Fact sheet: The Scottish Inv Tst PLC

Fund information
Fund name
The Scottish Investment Trust PLC
Fund manager company
Scottish Investment Trust
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund managers
  • Alasdair McKinnonsince 17/07/2014
Fund objective
To provide investors, over the longer term, with above-average returns through a diversified portfolio of international equities and to achieve dividend growth ahead of UK inflation.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All World
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
43%
1 Year rank in sector
5/24
Sector
IT Global
Yield
1.7%
Fund size
£759m
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.
99
Mid price
791
NAV
?Net asset value. The NAV per share may be higher or lower than the share price, which in turn is trading at either a discount or a premium to NAV.
891.7
Discount/Premium
?When the market price of an investment trust’s shares is less than the net asset value (NAV) per share then it is trading at a discount to NAV. A trust’s shares are on a premium when they trade at a higher price than the NAV.
-9.84
Gearing
?Investment trusts have the ability to borrow money which they invest with the aim of generating a higher return than the cost of the loan. An ungeared trust has a figure of 100. A figure of 110 would represent a trust with 10% gearing.
102
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
British Empire Trust plc50.9%
Lindsell Train IT plc49.9%
JPM Gbl Grw&Inc plc46.7%
Monks IT PLC46.3%
The Scottish Inv Tst PLC43%
...more in IT Global

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK30%
    North America25%
    Europe ex UK15%
    Asia Pacific ex Japan11%
    Japan9%
  • Financials15%
    Consumer Discretionary13%
    Energy13%
    Consumer Staples10%
    Industrials10%
  • UK Equities30%
    North American Equities25%
    Europe ex UK Equities15%
    Asia Pacific ex Japan Equities11%
    Japanese Equities9%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund6.5%9.9%21.5%43%41.1%90.7%
Sector6.4%6.7%18.4%28.6%42%90.1%
Rank within sector8 / 246 / 244 / 245 / 2415 / 2418 / 24
Quartile2nd1st1st1st3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund5.1%30.6%1%3.4%26.4%
Sector3%21.1%6.8%7.4%21%
Rank within sector4 / 245 / 2421 / 2419 / 2415 / 24
Quartile1st1st4th4th3rd
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.
-0.69
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.
1.03
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.
0.68
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%.
10.85
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.
6.5
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.
-0.1
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.
0.64
Price movement
52 week high804
52 week low544.5
Current bid price787.5
Current offer price791
Current mid price791
Region
1UK30%
2North America25%
3Europe ex UK15%
4Asia Pacific ex Japan11%
5Japan9%
6Money Market7%
7Latin America3%
Industry sector
1Financials15%
2Consumer Discretionary13%
3Energy13%
4Consumer Staples10%
5Industrials10%
6Health Care8%
7Information Technology8%
8Net Current Assets7%
9Materials5%
Asset type
1UK Equities30%
2North American Equities25%
3Europe ex UK Equities15%
4Asia Pacific ex Japan Equities11%
5Japanese Equities9%
6Money Market7%
7American Emerging Equities3%
Individual holdings
1TREASURY WINE ESTATES LTD NPV4.2%
2SANDS CHINA LTD4%
3MICROSOFT CORP3.5%
4RENTOKIL INITIAL3.1%
5GLAXOSMITHKLINE3%
6TESCO3%
7SEVERN TRENT PLC2.9%
8ING GROEP N.V.2.5%
9SUNCOR ENERGY INC(NEW)2.5%
Management
Fund manager group
Scottish Investment Trust
Fund manager company
Scottish Investment Trust
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund objective
To provide investors, over the longer term, with above-average returns through a diversified portfolio of international equities and to achieve dividend growth ahead of UK inflation.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All World
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Alasdair McKinnon17/07/2014
Compliance
AIC Member
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
The Scottish Investment Trust PLC
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 price918.1
CurrencyGBX
Price updated11/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNJKC
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