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 01/06/2014
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
41.5%
1 Year rank in sector
16/359
Sector
PN Europe Excluding UK
Yield
-
Fund size
£34m (£30m 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.
123
Bid price
179.2
Offer price
179.2
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Scot Eq Neptune Eur Opps Pn60.6%
Zurich Nept EuroOppsPn60.6%
RLP EurSpl(NeptuneEurpOpp)Pn59.4%
SIP Neptune Eurpn Opps Pn54.7%
L&G Neptune European Opps Pn54.1%
...more in PN Europe Excluding UK

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Germany23.3%
    France19.5%
    Spain11.6%
    Netherlands10.6%
    Belgium6.3%
  • Financials32.4%
    Telecommunications19.5%
    Industrials11.9%
    Consumer Goods9.2%
    Technology6.7%
  • German Equities23.3%
    French Equities19.5%
    Spanish Equities11.6%
    Dutch Equities10.6%
    Belgian Equities6.3%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund9.8%7.1%18.8%41.5%41%91.8%
Sector6.7%7.6%16.9%32.2%37.9%111.1%
Rank within sector7 / 365254 / 36577 / 36316 / 35987 / 337283 / 313
Quartile1st3rd1st1st2nd4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund10%24.2%11.3%-11.8%19.2%
Sector10.3%15.8%9.4%-0.2%25.6%
Rank within sector223 / 36321 / 35292 / 346333 / 334289 / 323
Quartile3rd1st2nd4th4th
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.
0.23
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.
0.97
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.
0.53
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%.
12.03
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.
4.7
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.
-0.03
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.
0.84
Price movement
52 week high179.5
52 week low125.9
Current bid price179.2
Current offer price179.2
Current mid price-
Region
1Germany23.29%
2France19.48%
3Spain11.6%
4Netherlands10.62%
5Belgium6.34%
6Austria6.12%
7Switzerland4.96%
8Denmark4.94%
9Sweden4.77%
Industry sector
1Financials32.44%
2Telecommunications19.49%
3Industrials11.95%
4Consumer Goods9.18%
5Technology6.71%
6Basic Materials6.5%
7Health Care5.05%
8Oil & Gas3.32%
9Money Market2.75%
Asset type
1German Equities23.29%
2French Equities19.48%
3Spanish Equities11.6%
4Dutch Equities10.62%
5Belgian Equities6.34%
6Austrian Equities6.12%
7Swiss Equities4.96%
8Danish Equities4.94%
9Swedish Equities4.77%
Individual holdings
1KBC GROUPE SA4.32%
2BAYER AG4.18%
3ORANGE SA4.07%
4KONINKLIJKE KPN NV4%
5ING GROEP N.V.3.97%
6DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG3.83%
7CONTINENTAL AG3.57%
8AURELIUS SE & CO. KGAA3.35%
9TELEPERFORMANCE3.3%
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 Sym01/06/2014James 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 price172.2
Offer price181.2
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/05/2017
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 price179.2
Offer price179.2
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/05/2017
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 price192.7
Offer price192.7
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBGF5
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