Fact sheet: Marlborough Special Sits

Fund information
Fund name
Marlborough Special Situations P Acc
Fund manager company
Marlborough Fund Managers
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund managers
  • Giles Hargreavesince 30/06/1998
  • Eustace Santa Barbarasince 31/08/2014
Accolades
Winner - UK Small / Mid Cap
Fund objective
The objective of the scheme is to provide investors with capital growth by following a speculative policy investing in smaller companies, new issues and companies going through a difficult period with good recovery prospects.
Benchmark
  • Mstar (IA) Uk Smaller Cos
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
30.8%
1 Year rank in sector
21/49
Sector
UT UK Smaller Companies
Yield
1.1%
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.
0.8%
Fund size
£1,506m (£1,076m 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.
88
Bid price
1706.22
Offer price
1727.82
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
TM Cavendish AIM42%
Threadneedle UK Sm Cos40.8%
Jupiter UK Smaller Companies40.4%
Old Mutual UK Sm Cos39%
Castlefield UK Sm Cos36.3%
...more in UT UK Smaller Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK91.6%
    Money Market3.4%
    Asia1.7%
    Not Specified1.4%
    North America0.9%
  • Industrials32%
    Consumer Services14.4%
    Health Care12.8%
    Technology12.8%
    Financials9.8%
  • UK Equities91.6%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents3.4%
    International Equities3.2%
    Property1.4%
    Others0.4%

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.4%3.2%5.9%30.8%70.5%151.3%
Sector-1.2%2.4%5.4%28.7%54.1%111.8%
Rank within sector5 / 5112 / 5021 / 4921 / 4914 / 4812 / 45
Quartile1st1st2nd2nd2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund24%10.5%20.1%5.8%36.9%
Sector21.8%7.7%14.2%-1.9%37.4%
Rank within sector18 / 4916 / 4811 / 485 / 4731 / 46
Quartile2nd2nd1st1st3rd
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.
0.78
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.
1.15
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.
1.34
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%.
12.44
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.
3.83
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.
0.77
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 high1760.1
52 week low1293.67
Current bid price1706.22
Current offer price1727.82
Current mid price-
Region
1UK91.6%
2Money Market3.4%
3Asia1.7%
4Not Specified1.4%
5North America0.9%
6Others0.4%
7Europe ex UK0.3%
8Middle East/ Africa0.3%
Industry sector
1Industrials32%
2Consumer Services14.4%
3Health Care12.8%
4Technology12.8%
5Financials9.8%
6Consumer Goods7.9%
7Basic Materials3.8%
8Cash & Cash Equivalents3.4%
9Oil & Gas1.5%
Asset type
1UK Equities91.6%
2Cash & Cash Equivalents3.4%
3International Equities3.2%
4Property1.4%
5Others0.4%
Individual holdings
1SOPHOS GROUP PLC2.1%
2DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS1.91%
3SANNE GROUP PLC1.75%
4NMC HEALTH PLC1.73%
5XP POWER LTD1.72%
6RESTORE PLC1.6%
7HUTCHISON CHINA MEDITECH1.58%
8FEVERTREE DRINKS PLC1.4%
9GENUS1.33%
Management
Fund manager group
Marlborough Fund Managers
Fund manager company
Marlborough Fund Managers
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The objective of the scheme is to provide investors with capital growth by following a speculative policy investing in smaller companies, new issues and companies going through a difficult period with good recovery prospects.
Benchmark
  • Mstar (IA) Uk Smaller Cos
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Giles Hargreave30/06/1998Giles Hargreave is Chairman of Hargreave Hale Ltd. After starting his career in 1969 as an analyst with James Capel, Giles joined Management Agency and Music as a private fund manager in 1974 before founding Hargreave Investment Management in 1986. Giles then merged Hargreave Investment Management with Hargreave Hale & Co, a provincial stockbroking firm controlled by other members of his family, in 1988 and took over as Chief Executive. Giles chairs the investment committee's weekly meetings in which the team reviews existing and potential investments.
Eustace Santa Barbara31/08/2014Eustace, a graduate of Harvard University, joined the investment team from Close Brothers in December 2013. He has worked as both an analyst and fund manager and has over 12 years’ experience on the buy-side. Eustace co-manages the Marlborough Special Situations Fund with Giles Hargreave.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Marlborough Special Situations A Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.55%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.54%
Bid price1636.63
Offer price1731.88
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/11/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEMB3
Marlborough Special Situations B Acc
Initial charge1%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£50,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.05%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.51%
Bid price1707.82
Offer price1729.44
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/11/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeHRC0
Marlborough Special Situations P Acc
Initial charge1%
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price1706.22
Offer price1727.82
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/11/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeI3PE
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