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Merian UK Smaller Companies Focus Fund R GBP Inc

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Fund Provider Merian Global Investors (Europe) Limited
Fund Summary The Fund aims to achieve capital growth by investing primarily in shares (i.e. equities) and similar investments of UK smaller companies.
SEDOL code BLP58G8
ISIN IE00BLP58G83
Fund code MESRI
Managers Nick Williamson
Manager Tenure 4 years
Morningstar Category UK Small-Cap Equity
IMA Sector UK Smaller Companies
Fund Size £282 million
Fund Type OEIC
Management Style Active
Ongoing Charge Figure (OCF) 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 £2.4568
Buy Price £2.4568
Price Change +0.9243%
Price Date 21st May 2020
Yield 1.27%
Dividend Frequency Yearly
ISA Eligible Yes
SIPP Eligible Yes
Inception Date 4th May 2020
Fund Status OPEN
Nick has worked at the company since 2008, covering a variety of sectors for the wider UK equities team. Prior to his appointment as manager of the Merian UK Smaller Companies Focus Fund, Nick acted as deputy manager on both the onshore and offshore UK smaller companies funds, since January 2014. Before this he was a sell-side analyst for more than 10 years, with a broad range of analytical responsibilities, most recently at Citigroup.

3-year Mean Monthly Return: 0.231%

Annual Returns 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Fund Performance -20.85% -2.80% +21.91% +45.95% +15.97% -1.37% +36.50% +24.07% +3.47% +28.85%
Benchmark Performance
(UK Small-Cap Equity)
-17.82% -2.81% +13.74% +18.14% +8.81%
Time Period Cumulative Benchmark Performance
(UK Small-Cap Equity)
Fund Compared to Benchmark
1 day 0.92% -20.32% +21.25%
1 week 5.64% +5.47% +0.17%
1 month 7.24% -21.65% +28.90%
3 months -25.59% -13.20% -12.38%
6 months -12.45% -12.03% -0.42%
1 year -14.80% -1.28% -13.52%
3 years -1.35% +4.31% -5.65%
5 years 10.93% +11.06% -0.13%
10 years 15.83% +8.80% +7.03%
YTD -21.80% +3.58% -25.38%
Since inception 15.90% Currently unavailable Currently unavailable

Top 10 shares for this fund

Share Name Country Value
Onesavings Bank PLC GBR 6.04%
Boohoo Group PLC GBR 4.75%
Alpha FX Group PLC GBR 3.84%
Gamma Communications PLC GBR 3.33%
Blue Prism Group PLC GBR 3.26%
Knights Group Holdings PLC GBR 3.16%
Bellway PLC GBR 3.10%
Workspace Group PLC GBR 3.00%
Clinigen Group PLC GBR 2.99%
THE HUT GROUP GBR 2.76%
Dividend Date Per share amount Reinvestment Price
2nd January 2020 0.0272 £3.1493
3rd January 2017 0.0007 £1.9936
4th January 2016 0.0028 £1.5827
9th January 2015 0.0029 £1.2899
4th June 2013 0.0036 £1.0636
1st June 2010 0.0015 £0.5933