Fact sheet: Zurich American Equity Pn

Fund information
Fund name
Zurich American Equity Pn AP Cap
Fund manager company
Zurich Assurance Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund manager
  • Stephen Mooresince 13/01/1984
No data available.
Fund objective
To achieve long term capital growth by investing in a wide spread of good quality North American shares. Investment may also include Canada and Latin America although these should be regarded as minorities. The fund generally invests in shares in leading companies operating in the United States but may invest through collective investment funds if warranted by circumstances. The assets of the fund are managed by Threadneedle Asset Management
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
22.3%
1 Year rank in sector
259/309
Sector
PN North America
Yield
-
Fund size
£342m (£293m 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.
104
Bid price
963.8
Offer price
1014.5
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Canlife North American Pn42.7%
FL Investec American AP38%
L&G Investec American Pn37.6%
Aviva Invtec American Pn37.4%
Zurich Investec American Pn37.1%
...more in PN North America

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • North America91.2%
    Europe4%
    International2.8%
    Asia Pacific2%
  • Telecom, Media & Technology22.4%
    Financials18.7%
    Health Care12.3%
    Others10.8%
    Energy7.8%
  • North American Equities91.2%
    European Equities4%
    Global Fixed Interest2.8%
    Asia Pacific Equities2%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.5%7.1%19.2%22.3%45%93.6%
Sector1.5%7.1%21.9%26%57.5%121.8%
Rank within sector154 / 321162 / 320272 / 320259 / 309268 / 296250 / 269
Quartile2nd3rd4th4th4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund22%1.9%15.4%26.1%4.9%
Sector25.9%4.4%18.7%29.2%7%
Rank within sector268 / 309242 / 304270 / 296257 / 284217 / 271
Quartile4th4th4th4th4th
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.
-2.83
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.
1.03
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.
0.82
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%.
12.02
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.
2.06
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.
-1.19
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.
0.97
Price movement
52 week high984.1
52 week low703.2
Current bid price963.8
Current offer price1014.5
Current mid price-
Region
1North America91.2%
2Europe4%
3International2.8%
4Asia Pacific2%
Industry sector
1Telecom, Media & Technology22.4%
2Financials18.7%
3Health Care12.3%
4Others10.8%
5Energy7.8%
6Building & Construction6.6%
7Retail6.3%
8Food, Beverages and Tobacco5.9%
9Aerospace & Defence4.6%
Asset type
1North American Equities91.2%
2European Equities4%
3Global Fixed Interest2.8%
4Asia Pacific Equities2%
Individual holdings
1MICROSOFT CORP4.06%
2APPLE INC3.27%
3ALPHABET INC2.95%
4AT&T INC2.82%
5COLGATE-PALMOLIVE CO2.24%
6THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC2.2%
7HOME DEPOT INC2.11%
8HALLIBURTON CO2.1%
9INGERSOLL-RAND2.04%
Management
Fund manager group
Zurich
Fund manager company
Zurich Assurance Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
To achieve long term capital growth by investing in a wide spread of good quality North American shares. Investment may also include Canada and Latin America although these should be regarded as minorities. The fund generally invests in shares in leading companies operating in the United States but may invest through collective investment funds if warranted by circumstances. The assets of the fund are managed by Threadneedle Asset Management
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Stephen Moore13/01/1984Stephen holds a BComm and a BA from the University of Queensland and is an associate of the Securities Institute of Australia. He began his career at First State in 1997, where he worked on the North American team, progressing to portfolio manager in 2001. In 2002 he joined Threadneedle to cover the US consumer sector. He subsequently covered the telecoms and basic materials sectors while managing a number of the company's segregated US portfolios. In 2004, he became deputy manager of Threadneedle's US hedge fund. Stephen launched the Threadneedle American Extended Alpha Fund in 2007 and became lead manager on the company's US hedge fund in 2008. In 2010, he launched the Threadneedle American Absolute Alpha Fund, a UCITS long/short fund. Stephen joined Artemis in 2014 and has managed the Artemis US Extended Alpha Fund since launch in September 2014 and the Artemis US Absolute Return Fund since launch in October 2014.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Zurich American Equity Pn 1% AP Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.11%
Bid price871.1
Offer price917
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeA198
Zurich American Equity Pn AP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.86%
Bid price3058.2
Offer price3219.1
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeHB33
Zurich American Equity Pn AP Cap
Initial charge-
Annual charge4.25%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)4.36%
Bid price963.8
Offer price1014.5
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeHB34
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