Fact sheet: Schroder UK Opportunities

Fund information
Fund name
Schroder UK Opportunities Z
Fund manager company
Schroder UT Managers
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Matt Hudsonsince 07/09/2014
Accolades
Winner - Large Fund - UK Growth
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide capital growth and income. At least 80% of the fund will be invested in shares of large and medium-sized UK companies. The fund has no bias to any particular industry.The fund aims to take advantage of investment opportunities in varying market conditions. The fund follows an investment approach based around the business cycle, where the managers attempt to identify turning points in the cycle and then focus on the types of companies they believe will benefit from it. The fund may also invest in other financial instruments and hold cash on deposit. Derivatives may be used to reduce risk or manage the fund more efficiently.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share TR
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
15.2%
1 Year rank in sector
86/275
Sector
UT UK All Companies
Yield
2.2%
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.
0.92%
Fund size
£286m (£394m 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.
89
Mid price
501.1
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Fund name1 Year
MI Chelverton UK Equ Grth37.4%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK95.6%
    Money Market3.2%
    Guernsey0.8%
    USA0.4%
  • Financials30.4%
    Industrials15%
    Consumer Services14.3%
    Health Care11%
    Oil & Gas7.7%
  • UK Equities99.9%
    Money Market0.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.3%1.2%6.9%15.2%17.8%65.7%
Sector1.6%0.6%6.1%14%26.9%66%
Rank within sector148 / 28277 / 28188 / 28186 / 275241 / 257133 / 244
Quartile3rd2nd2nd2nd4th3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund11.1%7.7%1.2%-7.9%34.1%
Sector9.4%11.2%3.7%0.6%25.7%
Rank within sector69 / 279196 / 269176 / 261246 / 25549 / 248
Quartile1st3rd3rd4th1st
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.
-2.67
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.
1.03
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.
0.24
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%.
9.86
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.
2.76
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.
-0.89
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.
0.92
Price movement
52 week high507.4
52 week low424
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price501.1
Region
1UK95.63%
2Money Market3.15%
3Guernsey0.79%
4USA0.43%
Industry sector
1Financials30.41%
2Industrials15%
3Consumer Services14.32%
4Health Care10.97%
5Oil & Gas7.73%
6Basic Materials7.47%
7Consumer Goods7.1%
8Technology3.78%
9Money Market3.15%
Asset type
1UK Equities99.87%
2Money Market0.13%
Individual holdings
1ROYAL DUTCH SHELL7.73%
2PRUDENTIAL PLC4.83%
3GLAXOSMITHKLINE4.71%
4RIO TINTO4.13%
5LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC3.94%
6RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP PLC3.7%
7STANDARD CHARTERED3.17%
8SHIRE PLC3.14%
9BARCLAYS2.97%
Management
Fund manager group
Schroders
Fund manager company
Schroder UT Managers
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide capital growth and income. At least 80% of the fund will be invested in shares of large and medium-sized UK companies. The fund has no bias to any particular industry.The fund aims to take advantage of investment opportunities in varying market conditions. The fund follows an investment approach based around the business cycle, where the managers attempt to identify turning points in the cycle and then focus on the types of companies they believe will benefit from it. The fund may also invest in other financial instruments and hold cash on deposit. Derivatives may be used to reduce risk or manage the fund more efficiently.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share TR
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Matt Hudson07/09/2014Matt Hudson is a member of the Cazenove Capital Pan-European Equity team at Schroders, with responsibility for equity income portfolios. Matt manages the Cazenove UK Equity Income Fund and the Equity Income Trust for Charities, a UK authorised Common Investment Fund. Matt joined Cazenove Capital in 2001 from AIB Govett Investment Management. Prior to this he was a chartered accountant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Matt graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in History. He has 14 years of investment experience.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Ireland
Schroder UK Opportunities A
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.67%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price428.1
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/08/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKA62
Schroder UK Opportunities C Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£25,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.17%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price473.6
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/08/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeCC96
Schroder UK Opportunities C Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£25,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.17%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price327.6
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/08/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeKR05
Schroder UK Opportunities D Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£150,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price58.39
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/08/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeJ6IX
Schroder UK Opportunities D Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£150,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.84%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price52.92
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/08/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeJ6IW
Schroder UK Opportunities Z
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£100,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.92%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price501.1
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/08/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeCC97
Schroder UK Opportunities Z Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£100,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.92%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price437.2
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/08/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0IF6
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