Fact sheet: Unicorn Mastertrust

Fund information
Fund name
Unicorn Mastertrust B
Fund manager company
Unicorn Asset Management
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Peter Wallssince 18/09/2008
Fund objective
The Unicorn Mastertrust Fund aims to achieve long term capital growth by investing in a wide range of listed investment companies.
Benchmark
  • FTSE Inv Companies Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
27.5%
1 Year rank in sector
21/245
Sector
UT Flexible Investment
Yield
0.9%
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.
0.88%
Fund size
£44m (£28m 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.
58
Mid price
408.43
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.4%6%10.6%27.5%37.8%90.8%
Sector0.9%4.4%7%17.7%25.5%45.6%
Rank within sector235 / 25250 / 24734 / 24421 / 24531 / 1943 / 162
Quartile4th1st1st1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund5.3%18.2%8%4.6%24.8%
Sector3.8%12.8%2%4.9%14.1%
Rank within sector44 / 24758 / 2346 / 212125 / 19011 / 179
Quartile1st1st1st3rd1st
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.
3.93
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.
0.9
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.
0.96
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%.
7.92
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.
4.07
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.
0.75
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.
0.74
Price movement
52 week high415.01
52 week low322.32
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price408.43
Region
1UK91.77%
2Money Market8.23%
Industry sector
1Equities91.77%
2Money Market8.23%
3UK Equities-
Asset type
1UK Equities91.77%
2Cash & Cash Equivalents8.23%
Individual holdings
1F&C FOREIGN & COLONIAL INVESTMENT TRUST ORD3.33%
2STANDARD LIFE PRIVATE EQUITY TRUST PLC3.13%
3FIDELITY ASIAN VALUES PLC ORD3.11%
4BLACKROCK WORLD MINING IT2.84%
5POLAR CAPITAL GLOBAL FINANCIALS TRUST PLC ORD 5P2.65%
6HERALD INVESTMENT TRUST PLC2.63%
7CALEDONIA INVESTMENTS PLC ORD2.62%
8MONKS INVESTMENT TRUST PLC2.58%
9BLACKROCK THROGMORTON TRUST PLC2.57%
Management
Fund manager group
Unicorn
Fund manager company
Unicorn Asset Management
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The Unicorn Mastertrust Fund aims to achieve long term capital growth by investing in a wide range of listed investment companies.
Benchmark
  • FTSE Inv Companies Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Peter Walls18/09/2008Peter’s in-depth knowledge of the collective funds industry was acquired as an investment trust analyst and commentator between 1983 and 2001. From 1983 to 1988 he was the investment trust analyst at Hoare Govett (now ABN Amro). Peter joined Credit Lyonnais Securities in 1988 where he authored the Investment Trust Yearbook between 1988 and 1999 and was also Head of the Investment Trust department. Since 2001 Peter has managed the Unicorn Mastertrust fund.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Unicorn Mastertrust A
Initial charge5.5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£2,500
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.63%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.99%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price454.74
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeUD81
Unicorn Mastertrust B
Initial charge2.5%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.88%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.74%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price408.43
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeUJ91
Unicorn Mastertrust O
Initial charge5.5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.63%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price133.65
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/03/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeK6DW
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