Fact sheet: Zurich American Sm Cos Pn

Fund information
Fund name
Zurich American Smaller Companies Pn CS1
Fund manager company
Zurich Assurance Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Nicolas Janviersince 01/11/2015
  • Diane Sobinsince 31/03/2012
Underlying fund
Threadneedle Am Sm Cos
Fund objective
The investment objective of the fund is to achieve capital growth. The investment policy is to invest primarily in smaller US based companies, which offer potential for capital growth.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
26.9%
1 Year rank in sector
163/309
Sector
PN North America
Yield
-
Fund size
£13m (£11m 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.
110
Top in this sector
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Canlife North American Pn42.7%
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Zurich Investec American Pn37.1%
...more in PN North America

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA97.1%
    Money Market2.9%
  • Information Technology18.2%
    Consumer Discretionary14.1%
    Industrials12.5%
    Financials10%
    Real Estate10%
  • US Equities97.1%
    Money Market2.9%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund3.7%8.2%24.3%26.9%61.3%-
Sector1.5%7.1%21.9%26%57.5%121.8%
Rank within sector30 / 321109 / 32077 / 320163 / 309112 / 296-
Quartile1st2nd1st3rd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund29.6%3%19.3%37.8%-
Sector25.9%4.4%18.7%29.2%7%
Rank within sector65 / 309217 / 304137 / 2965 / 284-
Quartile1st3rd2nd1st
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.
0.72
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.
1.03
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%.
12.33
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.
5.29
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
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.
0.81
Price movement
52 week high1168.9
52 week low753.4
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price1139.1
Region
1USA97.1%
2Money Market2.9%
Industry sector
1Information Technology18.2%
2Consumer Discretionary14.1%
3Industrials12.5%
4Financials10%
5Real Estate10%
6Health Care8.2%
7Materials7.9%
8Consumer Staples6.2%
9Energy5.1%
Asset type
1US Equities97.1%
2Money Market2.9%
Individual holdings
1PACWEST BANCORP (DELAWARE)2.8%
2ZIONS BANCORP2.8%
3PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC CO2.7%
4ALEXANDRIA REAL ESTATE EQUITIES INC2.3%
5CORELOGIC INC2.1%
6PNM RESOURCES INC2.1%
7LEIDOS HLDGS INC2%
8MID-AMERICA APARTMENT COMMUNITIES2%
9NABORS INDUSTRIES2%
Management
Fund manager group
Zurich
Fund manager company
Zurich Assurance Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The investment objective of the fund is to achieve capital growth. The investment policy is to invest primarily in smaller US based companies, which offer potential for capital growth.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Nicolas Janvier01/11/2015Nicolas Janvier is a portfolio manager for Columbia Threadneedle Investments. Mr. Janvier was based in the U.S. from 2001 to 2014 as an associate portfolio manager with primary focus on mid-, smid- and small- cap products and currently works with the team in the UK. Mr. Janvier joined one of the Columbia Threadneedle Investments legacy firms in 2006 and has been a member of the investment community since 2000. Previously, Mr. Janvier was a portfolio manager with The Private Bank at Bank of America in Palm Beach, Florida for four years. He was previously an account administrator for U.S. Trust Company of California and an investment associate for U.S. Trust Company of Florida. Mr. Janvier received a B.A. from the University of Florida. In addition, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Diane Sobin31/03/2012Diane Sobin joined the company in 2011 and has led the US Equities, EMEA team since 2014.  She manages the Threadneedle American Select Fund, the Threadneedle American Smaller Companies Fund and the Threadneedle US Equity Income Fund, as well as a number of institutional US equity mandates. Diane also co-manages the Columbia Mid Cap Value Fund. In addition, she is a key contributor to the team’s macroeconomic and thematic research and has coverage leadership for companies in the energy and industrials sectors. Diane joined Columbia Management in 2011, having previously held portfolio manager roles at ZurichScudder, JP Morgan, Oppenheimer and Dean Witter Reynolds. Diane was named in Financial News 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance in 2014. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance degree from Pace University, New York. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Zurich American Smaller Companies Pn CS1
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.05%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.24%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1139.1
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeG16G
Zurich American Smaller Companies Pn EP
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.05%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price573.5
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEB43
Zurich American Smaller Companies Pn Inet
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price468
Offer price468
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZ242
Zurich American Smaller Companies Pn ZP
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.15%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price536.4
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZL68
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