GROEP N.V.3.99%
7METSA BOARD OYJ3.56%
8CAIRO COMMUNICATIONS3.52%
9AURELIUS SE & CO. KGAA3.48%
Management
Fund manager group
SVM Asset Management
Fund manager company
SVM Asset Management Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The aim of the Fund is to achieve medium to long-term capital growth from a tightly controlled list of European stocks and other permitted securities. The Fund aims to outperform the FTSE World Europe ex UK Index.
Benchmark
  • FTSE World Europe EX UK
Investment style
Active,Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Alasdair Birch01/01/2014Alasdair Birch, formerly European investment analyst, has been promoted to deputy manager on the £17m SVM Continental Europe fund, managed by Cuthbert.He joined SVM in 2012 from BNP Paribas Investment Partners, where he was a portfolio manager within the European mid and small cap team.
Hugh Cuthbert23/01/2006Hugh is lead manager of SVM Continental Europe Fund and co manager of SVM All Europe SRI Fund. Prior to joining SVM, he spent five years with Kempen Capital Management where he was responsible for the management of pan European equities.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
SVM Continental Europe A
Initial charge5.25%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£200
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.99%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.98%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price436
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeS520
SVM Continental Europe B
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£250,000
Min regular saving£200
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.23%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.23%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price483.5
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeS521
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