Fact sheet: Schroder QEP US Core

Fund information

Fund name
Schroder QEP US Core Inst Acc
Fund company manager
Schroder UT Managers
Fund type
UKA
Fund manager
Michael Grant
since 01/01/1995
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide capital growth. At least 80% of the fund will be invested in shares of North American companies. The fund has no bias to any particular industry or size of company.US Core takes the benchmark as its starting point with the fund manager investing in lots of small positions. This means that the fund's returns are delivered with a level of risk that is closely tied to that of the benchmark. Our views on the factors that contribute to share price returns are fed into a model which allows us to analyse the US market on a daily basis. We are then able to build a highly diversified portfolio of over 300 companies, minimising the risk that performance of a single stock could significantly affect the performance of the overall fund. The fund may also invest in other financial instruments and hold cash on deposit. Derivatives may be used to achieve the investment objective and to reduce risk or manage the fund more efficiently.
Benchmark
S&P 500 TR Net
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares

Performance snapshot

Quick stats

1 Year return

12.7 %

1 Year rank in sector

56/85

Sector

UT North America

Yield

1.33

Fund size

£ 195.4 m

FE Risk score

105

NAV
-
Discount/Premium
-
Gearing
-

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • USA
    96.39%
  • Canada
    1.79%
  • Money Market
    0.93%
  • Others
    0.36%
  • Israel
    0.27%
  • Software
    11.87%
  • Hardware
    10.29%
  • Biotechnology/Medical
    9.99%
  • Financial Services
    6.48%
  • Banks
    6.01%
  • US Equities
    96.39%
  • Canadian Equities
    1.79%
  • Money Market
    0.93%
  • International Equities
    0.36%
  • Israeli Equities
    0.27%

Performance vs. Sector

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund-0.87 %-3.33 %12.7 %54.44 %116.7 %
Sector-0.87 %-1.53 %14.46 %52.56 %112.24 %
Rank within sector45 / 8970 / 8756 / 8535 / 7735 / 64
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund0.34 %34.64 %5.28 %19.54 %31.4 %
Sector2.81 %31.22 %4.89 %17.78 %30.54 %
Rank within sector66 / 8621 / 8143 / 7931 / 7224 / 65
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Risk statistics

Alpha1.25
Beta0.98
Sharpe1.2
Volatility11.44
Tracking error3.02
Information ratio0.32
R-Squared0.93

Price movement

52 week high1576
52 week low1315
Current bid price0
Current offer price0
Current mid price1482

Holdings by region

  • 96.39% USA
  • 1.79% Canada
  • 0.93% Money Market
  • 0.36% Others
  • 0.27% Israel
  • 0.27% Bermuda

Holdings by sector

  • 11.87% Software
  • 10.29% Hardware
  • 9.99% Biotechnology/Medical
  • 6.48% Financial Services
  • 6.01% Banks
  • 5.87% Retailers - General
  • 4.71% Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
  • 4.59% Healthcare & Medical Products
  • 3.45% General Industrials
  • 3.06% Media

Holdings by asset type

  • 96.39% US Equities
  • 1.79% Canadian Equities
  • 0.93% Money Market
  • 0.36% International Equities
  • 0.27% Israeli Equities
  • 0.27% American Emerging Equities

Individual holdings

  • 4.34% APPLE INC
  • 3% MICROSOFT CORP
  • 1.98% FACEBOOK INC
  • 1.92% JOHNSON & JOHNSON
  • 1.87% JPMORGAN CHASE & CO
  • 1.74% EXXON MOBIL CORP
  • 1.67% AMAZON.COM INC
  • 1.5% ALPHABET INC
  • 1.47% ALPHABET INC
  • 1.4% WELLS FARGO & CO