AXA WF Framlington UK F GBP

  • 15704.00p
    Price (Inc)

    These are the shares in the fund that pay out an income to clients. The income is made up of the total dividends – the money a company can pay out to its investors – from the companies in the fund.

  • -
    Price (Acc)

    These are the shares in the fund that don’t pay out an income to clients. Any dividends – the money a company can pay out to its investors – are reinvested into companies in the fund. Despite no income, the shares should be worth more over time. Good incentive, eh?

  • 0.00%

    Initial charge

    Some funds charge you when you first invest, which is aptly known as the initial charge. They’re usually between 3-5% but at Bestinvest, we usually don’t charge you a penny!

  • 0.75%
    Annual management charge

    This is how much the fund management company charges to run the fund. It’s like paying a babysitter, dog sitter or house sitter (that makes well-informed, heavily researched changes to improve your baby/dog/house when needed).

  • 0.90%
    Ongoing charges

    This stands for Ongoing Charges Figure. It’s the cost of running a fund and includes admin fees, manager fees, administration costs, etc.

  • 0.00%
    Yield

    How much the fund is currently paying out in income to investors. It’s NOT to be confused with the overall growth of a fund – a very different thing indeed. It’s also NOT a guarantee of future pay-outs, just a snapshot. This is more what it’s not than what it is…

Prices as at 20 January 2022, we don’t currently provide commentary on this fund.

The objective of the fund is to achieve long-term capital growth by investing in an actively managed portfolio of large, mid and small cap UK companies.

Fund summary

Sector UK All Companies
Structure OFFSHORE FUND
Launched March, 2016
Size £383m
Yield 0.00%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid Acc units only.

Charges

Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.75%
Ongoing charges figure 0.90%

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Investment process

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 17/18 0.00%
  • 18/19 -0.50%
  • 19/20 0.24%
  • 20/21 1.37%
  • 21/22 0.51%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.71%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 0.39%
  • 3 years 50.00%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 94.30%

Performance figures are based on the average of monthly percentage returns relative to the benchmark index.

Chris St John

St John has managed the AXA Framlington UK Mid Cap fund since launch in March 2011. He is also the manager of the AXA WF Framlington UK Fund and the AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities Fund. St John joined Framlington Equities in 2005 as a portfolio manager on the UK small cap desk, responsible for the management of a number of pension funds focused on UK small and mid-cap companies. Prior to joining Framlington Equities, St John worked at Foreign & Colonial from 1999, where he progressed from equity analyst to lead manager on four institutional FTSE Small Cap funds. In 2003, he was promoted to lead manager of the UK small cap retail funds. St John began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1995 as part of the London Middle Market Business Advisory Service. St John graduated from Durham University in 1995 with an honours degree in Philosophy and Psychology. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998.

Track record

Chris St John has 5.4 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.39%. During the worst period of relative performance (from June 2008 - August 2009) there was a decline of 18% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 47%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is 94%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -47.00% (May 2008 - February 2009)
Relative -18.00% (June 2008 - August 2009)

About the MRI

Our unique indicator: the Bestinvest Manager Record Index (MRI) measures the likelihood that the fund manager is adding value through their decisions. It is based on their performance record over the course of their career, adjusted for the amount of risk taken. MRI is an important contributor to our fund rating system but it is also vital to take account of qualitative factors. It is also very important to select funds to form a cohesive portfolio with an appropriate overall risk level.

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Key Investor Information

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