Fact sheet: Scot Wid Amr Gth

Fund information
Fund name
Scottish Widows American Growth A Acc
Fund manager company
Scottish Wid UT Mgr Limited
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Quantitative Investment Teamsince 30/09/2012
Fund objective
To achieve long term capital growth by investing predominantly in a portfolio of companies which are part of the S&P 500 Index (the “Index”). The Fund seeks to deliver performance, before deduction of management fees, in excess of the Index with a similar level of overall volatility, over the long term. The Fund may only take limited positions away from the Index. This means there are limitations on the extent to which the Fund’s investment in various sectors† may differ to the Index. These limited positions can be more than is held in the Index (overweight) or less than is held in the Index (underweight). † A sector is a business area, industry or economy which shares the same characteristics. Company shares are typically grouped into different sectors depending on the company’s business, for example travel and leisure or telecommunications.
Benchmark
  • S&P 500
Investment style
Active,Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
28.7%
1 Year rank in sector
40/82
Sector
UT North America
Yield
0.2%
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.
1.61%
Fund size
£649m (£501m 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.
100
Mid price
1368
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
VT De Lisle America51.7%
CF Canlife North American44.6%
Aviva Inv US Equity Income39.9%
Aviva Inv US Eq Inc II39.1%
Investec American38.8%
...more in UT North America

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • North America98.3%
    UK1.7%
  • Technology15.5%
    Consumer Services14%
    Financials13.1%
    Health Care12.9%
    Consumer Goods10.2%
  • North American Equities98.2%
    Money Market1.4%
    Futures0.4%

Fund also available on these pension platforms:

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund3.8%7.2%20.1%28.7%56.7%115%
Sector4%6.3%19.2%26.8%56.9%116.3%
Rank within sector47 / 9028 / 8833 / 8440 / 8250 / 7343 / 64
Quartile3rd2nd2nd2nd3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund25.7%3.6%18.2%28.5%7.1%
Sector24.4%4.9%17.8%30.5%6.9%
Rank within sector40 / 8256 / 8045 / 7351 / 6636 / 64
Quartile2nd3rd3rd4th3rd
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.
0.09
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.
1.03
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.
1.09
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%.
11.9
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.
2.31
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.
0.23
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.
0.96
Price movement
52 week high1404
52 week low984.9
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price1368
Region
1North America98.26%
2UK1.74%
Industry sector
1Technology15.5%
2Consumer Services13.95%
3Financials13.09%
4Health Care12.85%
5Consumer Goods10.18%
6Industrials8.86%
7Equities8.03%
8Oil & Gas7.23%
9Utilities3.7%
Asset type
1North American Equities98.15%
2Money Market1.43%
3Futures0.42%
Individual holdings
1APPLE INC3.2%
2MICROSOFT CORP2.24%
3JOHNSON & JOHNSON2.07%
4CME S&P 500 EMINI DEC16 FUTURE (EXP 16/12/16)1.9%
5EXXON MOBIL CORP1.6%
6PEPSICO INC1.59%
7FACEBOOK INC1.39%
8AMAZON.COM INC1.35%
9AMGEN INC1.34%
Management
Fund manager group
Scottish Widows
Fund manager company
Scottish Wid UT Mgr Limited
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
To achieve long term capital growth by investing predominantly in a portfolio of companies which are part of the S&P 500 Index (the “Index”). The Fund seeks to deliver performance, before deduction of management fees, in excess of the Index with a similar level of overall volatility, over the long term. The Fund may only take limited positions away from the Index. This means there are limitations on the extent to which the Fund’s investment in various sectors† may differ to the Index. These limited positions can be more than is held in the Index (overweight) or less than is held in the Index (underweight). † A sector is a business area, industry or economy which shares the same characteristics. Company shares are typically grouped into different sectors depending on the company’s business, for example travel and leisure or telecommunications.
Benchmark
  • S&P 500
Investment style
Active,Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Quantitative Investment Team30/09/2012
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Scottish Widows American Growth A Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.61%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.63%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1368
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeTS53
Scottish Widows American Growth B
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.13%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.24%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.25%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1458
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeAB03
Scottish Widows American Growth G
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFRCD
Scottish Widows American Growth P
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNGGG
Scottish Widows American Growth S
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNGGH
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