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Contact details

Marlborough House, 59 Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 4QP
0808 145 2500 (Customer Support)
0808 145 2501 (Dealing)
0120 453 3045 (Fax Number)
0120 439 8676 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* Giles Hargreave01-Jul-1998 to Present
* Eustace Santa Barbara» 01-Sep-2014 to Present

Investment objectives

The objective of the scheme is to provide investors with capital growth by following a speculative policy investing in smaller companies, new issues and companies going through a difficult period with good recovery prospects.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 8 / 52 30 / 50
Quartile 1 3

Fund ratings

FE Crown Rating: 3 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 8.89 10.44
Alpha 4.14 1.00
Beta 1.07 0.99
Sharpe 1.69 1.44
Info Ratio 2.40 0.36
R2 0.95 0.96
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. IMA UK Smaller Companies»
performance chart
ACC +14.4+67.4+140.9+27.5+14.8+17.0+23.0
  IMA UK SMALLER COMPANIES   +8.2+64.1+101.3+31.1+15.7+6.8+14.8
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf MARLBOROUGH SPECIAL SITUATIONS B ACC ACC 1020.09 (p) 1033.00 (p) 23-Sep-2014 0.73 1.05% HRC0 B5KM1Q3
pdf MARLBOROUGH SPECIAL SITUATIONS P ACC ACC 1011.29 (p) 1024.09 (p) 23-Sep-2014 0.96 0.80% I3PE B907GH2
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf MARLBOROUGH SPECIAL SITUATIONS A ACC ACC 992.70 (p) 1050.48 (p) 23-Sep-2014 0.25 1.54% EMB3 B659XQ0

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 Unit Trust
Own ISA wrapper Fund has ISA Wrapper help with ratios Fund size£824.2m / $1,347.0m (01-Sep-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 100.0 Monthly Launch12-Jul-1995
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing timesMon-Fri 09:00 to 17:00
Minimum initial£ 1,000
Minimum additional£ 1,000
Initial charge5.00%
Annual management charge1.50%
Note to chargesn/a
Trustee / DepositaryHSBC Bank Plc
RegistrarMarlborough Fund Managers Ltd
Dividend policyJun 20, Dec 20 (Final)
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
United Kingdom Equity Mixed IMA UK Smaller Companies
Largest holdings, 01-Sep-2014
Holding (%) Rank Prev Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
REGENERSIS PLC 1.60 1 (1) - *
RESTORE PLC 1.50 2 (3) - *
RENEW HLDGS 1.50 4 (6) - *
RPC GROUP 1.20 6 (4) - *
CLARKSON 1.10 7 (-) - *
FISHER(JAMES)& SONS PLC 1.10 8 (9) - *
SPORTS DIRECT INTL PLC 1.10 10 (-) - *
Regional weightings, 01-Sep-2014
UK89.501(1) 89.50% UK
Property2.502(2) 2.50% Property
North America1.903(4) 1.90% North America
Others1.704(5) 1.70% Others
Cash and Equivalents1.605(3) 1.60% Cash and Equivalents
Developed Asia1.106(6) 1.10% Developed Asia
Middle East/ Africa1.007(7) 1.00% Middle East/ Africa
Australia and New Zealand0.508(8) 0.50% Australia and New Zealand
Developed Europe - Excl UK0.209(9) 0.20% Developed Europe - Excl UK
Sector weightings, 01-Sep-2014
Industrials36.601(1) 36.60% Industrials
Consumer Services19.902(2) 19.90% Consumer Services
Financials11.903(3) 11.90% Financials
Technology10.204(4) 10.20% Technology
Health Care7.105(5) 7.10% Health Care
Consumer Goods4.206(6) 4.20% Consumer Goods
Oil & Gas3.107(7) 3.10% Oil & Gas
Basic Materials2.108(9) 2.10% Basic Materials
Telecommunications1.809(10) 1.80% Telecommunications
Cash & Cash Equivalents1.6010(8) 1.60% Cash & Cash Equivalents
Utilities0.9011(11) 0.90% Utilities
Non-Classified0.6012(12) 0.60% Non-Classified

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, 89.50%
89.5000% ofUK Equities
Property, 2.50%
2.5000% ofProperty
North American Equities, 1.90%
1.9000% ofNorth American Equities
Other International Equities, 1.70%
1.7000% ofOther International Equities
Asia Pacific Equities, 1.60%
1.6000% ofAsia Pacific Equities
Cash & Cash Equivalents, 1.60%
1.6000% ofCash & Cash Equivalents
Middle East & African Equities, 1.00%
1.0000% ofMiddle East & African Equities
Europe ex UK Equities, 0.20%
0.2000% ofEurope ex UK Equities

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