Fact sheet: Schroder Asian Alpha Plus

Fund information
Fund name
Schroder Asian Alpha Plus Z Acc
Fund manager company
Schroder UT Managers
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund manager
  • Matthew Dobbssince 30/11/2007
Fund objective
The Fund's investment objective is to maximise capital growth through investment in securities with the emphasis on companies in the Asia (ex Japan) region. Fixed interest securities and real estate investment trusts (REITs) may be included in the portfolio. Investments will be primarily in directly held transferable securities. The fund may also invest in collective investment schemes, cash, deposits, derivatives, warrants and money market instruments.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia ex Japan (NDR)
Investment style
Concentrated,Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
39.9%
1 Year rank in sector
11/65
Sector
UT Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
Yield
1%
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.
0.96%
Fund size
£627m (£490m 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.
116
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Invesco Perp Asian49%
Old Mutual Invesco Perp Asn47.3%
Marlborough Far East Growth44.9%
Old Mutual Asia Pacific42.5%
JPM Institutional Asia42.1%
...more in UT Asia Pacific Excluding Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • China23.6%
    Hong Kong20.6%
    Korea17.3%
    Taiwan12.3%
    India10.3%
  • Information Technology34.3%
    Financials17.8%
    Consumer Discretionary14.8%
    Real Estate8.9%
    Industrials8%
  • Chinese Equities23.6%
    Hong Kong Equities20.6%
    South Korean Equities17.3%
    Taiwanese Equities12.3%
    Indian Equities10.3%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund3.4%16.4%11.9%39.9%62.6%69.2%
Sector2%12.5%10.4%35.4%51.4%61.4%
Rank within sector5 / 652 / 6520 / 6511 / 6512 / 5717 / 51
Quartile1st1st2nd1st1st2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund14.5%25.8%-0.9%11.6%-1.4%
Sector10.9%27.3%-3.8%9.2%3.4%
Rank within sector2 / 6541 / 6317 / 6117 / 5742 / 51
Quartile1st3rd2nd2nd4th
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.
2.24
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.
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.
0.87
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%.
14.37
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.
3.52
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.
0.67
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.
0.94
Price movement
52 week high88.31
52 week low58.11
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price87.51
Region
1China23.55%
2Hong Kong20.58%
3Korea17.29%
4Taiwan12.28%
5India10.34%
6UK4.56%
7Thailand3.82%
8Indonesia2.53%
9Singapore2.03%
Industry sector
1Information Technology34.3%
2Financials17.8%
3Consumer Discretionary14.84%
4Real Estate8.92%
5Industrials7.98%
6Materials5.03%
7Health Care3.67%
8Others2.53%
9Energy2.42%
Asset type
1Chinese Equities23.55%
2Hong Kong Equities20.58%
3South Korean Equities17.29%
4Taiwanese Equities12.28%
5Indian Equities10.34%
6UK Equities4.56%
7Thai Equities3.82%
8Indonesian Equities2.53%
9Singapore Equities2.03%
Individual holdings
1TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING6.59%
2TENCENT HLDGS LTD5.12%
3ALIBABA GROUP HLDG LTD5%
4AIA GROUP LTD4.27%
5SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO GDR EACH REP 1/2 KRW5000(REG`S`/144A)3.38%
6CHINA PACIFIC INSURANCE GRP CO LTD3.01%
7LG CHEM3%
8JARDINE STRATEGIC HLDGS2.85%
9HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY2.66%
Management
Fund manager group
Schroders
Fund manager company
Schroder UT Managers
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The Fund's investment objective is to maximise capital growth through investment in securities with the emphasis on companies in the Asia (ex Japan) region. Fixed interest securities and real estate investment trusts (REITs) may be included in the portfolio. Investments will be primarily in directly held transferable securities. The fund may also invest in collective investment schemes, cash, deposits, derivatives, warrants and money market instruments.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia ex Japan (NDR)
Investment style
Concentrated,Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Matthew Dobbs30/11/2007Matthew Dobbs joined Schroders in 1981 as an equity analyst, with secondments to both New York and Singapore. He has managed Asian equity portfolios since 1985, and the Schroder AsiaPacific Fund since its launch in 1995. He is currently based in Schroders' London office, and is a Director of Schroder Investment Management Limited. Matthew has a Degree in History and Economics.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Schroder Asian Alpha Plus Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.71%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.71%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price125.4
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeASY9
Schroder Asian Alpha Plus Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.71%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.71%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price120.3
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeASY8
Schroder Asian Alpha Plus L Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.68%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.89%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price79.39
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJOWB
Schroder Asian Alpha Plus L Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.68%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.89%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price76.83
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJOWC
Schroder Asian Alpha Plus Z Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£100,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.96%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.96%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price87.51
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNNC6
Schroder Asian Alpha Plus Z Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£100,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.96%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.96%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price82.73
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNNC5
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