Fact sheet: Zurich Baring European

Fund information
Fund name
Zurich Baring European Bsp Cap
Fund manager company
Zurich Assurance Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • James Buckleysince 31/07/2005
Underlying fund
Baring European Growth
Fund objective
The aim of the fund is to provide capital growth from equities in Continental Europe. Investment will be predominantly in "blue chip" companies. The fund currently invests in the Baring European Select and Baring European Growth funds.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
24.8%
1 Year rank in sector
243/359
Sector
PN Europe Excluding UK
Yield
-
Fund size
£8m (£7m 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.
106
Bid price
152.3
Offer price
160.3
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Zurich Nept EuroOppsPn45.5%
Scot Eq Neptune Eur Opps Pn45.4%
RLP EurSpl(NeptuneEurpOpp)Pn44.2%
SIP Neptune Eurpn Opps Pn43.9%
L&G Neptune European Opps Pn43.3%
...more in PN Europe Excluding UK

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Switzerland23%
    France20.9%
    Germany13%
    International9.8%
    Ireland9.2%
  • Financials22.9%
    Health Care13.7%
    Materials12.8%
    Consumer Discretionary12.4%
    Industrials11.3%
  • Swiss Equities23%
    French Equities20.9%
    German Equities13%
    International Equities9.8%
    Irish Equities9.2%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund5.2%4.3%15.2%24.8%15.6%72.1%
Sector6.6%4%13.8%26.9%28.4%91.7%
Rank within sector354 / 367164 / 369116 / 368243 / 359330 / 341287 / 313
Quartile4th2nd2nd3rd4th4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund3%13.1%7.3%-5.1%24.3%
Sector3.5%15.8%9.4%-0.2%25.6%
Rank within sector310 / 367271 / 359222 / 353319 / 341209 / 329
Quartile4th4th3rd4th3rd
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.
-2.64
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.
0.94
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.
0.12
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%.
11.24
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.
2.98
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.
-1.04
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.
0.94
Price movement
52 week high151.8
52 week low113.8
Current bid price152.3
Current offer price160.3
Current mid price-
Region
1Switzerland23%
2France20.9%
3Germany13%
4International9.8%
5Ireland9.2%
6Netherlands6%
7Belgium5.1%
8UK4.2%
9Sweden3.6%
Industry sector
1Financials22.9%
2Health Care13.7%
3Materials12.8%
4Consumer Discretionary12.4%
5Industrials11.3%
6Information Technology9.4%
7Consumer Staples4.8%
8Energy4.7%
9Telecommunications Utilities3.7%
Asset type
1Swiss Equities23%
2French Equities20.9%
3German Equities13%
4International Equities9.8%
5Irish Equities9.2%
6Dutch Equities6%
7Belgian Equities5.1%
8UK Equities4.2%
9Swedish Equities3.6%
Individual holdings
1ROCHE HLDG AG4.9%
2NESTLE SA4.8%
3AXA4.3%
4ASML HLDG4%
5CRH PLC3.7%
6ALLIANZ SE3.6%
7CAP GEMINI3.5%
8RYANAIR HLDGS3.5%
9NOVO NORDISK A/S3.4%
Management
Fund manager group
Zurich
Fund manager company
Zurich Assurance Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The aim of the fund is to provide capital growth from equities in Continental Europe. Investment will be predominantly in "blue chip" companies. The fund currently invests in the Baring European Select and Baring European Growth funds.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
James Buckley31/07/2005James was appointed Head of Pan European Large Cap Equities in 2008. He manages the Baring European Growth Fund and the Baring Pan European Europa fund. James joined Baring Asset Management in 2005 from Premier Asset Management where he was responsible for the Premier European Growth Fund. Previously he worked at Solus Investment Funds running the Solus European Growth Fund. James has also worked at HSBC Private Clients. James has a B.A. (Hons.) in English Literature from the University of Ulster (Ireland), a M.Sc in Investment Analysis from the University of Stirling (Scotland) and an MBA from Cambridge University.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Zurich Baring European 1% AP
Initial charge-
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)2.16%
Bid price519.5
Offer price546.9
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeAL24
Zurich Baring European Bsp Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.91%
Bid price416.8
Offer price438.7
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeAL54
Zurich Baring European Bsp Cap
Initial charge-
Annual charge5.25%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)5.41%
Bid price152.3
Offer price160.3
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeAL53
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