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BlackRock UK Smaller Companies S Inc

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Fund Provider BlackRock
Fund Summary The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth on your investment. The Fund invests primarily in the equity securities (e.g. shares) of smaller companies incorporated, or listed on a stock exchange, in the United Kingdom which the investment adviser considers to have above average growth prospects. Smaller companies are those whose market capitalisations are similar to that of companies in the Hoare Govett Smaller Companies plus AiM ex-Investment Trusts Index at the time of the Fund's investment. The market capitalisation of a company is the share price of the company multiplied by the number of shares issued. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class set out above.
Fund code MCLSI
Managers Roland Arnold
Manager Tenure 4 years
Morningstar Category UK Small-Cap Equity
IMA Sector UK Smaller Companies
Fund Size £440 million
Fund Type OEIC
Management Style Active
Total Expense Ratio (TER) 0.84%
Cavendish ongoing charge 0.05%
FundsNetwork Service Fee 0.20%
Minimum Initial Investment £25
Minimum Top Up £25
Minimum Monthly Investment £25
Sell Price £1.493
Buy Price £1.584
Price Change +0.2532%
Price Date 17th May 2019
Yield 1.42%
Dividend Frequency Semi-Annually
ISA Eligible Yes
SIPP Eligible Yes
Inception Date 20th March 2015
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: 1.155%

Annual Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015
Fund Performance -3.89% +20.52% +22.65% +8.87%
Benchmark Performance
(UK Small-Cap Equity)
-4.36% +13.88% +20.38%
Time Period Cumulative Benchmark Performance
(UK Small-Cap Equity)
Fund Compared to Benchmark
1 day 0.20% +0.10% +0.10%
1 week 0.95% +0.52% +0.42%
1 month 2.26% +1.82% +0.44%
3 months 8.11% +8.04% +0.07%
6 months 5.16% +5.77% -0.62%
1 year -6.44% -3.84% -2.60%
3 years 46.98% +39.40% +7.58%
5 years Currently unavailable +55.18% Currently unavailable
10 years Currently unavailable +322.58% Currently unavailable
YTD 10.98% +13.34% -2.36%
Since inception 59.68% Currently unavailable Currently unavailable

Top 10 shares for this fund

Share Name Country Value
4imprint Group PLC GBR 3.08%
YouGov PLC GBR 2.82%
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC A GBR 2.51%
Advanced Medical Solutions Group PLC GBR 2.11%
Sirius Real Estate Ltd DEU 1.97%
IntegraFin Holdings PLC GBR 1.87%
Liontrust Asset Management PLC GBR 1.82%
Diversified Gas & Oil PLC USA 1.80%
Premier Asset Management Group PLC GBR 1.73%
Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC GBR 1.68%
Dividend Date Per share amount Reinvestment Price
1st March 2019 0.0081 £1.4020
3rd September 2018 0.0133 £1.6380
1st March 2018 0.0047 £1.5230
1st September 2017 0.0111 £1.4520
1st March 2017 0.0034 £1.2380
1st September 2016 0.0109 £1.1120