Fact sheet: Kames UK Opportunities

Fund information
Fund name
Kames UK Opportunities B Acc
Fund manager company
Kames Capital plc
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Audrey Ryansince 01/03/2007
  • Phillip Haworthsince 01/05/2017
Fund objective
The investment objective is to maximise total return (income plus capital).
Benchmark
  • IA UK Smaller Companies sector median
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
6.2%
1 Year rank in sector
158/274
Sector
UT UK All Companies
Yield
1.8%
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
0.81%
Fund size
£168m (£62m 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.
97
Mid price
204.81
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
MI Chelverton UK Equ Grth22.5%
MFM Bowland20.6%
Stan Life Inv UKEqUncns20.3%
CFP SDLUKBftolgy19.2%
CFP SDL Free Spirit19.1%
...more in UT UK All Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK96.6%
    Money Market3.4%
  • Industrials23.2%
    Financials22.7%
    Basic Materials11.7%
    Technology11.5%
    Consumer Services9.9%
  • UK Equities96.6%
    Money Market3.4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund2.6%-1.9%-0.6%6.2%12.6%49.3%
Sector3.1%-2.8%0%7%18.9%50.1%
Rank within sector194 / 28075 / 278182 / 277158 / 274213 / 259125 / 244
Quartile3rd2nd3rd3rd4th3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20182017201620152014
Fund-1.9%10.4%5.8%9.4%1.7%
Sector-1.9%13.8%11.2%3.7%0.6%
Rank within sector126 / 277206 / 272210 / 26263 / 25696 / 249
Quartile2nd4th4th1st2nd
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.
-2.4
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.
1.07
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%.
10.41
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.
3.5
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.
-0.59
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.
0.89
Price movement
52 week high210.06
52 week low192.06
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price204.81
Region
1UK96.6%
2Money Market3.4%
Industry sector
1Industrials23.2%
2Financials22.7%
3Basic Materials11.7%
4Technology11.5%
5Consumer Services9.9%
6Consumer Goods8.3%
7Health Care6%
8Money Market3.4%
9Oil & Gas3.3%
Asset type
1UK Equities96.6%
2Money Market3.4%
Individual holdings
1PRUDENTIAL PLC4.14%
2COCA-COLA HBC AG3.85%
3RELX PLC3.85%
4GLAXOSMITHKLINE3.63%
5GLENCORE PLC3.51%
6WEIR GROUP3.09%
7ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP PLC3.04%
8SYNTHOMER PLC2.89%
9DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS2.85%
Management
Fund manager group
Kames Capital
Fund manager company
Kames Capital plc
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The investment objective is to maximise total return (income plus capital).
Benchmark
  • IA UK Smaller Companies sector median
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Audrey Ryan01/03/2007Audrey Ryan is an investment manager in the UK Equities team with responsibility for managing several funds, including the Kames Ethical Equity Fund and Kames UK Opportunities Fund. In addition, Audrey has analysis duties for the travel & leisure sector, and is a small-cap specialist. She joined us in 1997 from General Accident where she was a UK small companies portfolio manager. Audrey studied Accounting at Napier University, is a qualified chartered accountant and has an MSc in Investment Analysis.
Phillip Haworth01/05/2017Philip Haworth is Deputy Head of Equities. In addition he is co-manager of the Kames UK Equity Fund, Kames UK Opportunities Fund and has responsibility for managing several other UK equity portfolios. Phil has analysis duties for the oil & gas and food producers sectors. In addition Phil leads the collective process of formulating our UK equity strategy views and contributes to Kames Asset Allocation research. He joined us in 1995 straight from Oxford University, where he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Philip also has the SII Diploma.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Kames UK Opportunities A Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£500
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.56%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.6%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price191.22
CurrencyGBX
Price updated19/04/2018
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeO978
Kames UK Opportunities B Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£2,000,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.09%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price204.81
CurrencyGBX
Price updated19/04/2018
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeO977
Kames UK Opportunities D Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£250,000
Min regular saving£5,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price164.62
CurrencyGBX
Price updated19/04/2018
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeI02A
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