Fact sheet: Franklin UK Smaller Companies

Fund information
Fund name
Franklin UK Smaller Companies W Acc
Fund manager company
Franklin Templeton Funds (UK)
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Mark Hallsince 02/09/2013
  • Paul Spencersince 22/06/2012
  • Richard Bullassince 22/06/2012
Fund objective
Aims to achieve capital growth exceeding that of the Numis Smaller Companies Index over the medium to long term (meaning 3-5 years).
Benchmark
  • Numis Smaller Companies (ex ITs)
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
19.7%
1 Year rank in sector
43/49
Sector
UT UK Smaller Companies
Yield
1.1%
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
0.83%
Fund size
£271m (£273m last year)
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
81
Mid price
237.64
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
TM Cavendish AIM49%
The MI Discretionary Unit42.1%
Schroder UK Dynamic Sm Cos37.3%
FP Octopus UK Micro Cap Gth36.8%
Threadneedle UK Sm Cos36.2%
...more in UT UK Smaller Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK97%
    Money Market3%
  • Industrials43.9%
    Technology9.3%
    Chemicals6.9%
    Real Estate6.9%
    Financial Services6.5%
  • UK Equities97%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents3%

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund3.4%9.8%21.4%19.7%45.5%136.5%
Sector4%10.4%21.5%26.8%40.8%122.6%
Rank within sector34 / 4933 / 4928 / 4943 / 4925 / 4726 / 45
Quartile3rd3rd3rd4th3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund14.5%-0.5%25.6%-0.4%51.7%
Sector16.4%7.7%14.2%-1.9%37.4%
Rank within sector37 / 4942 / 483 / 4823 / 475 / 46
Quartile4th4th1st2nd1st
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
-1.78
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
1.28
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
0.56
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
14.13
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
5.36
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
0.14
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.9
Price movement
52 week high237.64
52 week low165.84
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price237.64
Region
1UK97.04%
2Money Market2.96%
Industry sector
1Industrials43.91%
2Technology9.25%
3Chemicals6.92%
4Real Estate6.85%
5Financial Services6.48%
6Building & Construction6.47%
7Retail5.17%
8Others5.03%
9Health Care4.24%
Asset type
1UK Equities97.04%
2Cash & Cash Equivalents2.96%
Individual holdings
1RESTORE PLC3.91%
2GOOCH & HOUSEGO PLC3.87%
3AVON RUBBER3.22%
4SCAPA GROUP PLC3.09%
5CLARKSON2.92%
6CLIPPER LOGISTICS PLC2.92%
7XAFINITY PLC2.89%
8CLINIGEN GROUP PLC2.78%
9SERVELEC GROUP PLC2.74%
Management
Fund manager group
Franklin Templeton
Fund manager company
Franklin Templeton Funds (UK)
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
Aims to achieve capital growth exceeding that of the Numis Smaller Companies Index over the medium to long term (meaning 3-5 years).
Benchmark
  • Numis Smaller Companies (ex ITs)
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Mark Hall02/09/2013Mark Hall is a member of the highly-regarded Franklin UK Equity Team. He specialises in multi-cap UK equity analysis. Mark joined Franklin Templeton Investments when it acquired Rensburg Fund Management in January 2011. After training as an accountant, Mr. Hall joined BWD Rensburg in 1988 as a Smaller Companies investment analyst, subsequently managing private client discretionary portfolios. Mark became fund manager of the BWD Equity Growth Trust in 1997, investing in the UK All Companies Sector. In 2001 he became the lead manager of BWD Aggressive Growth Trust, (which was subsequently renamed Rensburg UK Select Growth Trust). In April 2013 Mark relinquished his portfolio management responsibilities in order to focus on providing research and analysis. Mr. Hall holds a B.A. (Hons) geography with additional economics from Exeter University. He also holds an Investment Management Certificate (IMC).
Paul Spencer22/06/2012Paul Spencer is lead manager of the Franklin UK Mid Cap Fund and joint manager of the Franklin UK Managers' Focus Fund. A member of the Franklin UK Equity Team, he specialises in UK mid-cap equity analysis and investment. Mr. Spencer joined Franklin Templeton Investments when it acquired Rensburg Fund Management (now Franklin Templeton Fund Management) in January 2011. Mr. Spencer started his investment career in 1987 when he joined BWD Rensburg. In 8 years Paul progressed through the ranks becoming head of research. In 1991, he assumed responsibility for the BWD UK Smaller Companies Trust, leaving in 1995 to join Granville Davies Limited as a director and Small and Mid Cap analyst. In 1999, Paul joined TD Waterhouse, where he was head of research, specialising in small and mid cap investment analysis. He returned to Rensburg in 2006 to manage the Rensburg UK Mid Cap Growth Trust (now Franklin UK Mid Cap Fund). Mr. Spencer holds a B.A., with honors, in economics from Nottingham University. He is a Fellow of the Securities Institute (FSI). Paul has received a number of awards for investment excellence, including the Moneywise Best UK All Companies Fund in 2008, 2009 and 2010, Money Observer Best UK Small/Mid Cap Fund 2009 and Best UK All Companies Fund over three years from Lipper in 2009.
Richard Bullas22/06/2012Richard Bullas is a portfolio manager at Franklin Templeton Fund Management. He is co-manager on the Franklin UK Smaller Companies Trust and manages the Smaller Companies portion of the Franklin UK Manager's Focus Fund. Richard has worked with the fund management team for over 12 years, joining Franklin Templeton Fund Management via the acquisition of Rensburg Fund Management in 2011. Mr. Bullas joined the team in 2000 as a Trainee Fund Manager, supporting the fund managers on a range of equity unit trusts while studying for his professional investment qualifications (IMC and Chartered MCSI). After 3 years he was appointed Assistant Fund Manager, assisting and reporting to the investment director, specifically on the management of the Franklin UK Smaller Companies Trust and the Franklin UK Manager's Focus Fund. From 2006 he was made Fund Manager and Associate Director while at Rensburg, co-managing 2 UK Equity Mandates as well deputy fund manager on the Franklin UK Select Growth Trust and Franklin UK Manager's Focus Fund. Mr. Bullas investment approach focuses heavily on individual company analysis, identifying quality undervalued companies that have the potential for long term outperformance. Richard has covered the UK smaller companies sector for 12 years and has considerable experience researching and analysing smaller companies. Prior to joining Rensburg Fund Management (now Franklin Templeton Fund Management) Mr. Bullas worked at AVIVA Plc as a Market Analyst in the life and pensions department. Prior to that he spent a short time working at a Chartered Accountants, for the Audit Team. Mr. Bullas holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in business and management studies from Bradford University School of Management, graduating in 1998. He holds the IMC (Investment Management Certificate) and is a Chartered MCSI (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment).
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Franklin UK Smaller Companies A Inc
Initial charge4.5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£250
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.58%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.58%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1066.47
CurrencyGBX
Price updated25/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeYO03
Franklin UK Smaller Companies W Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£250
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price237.64
CurrencyGBX
Price updated25/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeG25X
Franklin UK Smaller Companies W Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£250
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.83%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.83%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price118.01
CurrencyGBX
Price updated25/05/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeMR5T
Franklin UK Smaller Companies Z Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.95%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£250
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.03%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.03%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price235.27
CurrencyGBX
Price updated25/05/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeG25W
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