Barclays UK Alpha A S1

Invests in blue chip companies.

  • 359.00p
    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.

  • 508.90p
    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?

  • 4.50% 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!

  • 1.50%
    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).

  • 1.70%
    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.

  • 1.50%
    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 11 December 2019

Fund summary

Sector UK All Companies
Structure OEIC
Launched December, 2005
Size £481m
Yield 1.50%
Charging basis
Dividends paid 1 Apr, 1 Oct

Charges

Standard initial charge 4.50%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.50%
Ongoing charges figure 1.70%

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Investment process

Aim: Long term capital growth from investment mainly in first class British companies, but with potential for overseas investment. Consideration will also be given to income growth but this will be of secondary importance.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 14/15 -0.12%
  • 15/16 -0.44%
  • 16/17 -0.20%
  • 17/18 -0.04%
  • 18/19 -0.32%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -0.19%
  • 5 years -0.22%
  • Career -0.11%
  • 3 years 28.10%
  • 5 years 28.10%
  • Career 50.80%

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

BGI Uk Equity Active / Index Team

Track record

Bgi Uk Equity Active / Index Team has 22.3 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -0.11%. During the worst period of relative performance (from November 1997 - November 2011) there was a decline of 29% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 47%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -47.00% (May 2007 - March 2009)
Relative -29.00% (November 1997 - November 2011)

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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Top 10 holdings

Data accurate as at 31 August 2019

6.2% Bp
5% Glaxosmithkline
4.4% Tesco
3.3% Royal Dutch Shell
2.7% Pearson
2.1% Aviva
2% Vodafone Group
1.8% Barclays Plc
1.7% Lloyds Banking Group Plc
1.5% Legal & General Group
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Financial Services 19.00%
Cyclical Consumer Goods 18.00%
Industrials 16.00%
Energy 12.00%
Consumer Staples 10.00%
Health Care 8.00%
Basic Materials 6.00%
Communications 4.00%
Technology 4.00%
Others 1.00%

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