Castlefield B.E.S.T UK Opportunities R

  • 0.00p
    Price (Inc)

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    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?

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    Initial charge

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  • 1.50%
    Annual management charge

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  • 3.45%
    Ongoing charges

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    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…

Fund summary

Sector UK All Companies
Structure X-OEIC
Launched June, 2007
Size £29m
Yield 0.00%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 27 May, 27 Nov

Charges

Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.50%
Ongoing charges figure 3.45%

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Investment process

The fund's objective is to invest primarily for long term capital growth from a portfolio of investments. The current policy is actively to invest in those companies, primarily within the UK, where the manager believes there are above average opportunities for growth.

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Average monthly relative returns

  • 16/17 -0.96%
  • 17/18 -0.36%
  • 18/19 0.72%
  • 19/20 0.00%
  • 20/21 0.00%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.00%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career -0.19%
  • 3 years 0.00%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 57.90%

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

Mark Elliott

Elliott is a graduate of Leeds University from where he attained a Masters degree in Chemistry. He is a founding member of the Castlefield team - Partner & Analyst. Elliott is a member of the Securities & Investment Institute and is a CFA charter holder. His role predominantly involves analysis of UK sectors and stocks. He has over five years' investment experience with the team.

Track record

Mark Elliott has 12 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -0.19%. During the worst period of relative performance (from February 2008 - December 2017) there was a decline of 32% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 56%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -56.00% (October 2007 - February 2009)
Relative -32.00% (February 2008 - December 2017)

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 30 April 2019

5.84% Park Plaza Hotels
5.35% Rws Hldgs
5.08% Cineworld Group
4.68% Hikma Pharmaceuticals
3.73% Whitbread
3.72% Diageo
3.69% Prudential Plc
3.39% Smith & Nephew
3.24% Rio Tinto
3.13% Ig Group Hldgs
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Industrials 20.00%
Financials 17.00%
Consumer Services 16.00%
Consumer Goods 15.00%
Health Care 8.00%
Money Market 7.00%
Basic Materials 6.00%
Telecommunications 5.00%
Chemicals 3.00%
Oil & Gas 3.00%

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