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Discovery House, Whiting Road, Norwich, NR4 6EJ
01603 215700 (Fax Number)
08456 10 20 30 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* Jason Mitchell01-Jun-2010 to Present

Investment objectives

To provide a compounded appreciation of the investor’s capital.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 6 / 13 4 / 13
Quartile 2 1

Fund ratings

FE Crown Rating: 4 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 6.66 9.54
Alpha 5.25 5.92
Beta 0.71 0.74
Sharpe 0.00 1.05
Info Ratio 1.51 0.64
R2 0.72 0.81
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. Europe Including UK»
performance chart
ACC +3.8+57.0+53.3+27.2+19.0-14.5+14.1
  EUROPE INCLUDING UK   +1.3+48.7+39.5+27.7+14.8-13.6+8.6
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf VIRGIN CLIMATE CHANGE ACC 104.09 (p) 21-Nov-2014 0.25 1.90% AZW9 B29KGH3

The Ongoing Charges Figure (OCF) shows the drag on performance caused by operational expenses associated with a fund.

Expenses which are represented by this figure include payments to the manager, the trustee the custodian and their representatives. The figure also includes registration, regulatory, audit and legal fees, and the costs of distribution.

Performance fees, transaction costs, interest on borrowing, costs associated with derivatives, entry and exit fees and soft commissions are not included in the OCF calculation, and should be factored in separately by the investor.

The OCF is calculated by taking the sum of these expenses incurred in the last 12 months and dividing this by the average net assets of that class for the last 12 months.

Total Expense Ratio (TER) is a formula designed to show the ongoing costs to the investor associated with a fund, including some charges which are not factored into the annual management fee. In addition the fund’s annual fee, charges such as trading fees, audit and legal fees, and operational expenses are included in the TER, which is worked out by dividing the total cost of the fund by its total assets to arrive at a percentage.

Unlike the Ongoing Charges Figure, the TER takes into account performance fees. It does not include transaction costs paid to the custodian.

Detailed fund information
Fund type flag UK Unit Trust
Own ISA wrapper Fund has ISA Wrapper help with ratios Fund size£57.9m / $90.8m (21-Nov-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 50.0 Monthly Launch18-Jan-2008
Pricing times17:00 Daily Dealing frequencyn/a
Dealing timesn/a
Minimum initial£ 500
Minimum additional£ 50
Initial charge0.00%
Annual management charge1.75%
Note to chargesn/a
Trustee / DepositaryCitibank International plc
RegistrarVirgin Money Unit Trust Managers Ltd.
Dividend policyApr 01, Oct 01 (Final)
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
Europe Equity Ethical/Sustainable Europe Including UK
Largest holdings, 31-Mar-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
ING GROEP N.V. 5.57 1 - -
ROCHE HLDG AG 5.39 2 - -
DAIMLER AG 5.32 3 - -
NOVARTIS AG 4.77 6 - -
GN STORE NORD 4.46 7 - -
VALEO 3.94 9 - -
Regional weightings, 31-Mar-2014
UK15.661 15.66% UK
Switzerland14.132 14.13% Switzerland
Netherlands13.373 13.37% Netherlands
France12.944 12.94% France
USA11.405 11.40% USA
Sweden8.506 8.50% Sweden
Spain5.457 5.45% Spain
Germany5.328 5.32% Germany
Denmark4.469 4.46% Denmark
Norway2.7410 2.74% Norway
Italy2.6311 2.63% Italy
Jersey2.1012 2.10% Jersey
Forward Foreign Exchange Contracts0.9313 0.93% Forward Foreign Exchange Contracts
Money Market0.3714 0.37% Money Market

All prices in Pence Sterling (GBX) unless otherwise specified. Price total return performance figures are calculated on a bid price to bid price basis (mid to mid for OEICs) with net income (dividends) reinvested. Performance figures are shown in Sterling unless otherwise specified.

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Asset allocation

UK Equities, 17.76%
17.7600% ofUK Equities
Swiss Equities, 14.13%
14.1300% ofSwiss Equities
Dutch Equities, 13.37%
13.3700% ofDutch Equities
French Equities, 12.94%
12.9400% ofFrench Equities
US Equities, 11.40%
11.4000% ofUS Equities
Swedish Equities, 8.50%
8.5000% ofSwedish Equities
Spanish Equities, 5.45%
5.4500% ofSpanish Equities
German Equities, 5.32%
5.3200% ofGerman Equities
Danish Equities, 4.46%
4.4600% ofDanish Equities
Norwegian Equities, 2.74%
2.7400% ofNorwegian Equities
Italian Equities, 2.63%
2.6300% ofItalian Equities
International Equities, 0.93%
0.9300% ofInternational Equities
Money Market, 0.37%
0.3700% ofMoney Market

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