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Merian UK Smaller Companies R Inc

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Fund Provider Merian
Fund Summary Capital growth by investing primarily in shares (i.e. equities) and similar investments of smaller companies listed or located in the UK.
SEDOL code B8FD429
ISIN GB00B8FD4291
Fund code OLSMI
Managers Daniel Nickols
Manager Tenure 15 years
Morningstar Category UK Small-Cap Equity
IMA Sector UK Smaller Companies
Fund Size £1,156 million
Fund Type OEIC
Management Style Active
Total Expense Ratio (TER) 1.03%
Cavendish ongoing charge 0.05%
FundsNetwork Service Fee 0.20%
Minimum Initial Investment £25
Minimum Top Up £25
Minimum Monthly Investment £25
Sell Price £2.6522
Buy Price £2.6804
Price Change +0.1057%
Price Date 26th January 2018
Yield 0.55%
Dividend Frequency Yearly
ISA Eligible Yes
SIPP Eligible Yes
Inception Date 9th February 2001
Fund Status OPEN
Dan joined the company in 2001 and leads the UK small- and mid-cap team. Dan's involvement with smaller companies began in specialist sales at Albert E Sharp from September 1995. He switched from the sell side to the buy side in May 1997, working on the Albert E Sharp Smaller Companies Fund. After graduating from the University of Cambridge in 1992 with a degree in modern and medieval languages, he joined Deloitte & Touche, before moving to the European equities division of Morgan Stanley in June 1994. He is IIMR qualified.

3-year Mean Monthly Return: 0.864%

Annual Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund Performance -8.11% +17.93% +46.77% -1.00% +14.77% +17.73% +32.28% -3.11% +38.30% +23.42%
Benchmark Performance
(UK Small-Cap Equity)
-2.85% +5.60% +42.78% -6.54% +13.78%
Time Period Cumulative Benchmark Performance
(UK Small-Cap Equity)
Fund Compared to Benchmark
1 day -0.53% +0.04% -0.57%
1 week 1.17% +0.46% +0.71%
1 month 5.27% +0.49% +4.78%
3 months -2.42% +6.66% -9.07%
6 months 2.36% +11.81% -9.45%
1 year -8.15% -5.64% -2.51%
3 years 34.35% +37.34% -2.99%
5 years 77.44% +51.45% +25.99%
10 years 267.06% +298.36% -31.30%
YTD 13.10% +13.21% -0.12%
Since inception 1026.09% Currently unavailable Currently unavailable

Top 10 shares for this fund

Share Name Country Value
Boohoo Group PLC GBR 3.78%
Ascential PLC GBR 3.50%
Clinigen Group PLC GBR 3.15%
Blue Prism Group PLC GBR 2.25%
Smart Metering Systems PLC GBR 2.22%
Johnson Service Group PLC GBR 2.20%
Savills PLC GBR 2.13%
Charter Court Financial Services Group PLC GBR 2.09%
Onesavings Bank PLC GBR 2.08%
RWS Holdings PLC GBR 2.07%
Dividend Date Per share amount Reinvestment Price
1st August 2019 0.0193 £2.4580
1st August 2018 0.0139 £2.6940
1st August 2017 0.0154 £2.4611
1st August 2016 0.0151 £1.7275
3rd August 2015 0.0136 £1.6600
1st August 2014 0.0141 £1.3826