Fact sheet: Zurich Defensive Pn

Fund information
Fund name
Zurich Defensive Pn ZP
Fund manager company
Zurich Assurance Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Alex Lylesince 01/02/2017
Underlying fund
Threadneedle Defensive
Fund objective
The fund seeks to achieve stable growth over the long-term with low levels of risk by investing predominantly in bonds and money market assets. It is likely to deliver lower growth over the longer term than the other Mercer Risk Profile Funds.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
13.7%
1 Year rank in sector
-
Sector
PN Mixed Investment 0%-35% Shares
Yield
-
Fund size
£36m (£30m 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.
38
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • International49.2%
    UK34.1%
    Money Market7.3%
    North America3.9%
    Europe ex UK2.9%
  • Fixed Interest67.7%
    Equities18.7%
    Money Market7.3%
    Others6.3%
  • Global Fixed Interest42.9%
    UK Fixed Interest24.8%
    UK Equities9.3%
    Money Market7.3%
    Others6.3%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.8%2.5%1%13.7%20.5%36.5%
Sector0.9%3.2%1.8%13.6%23.7%38%
Rank within sector------
Quartile
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund0.9%13.1%1.5%5.6%5.2%
Sector0.8%12.5%2.3%7.6%5.6%
Rank within sector-----
Quartile
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.
-0.17
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.
0.91
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.
0.67
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%.
4.45
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.
1.94
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.
-0.4
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.
0.82
Price movement
52 week high218.3
52 week low190.1
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price216.3
Region
1International49.2%
2UK34.1%
3Money Market7.3%
4North America3.9%
5Europe ex UK2.9%
6Japan2.6%
Industry sector
1Fixed Interest67.7%
2Equities18.7%
3Money Market7.3%
4Others6.3%
Asset type
1Global Fixed Interest42.9%
2UK Fixed Interest24.8%
3UK Equities9.3%
4Money Market7.3%
5Others6.3%
6North American Equities3.9%
7Europe ex UK Equities2.9%
8Japanese Equities2.6%
Individual holdings
1THREADNEEDLE UK CORPORATE BOND FUND15.9%
2THREADNEEDLE DOLLAR BOND RET GR ACC GBP11.3%
3THREADNEEDLE EUROPEAN CORPORATE BOND FUND10.6%
4THREADNEEDLE HIGH YIELD BOND FUND6.4%
5THREADNEEDLE GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES BOND FUND6.3%
6THREADNEEDLE GLOBAL BOND FUND 5.6%
7THREADNEEDLE UK EQUITY INCOME FUND5.1%
8THREADNEEDLE (LUX) GLOBAL CORPORATE BOND FUND4.4%
9THREADNEEDLE UK INSTITUTIONAL FUND4.2%
Management
Fund manager group
Zurich
Fund manager company
Zurich Assurance Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The fund seeks to achieve stable growth over the long-term with low levels of risk by investing predominantly in bonds and money market assets. It is likely to deliver lower growth over the longer term than the other Mercer Risk Profile Funds.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Alex Lyle01/02/2017Alex Lyle is Head of Managed Funds, EMEA. In this role he takes responsibility for a large number of the company’s managed funds, is a member of the Asset Allocation Committee and is a key investment contact between the company and a number of its major clients.He joined the company in 1994 and was appointed Joint Head of UK / European Equity teams in 1999 and became Head of Managed Funds in 2003.Alex started his career at Hambros Bank’s¹ Unit Trust Division, which was acquired by Allied Dunbar² in 1981 and subsequently became part of Threadneedle Asset Management Limited in 1994. He managed UK equity portfolios for more than 20 years. He has a degree in Geography from Oxford University.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Zurich Defensive 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)1.28%
Bid price655.1
Offer price689.6
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeK8W6
Zurich Defensive Pn 3/4 AP
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.13%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price236.4
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/02/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeA721
Zurich Defensive Pn 3/4 AP Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.03%
Bid price665.5
Offer price700.6
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeK8W7
Zurich Defensive Pn 3/4 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)4.53%
Bid price528.8
Offer price556.7
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeK8W8
Zurich Defensive Pn EP
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.13%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price794
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeGVQ7
Zurich Defensive 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 price185.1
Offer price185.1
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/02/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZ251
Zurich Defensive Pn ZP
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.28%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price216.3
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/02/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZL66
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