Fact sheet: Schroder Asian Alpha Plus

Fund information
Fund name
Schroder Asian Alpha Plus Z Acc
Fund manager company
Schroder UT Managers
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund manager
  • Matthew Dobbssince 30/11/2007
Accolades
Highly Commended - Asia Pacific
Fund objective
The Fund aims to provide capital growth by investing in equity and equity related securities of Asian companies, excluding Japan.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia ex Japan (NDR)
Investment style
Concentrated,Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
39.7%
1 Year rank in sector
5/59
Sector
UT Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
Yield
0.9%
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.
0.95%
Fund size
£827m (£594m 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.
122
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
JPM Asia Growth46.7%
Baring Eastern Trust45.7%
Baillie Gifford Pacific44.4%
Old Mutual Asia Pacific40.8%
Schroder Asian Alpha Plus39.7%
...more in UT Asia Pacific Excluding Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • China31.7%
    Hong Kong20.1%
    Korea12.2%
    Taiwan9.7%
    India9.2%
  • Information Technology33.6%
    Financials20.9%
    Consumer Discretionary14.6%
    Industrials7.5%
    Real Estate7.2%
  • Chinese Equities31.7%
    Hong Kong Equities20.1%
    South Korean Equities12.2%
    Taiwanese Equities9.7%
    Indian Equities9.2%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund2.7%7.6%16.7%39.7%67.4%97.9%
Sector1.3%4.1%11.8%26.4%50.1%80.3%
Rank within sector13 / 607 / 5910 / 595 / 5910 / 5511 / 46
Quartile1st1st1st1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund37.8%25.8%-0.9%11.6%-1.4%
Sector24.3%27.3%-3.8%9.2%3.4%
Rank within sector6 / 5940 / 5715 / 5513 / 5238 / 46
Quartile1st3rd2nd1st4th
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.
3.9
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.
1.05
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.
1.04
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%.
15.03
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.
3.6
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.
1.23
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.
0.94
Price movement
52 week high105.9
52 week low74.47
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price105.3
Region
1China31.72%
2Hong Kong20.07%
3Korea12.21%
4Taiwan9.68%
5India9.2%
6Thailand4.41%
7UK4.38%
8Money Market4.07%
9Singapore2.42%
Industry sector
1Information Technology33.63%
2Financials20.91%
3Consumer Discretionary14.64%
4Industrials7.5%
5Real Estate7.19%
6Money Market4.07%
7Energy3.87%
8Health Care2.69%
9Others2.31%
Asset type
1Chinese Equities31.72%
2Hong Kong Equities20.07%
3South Korean Equities12.21%
4Taiwanese Equities9.68%
5Indian Equities9.2%
6Thai Equities4.41%
7UK Equities4.38%
8Money Market4.07%
9Singapore Equities2.42%
Individual holdings
1TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING5.83%
2ALIBABA GROUP HLDG LTD5.41%
3TENCENT HLDGS LTD5.34%
4CHINA PACIFIC INSURANCE GRP CO LTD3.6%
5AIA GROUP LTD3.56%
6SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO GDR EACH REP 1/2 KRW5000(REG`S`/144A)3.42%
7UBS AG LONDON BRANCH DELTAONEWARRANT233635 07/05/18(HANGZ)USD2.71%
8BANGKOK BANK PUBLIC CO2.69%
9OVERSEA-CHINESE BANKING CORP2.42%
Management
Fund manager group
Schroders
Fund manager company
Schroder UT Managers
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The Fund aims to provide capital growth by investing in equity and equity related securities of Asian companies, excluding Japan.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia ex Japan (NDR)
Investment style
Concentrated,Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Matthew Dobbs30/11/2007Matthew Dobbs joined Schroders in 1981 as an equity analyst, with secondments to both New York and Singapore. He has managed Asian equity portfolios since 1985, and the Schroder AsiaPacific Fund since its launch in 1995. He is currently based in Schroders' London office, and is a Director of Schroder Investment Management Limited. Matthew has a Degree in History and Economics.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Schroder Asian Alpha Plus Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.7%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price150.2
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/11/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeASY9
Schroder Asian Alpha Plus Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.7%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price143.6
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/11/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeASY8
Schroder Asian Alpha Plus L Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.68%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.88%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price95.58
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/11/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJOWB
Schroder Asian Alpha Plus L Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.68%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.88%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price91.56
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/11/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJOWC
Schroder Asian Alpha Plus Z Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£100,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.95%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price105.3
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/11/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNNC6
Schroder Asian Alpha Plus Z Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£100,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.95%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price98.61
CurrencyGBX
Price updated17/11/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNNC5
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