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14 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7NS
0845 608 0940 (Dealing)
0131 220 0735 (Fax Number)
0131 220 0733 (Main Number)

enquiries@aberforth.co.uk

Fund managers

* Alistair Whyte»10-Dec-1990 to Present
* Richard Newbery»10-Dec-1990 to Present
* Andrew Bamford»23-Apr-2001 to Present
* Euan Macdonald»14-May-2001 to Present
* Keith Muir»03-Mar-2011 to Present
David T. M. Ross»10-Dec-1990 to 31-Mar-2014
John Evans»10-Dec-1990 to 31-Aug-2011
David Warnock»10-Dec-1990 to 31-Dec-2008


Investment objectives

To achieve a total return greater than on the Numis Smaller Companies Index (Excluding Investment Companies) [NSCI (XIC)] over the long term by investing in a diversified portfolio of small UK quoted companies.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 4 / 16 2 / 16
Quartile 1 1

Fund ratings

FE Crown Rating: 2 FE
Crown Rating
(Quantitative)

Ratios

  1y 3y
Volatility 20.04 20.44
Alpha 4.87 2.00
Beta 1.56 1.46
Sharpe 0.92 1.14
InfoRatio 0.72 0.74
R2 0.61 0.75
Quartiles:   1  2   3  4   help with ratios
vs. UK Smaller Companies»

Performance

performance chart
chart
    1y 3y 5y 12m-24m 24m-36m 36m-48m 48m-60m
+13.2 +121.1 +127.9 +54.3 +26.6 -1.2 +4.3
  NAV +13.1+104.7+113.4+41.1 +28.3-5.3+10.0
  UK Smaller Companies +3.8+67.6+108.1+42.1+13.7+11.0+11.9
Share Price
 SharePriceDatePrem/DiscDiluted NAVGearingDiv yield
EstimLast pub.NetGross
pdf ABERFORTH SMALLER COMPANIES TRUST PLC ORD 1071.50 (p) 01-Oct-2014 -6.39 1164.39 1163.10
30-Sep-2014
103 2.23 2.23
Capital structure & income
Share Type Exchange Nominal value Issued Market value (m) Wind-up date Splits News
ABERFORTH SMALLER COMPANIES TRUST PLC ORD UNIT LONDON 1 95,345,000 1039.26 n/a n/a company announcements
Share identifiers: TIDM: ASL; SEDOL: 0006655; ISIN: GB0000066554
Detailed fund information
Fund type flag United Kingdom-registered Investment Trusts
Launched1990
Gross assets£1,142.2m / $1,853.1m
Sector UK Smaller Companies
Asset ClassEquity
Own ISA wrapper Fund has no ISA Wrapper help with ISA
Savings plan Fund has no Savings Plan 
Annual accountsn/a
Last report / accounts25-Jul-2014
Last AGM27-Feb-2014
Next AGMFebruary 2015
EGMn/a
Stockbroker(s)n/a
Management contractThe trust will pay a quarterly management fee, payable in advance, equal to 0.2% of the Trust's total net assets.
Borrowing limitn/a
Continuation / Wind-up provisionAn Ordinary Resolution will be proposed at the Annual General Meeting in 2008 (and, if passed, at every third subsequent Annual General Meeting) that the Company continues to manage its affairs as an investment trust.
Dividend policyn/a
Investment restrictionsn/a
Reconstruction proposaln/a
Settlement detailsn/a
Tax policyn/a
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
United Kingdom Equity Mixed UK Smaller Companies
Largest holdings, 31-Aug-2014
Holding (%) Rank Holding (%) Rank
JD SPORTS FASHION PLC3.401BOVIS HOMES GROUP2.306
QINETIQ GROUP2.902SPIRIT PUB CO PLC2.307
VESUVIUS INDIA2.603SHANKS GROUP2.308
ST.MODWEN PROPERTIES2.504E2V TECHNOLOGIES2.209
FIRSTGROUP2.405FLYBE GROUP PLC2.1010
 Total25.00 
Regional weightings, 31-Aug-2014
Region (%) Rank  
UK 100.00 1 100.00% UK
Total100.00 
Sector weightings, 31-Aug-2014
Sector (%) Rank  
Industrials 31.00 1 31.00% Industrials
Consumer Services 23.00 2 23.00% Consumer Services
Financials 17.00 3 17.00% Financials
Technology 11.00 4 11.00% Technology
Oil & Gas 5.00 5 5.00% Oil & Gas
Consumer Goods 5.00 6 5.00% Consumer Goods
Basic Materials 3.00 7 3.00% Basic Materials
Health Care 3.00 8 3.00% Health Care
Telecommunications 1.00 9 1.00% Telecommunications
Others 1.00 10 1.00% Others
Total100.00 


All prices in Pence Sterling (GBX) unless otherwise specified. Price total return performance figures are calculated using closing mid prices and with net income (dividends) reinvested. NAV total return performance figures are calculated using fully diluted (where applicable) daily estimated NAV figures from Thomson Financial Datastream and with gross income (dividends) reinvested.

 
 
 
 
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