III - FundFactsheet

Fund Objective: The Fund aims to provide an attractive total return, irrespective of broader economic and financial market conditions, by investing in companies operating within the international insurance sector.

  Initial Charge  Star Rating Fund Risk Level   12 Month Performance
0.00% 5 LowLowLowLowLow 5.24 4.55
Quick Stats Purchase info
Currency: GBP Change on day -0.18% Sector FO Equity - Financial Min: £20.00
Bid price: 0.00 YTD return 1.69% Fund size(£m) 1340.26 ISA: Yes
Mid price: 4.83 Yield - Fund type OEIC
Offer price 0.00 Type Income Unit Launch date 21/07/2009
Performance - View all
Key Chart Instrument 1 mth 6 mths 1 yr 3 yrs
Polar Capital Global Insurance I Inc GBP -5.70% 7.12% 2.43% 53.15%
FO Equity - Financial -6.88% -1.51% -1.75% 24.05%



Sector Weighting - as at 31/08/18
Region Weighting - click here
Sector % of fund
Trade 36.96
Insurance 36.92
Retail 18.97
Health Care 5.65
Money Market 1.50
Region Weighting - as at 31/08/18
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Region % of fund
USA 50.99
Bermuda 21.25
UK 12.11
Canada 7.77
Finland 1.82
China 1.58
Germany 1.58
Money Market 1.50
Hong Kong 1.39

Sector/Region weightings are currently unavailable

Fund Objective

The Fund aims to provide an attractive total return, irrespective of broader economic and financial market conditions, by investing in companies operating within the international insurance sector.

Fund Manager

Nick Martin

Since: 01/09/2001

Biography:Nick Martin joined Polar Capital in September 2010 and is manager of the Polar Capital Global Insurance Fund (previously the Hiscox Insurance Portfolio Fund). Nick has worked closely with Alec Foster since 2001 when he joined Hiscox plc. He participated in the management buyout of Hiscox Investment Management in 2007 when the business was renamed HIM Capital Ltd. He has developed a broad knowledge of the insurance sector during this time and from working for the chartered accountants, Mazars Neville Russell, where he specialised in audit and consultancy work for insurance companies and brokers. He is a qualified chartered accountant and obtained a first class honours degree in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics.

Alpha Manager
is an FE Alpha Manager who has maintained a consistently high alpha score over a proven track record in rising and falling markets.

Quick Stats
Citi code NAU3 Legal structure OEIC Fund Currency GBP
ISIN code IE00B530JS22 Fund size £1,340.26 M at 28/09/2018 Price date 15/10/2018
Fund Risk Level LowLowLowLowLow Star rating 5 Pricing freq Daily
Sector FO Equity - Financial Valor code 13158147 WKN Code A1JJM7
Bid price 0.00 Mid price 4.83 Offer Price 0.00
Benchmark MSCI Daily TR World Net Insurance Yield - Launch date 21/07/2009
Domicile Ireland Type Distributing ISA Yes
Purchase & Other Information
Min.investment £20.00
Min.top-up £20.00
Standard (Fund Manager) Initial Charge 5.00%
Interactive Investor Initial Charge 0.00%
Ongoing Charges 0.88% at 31/12/2017
Performance Fee 10% 10.00% of outperformance of MSCI Daily Net TR World Insurance Index
Compliant Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant,
Dividend dates Jan 01, Apr 01, Jul 01, Oct 01
For sale in Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Guernsey, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden,
Performance Chart in (GBP)

Bid-to-bid with income reinvested.

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Fund performance data doesn’t take into account fees and expenses which are specific to individual plans. Details are available on request.

Cumulative Performance in GBP
  3 mth 6 mth 1 yr 3 yr 5 yr
Fund 1.40% 7.12% 2.43% 53.15% 96.85%
Sector -5.63% -1.51% -1.75% 24.05% 39.96%
Relative to sector 7.03% 8.63% 4.18% 29.10% 56.89%
Rank within sector 1/11 1/11 1/9 2/10 1/9
Quartile 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Discrete Annual Performance to Last Quarter End in GBP
  0-12m 12m-24m 24m-36m 36m-48m 48m-60m
Fund 12.68% 14.90% 27.93% 19.09% 9.23%
Sector 7.75% 25.50% 2.85% 0.47% 11.21%
Relative to sector 4.93% -10.60% 25.08% 18.62% -1.98%
Rank within sector 2/9 9/9 3/9 1/10 7/9
Quartile 1st 4th 1st 1st 3rd
Performance by Calendar Year in GBP
  YTD 2017 2016 2015 2014
Fund 1.69% 6.47% 34.56% 14.35% 12.47%
Sector -4.27% 18.85% 8.61% 1.71% 7.59%
Relative to sector 5.96% -12.38% 25.95% 12.64% 4.88%
Rank within sector 2/11 9/9 2/9 1/9 4/9
Quartile 1st 4th 1st 1st 2nd
Fund Price Movement in GBP
12 month high 5.24 (British Pound) 12 month low 4.55 (British Pound)
Risk Statistics
Volatility Alpha Beta Sharpe Tracking Error Information Ratio R2
Fund 8.56 15.89 0.21 1.73 12.79 0.47 0.08
Asset Weightings as at August 31, 2018
Rank Change Name % Weighting
1 NewEntry US Equities 72.20%
2 NoChange UK Equities 12.10%
3 NewEntry Canadian Equities 7.80%
4 NewEntry European Equities 3.40%
5 NewEntry Asia Pacific Equities 3.00%
6 NoChange Money Market 1.50%
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Region Weightings as at August 31, 2018
Rank Change Name % Weighting
1 NoChange USA 50.99%
2 NoChange Bermuda 21.25%
3 NoChange UK 12.11%
4 NoChange Canada 7.77%
5 NoChange Finland 1.82%
6 Riser China 1.58%
7 Faller Germany 1.58%
8 Riser Money Market 1.50%
9 Faller Hong Kong 1.39%
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Sector Weightings as at August 31, 2018
Rank Change Name % Weighting
1 NoChange Trade 36.96%
2 NoChange Insurance 36.92%
3 NoChange Retail 18.97%
4 NoChange Health Care 5.65%
5 NoChange Money Market 1.50%
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Top Holdings as at August 31, 2018
Rank Change Name % Weighting
1 NoChange ARCH CAPITAL GROUP 8.53%
2 NoChange MARSH & MCLENNAN COS INC 7.61%
3 NoChange CHUBB LTD 7.09%
4 Riser BERKLEY(W.R.)CORP 5.05%
5 Faller ALLEGHANY CORP 4.99%
6 Riser ESSENT GRP LTD 4.48%
7 Riser BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC 4.28%
8 Faller FAIRFAX FINL HLDGS LTD 4.19%
9 Faller MARKEL CORP 4.05%
10 NoChange RENAISSANCERE HLDGS 3.95%
Total 54.22%
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