Fact sheet: Smith & Williamson Far Estn IandG

Fund information
Fund name
Smith & Williamson Far Eastern Income and Growth B
Fund manager company
Smith & Williamson Invest Mgmt
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Jane Andrewssince 04/11/1996
Fund objective
The objective of the Trust is to achieve both an income yield and long term growth of capital, primarily through investment in the Far East and Pacific Basin region, including Japan, Australia and India.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Pacific
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
23.6%
1 Year rank in sector
4/4
Sector
UT Asia Pacific Including Japan
Yield
1.6%
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.
0.77%
Fund size
£33m (£24m 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.
113
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Invesco Perp Pacific28.9%
Baillie Gifford Devd Asia Pac25.7%
Aberdeen Asia Pcfc & Jpn Eqty24%
Smith & Williamson Far Estn IandG23.6%
SJP Asia Pacific-
...more in UT Asia Pacific Including Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan36.2%
    Hong Kong18.5%
    Australia11.2%
    Taiwan9.1%
    India6.8%
  • Others47.9%
    Machinery6.1%
    Semi Conductors5.9%
    Property Shares5.7%
    Electronic & Electrical Equipment5.2%
  • Japanese Equities36.2%
    Hong Kong Equities18.5%
    Australian Equities11.2%
    Taiwanese Equities9.1%
    Indian Equities6.8%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-7.2%-4.2%9.8%23.6%39.2%75.2%
Sector-4.4%-0.5%14.5%25.6%33.2%55.3%
Rank within sector6 / 66 / 65 / 54 / 43 / 43 / 4
Quartile4th4th4th4th3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund19.2%13%1%16.6%10%
Sector22.5%3.1%5.6%7.6%10.7%
Rank within sector4 / 42 / 44 / 42 / 44 / 4
Quartile4th2nd4th2nd4th
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.
2.43
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.
0.92
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.
0.65
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%.
13.6
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.
6.37
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.
0.24
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.
0.78
Price movement
52 week high165.4
52 week low112.3
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price144.8
Region
1Japan36.2%
2Hong Kong18.5%
3Australia11.2%
4Taiwan9.1%
5India6.8%
6Korea5.6%
7Singapore5.3%
8Money Market3%
9Philippines1.7%
Industry sector
1Others47.9%
2Machinery6.1%
3Semi Conductors5.9%
4Property Shares5.7%
5Electronic & Electrical Equipment5.2%
6Banks5.1%
7Automotive4.6%
8Consumer Goods4.5%
9Insurance4.5%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities36.2%
2Hong Kong Equities18.5%
3Australian Equities11.2%
4Taiwanese Equities9.1%
5Indian Equities6.8%
6South Korean Equities5.6%
7Singapore Equities5.3%
8Money Market3%
9Philippine Equities1.7%
Individual holdings
1SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO2.7%
2FANUC CORP2.1%
3TENCENT HLDGS LIMITED2.1%
4AIA GROUP LTD2%
5FREUND1.9%
6FUKUOKA FINANCIAL GROUP INC.1.8%
7SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GROUP INC1.8%
8LIXIL GROUP CORP1.7%
9REGIS RESOURCES LTD1.7%
Management
Fund manager group
Smith & Williamson Invest Mgmt
Fund manager company
Smith & Williamson Invest Mgmt
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The objective of the Trust is to achieve both an income yield and long term growth of capital, primarily through investment in the Far East and Pacific Basin region, including Japan, Australia and India.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Pacific
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Jane Andrews04/11/1996Jane joined Smith & Williamson in 1996 and has managed the Smith & Williamson Far Eastern Growth Trust for over 16 years. She also manages the Smith & Williamson Oriental Growth Fund. Jane’s career began with Midland Bank working on Asian investments for an international pension fund. In 1987 she moved to John Govett to manage the Pacific Income Fund, winning a performance award in 1988. A tenure at CIM fund managers, where she ran dedicated Japanese & Asian pension funds, preceded her career at Smith & Williamson. Jane is also involved in the monthly strategy meetings advising on Far Eastern Markets.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Germany, France, United Kingdom
Smith & Williamson Far Eastern Income and Growth A
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.62%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price504.3
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeTT12
Smith & Williamson Far Eastern Income and Growth B
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£250,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.77%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price144.8
CurrencyGBX
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeA1GG
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