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BlackRock UK Smaller Companies Fund Class D Inc

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Fund Provider BlackRock
Fund Summary The aim of the Fund is to provide a return on your investment (generated through an increase in the value of the assets held by the Fund) (gross of fees) over the long term (5 or more consecutive years beginning at the point of investment) by investing in shares of smaller companies incorporated or listed in the UK.
SEDOL code B8BS332
ISIN GB00B8BS3324
Fund code MCSCI
Managers Roland Arnold
Manager Tenure 4 years
Morningstar Category UK Small-Cap Equity
IMA Sector UK Smaller Companies
Fund Size £456 million
Fund Type OEIC
Management Style Active
Total Expense Ratio (TER) 0.92%
Cavendish ongoing charge 0.05%
FundsNetwork Service Fee 0.20%
Minimum Initial Investment £25
Minimum Top Up £25
Minimum Monthly Investment £25
Sell Price £7.787
Buy Price £7.953
Price Change +0.6709%
Price Date 13th September 2019
Yield 1.31%
Dividend Frequency Semi-Annually
ISA Eligible Yes
SIPP Eligible Yes
Inception Date 8th May 1987
Fund Status OPEN
Roland Arnold, Director and Portfolio Manager, is a member of the UK Equity team in the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. Mr Arnold's primary responsibility is managing small and mid cap UK equity portfolios, with a sector emphasis on Technology. Mr Arnold's service with the firm dates back to 2000, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Prior to joining MLIM in 2000, Mr Arnold worked at a UK retail bank as a performance and credit analyst. Mr Arnold earned a BA (Hones) in Economics and Management from Leeds University in 1998.

3-year Mean Monthly Return: 0.981%

Annual Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund Performance -6.63% +21.78% +37.97% -2.86% +13.39% +16.64% +31.03% -6.84% +44.04% +23.36%
Benchmark Performance
(UK Small-Cap Equity)
-6.35% +15.10% +36.05% -4.88% +16.68%
Time Period Cumulative Benchmark Performance
(UK Small-Cap Equity)
Fund Compared to Benchmark
1 day 0.54% +0.04% +0.51%
1 week 0.19% +0.46% -0.27%
1 month 1.93% +0.49% +1.43%
3 months 0.47% +6.66% -6.19%
6 months 8.42% +11.81% -3.40%
1 year -5.98% -5.64% -0.34%
3 years 38.25% +37.34% +0.91%
5 years 72.65% +51.45% +21.20%
10 years 278.24% +298.36% -20.12%
YTD 14.81% +13.21% +1.60%
Since inception 2190.20% Currently unavailable Currently unavailable

Top 10 shares for this fund

Share Name Country Value
4imprint Group PLC GBR 2.95%
YouGov PLC GBR 2.93%
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC A GBR 2.30%
Liontrust Asset Management PLC GBR 1.88%
Sirius Real Estate Ltd DEU 1.87%
IntegraFin Holdings PLC GBR 1.86%
Watches of Switzerland Group PLC GBR 1.82%
BlackRock ICS Stlg LiqEnvtlyAwr Agcy Inc IRL 1.78%
Johnson Service Group PLC GBR 1.70%
Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC GBR 1.66%
Dividend Date Per share amount Reinvestment Price
2nd September 2019 0.0651 £7.7310
1st March 2019 0.0388 £7.2410
3rd September 2018 0.0645 £8.4650
1st March 2018 0.0210 £7.7950
1st September 2017 0.0543 £7.5010
1st March 2017 0.0152 £6.3970