Fact sheet: M&G Charifund

Fund information

Fund name
M&G Charifund A Inc GBP
Fund company manager
M&G UK
Fund type
UKA
Fund manager
Richard Hughes
since 29/06/2001
Fund objective
Charifund is designed to provide a growing level of income for UK charities, while at the same time protecting their capital from the effects of inflation over a rolling ten year period. It aims to provide a level of income that is significantly higher than that of the FTSE All-Share Index. The level of income may vary and there is no guarantee that the trust will achieve a positive return over this, or any other, period. The trust is a well-diversified portfolio of approximately 100 holdings, mainly high yielding UK company shares. While the trust will generally have a bias towards stocks that are out-of-favour with investors, the fund manager seeks to identify good quality companies with attractive dividend growth prospects.
Benchmark
FTSE All Share
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares

Performance snapshot

Quick stats

1 Year return

19.38 %

1 Year rank in sector

41/96

Sector

UT UK Equity Income

Yield

4.4101

Fund size

£ 1.2 b

FE Risk score

85

NAV
-
Discount/Premium
-
Gearing
-

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • UK
    91.0592%
  • Switzerland
    2.1229%
  • France
    1.5528%
  • Norway
    1.2729%
  • Canada
    0.9958%
  • Financials
    35.0508%
  • Industrials
    11.6792%
  • Oil & Gas
    10.2391%
  • Health Care
    9.4057%
  • Utilities
    9.2201%
  • UK Equities
    91.0592%
  • Swiss Equities
    2.1229%
  • French Equities
    1.5528%
  • Norwegian Equities
    1.2729%
  • Canadian Equities
    0.9958%

Performance vs. Sector

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund3.95 %12.24 %19 %27.32 %91.92 %
Sector3.31 %12.84 %18.75 %25.85 %81.72 %
Rank within sector20 / 10159 / 9941 / 9646 / 8426 / 80
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund7.84 %12.43 %4.46 %4.67 %25.68 %
Sector8.89 %9.1 %4.93 %2.83 %24.83 %
Rank within sector70 / 10020 / 9362 / 8831 / 8434 / 80
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Risk statistics

Alpha0.2
Beta0.93
Sharpe0.44
Volatility8.01
Tracking error2.03
Information ratio-0.13
R-Squared0.94

Price movement

52 week high1623.75
52 week low1354.97
Current bid price0
Current offer price0
Current mid price1623.75

Holdings by region

  • 91.0592% UK
  • 2.1229% Switzerland
  • 1.5528% France
  • 1.2729% Norway
  • 0.9958% Canada
  • 0.8622% USA
  • 0.7542% Finland
  • 0.4707% Money Market
  • 0.4593% Sweden
  • 0.45% Japan

Holdings by sector

  • 35.0508% Financials
  • 11.6792% Industrials
  • 10.2391% Oil & Gas
  • 9.4057% Health Care
  • 9.2201% Utilities
  • 8.9907% Consumer Services
  • 6.6058% Telecommunications
  • 4.95% Consumer Goods
  • 3.1675% Basic Materials
  • 0.4707% Money Market

Holdings by asset type

  • 91.0592% UK Equities
  • 2.1229% Swiss Equities
  • 1.5528% French Equities
  • 1.2729% Norwegian Equities
  • 0.9958% Canadian Equities
  • 0.8622% US Equities
  • 0.7542% Finnish Equities
  • 0.4707% Money Market
  • 0.4593% Swedish Equities
  • 0.45% Japanese Equities

Individual holdings

  • 4.41% ROYAL DUTCH SHELL
  • 4.38% HSBC HLDGS
  • 3.75% BP
  • 3.57% ASTRAZENECA PLC
  • 3.14% GLAXOSMITHKLINE
  • 2.82% VODAFONE GROUP
  • 2.53% AVIVA
  • 2.37% UNITED UTILITIES GROUP PLC
  • 1.9% NATIONAL GRID
  • 1.85% GENERAL ACCIDENT