Fact sheet: VAM Frontier Markets

Fund information
Fund name
VAM Frontier Markets A USD
Fund manager company
VAM Funds (LUX)
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Driehaus Capital Management LLCsince 31/07/2014
  • Chad Cleaversince 31/07/2014
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Compartment is to maximise capital appreciation over each full market cycle. To achieve this objective, the Fund will invest primarily in equity and equity related securities of companies domiciled in Frontier Markets that are dealt on an Eligible Market.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Frontier Markets
Investment style
Active
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
15.7%
1 Year rank in sector
219/256
Sector
FO Equity - Emerging Markets
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
£11m
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.
85
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Pakistan17.5%
    Bangladesh15%
    Vietnam11.4%
    Romania7.7%
    Argentina6.4%
  • Financials38.7%
    Consumer Staples11.1%
    Materials9.6%
    Industrials8.6%
    Telecommunications Utilities8%
  • Asia Pacific Emerging Equities33.8%
    Asia Pacific Equities15%
    African Equity14.6%
    European Emerging Equities8.6%
    American Emerging Equities6.4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund3.6%0.2%1.8%15.7%--
Sector3.7%-0.3%4%25%-2%5.1%
Rank within sector164 / 263117 / 269173 / 266219 / 256--
Quartile3rd2nd3rd4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund1.9%8%-9.2%--
Sector3.2%10.7%-14.3%-1.4%-0.7%
Rank within sector223 / 263149 / 25668 / 233--
Quartile4th3rd2nd
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.
-
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.
-
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 high93.71
52 week low80.49
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price93.51
Region
1Pakistan17.45%
2Bangladesh15.01%
3Vietnam11.44%
4Romania7.67%
5Argentina6.43%
6Nigeria5.91%
7Kenya5.85%
8UK5.12%
9Sri Lanka4.95%
Industry sector
1Financials38.72%
2Consumer Staples11.05%
3Materials9.6%
4Industrials8.62%
5Telecommunications Utilities8.04%
6Health Care7.3%
7Utilities5.13%
8Consumer Discretionary4.9%
9Energy2.62%
Asset type
1Asia Pacific Emerging Equities33.84%
2Asia Pacific Equities15.01%
3African Equity14.6%
4European Emerging Equities8.6%
5American Emerging Equities6.43%
6UK Equities5.12%
7Emirian Equities3.44%
8Egyptian Equity3.21%
9Saudi Arabian Equities2.7%
Individual holdings
1SAFARICOM LTD4.77%
2BANCA TRANSILVANIA CLUJ4.76%
3BANCO MACRO S.A.3.81%
4GRUPO FINANCIERO GALICIA SA3.79%
5ZENITH BANK3.2%
6BRAC BANK LTD2.59%
7VIETNAM DAIRY PRODUCT CO2.51%
8LETSHEGO HLDGS LTD2.44%
9PAMPA ENERGIA SA2.36%
Management
Fund manager group
VAM Funds
Fund manager company
VAM Funds (LUX)
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Compartment is to maximise capital appreciation over each full market cycle. To achieve this objective, the Fund will invest primarily in equity and equity related securities of companies domiciled in Frontier Markets that are dealt on an Eligible Market.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Frontier Markets
Investment style
Active
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Driehaus Capital Management LLC31/07/2014Driehaus Capital Management is a privately-held investment management firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Registered as an investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission since 1983, the firm manages global, emerging markets, U.S. growth equity and alternative investment strategies.
Chad Cleaver31/07/2014Mr Chad Cleaver joined Driehaus Capital Management in 2004. He received his A.B. in economics from Wabash College in 2000 and his MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004. Mr Cleaver is a CFA charter holder and has six years of Emerging Markets portfolio management experience.
Compliance
UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden, South Africa
VAM Frontier Markets 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 price93.51
CurrencyUSD
Price updated13/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKSDM
VAM Frontier Markets E USD
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 price113.53
CurrencyUSD
Price updated13/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeC0GJ
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