Fact sheet: VAM Focused Global Equity

Fund information
Fund name
VAM Focused Global Equity A USD
Fund manager company
VAM Funds (LUX)
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Richard Thiessince 30/09/2016
  • Trent DeBruinsince 30/09/2016
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Fund is to maximise capital appreciation over each full market cycle. To achieve this objective the Fund will primarily gain exposure, directly or indirectly, to a portfolio of equity and equity-convertible securities, financial derivative securities and cash or cash equivalents.
Benchmark
  • MSCI All Country World Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-7.2%
1 Year rank in sector
455/471
Sector
FO Equity - International
Yield
-
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.
2.76%
Fund size
£0m
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA60.6%
    Germany10.4%
    UK7.8%
    Netherlands3.9%
    France3.6%
  • Financials19.3%
    Industrials16.7%
    Consumer Discretionary12.6%
    Information Technology11.1%
    Health Care10%
  • US Equities60.6%
    German Equities10.4%
    UK Equities7.8%
    Dutch Equities3.9%
    French Equities3.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.7%-3.4%-3.7%-7.2%--
Sector2.2%-0.7%4%4%15.1%51.4%
Rank within sector300 / 500377 / 496455 / 486455 / 471--
Quartile3rd4th4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-6.4%----
Sector4.8%0.7%6%21.3%12.7%
Rank within sector459 / 475----
Quartile4th
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.
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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.
-
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.
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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%.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Price movement
52 week high95.17
52 week low86.47
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price88.23
Region
1USA60.6%
2Germany10.44%
3UK7.79%
4Netherlands3.88%
5France3.59%
6Belgium2.57%
7China2.47%
8Japan2.06%
9Switzerland1.77%
Industry sector
1Financials19.29%
2Industrials16.73%
3Consumer Discretionary12.63%
4Information Technology11.05%
5Health Care10.01%
6Consumer Staples9.61%
7Energy7.16%
8Real Estate4.38%
9Materials4.34%
Asset type
1US Equities60.6%
2German Equities10.44%
3UK Equities7.79%
4Dutch Equities3.88%
5French Equities3.59%
6Belgian Equities2.57%
7Chinese Equities2.47%
8Japanese Equities2.06%
9Swiss Equities1.77%
Individual holdings
1VISA INC5.81%
2LOWES COMPANIES INC5.38%
3ALLERGAN PLC 5 1/2 % MANDATORY .CONV.PREF.SHS 2015-1.3.18 SERIES A4.62%
4FACEBOOK INC4.56%
5ALPHABET INC4.47%
6AMERCO4.33%
7ASHTEAD GROUP3.96%
8MICROSOFT CORP3.9%
9ROYAL DUTCH SHELL3.88%
Management
Fund manager group
VAM Funds
Fund manager company
VAM Funds (LUX)
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Fund is to maximise capital appreciation over each full market cycle. To achieve this objective the Fund will primarily gain exposure, directly or indirectly, to a portfolio of equity and equity-convertible securities, financial derivative securities and cash or cash equivalents.
Benchmark
  • MSCI All Country World Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Richard Thies30/09/2016Mr Thies began his career at the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group as a consultant for the gender entrepreneurship markets group in 2005. In 2008, Mr Thies worked for Opportunity International as a proposal writer. He then worked as an associate international economist for The Northern Trust in 2009. He joined Driehaus Capital Management as a macro analyst in 2011. He received his Bachelor of Arts in international studies from Emory University in 2005 and his Master of Arts degree focused on international political economy from the University of Chicago in 2007.
Trent DeBruin30/09/2016Trent DeBruin began his career at Driehaus Capital Management in 2007 as an associate analyst. He received his B.A. in finance from the University of Notre Dame in 2007. In 2013, Mr DeBruin earned his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he received the Outstanding Academic Award for highest GPA in his graduating class. Mr DeBruin is a CFA charterholder.
Compliance
UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden, South Africa
VAM Focused Global Equity A USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge2.25%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.76%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price88.23
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMK5F
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