Fact sheet: Stan Life Inv UK Sm Cos

Fund information
Fund name
Standard Life Investments UK Smaller Companies Ret Platform 1 Acc
Fund manager company
Standard Life Investments
Fund type
OEIC
Fund manager
  • Harry Nimmosince 06/01/1997
Accolades
 Winner - UK Smaller Companies
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide long term growth by investing mainly in the shares of smaller companies listed on the UK stock market. The fund is actively managed by our investment team, who will select stocks to try to take advantage of opportunities they have identified. Past performance is not a guide to future returns and future returns are not guaranteed. The price of assets and the income from them may go down as well as up and cannot be guaranteed; an investor may receive back less than their original investment. The fund may use derivatives to reduce risk or cost, or to generate additional capital or income at low risk. Usage of derivatives is monitored to ensure that the fund is not exposed to excessive or unintended risks. The value of assets held within the fund may rise and fall as a result of exchange rate fluctuations.
Benchmark
  • IA UK Smaller Companies
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
2.2%
1 Year rank in sector
34/47
Sector
UT UK Smaller Companies
Yield
1.1%
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.
0.99%
Fund size
£1,265m (£1,188m 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.
90
Mid price
91.99
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Cavendish AIM22.8%
Jupiter UK Smaller Companies18.5%
The MI Discretionary Unit18.2%
TB Amati UK Sm Cos16.2%
Marlborough UK Micro Cap Gwth11.1%
...more in UT UK Smaller Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK96.9%
    Money Market3.1%
  • Consumer Services23.3%
    Industrials22.9%
    Financials12.9%
    Technology12.9%
    Health Care9.9%
  • UK Equities96.9%
    Money Market3.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.4%-0.9%0.9%2.2%23.3%101.7%
Sector1.5%0.9%4.3%4%19.7%93%
Rank within sector25 / 4837 / 4839 / 4834 / 4726 / 4628 / 44
Quartile3rd4th4th3rd3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund0%29.1%-7.9%38.7%23.4%
Sector3.2%14.2%-1.9%37.4%22.5%
Rank within sector38 / 472 / 4743 / 4624 / 4531 / 44
Quartile4th1st4th3rd3rd
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.
0.33
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.
1.08
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.
0.33
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%.
12.03
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.
4.64
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.
0.15
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.
0.86
Price movement
52 week high95.33
52 week low78.34
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price91.99
Region
1UK96.9%
2Money Market3.1%
Industry sector
1Consumer Services23.3%
2Industrials22.9%
3Financials12.9%
4Technology12.9%
5Health Care9.9%
6Consumer Goods9.6%
7Telecommunications5.4%
8Money Market3.1%
Asset type
1UK Equities96.9%
2Money Market3.1%
Individual holdings
1ABCAM3.4%
2CRANSWICK ORD GBP0.103.3%
3DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS PLC3.3%
4DOMINO`S PIZZA GROUP PLC3.3%
5TED BAKER ORD GBP0.053.3%
6JD SPORTS FASHION PLC3.2%
7EMIS GROUP PLC3.1%
8NMC HEALTH PLC3.1%
9TELECOM PLUS ORD GBP0.053.1%
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 mainly in the shares of smaller companies listed on the UK stock market. The fund is actively managed by our investment team, who will select stocks to try to take advantage of opportunities they have identified. Past performance is not a guide to future returns and future returns are not guaranteed. The price of assets and the income from them may go down as well as up and cannot be guaranteed; an investor may receive back less than their original investment. The fund may use derivatives to reduce risk or cost, or to generate additional capital or income at low risk. Usage of derivatives is monitored to ensure that the fund is not exposed to excessive or unintended risks. The value of assets held within the fund may rise and fall as a result of exchange rate fluctuations.
Benchmark
  • IA UK Smaller Companies
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Harry Nimmo06/01/1997Harry graduated with an MBA from the University of Edinburgh in 1984, joining Standard Life as an Investment Analyst with responsibility for UK equity funds in 1985. He became Senior Investment Analyst with sector responsibility for larger UK-quoted company funds in 1990, and Investment Manager in 1993 responsible for the UK equity smaller (quoted) company funds. Harry has been managing our UK Smaller Companies Fund since its launch in January 1997.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Standard Life Investments UK Smaller Companies Inst
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.8%
Min single investment£250,000
Min regular saving£50,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.89%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.89%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price619.8
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeSL89
Standard Life Investments UK Smaller Companies Inst A
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.6%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.69%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price54.06
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE2RR
Standard Life Investments UK Smaller Companies Inst Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.8%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.89%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price69.98
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeIC8C
Standard Life Investments UK Smaller Companies Inst S Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.77%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price67.12
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeJHCV
Standard Life Investments UK Smaller Companies Inst S Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.77%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price63.87
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeJHCW
Standard Life Investments UK Smaller Companies Ret
Initial charge4%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.36%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.69%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price529.3
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeSL57
Standard Life Investments UK Smaller Companies Ret Inc
Initial charge4%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.36%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price53.25
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMQUN
Standard Life Investments UK Smaller Companies Ret Platform 1 Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.99%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.99%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price91.99
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code10G9
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