Fact sheet: Thesis Optima Growth

Fund information
Fund name
Thesis Optima Growth B Acc
Fund manager company
Thesis Unit Trust Mgmt Ltd
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund manager
  • Steven Richardssince 01/01/2007
Fund objective
The investment objective of the fund is to achieve capital growth, typically over a five year period.
Benchmark
  • FTSE WMA Stock Market Growth TR GBP
Investment style
Aggressive,Growth
Investment method
None
Quick stats
1 Year return
19.1%
1 Year rank in sector
155/267
Sector
UT Mixed Investment 40-85% Shares
Yield
0.7%
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.
1.64%
Fund size
£10m (£12m 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.
66
Bid price
187.3
Offer price
188
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Fund name1 Year
HSBC Wld Seltn Advntr Pfl32.3%
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S&W Pityoulish30.8%
...more in UT Mixed Investment 40-85% Shares

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK32.1%
    Money Market17.7%
    USA13.3%
    International11.7%
    Not Specified11.4%
  • No data available.
  • UK Equities24.4%
    International Equities19.9%
    North American Equities11.2%
    Asia Pacific Equities10.4%
    US Small Cap Equities6.9%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.1%1.5%7.5%19.1%26.3%63.4%
Sector1.6%1.9%7.7%19.3%26.4%56.5%
Rank within sector214 / 282180 / 279156 / 275155 / 267140 / 24183 / 208
Quartile4th3rd3rd3rd3rd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund4.2%10.6%3.5%5.4%18.8%
Sector4.6%13.3%2.2%5%13.5%
Rank within sector167 / 276200 / 26081 / 246120 / 23727 / 222
Quartile3rd4th2nd3rd1st
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.
-1.32
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.
1.28
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.
0.55
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%.
8.33
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.
4
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.
0.14
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.
0.81
Price movement
52 week high189.3
52 week low155.8
Current bid price187.3
Current offer price188
Current mid price-
Region
1UK32.1%
2Money Market17.66%
3USA13.34%
4International11.67%
5Not Specified11.44%
6Japan4.94%
7Continental Europe4.53%
8Global Emerging Markets4.32%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1UK Equities24.43%
2International Equities19.92%
3North American Equities11.22%
4Asia Pacific Equities10.37%
5US Small Cap Equities6.88%
6Money Market6.85%
7UK Small Cap Companies4.53%
8Others4.28%
9European Equities3.08%
Individual holdings
1LEGG MASON CLEARBRIDGE US AGGRESSIVE GROWTH PREMIER (A) INC GBP6.73%
2L&G UK INDEX C DIST6.62%
3F&C GLOBAL EQUITY MARKET NEUTRAL 3 ACC5.36%
4JPM EUROPE DYNAMIC EX UK C HEDGED ACC GBP4.84%
5FIDELITY INDEX US P INC4.17%
6VANGUARD GLBL SM CAP IDX INC3.38%
7DB X-TRACKERS RUSSELL 2000 (DR) 1C2.63%
8DB X-TRACKERS JPX-NIKKEI 400 (DR) 1D2.58%
9L&G UK PROPERTY I DIST2.56%
Management
Fund manager group
Thesis Unit Trust Mgmt
Fund manager company
Thesis Unit Trust Mgmt Ltd
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The investment objective of the fund is to achieve capital growth, typically over a five year period.
Benchmark
  • FTSE WMA Stock Market Growth TR GBP
Investment style
Aggressive,Growth
Investment method
None
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Steven Richards01/01/2007Steven graduated from Guildhall University in Financial Services, and has a strong background in financial analysis and systems. He has experience with Lloyds Bank and the European Stock Exchange Foundation and nine years at Thesis concentrating on private client issues. Investment experience: since 1993
Compliance
IA Recognised, Non UCITS Retail Scheme
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Thesis Optima Growth Acc
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.39%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price181.1
Offer price187.2
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code011K
Thesis Optima Growth B Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£250,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.64%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price187.3
Offer price188
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGVLK
Thesis Optima Growth B Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£250,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.64%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price187.3
Offer price188
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGVLJ
Thesis Optima Growth C Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.5%
Min single investment£6,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.39%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price188.3
Offer price189
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeKRKB
Thesis Optima Growth Inc
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.39%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price177.4
Offer price183.4
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated19/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code011J
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