Fact sheet: Zurich UK Smaller Companies Pn

Fund information
Fund name
Zurich UK Smaller Companies Pn CS1
Fund manager company
Zurich Assurance Ltd
Fund type
Pension Fund
Fund managers
  • James Thornesince 01/03/2010
Underlying fund
Threadneedle UK Sm Cos
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 the UK or companies that have significant operations there. The smaller companies that the Fund invests in will typically be companies included in the Numis Smaller Companies Index and/or listed on the London Stock Exchanges Alternative Investment Market. The Fund may also invest in asset classes and instruments different from those stated above.
Benchmark
  • NUMIS NSCI Ex Investment Companies GBP
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
37.3%
1 Year rank in sector
2/113
Sector
PN UK Smaller Companies
Yield
-
Fund size
£22m (£15m 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.
90
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Scot Eq Old Mut UK Sm Cos Pn37.6%
Zurich UK Smaller Companies Pn37.3%
Pru UK Smaller Comp Pn36.1%
Av OldMutualUKSmCosPn36.1%
Av AXA Fram UK Small Cos AP35.8%
...more in PN UK Smaller Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK95.1%
    Money Market3.7%
    Australia1.2%
  • Consumer Discretionary32.3%
    Information Technology21.1%
    Financials11%
    Industrials10.9%
    Consumer Staples8.6%
  • UK Equities95.1%
    Money Market3.7%
    Australian Equities1.2%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.2%4%10.3%37.3%81%148.8%
Sector-0.4%3.1%7.5%28.1%61%114.5%
Rank within sector47 / 11335 / 11314 / 1132 / 1132 / 10612 / 101
Quartile2nd2nd1st1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund32.7%7%24%3.6%33.7%
Sector24.7%7.1%17.6%-2.3%37.9%
Rank within sector2 / 11361 / 10711 / 10616 / 10382 / 102
Quartile1st3rd1st1st4th
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.
2.65
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
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.
1.36
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%.
12.92
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.
4.43
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.
0.82
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.
0.88
Price movement
52 week high1392.2
52 week low995.5
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price1366.9
Region
1UK95.1%
2Money Market3.7%
3Australia1.2%
Industry sector
1Consumer Discretionary32.3%
2Information Technology21.1%
3Financials11%
4Industrials10.9%
5Consumer Staples8.6%
6Health Care6%
7Materials3.9%
8Money Market3.7%
9Energy1.4%
Asset type
1UK Equities95.1%
2Money Market3.7%
3Australian Equities1.2%
Individual holdings
1BLUE PRISM GROUP PLC5.1%
2VICTORIA4.7%
3COATS GROUP PLC4%
4ASCENTIAL PLC3.6%
5TED BAKER3.3%
6JUST GROUP PLC3.2%
7HOTEL CHOCOLAT GROUP PLC3%
8SCAPA GROUP PLC2.4%
9VECTURA GROUP2.4%
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 the UK or companies that have significant operations there. The smaller companies that the Fund invests in will typically be companies included in the Numis Smaller Companies Index and/or listed on the London Stock Exchanges Alternative Investment Market. The Fund may also invest in asset classes and instruments different from those stated above.
Benchmark
  • NUMIS NSCI Ex Investment Companies GBP
Investment style
No data available.
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
James Thorne01/03/2010James Thorne joined the company in 2010 as a portfolio manager in the UK equities team. He is manager of the Threadneedle UK Smaller Companies Fund, the Ethical UK Equity Fund and co-manager of the Threadneedle UK Mid 250 Fund along with a range of small cap institutional portfolios. He is also responsible for stock analysis and idea generation for the wider team with research responsibility for chemicals and mid-cap industrials.James has extensive experience of the smaller companies sector, having worked at Baring Asset Management, Hill Samuel and Abbey Life as well as private equity company 3i.He has a BSc in Oceanography with Geology from the University of Southampton and an MSc in Instrumentation and Analytical Science from the University of Manchester.
Compliance
No data available.
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Zurich UK 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)0.89%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1366.9
CurrencyGBX
Price updated13/12/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeG16V
Zurich UK 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 price906.5
CurrencyGBX
Price updated13/12/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEB74
Zurich UK 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 price633.1
Offer price633.1
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated13/12/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZ311
Zurich UK 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 price744.5
CurrencyGBX
Price updated13/12/2017
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeZL61
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