Fact sheet: StanLife Inv Eurpn Sm Cos

Fund information
Fund name
Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies D Acc EUR
Fund manager company
Standard Life Investments GS
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Andrew Paisleysince 31/08/2014
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide long term growth by investing predominantly in the shares of smaller companies listed on European stock markets, including the UK. 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 Developed European Small Cap Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-6.3%
1 Year rank in sector
-
Sector
FO Equity - Small Cap Europe
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.
1.02%
Fund size
£374m (£258m 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.
93
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Germany25.4%
    UK19.1%
    France11.6%
    Finland7.5%
    Netherlands6.4%
  • Industrials33.1%
    Consumer Discretionary14.9%
    Materials12.4%
    Consumer Staples12.1%
    Real Estate9%
  • German Equities25.4%
    UK Equities19.1%
    French Equities11.6%
    Finnish Equities7.5%
    Dutch Equities6.4%

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.2%-4.2%-6.2%-6.3%39.9%140%
Sector2%-2.3%-0.9%-1.6%29.6%97.6%
Rank within sector------
Quartile
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-7%37.3%4.5%43.3%24.2%
Sector-2.3%23.6%3.2%29.7%22.3%
Rank within sector-----
Quartile
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.
2.23
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.
1.1
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.
0.51
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%.
14.53
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.
5.3
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.
0.52
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.
0.88
Price movement
52 week high26.39
52 week low22.03
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price24.5
Region
1Germany25.4%
2UK19.1%
3France11.6%
4Finland7.5%
5Netherlands6.4%
6Switzerland5.8%
7Ireland4.5%
8Money Market4.4%
9Italy3.4%
Industry sector
1Industrials33.1%
2Consumer Discretionary14.9%
3Materials12.4%
4Consumer Staples12.1%
5Real Estate9%
6Information Technology8.7%
7Health Care4.4%
8Money Market4.4%
9Financials1%
Asset type
1German Equities25.4%
2UK Equities19.1%
3French Equities11.6%
4Finnish Equities7.5%
5Dutch Equities6.4%
6Swiss Equities5.8%
7Irish Equities4.5%
8Money Market4.4%
9Italian Equities3.4%
Individual holdings
1NEMETSCHEK SE4%
2KESKO OYJ3.8%
3TELEPERFORMANCE3.8%
4HIBERNIA REIT PLC3.7%
5HUHTAMAKI OYJ3.7%
6TAKKT AG3.5%
7DIGNITY PLC3.4%
8ORPEA3.4%
9KOMAX HLDG AG3.2%
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 by investing predominantly in the shares of smaller companies listed on European stock markets, including the UK. 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 Developed European Small Cap Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Andrew Paisley31/08/2014Andrew joined SWIP in 2011 and is responsible for managing the mid cap sector (all companies, inc AIM > £300 million - < £1 billion). Before joining SWIP, Andrew worked at Kempen where he was responsible for managing Euro 400m of pan-European small cap assets. Prior to this Andrew spent seven years at Edinburgh Fund Managers (subsequently Aberdeen Asset Management) where he was responsible for managing £500m of UK smaller companies assets including the Dunedin Smaller Companies Investment Trust. After graduating with an honours degree in law from Edinburgh University in 1994, Andrew spent 3 years with a leading accountancy firm gaining his Chartered Accountancy qualification.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Distributor Status, IA Recognised, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden
Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies A CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.96%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.3725
CurrencyCHF
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE2LK
Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies A EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.8%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.96%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price22.5345
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeDWS0
Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies A GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.8%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.96%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price17.66
CurrencyGBP
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNNE7
Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies A HKD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.8%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price186.4739
CurrencyHKD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEPY4
Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies A Hedged USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.95%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.7235
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEA7V
Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies A SEK
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.8%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.96%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.7375
CurrencySEK
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE2LL
Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies A Unhedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.96%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.0032
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFIPA
Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies B Unhedged CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.7102
CurrencyCHF
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE6BS
Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies B Unhedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.9149
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE6BT
Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies B Unhedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.95%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.1%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.6792
CurrencyGBP
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEA8B
Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies B Unhedged SEK
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.2564
CurrencySEK
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE6BU
Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies D Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.9%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.02%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.97%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price24.5045
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeDWS1
Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies D Acc GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.9%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.02%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price26.8422
CurrencyGBP
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeJ4F7
Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies D CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.9%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.02%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.4585
CurrencyCHF
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE2LM
Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies D Dis EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.9%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.02%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.4346
CurrencyEUR
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE2LO
Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies D HKD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.9%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price202.7754
CurrencyHKD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEPY5
Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies D Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.01%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.4426
CurrencyGBP
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFRMM
Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies D Hedged USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.99%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.388
CurrencyUSD
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE6HE
Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies D SEK
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.9%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.02%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.9413
CurrencySEK
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE2LN
Standard Life Investments European Smaller Companies DGU EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price15.45
CurrencyEUR
Price updated19/04/2011
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeIHL6
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