Fact sheet: VAM World Growth

Fund information
Fund name
VAM World Growth A USD
Fund manager company
VAM Funds (LUX)
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Josh Rubinsince 01/09/2014
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
  • MSCI World Growth
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
5.9%
1 Year rank in sector
423/473
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.
2.71%
Fund size
£36m (£40m 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.
102
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA66.6%
    Germany8.9%
    UK4.4%
    Switzerland3.4%
    France3%
  • Information Technology26.1%
    Consumer Discretionary20.2%
    Financials10.8%
    Consumer Staples10.3%
    Industrials9.4%
  • US Equities66.6%
    German Equities8.9%
    UK Equities4.4%
    Swiss Equities3.4%
    French Equities3%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.2%5%4.2%5.9%6.7%31.8%
Sector0.6%7.5%8.1%11.3%19%61.2%
Rank within sector315 / 495364 / 490395 / 485423 / 473317 / 375273 / 288
Quartile3rd3rd4th4th4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-1.8%5.5%-2.8%15%10.4%
Sector5.7%0.7%6%21.3%12.7%
Rank within sector431 / 479120 / 433361 / 390302 / 344235 / 298
Quartile4th2nd4th4th4th
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.
-3.02
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.
1.02
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.
0.04
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%.
12.12
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.
6.86
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.
-0.45
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.
0.68
Price movement
52 week high172.08
52 week low145.9
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price165.69
Region
1USA66.58%
2Germany8.88%
3UK4.4%
4Switzerland3.41%
5France2.96%
6China2.7%
7Belgium2.49%
8Japan2.36%
9Mexico1.35%
Industry sector
1Information Technology26.11%
2Consumer Discretionary20.16%
3Financials10.75%
4Consumer Staples10.31%
5Industrials9.38%
6Health Care8.3%
7Real Estate6.22%
8Telecommunications Utilities5.32%
9Materials2.45%
Asset type
1US Equities66.58%
2German Equities8.88%
3UK Equities4.4%
4Swiss Equities3.41%
5French Equities2.96%
6Chinese Equities2.7%
7Belgian Equities2.49%
8Japanese Equities2.36%
9Mexican Equities1.35%
Individual holdings
1ALPHABET INC5.11%
2LOWES COMPANIES INC4.3%
3VISA INC4.08%
4AMERCO3.45%
5L`OREAL3.07%
6FACEBOOK INC2.97%
7NEWELL BRANDS INC2.87%
8CROWN CASTLE INTERNATIONAL CORP2.71%
9AMAZON.COM INC2.63%
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
  • MSCI World Growth
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Josh Rubin01/09/2014
Compliance
UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden, South Africa
VAM World Growth A USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge2.25%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.71%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price165.69
CurrencyUSD
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeF6R8
VAM World Growth B USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge2.25%
Min single investment£20,000
Min regular saving£2,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.66%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price100.01
CurrencyUSD
Price updated28/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeD5X5
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