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Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc

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Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc Ord
  • This fund only has one share class
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  • What is the Fund’s objective?

    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.

    How does FE rate this fund?

    • No FE Alpha managers
    • 2
    • Not included in the AFI

    Who manages this fund?

    Alistair Whyte Since 10-Dec-1990

    Alistair was a founding partner in May 1990 and is responsible for investment research and stock selection in the...

    Co-manager

    Richard Newbery Since 10-Dec-1990

    Richard was a founding partner in May 1990 and is responsible for investment research and stock selection in the...

    Co-manager

    Andrew Bamford Since 23-Apr-2001

    Andy joined in April 2001, became a Partner in May 2004, and is responsible for investment research and stock selection...

    Co-manager

    Euan Macdonald Since 14-May-2001

    Euan joined in May 2001, became a Partner in May 2004, and is responsible for investment research and stock selection...

    Co-manager

    Keith Muir Since 03-Mar-2011

    Keith joined Aberforth Partners in March 2011 and is responsible for investment research and stock selection in the...

    Co-manager

  • How has this fund performed?

    Cumulative Performance chart

    Cumulative Performance as at 26/07/2016
        3m 6m 1yr 3yrs 5yrs
    Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc Ord -7.6 -6.9 -14.7 +20.4 +63.0
    UK Smaller Companies -4.9 +0.6 -0.4 +32.6 +63.7
    NAV -2.8 +0.3 -10.0 +23.2 +64.8

    Discrete Performance chart

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  • Ratios and Analysis

    How does this fund compare against other funds in UK Smaller Companies?

    Quartile Ranking

        1y 3y
    ? Position 18 / 18 11 / 16
    ? Quartile 4 3

    Ranking is for the main unit within the sector View other funds in this sector

    Other Rating

    Mstar Analyst
    Rating

    Ratio Info

        1y 3y
    ? Volatility 22.14 20.35
    ? Alpha -17.07 -7.24
    ? Beta 1.37 1.50
    ? Sharpe -0.06 0.14
    ? Info Ratio -1.81 -0.30
    ? R2 0.85 0.74
    ? Quartiles:1 2 3 4

    Risk Score

    FE Risk scores allow you to see how risky a fund is in comparison with the FTSE 100.

    This fund: 122
    FTSE 100: 100
    Cash: 0

    Investment Details

    Charges
    Initial n/a
    Annual 0.75%
    ? TER 0.88%
    Minimum Investment?
    Initial n/a
    Additional n/a
  • Prices and Codes

    Prices

                Diluted NAV   Div yield
      Currency Bid Offer Date Prem/Disc Estimated Last Published Gearing Net Gross
    Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc Ord GBX 979.00 26 Jul 2016 -15.08 1152.80 1152.80 101 2.66 2.66

    Codes

      Unit type Exchange TIDM Citicode SEDOL ISIN
    Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc Ord ACC London ASL AK69 0006655 GB0000066554
  • What does this fund invest in?

    Asset Class Breakdown (30 Jun 2016)

    Rank Asset %    
    1 UK Equities 100.00

    Top Holdings (30 Jun 2016)

  • Additional Information

    Additional Information

    Legal Structure: INVT
    Nominal value: 1
    Fund Launch: 10-Dec-1990
    Unit Launch: 10-Dec-1990
    Savings plan: NO
    Last AGM: 01-Mar-2016
    Stockbroker(s): N/A
    Wind-up date: N/A
    Dividend policy: N/A
    Settlement Details: N/A
    Exchange: London
    Issued: 94,722,000
    Asset Class: Equity
    Annual accounts: N/A
    Next AGM: March 2017
    Management Contract: Aberforth Partners are Managers and Secretaries to the ... More
    Continuation/Wind-up provision: An Ordinary Resolution will be proposed at the Annual G... More
    Investment Restrictions: N/A
    Tax Policy: N/A
    Fund Size: £928.0m / $1,219.3m (26-Jul-16)
    Market Value: £ 927.33m
    Own ISA wrapper: NO
    Last report / accounts: 27-Jan-2016
    EGM: N/A
    Borrowing limits: N/A
    Splits: N/A
    Reconstruction proposal: N/A
    News: company announcements
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  • Contact Details

    14 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7NS


    enquiries@aberforth.co.uk

    0845 608 0940 (Dealing)
    0131 220 0735 (Fax Number)
    0131 220 0733 (Main Number)

Annual Management Charges: of the total net assets up to £1 billion; plus 0.65% of the total net assets over £1 billion;

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. Performance figures are shown in Pound Sterling (GBP). You can switch the fund’s native currency using the currency selector towards the top of this page.

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