Fact sheet: The Emerging World

Fund information
Fund name
The Emerging World A Ret USD
Fund manager company
City of London
Fund type
No data available.
Fund manager
  • Emerging Markets Teamsince 15/09/1998
Fund objective
The objective of The Emerging World Fund (EWF) is to invest for capital growth in a portfolio of closed-end funds whose investment policy is directed mainly towards emerging markets. This “Fund of Funds” approach allows great flexibility in asset allocation, a wider diversification of investments, participation in the performances of high quality fund managers and potentially enhanced performance when the discounts to net asset value at which closed-end funds tend to trade narrows. EWF is a sub-fund of The World Markets Umbrella Fund plc.
Benchmark
  • S&P Emerging Frontier Super Composite BMI, gross total return
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
17.3%
1 Year rank in sector
145/258
Sector
FO Equity - Emerging Markets
Yield
-
Fund size
£115m (£99m 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.
106
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GAM Star Nth of Sth EM Eq52.7%
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Templeton BRIC48%
T. Rowe Price EmgMktsEq47.7%
Dimensional EmMkt Tgt Val45.7%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • China20%
    India16.3%
    Korea12.1%
    Taiwan7.7%
    Brazil5.4%
  • No data available.
  • Chinese Equities20%
    Indian Equities16.3%
    South Korean Equities12.1%
    Taiwanese Equities7.7%
    Brazilian Equities5.4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.4%11.8%13.3%17.3%3.5%18.5%
Sector1.6%11.7%12.9%14.6%-2.3%12.2%
Rank within sector218 / 264152 / 264138 / 260145 / 25892 / 20787 / 157
Quartile4th3rd3rd3rd2nd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund12.8%-11.9%1.9%0.1%16.2%
Sector14.2%-14.3%-1.4%-0.7%14.2%
Rank within sector165 / 259114 / 24382 / 21875 / 19296 / 163
Quartile3rd2nd2nd2nd3rd
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.
2.45
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.
1.06
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%.
15.47
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.
3.69
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.
0.65
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.
0.95
Price movement
52 week high68.37
52 week low51.69
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price66.75
Region
1China19.99%
2India16.32%
3Korea12.07%
4Taiwan7.72%
5Brazil5.38%
6Russia4.94%
7Hong Kong4.16%
8Indonesia3.49%
9South Africa3.31%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1Chinese Equities19.99%
2Indian Equities16.32%
3South Korean Equities12.07%
4Taiwanese Equities7.72%
5Brazilian Equities5.38%
6Russian Equities4.94%
7Hong Kong Equities4.16%
8Indonesian Equities3.49%
9South African Equities3.31%
Individual holdings
1FRANKLIN TEMPLETON EMERGING MARKETS7.51%
2JPM JP MORGAN EMERGING MARKETS IT PLC6.37%
3JPM JP MORGAN INDIAN IT PLC5.76%
4FRANKLIN DRAGON4.86%
5MORGAN STANLEY INDIA INV FUND INC USD0.013.81%
6KOREA FUND INC USD0.013.26%
7ABERDEEN EMERGING MARKETS INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED ORD NPV2.61%
8JPM JP MORGAN ASIAN IT PLC2.5%
9FIRST PACIFIC CO2.47%
Management
Fund manager group
City of London
Fund manager company
City of London
Fund type
No data available.
Fund objective
The objective of The Emerging World Fund (EWF) is to invest for capital growth in a portfolio of closed-end funds whose investment policy is directed mainly towards emerging markets. This “Fund of Funds” approach allows great flexibility in asset allocation, a wider diversification of investments, participation in the performances of high quality fund managers and potentially enhanced performance when the discounts to net asset value at which closed-end funds tend to trade narrows. EWF is a sub-fund of The World Markets Umbrella Fund plc.
Benchmark
  • S&P Emerging Frontier Super Composite BMI, gross total return
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Emerging Markets Team15/09/1998
Compliance
Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Offshore, Singapore
The Emerging World A Ret USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,500
Min regular saving£750
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.93%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price66.75
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeHJ05
The Emerging World A Ret USD EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price59.61
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeYG78
The Emerging World A Ret USD GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price51.4
CurrencyGBP
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeHJ03
The Emerging World B Ret USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£15,000
Min regular saving£750
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price62.26
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeYG96
The Emerging World B Ret USD EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£15,000
Min regular saving£750
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price55.6
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeYG79
The Emerging World B Ret USD GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£15,000
Min regular saving£750
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price47.95
CurrencyGBP
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeYG12
The Emerging World Institutional GBP
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 price55.54
CurrencyGBP
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeMENP
The Emerging World Institutional GBP USD
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 price72.12
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeMENQ
The Emerging World Institutional SGD
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 price98.31
CurrencySGD
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFUJ4
The Emerging World Institutional SGD USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price72.2
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFUJ5
The Emerging World Institutional USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£75,000
Min regular saving£750
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price72.12
CurrencyUSD
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeHJ04
The Emerging World Institutional USD EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£75,000
Min regular saving£750
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price64.41
CurrencyEUR
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeYG80
The Emerging World Institutional USD GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£75,000
Min regular saving£750
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price55.54
CurrencyGBP
Price updated27/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeHJ02
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