Fact sheet: Sarasin Food & Agri Opp

Fund information
Fund name
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities P Acc
Fund manager company
Sarasin Investment Funds Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Henry Bouchersince 30/03/2008
  • Ed Baileysince 01/01/2012
Accolades
Fund objective
The Fund seeks to achieve long-term capital growth through investment in food and agriculture companies from across the world.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
28.9%
1 Year rank in sector
24/123
Sector
UT Specialist
Yield
1.5%
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.
0.99%
Fund size
£107m (£92m 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.
96
Mid price
162.2
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Europe ex UK30%
    North America27.6%
    Global Emerging Markets16%
    UK12.4%
    Pacific ex-Japan11%
  • Consumer Staples55.1%
    Materials23.2%
    Industrials14.2%
    Consumer Discretionary3.4%
    Health Care2.7%
  • Equities96.3%
    Alternative Investment Strategies2.3%
    Money Market1.4%

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.2%2.1%15.8%28.9%37.1%56.6%
Sector-3.5%-0.5%10%16%14.1%25.5%
Rank within sector52 / 12426 / 12532 / 12524 / 12314 / 11424 / 91
Quartile2nd1st2nd1st1st2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund28.8%-2.2%8.2%4%12.6%
Sector18%-4.5%1.2%4.5%7.5%
Rank within sector27 / 12473 / 11928 / 11560 / 10531 / 91
Quartile1st3rd1st3rd2nd
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.
6.24
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.
0.9
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.
0.76
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%.
10.55
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.
5.71
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.
0.96
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.
0.71
Price movement
52 week high168.6
52 week low118.7
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price162.2
Region
1Europe ex UK30%
2North America27.6%
3Global Emerging Markets16%
4UK12.4%
5Pacific ex-Japan11%
6Japan3%
Industry sector
1Consumer Staples55.1%
2Materials23.2%
3Industrials14.2%
4Consumer Discretionary3.4%
5Health Care2.7%
6Information Technology1.4%
Asset type
1Equities96.3%
2Alternative Investment Strategies2.3%
3Money Market1.4%
Individual holdings
1MARINE HARVEST5.3%
2LEROY SEAFOOD GROUP4.7%
3TREASURY WINE ESTATES LTD4.2%
4POTASH CORP OF SASKATCHEWAN INC3.3%
5MOSAIC CO(THE)3.2%
6OCADO GROUP PLC3.2%
7AGCO CORP3%
8KUBOTA CORP3%
9BARRY CALLEBAUT AG2.9%
Management
Fund manager group
Sarasin
Fund manager company
Sarasin Investment Funds Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The Fund seeks to achieve long-term capital growth through investment in food and agriculture companies from across the world.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Henry Boucher30/03/2008Henry started his career in finance in 1983. Specialising in asset allocation and equity fund management, he has managed a wide variety of funds, including unit trusts, pensions, life funds and charities. He is also a co-author of the Sarasin Compendium of Investment, a reference book for trustees published biennially, which covers all the major asset classes and is designed to put investment trends in a longer-term context. Henry is Deputy Chief Investment Officer, focused on global equities. He is also responsible for Sustainable Investment at Sarasin & Partners and for the Food & Agriculture Opportunities team.
Ed Bailey01/01/2012Ed joined Sarasin to provide research coverage of food and agricultural equities in 2008 and assumed fund management responsibilities for the Food and Agriculture Opportunities Fund in 2012. Prior to this he spent two years in the equity sales team at Goldman Sachs following his graduation from Durham University in 2005.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Guernsey, Ireland, Jersey, Sweden
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities A Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.74%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.74%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price157.1
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBGH2
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities A Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.74%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.74%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price146.1
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBGH1
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities F Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.24%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.24%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price159.4
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGSJF
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities F Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.24%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.24%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price146.1
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGSJG
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities I Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.09%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price164.9
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBGH4
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities I Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.09%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price151.1
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBGH3
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities P Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.99%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.99%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price162.2
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGSJL
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities P Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.99%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.99%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price148.9
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGSJM
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