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Contact details

31 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7QA
0800 718 788 (Dealing)
020 7658 6965 (Fax Number)
0800 718 777 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* Matthew Hudson06-May-2005 to Present
Wade Pollard»06-May-2005 to 31-Mar-2008

Investment objectives

The fund aims to provide capital growth and income. At least 80% of the fund will be invested in shares of UK companies. The fund has no bias to any particular industry. The fund follows an investment approach based around the business cycle, where the managers attempt to identify turning points in the cycle and then focus on the types of companies they believe will benefit from it. The fund has a natural bias toward companies that pay out an above-average dividend. The fund may also invest in other financial instruments and hold cash on deposit. Derivatives may be used to reduce risk or manage the fund more effectively.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 81 / 93 10 / 87
Quartile 4 1

Fund ratings

BronzeMstar OBSR
FE Crown Rating: 5 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 10.36 11.63
Alpha -3.85 1.45
Beta 1.18 1.13
Sharpe 0.41 1.27
Info Ratio -0.94 1.00
R2 0.97 0.94
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. UK Equity Income»
performance chart
INC +3.7+62.7+83.4+27.1+23.5+3.1+9.3
  UK EQUITY INCOME   +7.0+49.5+66.3+21.3+15.2+0.3+10.9
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf SCHRODER UK ALPHA INCOME Z ACC ACC 180.90 (p) 17-Sep-2014 3.99 0.91% 11LS B7F32Y0
pdf SCHRODER UK ALPHA INCOME L INC INC 51.87 (p) 17-Sep-2014 4.16 0.84% JWFB BDRZNJ8
pdf SCHRODER UK ALPHA INCOME L ACC ACC 53.42 (p) 17-Sep-2014 4.06 0.84% JWFC BDRZNC1
pdf SCHRODER UK ALPHA INCOME Z INC INC 167.10 (p) 17-Sep-2014 4.08 0.91% KR58 B073JS2
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf SCHRODER UK ALPHA INCOME C ACC ACC 173.10 (p) 17-Sep-2014 3.94 1.16% J6JA B9F44D0
pdf SCHRODER UK ALPHA INCOME A ACC ACC 161.60 (p) 17-Sep-2014 3.25 1.66% JTBE BDV0L17
pdf SCHRODER UK ALPHA INCOME C INC 162.80 (p) 17-Sep-2014 4.07 1.16% KR59 B073HX3
pdf SCHRODER UK ALPHA INCOME A INC INC 155.20 (p) 17-Sep-2014 4.06 1.66% KR60 B073JG0

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 Open Ended Investment Company (OEIC)
Own ISA wrapper Fund has ISA Wrapper help with ratios Fund size£669.0m / $1,092.4m (17-Sep-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan  Launch06-May-2005
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing timesn/a
Minimum initial£ 1,000
Minimum additional£ 500
Initial charge0.00%
Annual management charge1.50%
Note to chargesn/a
Trustee / DepositaryJP Morgan Trustee and Depositary Company Ltd
RegistrarJ.P. Morgan Trustee and Depositary Company Ltd
Dividend policyJan 01 (Final), Jul 01
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
United Kingdom Equity Mixed UK Equity Income
Largest holdings, 29-Aug-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
BP 6.01 1 - *
GlaxoSmithKline 5.80 2 - *
Vodafone Group 4.25 3 - -
Royal Dutch Shell 4.24 4 - *
AstraZeneca 4.21 5 - *
Barclays 3.58 6 - *
BHP Billiton 3.57 7 - -
BT Group 3.35 8 - *
HSBC Holdings 3.21 9 - *
National Grid 3.17 10 - -
Regional weightings, 29-Aug-2014
United Kingdom98.271 98.27% United Kingdom
Cash1.732 1.73% Cash
Sector weightings, 29-Aug-2014
Financials26.881 26.88% Financials
Consumer Services17.862 17.86% Consumer Services
Oil & Gas11.183 11.18% Oil & Gas
Industrials10.844 10.84% Industrials
Health Care10.025 10.02% Health Care
Telecommunications7.606 7.60% Telecommunications
Basic Materials6.687 6.68% Basic Materials
Utilities4.108 4.10% Utilities
Cash1.739 1.73% Cash
Technology1.6010 1.60% Technology
Consumer Goods1.5111 1.51% Consumer Goods

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, 98.27%
98.2700% ofUK Equities
Cash & Other, 1.73%
1.7300% ofCash & Other

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