Fact sheet: StanLife Inv European Eqs

Fund information
Fund name
Standard Life Investments European Equities A EUR
Fund manager company
Standard Life Investments GS
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Tony Hoodsince 01/12/2008
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide long term growth and is designed for investors who are looking for exposure to European equity markets, including the UK. The fund invests predominantly in the shares of companies listed on European, including UK, stock markets and is actively managed by our investment team, who will select stocks to try to take advantage of opportunities they have identified.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Europe
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-8.3%
1 Year rank in sector
154/227
Sector
FO Equity - Europe inc UK
Yield
-
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.
1.6%
Fund size
£70m (£82m 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.
96
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK23.5%
    France14.6%
    Switzerland10.7%
    Spain8.7%
    Denmark8%
  • Industrials17.3%
    Health Care15.6%
    Financials15.3%
    Information Technology11.4%
    Consumer Discretionary9.9%
  • UK Equities23.5%
    French Equities14.6%
    Swiss Equities10.7%
    Spanish Equities8.7%
    Danish Equities8%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund4.3%-4%-2%-8.3%9.8%57%
Sector2%-3.1%-2%-6.3%13.3%54.9%
Rank within sector60 / 233152 / 234144 / 232154 / 227147 / 200107 / 175
Quartile2nd3rd3rd3rd3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-8.1%9.5%4.6%21.6%21.4%
Sector-5.6%11.1%4.2%21.1%17.6%
Rank within sector167 / 228124 / 213116 / 20099 / 18853 / 177
Quartile3rd3rd3rd3rd2nd
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.
-0.82
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.
1.05
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
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%.
13.33
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.
3.84
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.
-0.2
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.
0.92
Price movement
52 week high11.88
52 week low9.71
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price10.73
Region
1UK23.5%
2France14.6%
3Switzerland10.7%
4Spain8.7%
5Denmark8%
6Germany6.7%
7Ireland6.6%
8Netherlands6.5%
9Sweden5.4%
Industry sector
1Industrials17.3%
2Health Care15.6%
3Financials15.3%
4Information Technology11.4%
5Consumer Discretionary9.9%
6Consumer Staples9.5%
7Telecommunications Utilities6.8%
8Materials6%
9Energy5.5%
Asset type
1UK Equities23.5%
2French Equities14.6%
3Swiss Equities10.7%
4Spanish Equities8.7%
5Danish Equities8%
6German Equities6.7%
7Irish Equities6.6%
8Dutch Equities6.5%
9Swedish Equities5.4%
Individual holdings
1NESTLE SA4.5%
2ROCHE HLDG AG3.7%
3DANSKE BANK A/S3.3%
4NOVO-NORDISK AS3.2%
5VODAFONE GROUP3%
6ASSA ABLOY AB2.9%
7BP2.9%
8SAGE GROUP2.8%
9ING GROEP N.V.2.7%
Management
Fund manager group
Standard Life Investments
Fund manager company
Standard Life Investments GS
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide long term growth and is designed for investors who are looking for exposure to European equity markets, including the UK. The fund invests predominantly in the shares of companies listed on European, including UK, stock markets and is actively managed by our investment team, who will select stocks to try to take advantage of opportunities they have identified.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Europe
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Tony Hood01/12/2008Born in the UK, Tony Hood studied economic science at Aberdeen University. Between 1994-1999 he was a trainee investment manager and since 1999 he is a fund manager at Standard Life Investments. He uses a dynamic valuation style of investment. Tony is an Associate member of the Society of Investment Professionals.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Germany, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Offshore
Standard Life Investments European Equities A EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.4%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.6%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.7256
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEJB5
Standard Life Investments European Equities A HKD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.4%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.6%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price88.923
CurrencyHKD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeI265
Standard Life Investments European Equities D EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.7%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.87%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.1911
CurrencyEUR
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEIY6
Standard Life Investments European Equities D HKD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.7%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.87%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price101.0727
CurrencyHKD
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEPY2
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