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
  • Dan Burrsince 01/10/2016
  • Prakash Vijayansince 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
  • MSCI World Growth
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
8.9%
1 Year rank in sector
435/480
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.
2.69%
Fund size
£32m (£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.
109
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • North America51%
    Europe29.3%
    Pacific Rim15.8%
    South America3.1%
    Eastern Europe0.8%
  • Industrials27.6%
    Information Technology26.2%
    Consumer Discretionary21.8%
    Health Care9.7%
    Materials5.4%
  • North American Equities51%
    European Equities30.1%
    Asia Pacific Equities15.8%
    American Emerging Equities3.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund4.4%8%10.5%8.9%12.2%28.8%
Sector2.5%3.2%10.4%18.2%21.7%66.5%
Rank within sector28 / 50644 / 506243 / 498435 / 480299 / 390289 / 296
Quartile1st1st2nd4th4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund12.2%-7.3%5.5%-2.8%15%
Sector8%7.9%0.7%6%21.3%
Rank within sector98 / 503459 / 464114 / 413341 / 371280 / 324
Quartile1st4th2nd4th4th
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.
-3.08
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.
0.96
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
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%.
10.78
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.
6.2
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.
-0.56
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.
0.67
Price movement
52 week high177.02
52 week low151.69
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price175.53
Region
1North America51.01%
2Europe29.27%
3Pacific Rim15.78%
4South America3.13%
5Eastern Europe0.81%
Industry sector
1Industrials27.64%
2Information Technology26.18%
3Consumer Discretionary21.82%
4Health Care9.71%
5Materials5.44%
6Consumer Staples3.18%
7Financials2.55%
8Real Estate2.05%
9Energy1.42%
Asset type
1North American Equities51.01%
2European Equities30.08%
3Asia Pacific Equities15.78%
4American Emerging Equities3.13%
Individual holdings
1XPO LOGISTICS INC1.78%
2CCL INDUSTRIES INC1.73%
3BIOVERATIV INC1.64%
4ELECTRONIC ARTS1.63%
5MTU AERO ENGINES AG1.62%
6CELGENE CORP1.59%
7START TODAY CO LTD1.58%
8ULTA BEAUTY INC1.57%
9NEXTDC LTD1.55%
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
Dan Burr01/10/2016Dan Burr began his career at First Manhattan Consulting Group as an analyst from 2000 to 2001. Prior to joining Driehaus in 2013, Mr Burr worked at Oberweis Asset Management Inc. from 2008 to 2013, and left with the title of senior international equity analyst. He received his B.S. in applied economics and business management from Cornell University in 2000, and completed his MBA in 2006 with concentrations in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Prakash Vijayan01/10/2016Prakash Vijayan began his career as an equity research analyst for Beekman Capital Management in 2005, covering the technology, media and telecommunications sectors, prior to joining Driehaus Capital Management in 2010. He received his Bachelor of Technology degree in mechanical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology in 2003 and a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University in 2005. Mr Vijayan 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 World Growth A USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.69%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price175.53
CurrencyUSD
Price updated23/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeF6R8
VAM World Growth B USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£20,000
Min regular saving£2,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.66%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price105.97
CurrencyUSD
Price updated23/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeD5X5
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