Fact sheet: SW Schr EurpenAlphaPls Pn

Fund information
Fund name
SW Schroder European Alpha Plus Pension Series 2
Fund manager company
Scottish Widows Limited
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • James Symsince 31/05/2014
Underlying fund
Schroder Eurpn Alpha Plus
Fund objective
Schroders describe their fund's aim as follows: The fund aims to provide capital growth through investment in European and other companies. The emphasis of the scheme is to invest in European companies. The scheme may also invest in companies headquartered or quoted outside Europe where those companies have material or critical operations within or derive significant business from Europe. Fixed interest securities may be included in the portfolio.
Benchmark
  • FTSE World Series Europe ex UK TR GBP
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
14.5%
1 Year rank in sector
-
Sector
PN Europe Excluding UK
Yield
-
Fund size
£33m (£32m 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.
112
Bid price
148.5
Offer price
148.5
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
OMW Old Mut Euro (ex UK) Sm Cos28.1%
OMW Henderson Euro Sm Cos24.3%
SIP Hend Eurpn Sm Cos Pn24.1%
Guardian Choices European Pn23.4%
L&G JPM Europe Sm Cos Pn19.5%
...more in PN Europe Excluding UK

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • France26.7%
    Germany10.7%
    Italy9%
    Netherlands8.1%
    Switzerland7.4%
  • Financials35.4%
    Industrials14.8%
    Telecommunications9.6%
    Oil & Gas9.5%
    Consumer Goods9.4%
  • French Equities26.7%
    German Equities10.7%
    Italian Equities9%
    Dutch Equities8.1%
    Swiss Equities7.4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-5.7%3.3%12.7%14.5%13.6%60%
Sector-5.8%-0.8%8.9%10.2%20.2%75.9%
Rank within sector------
Quartile
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund14.2%11.3%-11.8%19.2%20.7%
Sector8.6%9.4%-0.2%25.6%19.2%
Rank within sector-----
Quartile
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.
-1.8
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.
1.02
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.
0.24
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%.
11.79
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.
4.88
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.
-0.37
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.
0.82
Price movement
52 week high157.9
52 week low113
Current bid price148.5
Current offer price148.5
Current mid price-
Region
1France26.74%
2Germany10.67%
3Italy8.96%
4Netherlands8.15%
5Switzerland7.42%
6Spain6.93%
7Sweden6.38%
8Denmark5.2%
9Belgium4.66%
Industry sector
1Financials35.41%
2Industrials14.82%
3Telecommunications9.62%
4Oil & Gas9.51%
5Consumer Goods9.44%
6Consumer Services7.69%
7Health Care4.3%
8Money Market3.85%
9Technology3.14%
Asset type
1French Equities26.74%
2German Equities10.67%
3Italian Equities8.96%
4Dutch Equities8.15%
5Swiss Equities7.42%
6Spanish Equities6.93%
7Swedish Equities6.38%
8Danish Equities5.2%
9Belgian Equities4.66%
Individual holdings
1ENI4.94%
2ORANGE SA4.88%
3AXA4.42%
4SWEDBANK AB4.1%
5AURELIUS SE & CO. KGAA3.58%
6DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG3.38%
7NOVARTIS AG3.19%
8TKH GROUP3.01%
9KBC GROUPE SA2.96%
Management
Fund manager group
Scottish Widows
Fund manager company
Scottish Widows Limited
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
Schroders describe their fund's aim as follows: The fund aims to provide capital growth through investment in European and other companies. The emphasis of the scheme is to invest in European companies. The scheme may also invest in companies headquartered or quoted outside Europe where those companies have material or critical operations within or derive significant business from Europe. Fixed interest securities may be included in the portfolio.
Benchmark
  • FTSE World Series Europe ex UK TR GBP
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
James Sym31/05/2014James Sym joined Cazenove Capital in 2007. He is a member of the pan-European equity team initially as a UK equity analyst, moving to the European desk in January 2012 with a primary focus to work with Chris Rice on the Cazenove European Income Fund. James was appointed co-manager of this fund on 1st November 2012. He graduated from St John's College, Cambridge with a degree in Natural Sciences (Mineral Physics) and Management Studies and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has 6 years of investment experience.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
SW Schroder European Alpha Plus Pension Series 1
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.88%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.79%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.77%
Bid price142.6
Offer price150.1
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBGF2
SW Schroder European Alpha Plus Pension Series 2
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.91%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.89%
Bid price148.5
Offer price148.5
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBGF3
SW Schroder European Alpha Plus Pension Series 4
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.91%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.11%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.09%
Bid price159
Offer price159
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBGF5
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