Fact sheet: Schroder Global Alpha Plus

Fund information
Fund name
Schroder Global Alpha Plus Z Acc
Fund manager company
Schroder UT Managers
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Simon Webbersince 30/10/2013
  • Charles Somerssince 30/10/2013
Fund objective
To provide capital growth through investment in equities and securities of companies worldwide. In order to achieve the objective the manager will invest in a select portfolio of securities which it believes offers potential for future growth and shall not be restricted by size, sector or region. Investment will be primarily in transferable securities. The fund may also invest in a wide range of investments including collective investment schemes, cash, deposits, derivatives, warrants and money market instruments.
Benchmark
  • MSCI World
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
18.3%
1 Year rank in sector
115/247
Sector
UT Global
Yield
0.7%
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.
1.04%
Fund size
£24m (£22m 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.
105
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...more in UT Global

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA52.4%
    Germany11%
    Japan6.8%
    China5.5%
    Taiwan4%
  • Information Technology28.1%
    Health Care14.8%
    Consumer Discretionary12.3%
    Financials12.3%
    Consumer Staples12.2%
  • US Equities52.4%
    German Equities11%
    Japanese Equities6.8%
    Chinese Equities5.5%
    Taiwanese Equities4%

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.1%0.4%14.9%18.3%43.4%88.5%
Sector0.1%1.8%12.7%16.6%30.1%66.4%
Rank within sector145 / 263186 / 26291 / 257115 / 24748 / 22659 / 201
Quartile3rd3rd2nd2nd1st2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund16.1%11.3%8.6%28.8%6.9%
Sector15.7%3.4%6.7%19.7%9.9%
Rank within sector134 / 25016 / 24093 / 22626 / 214176 / 201
Quartile3rd1st2nd1st4th
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.
2.08
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.
1.1
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.
0.79
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%.
12.05
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.
4.27
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.
0.68
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.
0.88
Price movement
52 week high95.61
52 week low67.32
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price89.77
Region
1USA52.43%
2Germany11%
3Japan6.78%
4China5.53%
5Taiwan3.96%
6UK3.49%
7Switzerland3.18%
8India3.09%
9Canada3.06%
Industry sector
1Information Technology28.05%
2Health Care14.78%
3Consumer Discretionary12.35%
4Financials12.33%
5Consumer Staples12.18%
6Industrials9.21%
7Energy6.85%
8Telecommunications Utilities3.07%
9Money Market1.19%
Asset type
1US Equities52.43%
2German Equities11%
3Japanese Equities6.78%
4Chinese Equities5.53%
5Taiwanese Equities3.96%
6UK Equities3.49%
7Swiss Equities3.18%
8Indian Equities3.09%
9Canadian Equities3.06%
Individual holdings
1ALPHABET INC6.93%
2DANAHER CORP4.76%
3COMCAST CORP(NEW)4.62%
4CITIGROUP INC4.58%
5UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC4.36%
6HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE CO4.19%
7APPLE INC4.02%
8TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING3.96%
9KUBOTA CORP3.72%
Management
Fund manager group
Schroders
Fund manager company
Schroder UT Managers
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
To provide capital growth through investment in equities and securities of companies worldwide. In order to achieve the objective the manager will invest in a select portfolio of securities which it believes offers potential for future growth and shall not be restricted by size, sector or region. Investment will be primarily in transferable securities. The fund may also invest in a wide range of investments including collective investment schemes, cash, deposits, derivatives, warrants and money market instruments.
Benchmark
  • MSCI World
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Simon Webber30/10/2013Simon joined Schroders in 1999. His Investment career commenced in 1999. He is a Lead portfolio manager for Global & International Equities. Based in London. He assumed the lead portfolio manager role in October 2013, having managed generalist portfolios for the global and international equity team since 2007. Simon initially joined the Global and International Equities team in September 2004 as a dedicated Global Sector Specialist. He has additionally led the development of the Global Climate Change Equity strategy at Schroders in 2006, resulting in the launch of Schroder ISF Global Climate Change Equity in June 2007. Prior to joining the Global and International Equities team, Simon was a fund manager on the Schroders US Desk, specializing in technology and industrials. In late 2002 he also assumed analytical responsibilities for the US telecom, media & software sectors, and later managed the Schroder US Dynamic Growth Fund. Simon joined Schroders in 1999 as a research analyst on the global technology team. CFA charterholder. He completed BSc (Hons) in Physics, University of Manchester.
Charles Somers30/10/2013Joined Schroders in 1998 Investment career commenced in 1998 Currently Global Sector Specialist with responsibility for the consumer discretionary and consumer staples sectors, returning to Schroders to take up this role in 2008 and fund manager for Global Demographics equity strategy. Based in London. Charles left Schroders in 2006 to become a fund manager at Intrinsic Value Investors, a long-only fund management company focused on European equities. Before this, from 2002 Charles worked as an analyst with Schroders’ Pan European research team where he had responsibility for consumer staples. In 2001 he was seconded to the New York office, responsible for covering the healthcare and financials sectors. Charles initially joined Schroders in 1998 as a US equity analyst based in London. CFA charterholder. Degree in Classics, Oxford University.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Schroder Global Alpha Plus A Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.79%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.72%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price88.22
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIIS5
Schroder Global Alpha Plus A Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.79%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.72%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price88.07
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeITT9
Schroder Global 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)1.04%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.97%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price89.77
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM6I2
Schroder Global 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)1.04%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.97%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price87.26
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM6I3
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