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 01/12/2015
  • 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
48.3%
1 Year rank in sector
11/307
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.
112
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
FL Schroder US Sm Cos AP50.9%
SIP Sch US Sm Cos Pn50.8%
OMW Threadneedle Am Sm Cos50.1%
Aviva Invtec American Pn49.8%
OMW Schroder US Smaller Cos49.5%
...more in PN North America

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA97.6%
    Money Market2.4%
  • Information Technology19%
    Industrials15.3%
    Financials14.5%
    Consumer Discretionary11.7%
    Materials8.7%
  • US Equities97.6%
    Money Market2.4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund3.8%6.4%16.4%48.3%68.8%-
Sector3.7%6.4%14.8%39%67.9%115.7%
Rank within sector168 / 320159 / 32077 / 31711 / 307172 / 293-
Quartile3rd2nd1st1st3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund3.8%35.4%3%19.3%37.8%
Sector3.3%30.9%4.4%18.7%29.2%
Rank within sector102 / 32162 / 306215 / 301134 / 2934 / 281
Quartile2nd1st3rd2nd1st
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.
1.25
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.
0.97
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.
1.26
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%.
12.45
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.
5.6
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.
0.1
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.
0.79
Price movement
52 week high1260
52 week low840.7
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price1235
Region
1USA97.6%
2Money Market2.4%
Industry sector
1Information Technology19%
2Industrials15.3%
3Financials14.5%
4Consumer Discretionary11.7%
5Materials8.7%
6Health Care8.6%
7Real Estate7.5%
8Consumer Staples5.1%
9Energy4.9%
Asset type
1US Equities97.6%
2Money Market2.4%
Individual holdings
1ASSOCIATED BANC-CORP3%
2CYRUSONE INC3%
3PACWEST BANCORP (DELAWARE)3%
4ZIONS BANCORP2.9%
5AMERICAN HOMES 4 RENT CLASS A2.4%
6PNM RESOURCES INC2.3%
7PTC INC2.2%
8BLUE BUFFALO PET PRODUCTS INC2%
9LEIDOS HLDGS INC2%
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 Janvier01/12/2015Nicolas Janvier has been a portfolio manager for the Threadneedle American Smaller Companies Fund since 2015. Nicolas joined the company in 2014 as a portfolio analyst in the US Equities team, and is responsible for researching US companies across the materials and utilities sectors. Prior to this, Nicolas spent eight years with Columbia Management, where he worked as a portfolio manager in the Value Strategies team focusing on US mid and small cap companies. Before this, he was a portfolio manager with the Private Bank at Bank of America. Nicolas holds a BA in Telecommunications-Operations from the University of Florida. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Diane Sobin31/03/2012Diane Sobin joined Threadneedle Investments in 2011 from sister company Columbia Management and has led the US Equities 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 sector.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 price1235
CurrencyGBX
Price updated24/02/2017
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)0.06%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price624.3
CurrencyGBX
Price updated24/02/2017
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 price507.8
Offer price507.8
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated24/02/2017
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)0.16%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price583.8
CurrencyGBX
Price updated24/02/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZL68
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