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Merian UK Smaller Companies Focus Fund R GBP Inc

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Fund ProviderMerian Global Investors (Europe) Limited
Fund SummaryThe Fund aims to achieve capital growth by investing primarily in shares (i.e. equities) and similar investments of UK smaller companies.
SEDOL codeBLP58G8
ISINIE00BLP58G83
Fund codeMESRI
ManagersNick Williamson
Manager Tenure4 years
Morningstar CategoryUK Small-Cap Equity
IMA SectorUK Smaller Companies
Fund Size£322 million
Fund TypeOEIC
Management StyleActive
Ongoing Charge Figure (OCF)0.84%
Cavendish ongoing charge0.05%
FundsNetwork Service Fee0.20%
Minimum Initial Investment£25
Minimum Top Up£25
Minimum Monthly Investment£25
Sell Price£2.8747
Buy Price£2.8747
Price Change+0.7465%
Price Date23rd September 2020
Yield1.04%
Dividend FrequencyYearly
ISA EligibleYes
SIPP EligibleYes
Inception Date4th May 2020
Fund StatusOPEN
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: 0.189%

Annual Returns2019201820172016201520142013201220112010
Fund Performance-5.70%-9.43%+19.29%+73.19%+2.50%+15.13%+22.39%+31.52%-3.44%+43.53%
Benchmark Performance
(UK Small-Cap Equity)
-6.16%-6.33%+15.97%+36.24%-6.01%
Time PeriodCumulativeBenchmark Performance
(UK Small-Cap Equity)
Fund Compared to Benchmark
1 day0.75%-13.00%+13.75%
1 week-3.61%-1.74%-1.87%
1 month3.43%+2.27%+1.16%
3 months7.38%+34.56%-27.18%
6 months48.49%-1.57%+50.06%
1 year3.96%+0.94%+3.02%
3 years0.21%+6.24%-6.03%
5 years14.24%+10.56%+3.67%
10 years15.65%+9.16%+6.49%
YTD-8.50%-2.80%-5.70%
Since inception16.57%Currently unavailableCurrently unavailable

Top 10 shares for this fund

Share NameCountryValue
Boohoo Group PLCGBR7.48%
Onesavings Bank PLCGBR4.74%
THE HUT GROUPGBR4.01%
ASOS PLCGBR3.84%
Gamma Communications PLCGBR3.84%
Clinigen Group PLCGBR3.38%
Blue Prism Group PLCGBR3.37%
Ascential PLCGBR3.05%
Liontrust Asset Management PLCGBR2.93%
Chemring Group PLCGBR2.87%
Dividend DatePer share amountReinvestment Price
2nd January 20200.0272£3.1493
3rd January 20170.0007£1.9936
4th January 20160.0028£1.5827
9th January 20150.0029£1.2899
4th June 20130.0036£1.0636
1st June 20100.0015£0.5933