Fact sheet: Vanguard LifeStrategy 40% Equi

Fund information
Fund name
Vanguard LifeStrategy 40% Equity Acc
Fund manager company
Vanguard Investments UK Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund manager
  • Europe Equity Index Teamsince 22/06/2011
Fund objective
The fund seeks to achieve income and/or capital returns through exposure to a diversified notional portfolio comprised of approximately 40% equity securities and 60% fixed income securities.
Benchmark
  • Vanguard LifeStrategy 40% Equity Composite
Investment style
Balanced,Active
Investment method
None
Quick stats
1 Year return
10.9%
1 Year rank in sector
31/204
Sector
UT Mixed Investment 20%-60% Shares
Yield
1.2%
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.
0.24%
Fund size
£1,269m (£668m 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.
42
Mid price
149.57
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
S&W The Magpie18.8%
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SVS TPI Balanced 216.3%
S&W Wessex15.2%
HSBC Open Global Return14.7%
...more in UT Mixed Investment 20%-60% Shares

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA36.3%
    UK31.3%
    Japan6.8%
    France3.9%
    Germany3.4%
  • Government Bonds22.8%
    Fixed Interest19.3%
    Corporate Bonds12.6%
    Financials7%
    Information Technology5.3%
  • Global Fixed Interest19.3%
    North American Equities17.6%
    UK Equities10.1%
    UK Gilts9.4%
    UK Corporate Fixed Interest5.3%

Fund also available on these pension platforms:

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.4%-0.7%7.6%10.9%24.7%46.1%
Sector-1.7%-0.6%6.3%7.1%14.8%35.7%
Rank within sector84 / 214120 / 21373 / 21031 / 2048 / 17336 / 144
Quartile2nd3rd2nd1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund12.1%1.9%9.6%6.6%7.9%
Sector7.6%1.2%5%9%8%
Rank within sector25 / 20482 / 1905 / 175132 / 16199 / 145
Quartile1st2nd1st4th3rd
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.
3.75
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.
0.81
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.
0.87
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%.
5.17
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.
3.17
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.
0.87
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.
0.66
Price movement
52 week high154.91
52 week low131.26
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price149.57
Region
1USA36.31%
2UK31.27%
3Japan6.77%
4France3.93%
5Germany3.36%
6Italy1.69%
7Spain1.38%
8Netherlands1.31%
9Switzerland1.31%
Industry sector
1Government Bonds22.8%
2Fixed Interest19.3%
3Corporate Bonds12.6%
4Financials7.04%
5Information Technology5.3%
6UK Index-Linked Gilts5.3%
7Consumer Discretionary4.78%
8Consumer Staples4.59%
9Health Care4.56%
Asset type
1Global Fixed Interest19.34%
2North American Equities17.64%
3UK Equities10.1%
4UK Gilts9.4%
5UK Corporate Fixed Interest5.3%
6UK Index-Linked5.3%
7European Government Fixed Interest5%
8US Corporate Fixed Interest5%
9Europe ex UK Equities4.81%
Individual holdings
1VANGUARD FTSE DEVELOPED WORLD EX UK EQUITY INDEX ACC19.3%
2VANGUARD GLOBAL BOND INDEX HEDGE ACC GBP19.3%
3VANGUARD FTSE U.K. ALL SHARE INDEX A ACC GBP10.1%
4VANGUARD UK GOVERNMENT BOND INDEX INC GBP9.2%
5VANGUARD UK INFLATION LINKED GILT INDEX ACC5.3%
6VANGUARD UK INVESTMENT GRADE BOND INDEX ACC GBP5.3%
7VANGUARD US EQUITY INDEX ACC5.1%
8VANGUARD EURO GOVERNMENT BOND INDEX STERLING HEDGED ACC5%
9VANGUARD US INVESTMENT GRADE CREDIT INDEX STERLING HEDGED ACC5%
Management
Fund manager group
Vanguard
Fund manager company
Vanguard Investments UK Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The fund seeks to achieve income and/or capital returns through exposure to a diversified notional portfolio comprised of approximately 40% equity securities and 60% fixed income securities.
Benchmark
  • Vanguard LifeStrategy 40% Equity Composite
Investment style
Balanced,Active
Investment method
None
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Europe Equity Index Team22/06/2011
Compliance
IA Recognised, Non UCITS Retail Scheme, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Vanguard LifeStrategy 40% Equity Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.24%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.24%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.24%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price149.57
CurrencyGBP
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeACDO
Vanguard LifeStrategy 40% Equity Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.24%
Min single investment£100,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.24%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.24%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price138.7026
CurrencyGBP
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeACDP
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