Fact sheet: UBS Global Optimal

Fund information
Fund name
UBS Global Optimal C Acc
Fund manager company
UBS Asset Mgmt Funds Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Charles Burbecksince 13/07/2016
Fund objective
This Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth through active management of a diversified portfolio invested primarily in overseas securities.
Benchmark
  • MSCI All Country World Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
30.3%
1 Year rank in sector
27/243
Sector
UT Global
Yield
1%
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%
Fund size
£21m (£34m 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.
112
Mid price
91.08
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Natixis HarsAsGblConcntdEq41.7%
Investec Gbl Spcl Situations38.4%
Orbis Gbl Eq37%
Baillie Gifford Global Select36.2%
R&M World Recovery35.3%
...more in UT Global

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • North America58.4%
    UK11%
    Europe ex UK10.2%
    Global Emerging Markets9.6%
    Japan7.2%
  • Financials19.8%
    Information Technology16.2%
    Health Care13.6%
    Consumer Discretionary12.7%
    Consumer Staples11.1%
  • North American Equities58.4%
    UK Equities11%
    Europe ex UK Equities10.2%
    Global Emerging Market Equities9.6%
    Japanese Equities7.2%

Fund also available on these pension platforms:

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.5%2.3%5.4%30.3%42%81.4%
Sector-0.3%3.3%5%23%40%74%
Rank within sector139 / 254204 / 252110 / 25027 / 243119 / 223104 / 199
Quartile3rd4th2nd1st3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund3.4%24.9%0.7%8.3%25.7%
Sector4.3%21%3.4%6.7%19.7%
Rank within sector184 / 25290 / 240189 / 22995 / 21749 / 205
Quartile3rd2nd4th2nd1st
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.
-1.61
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.
1.15
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.
0.78
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%.
11.84
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.
3.12
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.
0.01
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.
0.94
Price movement
52 week high94.32
52 week low66.85
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price91.08
Region
1North America58.4%
2UK11%
3Europe ex UK10.2%
4Global Emerging Markets9.6%
5Japan7.2%
6Others1.9%
7Asia Pacific ex Japan1.7%
Industry sector
1Financials19.8%
2Information Technology16.2%
3Health Care13.6%
4Consumer Discretionary12.7%
5Consumer Staples11.1%
6Energy8%
7Industrials6.5%
8Materials4.2%
9Telecommunications Utilities4.1%
Asset type
1North American Equities58.4%
2UK Equities11%
3Europe ex UK Equities10.2%
4Global Emerging Market Equities9.6%
5Japanese Equities7.2%
6International Equities1.9%
7Asia Pacific ex Japan Equities1.7%
Individual holdings
1BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC3.3%
2WELLS FARGO & CO2.7%
3FACEBOOK INC2.6%
4AMAZON.COM INC2.5%
5BANK OF AMERICA CORP2.1%
6WALGREEN2%
7LILLY (ELI) & CO1.8%
8MICROSOFT CORP1.8%
9MONDELEZ INTL INC1.8%
Management
Fund manager group
UBS
Fund manager company
UBS Asset Mgmt Funds Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
This Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth through active management of a diversified portfolio invested primarily in overseas securities.
Benchmark
  • MSCI All Country World Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Charles Burbeck13/07/2016Charles has been the co-head of the team and is a highly experienced portfolio manager with over 25 years' experience. Before joining AM he was head of Global Equities at Barclays Wealth, HSBC and BNP Fortis and is well placed to lead the team.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
UBS Global Optimal A Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.25%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.65%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price118.41
CurrencyGBX
Price updated25/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeUD42
UBS Global Optimal B Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.25%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.01%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price128.82
CurrencyGBX
Price updated25/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeUD43
UBS Global Optimal C Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price91.08
CurrencyGBX
Price updated25/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeG5QT
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