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Contact details

31 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7QA
0800 718 788 (Dealing)
020 7658 6965 (Fax Number)
0800 718 777 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* Julie Dean09-Dec-2002 to Present
Edward Cottrell» 03-Nov-1989 to 08-Dec-2002
Simon Acton» 03-Nov-1989 to 31-Oct-2002

Investment objectives

The fund aims to provide capital growth and income. At least 80% of the fund will be invested in shares of large and medium-sized UK companies. The fund has no bias to any particular industry. The fund aims to take advantage of investment opportunities in varying market conditions. The fund follows an investment approach based around the business cycle, where the managers attempt to identify turning points in the cycle and then focus on the types of companies they believe will benefit from it. The fund may also invest in other financial instruments and hold cash on deposit. Derivatives may be used to reduce risk or manage the fund more efficiently.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 282 / 287 21 / 280
Quartile 4 1

Fund ratings

SilverMstar OBSR
n/aS&P Rating
FE Crown Rating: 4 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 10.04 10.04
Alpha -9.46 -9.46
Beta 1.11 1.11
Sharpe 0.00 0.00
Info Ratio -3.28 -3.28
R2 0.94 0.94
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. UK All Companies»
performance chart
ACC +0.5+74.1+128.6+40.3+23.5+9.9+19.4
  UK ALL COMPANIES   +9.6+48.4+75.3+23.1+9.9+5.0+12.4
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf SCHRODER UK OPPORTUNITIES Z INC INC 403.80 (p) 02-Sep-2014 2.38 0.91% 0IF6 B6ZH3F3
pdf SCHRODER UK OPPORTUNITIES Z ACC 429.20 (p) 02-Sep-2014 2.34 0.91% CC97 0721839
pdf SCHRODER UK OPPORTUNITIES D INC INC 48.89 (p) 02-Sep-2014 2.46 0.84% J6IW B93QCM3
pdf SCHRODER UK OPPORTUNITIES D ACC ACC 49.90 (p) 02-Sep-2014 2.41 0.84% J6IX B92XYD0
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf SCHRODER UK OPPORTUNITIES C ACC ACC 408.60 (p) 02-Sep-2014 2.09 1.16% CC96 0721806
pdf SCHRODER UK OPPORTUNITIES S INC INC 47.22 (p) 02-Sep-2014 2.75 0.54% K2HA BDRZG99
pdf SCHRODER UK OPPORTUNITIES A ACC 374.90 (p) 02-Sep-2014 1.58 1.66% KA62 3109272
pdf SCHRODER UK OPPORTUNITIES C INC INC 302.50 (p) 02-Sep-2014 2.12 1.16% KR05 0721817

The Ongoing Charges Figure (OCF) shows the drag on performance caused by operational expenses associated with a fund.

Expenses which are represented by this figure include payments to the manager, the trustee the custodian and their representatives. The figure also includes registration, regulatory, audit and legal fees, and the costs of distribution.

Performance fees, transaction costs, interest on borrowing, costs associated with derivatives, entry and exit fees and soft commissions are not included in the OCF calculation, and should be factored in separately by the investor.

The OCF is calculated by taking the sum of these expenses incurred in the last 12 months and dividing this by the average net assets of that class for the last 12 months.

Total Expense Ratio (TER) is a formula designed to show the ongoing costs to the investor associated with a fund, including some charges which are not factored into the annual management fee. In addition the fund’s annual fee, charges such as trading fees, audit and legal fees, and operational expenses are included in the TER, which is worked out by dividing the total cost of the fund by its total assets to arrive at a percentage.

Unlike the Ongoing Charges Figure, the TER takes into account performance fees. It does not include transaction costs paid to the custodian.

Detailed fund information
Fund type flag UK Open Ended Investment Company (OEIC)
Own ISA wrapper Fund has ISA Wrapper help with ratios Fund size£2,104.1m / $3,495.7m (02-Sep-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan  Launch03-Nov-1989
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing timesn/a
Minimum initialGBX 1,000
Minimum additionalGBX 500
Initial charge0.00%
Annual management charge1.50%
Note to chargesn/a
Trustee / DepositaryJP Morgan Trustee and Depositary Company Ltd
RegistrarJ.P. Morgan Trustee and Depositary Company Ltd
Dividend policyJan 01 (Final), Jul 01
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
United Kingdom Equity Mixed UK All Companies
Largest holdings, 31-Jul-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
GlaxoSmithKline 6.01 1 - *
BP 5.53 2 - *
Rio Tinto 5.07 3 - *
HSBC Holdings 4.68 4 - *
Royal Dutch Shell 4.34 5 - *
Melrose Industries 4.09 6 - -
Sage Group 3.86 7 - -
Rolls-Royce Group 3.33 8 - -
Reed Elsevier 3.33 9 - *
Babcock International Group 3.16 10 - *
Regional weightings, 31-Jul-2014
United Kingdom97.881 97.88% United Kingdom
Cash2.122 2.12% Cash
Sector weightings, 31-Jul-2014
Industrials23.771 23.77% Industrials
Consumer Services22.602 22.60% Consumer Services
Financials16.363 16.36% Financials
Oil & Gas11.054 11.05% Oil & Gas
Health Care7.505 7.50% Health Care
Basic Materials6.356 6.35% Basic Materials
Technology5.927 5.92% Technology
Consumer Goods4.338 4.33% Consumer Goods
Cash2.129 2.12% Cash

All prices in Pence Sterling (GBX) unless otherwise specified. Price total return performance figures are calculated on a bid price to bid price basis (mid to mid for OEICs) with net income (dividends) reinvested. Performance figures are shown in Sterling unless otherwise specified.

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Asset allocation

UK Equities, 97.88%
97.8800% ofUK Equities
Cash, 2.12%
2.1200% ofCash

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