Fact sheet: Stan Life UK Smaller Cos Pn

Fund information
Fund name
Stan Life UK Smaller Companies Pn S2
Fund manager company
Standard Life Assurance Co
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Harry Nimmosince 22/01/2002
  • Caspar Trenchardsince 30/06/2011
No data available.
Fund objective
The fund is invested in the Standard Life Investments UK Smaller Companies Fund which 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.
Benchmark
  • FTSE Small Cap ex ITs
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
-2.2%
1 Year rank in sector
95/107
Sector
PN UK Smaller Companies
Yield
-
Fund size
£223m (£216m 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.
70
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Aviva Art UK Sm Cos Pn12.5%
FL Schroder UK Sm Cos EP11.6%
Scot Eq Old Mut UK Sm Cos Pn11.3%
Pru Artemis UK Sm Cos Pn11.3%
OMW Prof Liontrust UK Sm Cos Pn11.2%
...more in PN 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
Fund3.4%2.2%3.3%-2.2%-8.7%61.6%
Sector3.7%0.4%4.4%4.4%23.7%102.2%
Rank within sector71 / 11227 / 11180 / 11195 / 107103 / 10393 / 95
Quartile3rd1st3rd4th4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-2%2.4%-11.8%49.2%23.3%
Sector3.5%17.6%-2.3%37.9%24.8%
Rank within sector94 / 107106 / 106103 / 1036 / 10274 / 95
Quartile4th4th4th1st4th
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.
-9.82
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.
1.01
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.
-0.01
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%.
12.73
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.
5.95
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.
-1.66
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 high625.99
52 week low514.87
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price612.47
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%
2CRANSWICK3.3%
3DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS3.3%
4DOMINO`S PIZZA GROUP PLC3.3%
5TED BAKER3.3%
6JD SPORTS FASHION PLC3.2%
7EMIS GROUP PLC3.1%
8NMC HEALTH PLC3.1%
9TELECOM PLUS3.1%
Management
Fund manager group
Standard Life Investments
Fund manager company
Standard Life Assurance Co
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The fund is invested in the Standard Life Investments UK Smaller Companies Fund which 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.
Benchmark
  • FTSE Small Cap ex ITs
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Harry Nimmo22/01/2002Harry 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.
Caspar Trenchard30/06/2011Caspar graduated with a BA Hons degree from the University of Oxford in 1992. He began his career with Merrill Lynch as an investment analyst before transferring to institutional equity sales in 1996. He worked with Cazenove, HSBC and Numis Securities before moving into fund management with First State Investments in 2005, where he was manager of the British Opportunities Fund. He joined us in 2007 and was immediately appointed Fund Manager of our UK Opportunities Fund.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Stan Life UK Smaller Companies Pn S2
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.7%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.71%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price612.4724
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeG50S
Stan Life UK Smaller Companies Pn S5
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.01%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price308.0595
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE631
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