Glossary


Active Share

A measure of the Fund's overlap with the benchmark. An active share of 100 indicates no overlap with the benchmark and an active share of zero indicates a portfolio that tracks the benchmark.

Annual Turnover

Turnover is calculated as the smaller figure of either purchases or sales for the month and dividing it by an average fund market value. Annual Turnover is calculated as the sum of the monthly turnover figures for the 12 month period.

Market Cap (weighted average)

The weighted average size of companies represented in the portfolio, denoted by market capitalization.

Price/Book

The weighted average ratio of current share price to last reported company book value per share. This represents a measure of valuation levels.

Price/Earnings (12 months forward)

The weighted average ratio of current share price divided by the 12 month forward earnings per share.  This represents a measure of valuation levels.

Earnings Growth (5 years historic)

The weighted average growth in earnings per share of current portfolio holdings delivered over the past 5 years, expressed in % per annum. This represents a measure of delivered profits growth for the current holdings in the portfolio or benchmark.

Return on Equity

The weighted average ratio of 12 month forward earnings per share divided by the last reported book value per share. This represents a forward-looking measure of profitability, based on the current holdings of the portfolio or benchmark.

Beta

Beta is a measure of systematic risk, denoting the sensitivity of a fund to the direction of the market.  Measures of beta that are significantly higher (lower) than 1.0 indicate a greater (lesser) degree of sensitivity to market direction.

Standard deviation

A measure of the volatility of absolute returns. It is a measure of the dispersion of a set of absolute returns from its mean.