Fact sheet: Schroder US Smaller Companies

Fund information
Fund name
Schroder US Smaller Companies Z Acc
Fund manager company
Schroder UT Managers
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Jenny Jonessince 30/12/2002
Fund objective
The fund's investment objective is to achieve capital appreciation through investment in US smaller companies. The fund will invest in the securities of smaller companies listed on the principal stock exchanges in North America, including Canada, together with those that are traded on the over-the-counter market. Investment will be in directly held transferable securities. The fund may also invest in collective investment schemes, warrants and money market instruments.
Benchmark
  • Russell 2000 TR Lagged GBP
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
37.7%
1 Year rank in sector
2/7
Sector
UT North American Smaller Companies
Yield
0.1%
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.
0.92%
Fund size
£762m (£561m 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.
111
Bid price
112.6
Offer price
113
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Legg Mason IFRoUSSmCo39%
Schroder US Smaller Companies37.7%
Artemis US Sm Cos36%
F&C US Smaller Companies35.9%
Jupiter US Sm and MdCpCos32.3%
...more in UT North American Smaller Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA94.9%
    Money Market4.4%
    Israel0.5%
    Canada0.2%
    Bermuda0%
  • Financial Services23.6%
    Consumer Discretionary15.5%
    Health Care13.6%
    Producer Durables13.3%
    Technology11.8%
  • US Equities94.9%
    Money Market4.4%
    Israeli Equities0.5%
    Canadian Equities0.2%
    American Emerging Equities0%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund9.4%13.5%30%37.7%70.4%139.3%
Sector10.3%12.6%29.7%33.9%55.2%123.6%
Rank within sector5 / 74 / 74 / 72 / 71 / 52 / 4
Quartile3rd3rd3rd2nd1st2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund38.4%3.6%16.8%33.8%5.7%
Sector35.3%1.5%10.1%37.8%7.1%
Rank within sector2 / 73 / 72 / 53 / 52 / 4
Quartile2nd2nd2nd3rd2nd
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.
4.01
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.
0.91
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.
1.22
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%.
12.57
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.
3.01
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.
0.89
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.
0.95
Price movement
52 week high113.3
52 week low72.4
Current bid price112.6
Current offer price113
Current mid price-
Region
1USA94.93%
2Money Market4.36%
3Israel0.48%
4Canada0.22%
5Bermuda0%
6Ireland0%
7UK0%
8Norway0%
9Netherlands0%
Industry sector
1Financial Services23.57%
2Consumer Discretionary15.47%
3Health Care13.63%
4Producer Durables13.28%
5Technology11.81%
6Materials & Processing7.99%
7Money Market4.36%
8Others3.16%
9Utilities2.95%
Asset type
1US Equities94.93%
2Money Market4.36%
3Israeli Equities0.48%
4Canadian Equities0.22%
5American Emerging Equities0%
6Irish Equities0%
7UK Equities0%
8Norwegian Equities0%
9Dutch Equities0%
Individual holdings
1SCHRODER ISF US DOLLAR LIQUIDITY I ACC NAV USD3.16%
2ALLEGIANT TRAVEL1.56%
3BRUNSWICK CORP1.42%
4REINSURANCE GROUP OF AMERICA1.42%
5CEPHEID1.38%
6CORELOGIC INC1.35%
7GRAHAM HLDGS CO1.26%
8TERRENO REALTY CORP1.25%
9ENTEGRIS INC1.24%
Management
Fund manager group
Schroders
Fund manager company
Schroder UT Managers
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The fund's investment objective is to achieve capital appreciation through investment in US smaller companies. The fund will invest in the securities of smaller companies listed on the principal stock exchanges in North America, including Canada, together with those that are traded on the over-the-counter market. Investment will be in directly held transferable securities. The fund may also invest in collective investment schemes, warrants and money market instruments.
Benchmark
  • Russell 2000 TR Lagged GBP
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Jenny Jones30/12/2002Jenny B. Jones is the Head of the U.S. Small and SMID Cap Equity team, based in New York. Joined Schroders in 2002 as Head of the US Small Cap Equity. Became responsible for the US SMID cap product upon its launch in 2004. In 1996 she was appointed Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and became an Executive Director in 2000. From 1990, she was head of the Small Cap Value department at Oppenheimer Capital, L.P. In 1983 she joined Mutual of America Life Insurance Co. as a portfolio manager, having joined Shearson/American Express as a financial consultant in 1982. Investment career commenced in 1980 when she joined Drexel Burnham as a sales liaison/assistant options strategist. She holds a BA (Hons), Yale University. MBA, New York University.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Netherlands
Schroder US Smaller Companies A Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.67%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.67%
Bid price2694
Offer price2703
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeUM50
Schroder US Smaller Companies A Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.67%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.67%
Bid price2694
Offer price2703
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeUM49
Schroder US Smaller Companies Z Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£100,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.92%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.92%
Bid price112.6
Offer price113
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0V2S
Schroder US Smaller Companies Z Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£100,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.92%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.92%
Bid price112.1
Offer price112.5
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0V2T
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