Fact sheet: Schroder Eurpn Alpha Plus

Fund information
Fund name
Schroder European Alpha Plus Z Acc
Fund manager company
Schroder UT Managers
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • James Symsince 31/05/2014
Fund objective
The fund's investment objective is to provide capital growth through investment in equity and equity related securities of European companies. At least 80% of the fund will be invested in a concentrated portfolio (typically between 35 and 60 holdings) of large or mid-sized companies listed, incorporated or headquartered in European countries or companies that derive a significant proportion of their revenues from their European business. The fund may also invest in collective investment schemes, fixed interest securities, warrants, cash, deposits and money market instruments.
Benchmark
  • FTSE World Series Europe ex UK TR GBP
Investment style
Concentrated,Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
35.2%
1 Year rank in sector
3/97
Sector
UT Europe Excluding UK
Yield
1.3%
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.
0.93%
Fund size
£339m (£358m 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
Bid price
86.43
Offer price
86.76
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Neptune European Opps50.5%
Marlborough Eurpn Multi-Cap43.3%
Schroder Eurpn Alpha Plus35.2%
Invesco Perp European Equity34.6%
Schroder Eurpn Alp Inc33.1%
...more in UT Europe Excluding UK

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • France25.4%
    Germany21%
    Switzerland7.8%
    Netherlands7.1%
    Belgium5.9%
  • Financials29.7%
    Industrials14.3%
    Telecommunications12.5%
    Technology8.7%
    Oil & Gas8%
  • French Equities25.4%
    German Equities21%
    Swiss Equities7.8%
    Dutch Equities7.1%
    Belgian Equities5.9%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.5%9.7%14.2%35.2%26.7%67.2%
Sector-0.3%8.2%6.2%24.3%24.7%72.3%
Rank within sector29 / 1019 / 1003 / 993 / 9731 / 8648 / 78
Quartile2nd1st1st1st2nd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund1.2%25.3%12.4%-10.7%20.3%
Sector0.9%16.4%9.1%-0.7%27.3%
Rank within sector35 / 1015 / 9720 / 9086 / 8675 / 80
Quartile2nd1st1st4th4th
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.
0.05
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.
1.04
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%.
12.41
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.
4.82
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.
0.06
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.
0.85
Price movement
52 week high88.38
52 week low65.32
Current bid price86.43
Current offer price86.76
Current mid price-
Region
1France25.35%
2Germany21.02%
3Switzerland7.84%
4Netherlands7.14%
5Belgium5.86%
6Sweden5.57%
7Austria5.31%
8Spain5.2%
9Italy5.16%
Industry sector
1Financials29.74%
2Industrials14.34%
3Telecommunications12.53%
4Technology8.7%
5Oil & Gas8.04%
6Consumer Goods7.85%
7Health Care5.6%
8Consumer Services5.14%
9Money Market4.27%
Asset type
1French Equities25.35%
2German Equities21.02%
3Swiss Equities7.84%
4Dutch Equities7.14%
5Belgian Equities5.86%
6Swedish Equities5.57%
7Austrian Equities5.31%
8Spanish Equities5.2%
9Italian Equities5.16%
Individual holdings
1ORANGE SA5.13%
2NOVARTIS AG4.67%
3DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG4.36%
4ENI4.2%
5KBC GROUPE SA3.52%
6AXA3.5%
7SWEDBANK AB3.39%
8AURELIUS SE & CO. KGAA3.37%
9DRILLISCH AG3.05%
Management
Fund manager group
Schroders
Fund manager company
Schroder UT Managers
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The fund's investment objective is to provide capital growth through investment in equity and equity related securities of European companies. At least 80% of the fund will be invested in a concentrated portfolio (typically between 35 and 60 holdings) of large or mid-sized companies listed, incorporated or headquartered in European countries or companies that derive a significant proportion of their revenues from their European business. The fund may also invest in collective investment schemes, fixed interest securities, warrants, cash, deposits and money market instruments.
Benchmark
  • FTSE World Series Europe ex UK TR GBP
Investment style
Concentrated,Growth
Investment method
Shares
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
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Schroder European Alpha Plus A Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.68%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.7%
Bid price180.9
Offer price181.6
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated24/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJY68
Schroder European Alpha Plus A Hedged Acc GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.68%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price66.23
Offer price66.49
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated24/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIDFP
Schroder European Alpha Plus A Hedged Inc GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.68%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price66.46
Offer price66.72
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated24/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIDFQ
Schroder European Alpha Plus A Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.68%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.71%
Bid price165.8
Offer price166.5
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated24/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJY67
Schroder European Alpha Plus L Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.68%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.86%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price67.42
Offer price67.69
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated24/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJOVC
Schroder European Alpha Plus L Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.68%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.86%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price65.46
Offer price65.71
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated24/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJOVB
Schroder European 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)0.93%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.93%
Bid price86.43
Offer price86.76
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated24/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0V2O
Schroder European Alpha Plus Z Hedged Acc GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£100,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.93%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price66.67
Offer price66.93
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated24/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeIDFR
Schroder European Alpha Plus Z Hedged Inc GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£100,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.93%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price70.9
Offer price71.17
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated24/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeIDFS
Schroder European 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)0.93%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.96%
Bid price82.02
Offer price82.34
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated24/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0V2P
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