Fact sheet: Stan Life Inv GlSmlr Cmp

Fund information
Fund name
Standard Life Investments Global Smaller Companies Ret Platform 1 Acc
Fund manager company
Standard Life Investments
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Alan Rowsellsince 19/01/2012
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide long term growth by investing predominantly in the shares of smaller companies listed on the global stock markets. The fund typically holds a concentrated portfolio of stocks and is actively managed by our investment team, who will select stocks to try to take advantage of opportunities they have identified. Due to the nature of the companies in which the fund invests, investors must be willing to accept a relatively high degree of stock specific risk.
Benchmark
  • IA Global Sector
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
35.8%
1 Year rank in sector
26/241
Sector
UT Global
Yield
0%
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.
1.06%
Fund size
£496m (£269m 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.
95
Mid price
112.2
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Natixis HarsAsGblConcntdEq53%
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R&M World Recovery43.6%
Aubrey GblConviction42.2%
...more in UT Global

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA44.5%
    Japan11.8%
    UK11.2%
    Germany5.8%
    Italy5.5%
  • Industrials23.7%
    Information Technology21.4%
    Consumer Discretionary16.4%
    Financials11.9%
    Consumer Staples10.5%
  • US Equities44.5%
    Japanese Equities11.8%
    UK Equities11.2%
    German Equities5.8%
    Italian Equities5.5%

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund4.7%3.3%13.7%35.8%71.6%127.2%
Sector2.1%1.1%8.5%28.1%40.5%83.7%
Rank within sector13 / 25538 / 25111 / 25026 / 2414 / 22219 / 198
Quartile1st1st1st1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund9.5%26.3%11.6%-1.8%38.7%
Sector4.9%21%3.4%6.7%19.7%
Rank within sector17 / 25168 / 23812 / 228212 / 2163 / 204
Quartile1st2nd1st4th1st
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.
6.85
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.
0.8
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.
1.42
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%.
9.79
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.
5.96
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.
0.7
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.
0.67
Price movement
52 week high113.8
52 week low81.93
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price112.2
Region
1USA44.5%
2Japan11.8%
3UK11.2%
4Germany5.8%
5Italy5.5%
6China5.2%
7Taiwan3.6%
8France2.5%
9Money Market2.3%
Industry sector
1Industrials23.7%
2Information Technology21.4%
3Consumer Discretionary16.4%
4Financials11.9%
5Consumer Staples10.5%
6Health Care8.6%
7Energy2.8%
8Real Estate2.4%
9Money Market2.3%
Asset type
1US Equities44.5%
2Japanese Equities11.8%
3UK Equities11.2%
4German Equities5.8%
5Italian Equities5.5%
6Chinese Equities5.2%
7Taiwanese Equities3.6%
8French Equities2.5%
9Money Market2.3%
Individual holdings
1SUNNY OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY GROUP3.2%
2COGNEX CORP3.1%
3FEVERTREE DRINKS PLC3%
4START TODAY CO LTD2.8%
5HEICO CORP2.6%
6MARKETAXESS HLDGS INC2.6%
7NMC HEALTH PLC2.6%
8VISTEON CORP2.6%
9PIGEON CORP2.5%
Management
Fund manager group
Standard Life Investments
Fund manager company
Standard Life Investments
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide long term growth by investing predominantly in the shares of smaller companies listed on the global stock markets. The fund typically holds a concentrated portfolio of stocks and is actively managed by our investment team, who will select stocks to try to take advantage of opportunities they have identified. Due to the nature of the companies in which the fund invests, investors must be willing to accept a relatively high degree of stock specific risk.
Benchmark
  • IA Global Sector
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Alan Rowsell19/01/2012Alan is the manager of the Global Smaller Companies Fund. He joined Standard Life Investments in 2006 as a Senior Vice President in our US equity team based in Boston. In December 2011, he transferred to our smaller companies’ team to launch the Global Smaller Companies OEIC. Alan holds both the IMC and IIMR qualifications, has 10 years’ investment experience at Standard Life Investments and 20 years’ experience in the industry.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Standard Life Investments Global Smaller Companies Inst A Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.7%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price73.29
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE2SX
Standard Life Investments Global Smaller Companies Inst Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£5,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.96%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.96%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price116.6
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0OB6
Standard Life Investments Global Smaller Companies Inst S Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£150,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.79%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price85.53
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeJHCZ
Standard Life Investments Global Smaller Companies Ret Acc
Initial charge4%
Annual charge1.45%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.48%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price111.8
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0OB8
Standard Life Investments Global Smaller Companies Ret Platform 1 Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.9%
Min single investment£2,000,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price112.2
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code10FZ
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