Fact sheet: Zurich European Sm Cos Pn

Fund information
Fund name
Zurich European Smaller Companies Pn CS1
Fund manager company
Zurich Assurance Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • Mark Heslopsince 01/01/2013
Underlying fund
Threadneedle Eurpn SmCos
Fund objective
The aim of the Fund is to grow the amount you invested. The Fund invests at least two-thirds of its assets in shares of smaller companies in Continental Europe or companies that have significant operations there. As it invests in smaller companies, the Fund will mainly choose shares from companies that are smaller in size than the top 225 companies in the FTSE World Europe (ex UK) Index. The Fund may also invest in asset classes and instruments different from those stated above. The Fund permanently invests a minimum of 75% of its assets in European Economic Area (excluding Liechtenstein) equities, and is therefore PEA (Plan d’Epargne en Actions) eligible in France.
Benchmark
  • Euromoney Smaller Europe ex UK Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
29.8%
1 Year rank in sector
175/360
Sector
PN Europe Excluding UK
Yield
-
Fund size
£15m (£14m 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.
101
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Zurich Nept EuroOppsPn60.7%
Scot Eq Neptune Eur Opps Pn60.5%
SIP Neptune Eurpn Opps Pn59.9%
RLP EurSpl(NeptuneEurpOpp)Pn59.4%
L&G Neptune European Opps Pn59.2%
...more in PN Europe Excluding UK

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • France16.3%
    Germany16.2%
    Italy12.8%
    Sweden11.6%
    Switzerland8.7%
  • Industrials27.3%
    Consumer Discretionary17.3%
    Health Care13.3%
    Materials9.3%
    Consumer Staples8.8%
  • French Equities16.3%
    German Equities16.2%
    Italian Equities12.8%
    Swedish Equities11.6%
    Swiss Equities8.7%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.1%10.9%2.7%29.8%48%-
Sector-1.3%7.8%5.3%29.2%28.7%77.7%
Rank within sector40 / 37125 / 371273 / 369175 / 36010 / 342-
Quartile1st1st3rd2nd1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund4.7%16.2%22.8%0.4%23.1%
Sector2.2%15.8%9.4%-0.2%25.6%
Rank within sector17 / 371193 / 36015 / 354130 / 342239 / 330
Quartile1st3rd1st2nd3rd
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.
6.15
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.
0.87
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%.
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.
5.16
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.
0.94
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.
0.8
Price movement
52 week high1080.4
52 week low850.1
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price1080.4
Region
1France16.3%
2Germany16.2%
3Italy12.8%
4Sweden11.6%
5Switzerland8.7%
6Belgium6%
7Ireland6%
8Netherlands5.8%
9Denmark4.9%
Industry sector
1Industrials27.3%
2Consumer Discretionary17.3%
3Health Care13.3%
4Materials9.3%
5Consumer Staples8.8%
6Information Technology7.8%
7Telecommunications Utilities6.7%
8Financials5.3%
9Real Estate2.1%
Asset type
1French Equities16.3%
2German Equities16.2%
3Italian Equities12.8%
4Swedish Equities11.6%
5Swiss Equities8.7%
6Belgian Equities6%
7Irish Equities6%
8Dutch Equities5.8%
9Danish Equities4.9%
Individual holdings
1SIKA AG2.7%
2ELIS2.4%
3BELIMO HOLDING AG2.1%
4DAVIDE CAMPARI2.1%
5EI TOWERS2.1%
6IMCD NV2.1%
7NORMA GROUP SE2.1%
8ORPEA2.1%
9APPLUS SERVICES SA2%
Management
Fund manager group
Zurich
Fund manager company
Zurich Assurance Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund objective
The aim of the Fund is to grow the amount you invested. The Fund invests at least two-thirds of its assets in shares of smaller companies in Continental Europe or companies that have significant operations there. As it invests in smaller companies, the Fund will mainly choose shares from companies that are smaller in size than the top 225 companies in the FTSE World Europe (ex UK) Index. The Fund may also invest in asset classes and instruments different from those stated above. The Fund permanently invests a minimum of 75% of its assets in European Economic Area (excluding Liechtenstein) equities, and is therefore PEA (Plan d’Epargne en Actions) eligible in France.
Benchmark
  • Euromoney Smaller Europe ex UK Index
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Mark Heslop01/01/2013Mark Heslop joined the company in 2008 as a smaller companies analyst in the European equities team. He manages the Threadneedle (Lux) Pan European Small Cap Opportunities, the Threadneedle European Smaller Companies Fund and the Threadneedle (Lux) Global Smaller Companies Fund.Before joining the company, Mark spent nine years as an analyst with Citi. He began his career as an accountant and consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.He holds a degree in Chemistry from Durham University and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Zurich European Smaller Companies Pn CS1
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 price1080.4
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeG16L
Zurich European 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 price1355.2
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/02/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEB51
Zurich European 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 price735.8
Offer price735.8
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/02/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZ263
Zurich European 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 price842.2
CurrencyGBX
Price updated16/02/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZL69
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