Fact sheet: Schroder UK Growth plc

Fund information
Fund name
Schroder UK Growth plc
Fund manager company
Schroder Investment Management
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund managers
  • Philip Matthewssince 30/10/2014
Fund objective
The Company's principal investment objective is to achieve capital growth predominantly from investment in UK equities, with the aim of providing a total return in excess of the FTSE All-Share Index.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
10.2%
1 Year rank in sector
11/15
Sector
IT UK All Companies
Yield
3.1%
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.
0.62%
Fund size
£0m
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.
93
Mid price
173
NAV
?Net asset value. The NAV per share may be higher or lower than the share price, which in turn is trading at either a discount or a premium to NAV.
198.1
Discount/Premium
?When the market price of an investment trust’s shares is less than the net asset value (NAV) per share then it is trading at a discount to NAV. A trust’s shares are on a premium when they trade at a higher price than the NAV.
-12.67
Gearing
?Investment trusts have the ability to borrow money which they invest with the aim of generating a higher return than the cost of the loan. An ungeared trust has a figure of 100. A figure of 110 would represent a trust with 10% gearing.
100
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK100.9%
    Money Market-0.9%
  • Financials26.3%
    Consumer Services21%
    Oil & Gas15.5%
    Industrials12.2%
    Health Care6.9%
  • UK Equities100.9%
    Money Market-0.9%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.1%1.9%1.3%10.2%19.9%44.1%
Sector-2.6%2.7%2.2%18.8%28.5%73.8%
Rank within sector5 / 1510 / 159 / 1511 / 1510 / 1412 / 13
Quartile2nd3rd3rd3rd3rd4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund7.3%10.5%2.1%-16.2%38%
Sector14.6%3.8%9.1%-1.7%31.3%
Rank within sector11 / 155 / 1513 / 1413 / 137 / 13
Quartile3rd2nd4th4th3rd
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.
-0.51
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.
0.73
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.
0.18
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%.
10.45
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.
8.24
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.
-0.34
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.
0.45
Price movement
52 week high177.25
52 week low161.25
Current bid price173
Current offer price173.75
Current mid price173
Region
1UK100.9%
2Money Market-0.9%
Industry sector
1Financials26.3%
2Consumer Services21%
3Oil & Gas15.5%
4Industrials12.2%
5Health Care6.9%
6Technology4.5%
7Consumer Goods4.2%
8Basic Materials3.9%
9Telecommunications3.2%
Asset type
1UK Equities100.9%
2Money Market-0.9%
Individual holdings
1ROYAL DUTCH SHELL9.6%
2BP5.9%
3STANDARD CHARTERED5.4%
4TESCO CORP4.5%
5AVIVA4.4%
6LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC4.4%
7BALFOUR BEATTY4.3%
8BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO4.2%
9JUST GROUP PLC3.6%
Management
Fund manager group
Schroders
Fund manager company
Schroder Investment Management
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund objective
The Company's principal investment objective is to achieve capital growth predominantly from investment in UK equities, with the aim of providing a total return in excess of the FTSE All-Share Index.
Benchmark
  • FTSE All Share
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Philip Matthews30/10/2014Philip Matthews joined Schroders in October 2013 to take over management of the Schroder UK Alpha Plus Fund. At the beginning of 1999 Philip joined Jupiter's fund management department and has managed both retail and UK institutional portfolios since November 2001. Philip has managed the Jupiter Growth & Income Fund since April 2006 and was also the Deputy Fund Manager of Jupiter Income Trust. Prior to this Philip worked at Chesterton plc in the Residential Investment and Development Department. Philip Matthews studied at Cambridge University where he gained a degree in Modern & Medieval Languages.
Compliance
AIC Member
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Schroder UK Growth plc
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price198.1
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNJEB
Schroder UK Growth plc NAV
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price193.73
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeUM71
Schroder UK Growth plc Sub
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price0.13
CurrencyGBX
Price updated22/08/2012
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeI7D0
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