Fact sheet: SW Blkrck UK sm Cos Pn

Fund information
Fund name
SW BlackRock UK Smaller Companies Pension Series 2
Fund manager company
Scottish Widows Limited
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Roland Arnoldsince 26/03/2015
Underlying fund
BlackRock UK Sm Cos
Fund objective
The fund aims for long-term growth by investing in UK smaller companies which the Fund Manager considers to have above average long-term growth prospects. The fund invests solely through the BlackRock UK Smaller Companies Unit Trust.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
18.8%
1 Year rank in sector
58/107
Sector
PN UK Smaller Companies
Yield
-
Fund size
£85m (£89m 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.
73
Bid price
612.1
Offer price
612.1
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
OMW Liontrust UK Sm Cos27.6%
FL Schroder UK Sm Cos EP27%
OMW Invesco Perp UK SmCos Eq26.1%
FL Old Mutual UK Sm Cos Pn25.7%
Zurich Schroder UK Sm Cos Pn25.6%
...more in PN UK Smaller Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK97.7%
    Money Market2.3%
  • Industrials27.6%
    Consumer Services23%
    Financials15.3%
    Basic Materials10.2%
    Consumer Goods7.7%
  • UK Equities96.5%
    Money Market3.5%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund2%4.8%13.9%18.8%16.3%90.3%
Sector3.3%6.4%16.3%18%22.4%104.8%
Rank within sector99 / 11376 / 11275 / 11158 / 10775 / 10375 / 96
Quartile4th3rd3rd3rd3rd4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund1.3%8.6%16.5%-7.3%39.9%
Sector2.3%7.1%17.6%-2.3%37.9%
Rank within sector93 / 11352 / 10770 / 10691 / 10344 / 102
Quartile4th2nd3rd4th2nd
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.
-1.61
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.
1.01
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.
0.17
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%.
11.72
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.
3.09
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.
-0.52
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.
0.93
Price movement
52 week high617.2
52 week low493.7
Current bid price612.1
Current offer price612.1
Current mid price-
Region
1UK97.7%
2Money Market2.3%
Industry sector
1Industrials27.64%
2Consumer Services23.03%
3Financials15.31%
4Basic Materials10.23%
5Consumer Goods7.68%
6Health Care5.77%
7Technology4.71%
8Oil & Gas3.33%
9Money Market2.3%
Asset type
1UK Equities96.53%
2Money Market3.47%
Individual holdings
1CVS GROUP PLC3.01%
2SCAPA GROUP PLC2.84%
3RESTORE PLC2.83%
44IMPRINT GROUP PLC2.82%
5FEVERTREE DRINKS PLC2.52%
6YOUGOV2.51%
7DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS2.06%
8JOHNSON SERVICE GROUP PLC2.03%
9SANNE GROUP PLC1.99%
Management
Fund manager group
Scottish Widows
Fund manager company
Scottish Widows Limited
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The fund aims for long-term growth by investing in UK smaller companies which the Fund Manager considers to have above average long-term growth prospects. The fund invests solely through the BlackRock UK Smaller Companies Unit Trust.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Roland Arnold26/03/2015Roland Arnold, Director and Portfolio Manager, is a member of the UK Equity team in the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. Mr Arnold's primary responsibility is managing small and mid cap UK equity portfolios, with a sector emphasis on Technology.Mr Arnold's service with the firm dates back to 2000, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Prior to joining MLIM in 2000, Mr Arnold worked at a UK retail bank as a performance and credit analyst. Mr Arnold earned a BA (Hones) in Economics and Management from Leeds University in 1998.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
SW BlackRock UK Smaller Companies Pension Series 1
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.88%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.76%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.75%
Bid price592.7
Offer price623.9
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/01/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeSW88
SW BlackRock UK Smaller Companies Pension Series 2
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.88%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.87%
Bid price612.1
Offer price612.1
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/01/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeSW85
SW BlackRock UK Smaller Companies Pension Series 4
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.9%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.08%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.07%
Bid price274.5
Offer price274.5
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE497
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