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
31.4%
1 Year rank in sector
189/310
Sector
PN North America
Yield
-
Fund size
£351m (£301m 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.
108
Bid price
1037.3
Offer price
1091.8
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Baillie Gifford North American Pn41.8%
FL Baill Giff North Am Eq Pn41.6%
FL Baillie Giff Amr AP41.5%
FL Baill GiffNthAmEq XE/IEPn40.6%
ReAssure EdgewoodLSelUSSelGrwPPB Pn40.6%
...more in PN North America

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • North America91.4%
    International3.2%
    Europe2.8%
    Asia Pacific2.5%
    Money Market0.1%
  • Telecom, Media & Technology24.2%
    Financials20.5%
    Others11.7%
    Health Care10.7%
    Retail7%
  • North American Equities91.4%
    Global Fixed Interest3%
    European Equities2.8%
    Asia Pacific Equities2.5%
    Other International Equities0.2%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.9%-0.7%6.1%31.4%55.9%99.5%
Sector0.3%-1.3%5.1%31.9%65.3%121%
Rank within sector70 / 31786 / 31586 / 313189 / 310238 / 286242 / 265
Quartile1st2nd2nd3rd4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund2.9%27.6%1.9%15.4%26.1%
Sector1.9%30.9%4.4%18.7%29.2%
Rank within sector91 / 314249 / 299238 / 294261 / 286249 / 274
Quartile2nd4th4th4th4th
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.
-2.52
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.
1.04
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%.
12.04
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.
1.9
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.
-1.06
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.
0.98
Price movement
52 week high1087.1
52 week low772.2
Current bid price1037.3
Current offer price1091.8
Current mid price-
Region
1North America91.4%
2International3.2%
3Europe2.8%
4Asia Pacific2.5%
5Money Market0.1%
Industry sector
1Telecom, Media & Technology24.18%
2Financials20.48%
3Others11.69%
4Health Care10.69%
5Retail6.99%
6Energy6.79%
7Industrials5.39%
8Food, Beverages and Tobacco5.09%
9Transport4.4%
Asset type
1North American Equities91.4%
2Global Fixed Interest3%
3European Equities2.8%
4Asia Pacific Equities2.5%
5Other International Equities0.2%
6Money Market0.1%
Individual holdings
1APPLE INC4.3%
2MICROSOFT CORP4.23%
3AT&T INC2.98%
4ALPHABET INC2.94%
5BANK OF AMERICA CORP2.73%
6WELLS FARGO & CO2.62%
7SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL2.5%
8HALLIBURTON CO2.31%
9BROADCOM LTD.2.09%
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 has managed Artemis' US Extended Alpha and US Absolute Return Funds since launch. He holds a BComm and BA from the University of Queensland and is an associate of the Securities Institute of Australia. Stephen began his career at First State in 1997 and moved to Threadneedle's US team in 2002. He launched the Threadneedle American Extended Alpha Fund in 2007, became lead manager on the US hedge fund in 2008 and launched the Threadneedle American Absolute Alpha Fund in 2010. Stephen joined Artemis in 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)1.13%
Bid price952.2
Offer price1002.4
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated25/05/2017
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)0.88%
Bid price3347.3
Offer price3523.4
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated25/05/2017
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)4.38%
Bid price1037.3
Offer price1091.8
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated25/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeHB34
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