Fact sheet: Zurich BRk NthAmr ETrk Pn

Fund information
Fund name
Zurich BlackRock North American Equity Tracker Pn ZP
Fund manager company
Zurich Assurance Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Kieran Doylesince 14/03/2016
Underlying fund
BlackRock NthAmrcn EqTkr
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve capital growth by tracking closely the performance of the FTSE World North America Index, the Fund’s benchmark index. The Fund invests in equity securities of companies that make up the benchmark index.
Benchmark
  • FTSE Custom North America Net Midday Index
Investment style
Passive/Tracking
Investment method
Indices
Quick stats
1 Year return
26.6%
1 Year rank in sector
102/309
Sector
PN North America
Yield
-
Fund size
£3,846m (£307m 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.
100
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Canlife North American Pn41%
L&G Investec American Pn37%
FL Investec American AP36.6%
OMW Investec American35.7%
Zurich Investec American Pn35.6%
...more in PN North America

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA94.8%
    Canada5.3%
  • Financials19.4%
    Technology17.4%
    Consumer Services12.8%
    Health Care12.2%
    Industrials11.6%
  • US Equities94.8%
    Canadian Equities5.3%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.3%6.5%20.5%26.6%61.5%-
Sector1.3%6.9%19.8%24.1%56.4%117.3%
Rank within sector164 / 321188 / 320145 / 320102 / 30999 / 296-
Quartile3rd3rd2nd2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund27.4%4.1%20.3%--
Sector24.7%4.4%18.7%29.2%7%
Rank within sector83 / 309164 / 304100 / 296--
Quartile2nd3rd2nd
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.
2.07
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.
0.95
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.
1.3
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%.
11.14
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.
2.4
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.
0.5
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.
0.96
Price movement
52 week high859.5
52 week low594.6
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price837.3
Region
1USA94.75%
2Canada5.25%
Industry sector
1Financials19.41%
2Technology17.44%
3Consumer Services12.76%
4Health Care12.23%
5Industrials11.58%
6Consumer Goods10.28%
7Oil & Gas7.76%
8Utilities3.31%
9Basic Materials2.63%
Asset type
1US Equities94.75%
2Canadian Equities5.25%
Individual holdings
1APPLE INC3.04%
2MICROSOFT CORP2.25%
3EXXON MOBIL CORP1.73%
4JOHNSON & JOHNSON1.58%
5AMAZON.COM INC1.51%
6FACEBOOK INC1.43%
7GENERAL ELECTRIC CO.1.3%
8JPMORGAN CHASE & CO1.24%
9ALPHABET INC1.19%
Management
Fund manager group
Zurich
Fund manager company
Zurich Assurance Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve capital growth by tracking closely the performance of the FTSE World North America Index, the Fund’s benchmark index. The Fund invests in equity securities of companies that make up the benchmark index.
Benchmark
  • FTSE Custom North America Net Midday Index
Investment style
Passive/Tracking
Investment method
Indices
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Kieran Doyle14/03/2016Kieran Doyle, CFA, Vice President and portfolio manager, is a member of BlackRock's Institutional Index Equity team. Mr. Doyle's service with the firm dates back to 2004, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he was a portfolio manager in the Institutional Index Equity team. Prior to joining BGI, he was with KPMG. Mr. Doyle earned a master's degree in economics and finance from Bristol University in 2000.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Zurich BlackRock North American Equity Tracker 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 price817.4
Offer price817.4
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJLYH
Zurich BlackRock North American Equity Tracker Pn ZP
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price837.3
CurrencyGBX
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJLYG
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