Fact sheet: StanLife Inv Gbl Foc Strat

Fund information
Fund name
Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies D GBP
Fund manager company
Standard Life Investments GS
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Neil Richardsonsince 11/12/2013
  • Jennifer Catlowsince 01/06/2015
  • David Solsince 11/12/2013
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide positive investment returns in all market conditions over the medium to long term through a discretionary multi-asset approach that integrates macro insights with fundamental security research. It invests actively within and between all major asset classes and across the capital structure of firms, exploiting medium term investment views drawn from a broad expert research platform. The fund targets a level of return over rolling three-year periods equivalent to cash plus seven and a half per-cent per year, gross of fees. Operating distinct idea generation, strategy selection and portfolio construction steps, the fund uses well established processes to target a particular level of positive return with a strong emphasis on risk awareness whatever the economic environment. The fund uses a combination of traditional securities and derivatives and can take long and short positions. 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 will use derivatives extensively to reduce risk or cost, or to generate additional capital or income at low risk, or to meet its investment objective. 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
  • EURIBOR 6months
Investment style
Absolute Return,Flexible
Investment method
None
Quick stats
1 Year return
-3.8%
1 Year rank in sector
110/128
Sector
FO Absolute Return
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.
1.28%
Fund size
£611m (£662m last year)
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
SW Mitchell Emerging European20.1%
Pioneer SICV-AbsRetBd13.8%
BlackRock SFAmDfEAbslRn13%
Polar Capital UK Abs Eq12.7%
Allianz Gbl Strat11.8%
...more in FO Absolute Return

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.3%0.6%-3.1%-3.8%--
Sector0.1%1.5%1.5%0.8%3.9%10.7%
Rank within sector106 / 13989 / 138129 / 136110 / 128--
Quartile4th3rd4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-8.2%8.6%-1%--
Sector0.5%0.7%1.2%3.6%3.9%
Rank within sector126 / 13210 / 11663 / 88--
Quartile4th1st3rd
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.
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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.
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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.
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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%.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Price movement
52 week high10.95
52 week low9.9
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price10.03
Region
No data available.
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
No data available.
Individual holdings
No data available.
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 positive investment returns in all market conditions over the medium to long term through a discretionary multi-asset approach that integrates macro insights with fundamental security research. It invests actively within and between all major asset classes and across the capital structure of firms, exploiting medium term investment views drawn from a broad expert research platform. The fund targets a level of return over rolling three-year periods equivalent to cash plus seven and a half per-cent per year, gross of fees. Operating distinct idea generation, strategy selection and portfolio construction steps, the fund uses well established processes to target a particular level of positive return with a strong emphasis on risk awareness whatever the economic environment. The fund uses a combination of traditional securities and derivatives and can take long and short positions. 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 will use derivatives extensively to reduce risk or cost, or to generate additional capital or income at low risk, or to meet its investment objective. 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
  • EURIBOR 6months
Investment style
Absolute Return,Flexible
Investment method
None
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Neil Richardson11/12/2013Neil Richardson is the Head of Research for Pan European Equities. Neil covers the Mining sector and co-ordinates the research in the Telecoms, Media and Technology sectors. Neil also has UK Equity portfolio management responsibilities. After graduating in 1984, Neil taught for six months in Africa before joining Edinburgh Fund Managers as a graduate trainee in 1985. He became a portfolio manager in 1986, taking responsibility for managing a high-income unit trust. In 1988 Neil became a portfolio manager at Allied Dunbar, which subsequently became part of Threadneedle. Neil holds an Honours Degree in Modern History and Politics from Edinburgh University.
Jennifer Catlow01/06/2015
David Sol11/12/2013David joined Standard Life Investments as Investment Director in 2010. He is responsible for conducting fundamental and relative value research of Covered Bonds and ABS investments including cash flow analysis and stress testing.David started his career in Lehman Brothers' Principal Finance team where he worked on the acquisition and development of European lending businesses. He then worked on the structuring of securitisation transactions. David joined from a long-short credit hedge fund, where he was in charge of the credit analysis of European ABS Investments. David has a M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence from the Vrije University of Amsterdam .
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Finland, United Kingdom, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden
Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies A Hedged CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.12%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.0834
CurrencyCHF
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE2LP
Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies A Hedged SEK
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.12%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.9981
CurrencySEK
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE2LQ
Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies A Hedged USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.08%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.5329
CurrencyUSD
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE53R
Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies A Unhedged Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.12%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.0508
CurrencyEUR
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFPVL
Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies B Hedged CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.33%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.8355
CurrencyCHF
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE6BO
Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies B Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.37%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.2065
CurrencyGBP
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE2LR
Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies B Hedged SEK
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.33%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.8527
CurrencySEK
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE6BQ
Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies B Hedged USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.33%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.9405
CurrencyUSD
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE6BR
Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies B Unhedged EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.33%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.8827
CurrencyEUR
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE6BP
Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies D CAD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.28%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.1404
CurrencyCAD
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFFAZ
Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies D CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.28%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.7839
CurrencyCHF
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFFBB
Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies D EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.28%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.9689
CurrencyEUR
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFFAX
Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies D GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.28%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.0263
CurrencyGBP
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFFAY
Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies D Hedged Cap USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.28%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.6399
CurrencyUSD
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFWSH
Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies D Hedged SGD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.28%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.6938
CurrencySGD
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE7OW
Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies D SEK
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.28%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.9378
CurrencySEK
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFFBA
Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies K GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.08%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.0805
CurrencyGBP
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFFBC
Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies K Hedged USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.08%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.0691
CurrencyUSD
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFMUP
Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies Z EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.08%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.0101
CurrencyEUR
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFGGQ
Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies Z Hedged AUD
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 price9.804
CurrencyAUD
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE10E
Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies Z Hedged GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.08%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.3655
CurrencyGBP
Price updated29/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFFHH
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