Fact sheet: VAM US Mid Cap Growth

Fund information
Fund name
VAM US Mid Cap Growth A USD
Fund manager company
VAM Funds (LUX)
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Jeffrey Jamessince 01/10/2016
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve significant capital appreciation over each full market cycle. To achieve this objective, the Fund will invest in an unleveraged portfolio of equity and equity-convertible securities and cash or cash equivalents
Benchmark
  • S&P 500 Stock Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
0.5%
1 Year rank in sector
202/204
Sector
FO Equity - USA
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.
2.79%
Fund size
£14m (£30m 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.
129
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA100%
  • Industrials25.2%
    Information Technology22.5%
    Consumer Discretionary15.1%
    Health Care14.7%
    Financials7.4%
  • US Equities100%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.5%2.7%3.6%0.5%1.2%23.7%
Sector0.4%3.1%9.5%12.8%23.6%65.2%
Rank within sector99 / 218118 / 217199 / 212202 / 204169 / 173143 / 147
Quartile2nd3rd4th4th4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund4.9%-9.2%0.6%-3.2%31.1%
Sector4.7%8.9%-1.6%10.7%31.8%
Rank within sector97 / 217201 / 20270 / 186169 / 16992 / 153
Quartile2nd4th2nd4th3rd
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.
-8.02
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.
0.99
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.
-0.01
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%.
13.4
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.
7.97
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.
-1.04
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.
0.65
Price movement
52 week high155.42
52 week low135.67
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price150.95
Region
1USA100%
Industry sector
1Industrials25.24%
2Information Technology22.47%
3Consumer Discretionary15.08%
4Health Care14.69%
5Financials7.38%
6Energy5.42%
7Materials5.37%
8Telecommunications Utilities2.32%
9Real Estate2.04%
Asset type
1US Equities100%
Individual holdings
1LUMENTUM HLDGS INC1.95%
2NORDSON CORP1.68%
3ZELTIQ AESTHETICS INC1.58%
4INCYTE CORP1.55%
5ALASKA AIR GROUP INC1.5%
6ALIGN TECHNOLOGY INC1.44%
7SILICON LABORATORIES1.44%
8XPO LOGISTICS INC1.41%
9ALBEMARLE CORP1.38%
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 achieve significant capital appreciation over each full market cycle. To achieve this objective, the Fund will invest in an unleveraged portfolio of equity and equity-convertible securities and cash or cash equivalents
Benchmark
  • S&P 500 Stock Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Jeffrey James01/10/2016Mr James began his career with Lehman Brothers in 1990. From 1991 to 1997, he worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago as an analyst and joined Driehaus Capital Management in 1997 as a sector analyst, covering the information technology and energy sectors for the firm’s Small Cap Growth and Mid Cap Growth strategies. In 1998, he began managing the Driehaus Micro Cap Growth strategy. In 2006, he began managing the Driehaus Small Cap Growth strategy. In 2012, he began managing the Driehaus Small/Mid Cap Growth strategy. Mr James received his B.S. in Finance from Indiana University in 1990 and his MBA from DePaul University in 1995..
Compliance
Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Switzerland, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden, South Africa
VAM US Mid Cap Growth A GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.78%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price132
CurrencyGBP
Price updated21/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0G9W
VAM US Mid Cap Growth A USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.79%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price150.95
CurrencyUSD
Price updated21/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeVB92
VAM US Mid Cap Growth B USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£20,000
Min regular saving£2,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.75%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price166.39
CurrencyUSD
Price updated21/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeVB93
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