Fact sheet: Guinness Global Energy

Rated Fund Information
Rated Funds Group
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SPECIALIST
Sector
FO Commodity & Energy
Fund type
OEIC
Primary aim
GROWTH
Why Money Observer Rates Guinness Global Energy

New for 2018. An energy trust with strong management

Guinness Global Energy has been added to our list this year as a pure energy play. The fund seeks capital growth and invests in companies in the oil, natural gas, coal, alternative energy, nuclear and utilities sectors around the world. It is co-managed by Tim Guinness, founder of Guinness Asset Management in 2003, Will Riley and Jonathan Waghorn. They believe that over the next 20 years the combined effects of population growth, developing world industrialisation and diminishing fossil fuel supplies will force energy prices higher. The fund aims to benefit from this environment by investing in companies with energy resources, and in their service providers and distributors. The managers combine macro views with bottom-up company research. They use a disciplined screening process to identify the best investment ideas and have a value bias ヨ looking for out-of-favour companies. Like all Guinness-managed funds, this is an equally weighted portfolio of around 30 stocks. These are typically mid-sized and large companies with a market value of at least $1 billion. The fund has understandably struggled in absolute terms over the past few years following the sustained fall in oil prices. However, notably, it has beaten many of its peers over this period. Darius McDermott, managing director of Chelsea Financial Services, believes patience and conviction in global economic and demographic trends can give your portfolio a 'serious boost' over time. One such theme he believes in is energy. He likes this fund on the strength of its management team. 'They really are the go-to team for this type of investment,' he says.<\p>

3 Year Performance
Fund Performance-8.2%
Average of Rated Funds Group41.9%
Sector Performance-0.1%
Fund information
Fund name
Guinness Global Energy X GBP
Fund manager company
Guinness Asset Management Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Will Rileysince 31/03/2008
  • Jonathan Waghornsince 31/03/2008
  • Tim Guinnesssince 31/03/2008
Accolades
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Fund is to provide investors with long-term capital appreciation.
Benchmark
  • MSCI World Energy
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-0.5%
1 Year rank in sector
63/95
Sector
FO Commodity & Energy
Yield
-
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.
1.24%
Fund size
£252m (£330m 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.
158
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Multipartner SICAV RobSAMSmEg27.7%
BlackRock GF Wrld Mining26.7%
Wellington Commodities23.2%
Quaero Capital Acsbl Cln Egy23%
SIA Long Term Invest Nat Res21.8%
...more in FO Commodity & Energy

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA46.4%
    Canada14.7%
    China8.6%
    UK7.8%
    Italy3.9%
  • Oil & Gas - Integrated43.6%
    Oil & Gas Exploration & Production38%
    Oil & Gas Equipment & Services15.9%
    Alternative & Renewable Energy1.5%
    Money Market1%
  • Commodity & Energy99%
    Money Market1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund6.5%-6.8%1.6%-0.5%-8.2%2.4%
Sector2.9%-3.1%2%2.7%-0.1%-4.5%
Rank within sector18 / 9679 / 9650 / 9563 / 9561 / 9128 / 77
Quartile1st4th3rd3rd3rd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20182017201620152014
Fund-2.6%-9.9%52.5%-23.4%-14%
Sector-1%5.6%23.1%-19.8%-9%
Rank within sector66 / 9689 / 948 / 9252 / 9051 / 81
Quartile3rd4th1st3rd3rd
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.
-0.87
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.
1.17
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.
-0.01
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%.
20.01
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.
13.05
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.
-0.14
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.
0.59
Price movement
52 week high10.64
52 week low8.67
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price9.67
Region
1USA46.4%
2Canada14.7%
3China8.6%
4UK7.8%
5Italy3.9%
6Norway3.6%
7Austria3.5%
8France3.5%
9Netherlands3.5%
Industry sector
1Oil & Gas - Integrated43.6%
2Oil & Gas Exploration & Production38%
3Oil & Gas Equipment & Services15.9%
4Alternative & Renewable Energy1.5%
5Money Market1%
Asset type
1Commodity & Energy99%
2Money Market1%
Individual holdings
1CONOCOPHILLIPS3.9%
2ENI3.9%
3SUNCOR ENERGY INC(NEW)3.9%
4HALLIBURTON CO3.8%
5CANADIAN NATURAL RESOURCES3.7%
6CHEVRON CORP3.7%
7CNOOC3.7%
8HESS CORP3.7%
9IMPERIAL OIL3.7%
Management
Fund manager group
Guinness Asset Management
Fund manager company
Guinness Asset Management Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Fund is to provide investors with long-term capital appreciation.
Benchmark
  • MSCI World Energy
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Will Riley31/03/2008Will joined Guinness Asset Management in May 2007, and is co-manager of Guinness Global Energy Fund and the Guinness Global Money Managers Fund. Prior to joining Guinness, Will was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers for six years, first in the London Middle Market Assurance Team, then as a valuation specialist in the Valuation & Strategy division. Will qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2003 and graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Master’s Degree in Geography.
Jonathan Waghorn31/03/2008Jonathan has 17 years’ experience in the energy sector. He was a Shell drilling engineer in the Dutch North Sea and worked as an energy consultant with Wood Mackenzie before becoming co-head of Goldman Sachs energy equity research in 2000. He joined Investec as co-manager on the Investec Global Energy Fund in 2008 where he helped grow the energy franchise at Investec to a peak of nearly $3.5bn in 2011. Jonathan then joined Mercuria in 2012 to build an equities and fund management business based around the provision of external funds before joining Guinness Asset Management in 2013.
Tim Guinness31/03/2008Tim Guinness is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Guinness Asset Management and Guinness Atkinson Asset Management, our sister US business. He has over 35 years’ investment experience. He founded Guinness Flight Global Asset Management Ltd in 1987 and was CEO (or joint CEO) from 1987 to 1999 and a portfolio manager of the Global Equity Fund. After Investec acquired Guinness Flight in 1998, he was Chairman of the company during the transition into Investec, as well as lead manager of the Investec Global Energy Fund. In 2003 he left Investec to set up Guinness Asset Management, which was appointed the outsource manager of Investec Global Energy Fund until 2008. Tim graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in engineering. He then completed a Master’s Degree in Management Science at the Sloan School M.I.T. in the United States. Tim is co-manager of the Guinness Global Energy Fund and the Guinness Global Money Managers Fund.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Distributor Status, IA Recognised, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden
Guinness Global Energy A USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.49%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.49%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.3638
CurrencyUSD
Price updated17/04/2018
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeBEZ6
Guinness Global Energy B USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.99%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.99%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.0488
CurrencyUSD
Price updated17/04/2018
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBEZ7
Guinness Global Energy C EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.99%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.99%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.2305
CurrencyEUR
Price updated17/04/2018
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJXMB
Guinness Global Energy C GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.99%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.99%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.3562
CurrencyGBP
Price updated17/04/2018
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeD6F9
Guinness Global Energy D EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.49%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.49%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.2375
CurrencyEUR
Price updated17/04/2018
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeD6G0
Guinness Global Energy E USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.24%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.24%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price8.8992
CurrencyUSD
Price updated17/04/2018
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeD6G1
Guinness Global Energy X GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.24%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.24%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.672
CurrencyGBP
Price updated17/04/2018
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi code0VNK
Guinness Global Energy X USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.24%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.24%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price7.4135
CurrencyUSD
Price updated17/04/2018
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJXMC
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