Fact sheet: Schroder QEP US Core

Fund information
Fund name
Schroder QEP US Core Inst Acc
Fund manager company
Schroder UT Managers
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Quantitative Equity Products Teamsince 29/09/2002
Fund objective
The funds investment objective is to achieve a capital growth though investment in the United States and Canada. Investments will be selected from companies that the Investment Adviser believes exhibit the best long term growth potential. Part of the fund may be invested in attractive special situations as they arise. The fund may also invest in a wide range of investments including transferable securities, collective investment schemes, warrants and money market instruments.
Benchmark
  • S&P 500 TR Net
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
30.1%
1 Year rank in sector
21/82
Sector
UT North America
Yield
1.4%
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.
0.32%
Fund size
£219m (£180m 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.
101
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA96.3%
    Canada1.3%
    Money Market1.3%
    Israel0.6%
    Others0.5%
  • Software11.6%
    Biotechnology/Medical8.8%
    Hardware8.4%
    Banks6.4%
    Oil & Gas Exploration & Production6.3%
  • US Equities96.3%
    Canadian Equities1.3%
    Money Market1.3%
    Israeli Equities0.6%
    International Equities0.5%

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund4.7%6.6%20.6%30.1%62.7%128.3%
Sector4%6.3%19.2%26.8%56.9%116.3%
Rank within sector27 / 9041 / 8825 / 8421 / 8232 / 7317 / 64
Quartile2nd2nd2nd2nd2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund27.3%5.3%19.5%31.4%7%
Sector24.4%4.9%17.8%30.5%6.9%
Rank within sector24 / 8245 / 8030 / 7324 / 6638 / 64
Quartile2nd3rd2nd2nd3rd
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.
2.49
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.
1.29
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%.
11.36
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.
3.2
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.
0.6
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.
0.92
Price movement
52 week high1439
52 week low1001
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price1396
Region
1USA96.31%
2Canada1.31%
3Money Market1.3%
4Israel0.58%
5Others0.5%
Industry sector
1Software11.58%
2Biotechnology/Medical8.82%
3Hardware8.36%
4Banks6.37%
5Oil & Gas Exploration & Production6.29%
6Retailers - General6.28%
7Financial Services4.68%
8Healthcare & Medical Products4.46%
9General Industrials3.87%
Asset type
1US Equities96.31%
2Canadian Equities1.31%
3Money Market1.3%
4Israeli Equities0.58%
5International Equities0.5%
Individual holdings
1APPLE INC3.51%
2MICROSOFT CORP2.74%
3EXXON MOBIL CORP2.27%
4JOHNSON & JOHNSON2.05%
5JPMORGAN CHASE & CO1.66%
6PROCTER & GAMBLE CO1.59%
7AMAZON.COM INC1.57%
8FACEBOOK INC1.55%
9PFIZER INC1.44%
Management
Fund manager group
Schroders
Fund manager company
Schroder UT Managers
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The funds investment objective is to achieve a capital growth though investment in the United States and Canada. Investments will be selected from companies that the Investment Adviser believes exhibit the best long term growth potential. Part of the fund may be invested in attractive special situations as they arise. The fund may also invest in a wide range of investments including transferable securities, collective investment schemes, warrants and money market instruments.
Benchmark
  • S&P 500 TR Net
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Quantitative Equity Products Team29/09/2002Established in 1996 by Justin Abercrombie. Schroders’ QEP Investment Team has been managing money for clients since 2000 and has a proven performance track record across its innovative range of global equity strategies. With 25 experienced members of staff located in London and Sydney. As at March 2013, the team manages in excess of USD 34 billion for institutional clients, including pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and insurance companies, all over the world.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Schroder QEP US Core Inst Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.3%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£20,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1396
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeUM04
Schroder QEP US Core Inst Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.3%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£20,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.32%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.32%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1036
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeUM03
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