Fact sheet: StnLf UKSmCoPL

Fund information
Fund name
Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust PLC
Fund manager company
StandardLife Investments
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund managers
  • Harry Nimmosince 31/08/2003
Fund objective
To achieve long term capital growth by investment in UK quoted smaller companies.
Benchmark
  • Numis Smaller Companies (ex ITs)
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
-4%
1 Year rank in sector
11/18
Sector
IT UK Smaller Companies
Yield
1.9%
Fund size
£236m
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.
140
Mid price
350
NAV
?Net asset value. The NAV per share may be higher or lower than the share price, which in turn is trading at either a discount or a premium to NAV.
382.74
Discount/Premium
?When the market price of an investment trust’s shares is less than the net asset value (NAV) per share then it is trading at a discount to NAV. A trust’s shares are on a premium when they trade at a higher price than the NAV.
-8.55
Gearing
?Investment trusts have the ability to borrow money which they invest with the aim of generating a higher return than the cost of the loan. An ungeared trust has a figure of 100. A figure of 110 would represent a trust with 10% gearing.
107
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Chelverton Growth Trust plc35.9%
Rights & Issues IT33.7%
Invesco Perp UK Sm Cos plc7.4%
River & Merc UK Micro Cap3.7%
AberforthGeardIncTstPlc-0.2%
...more in IT UK Smaller Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK103.6%
    Money Market-3.6%
  • Consumer Services25%
    Industrials21.4%
    Information Technology15.5%
    Consumer Goods15.1%
    Health Care10.8%
  • UK Equities103.6%
    Money Market-3.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.6%-0.8%2%-4%16.1%104.4%
Sector0.9%0.1%2.6%1.8%24.7%118.2%
Rank within sector14 / 189 / 184 / 1811 / 189 / 1612 / 16
Quartile4th2nd1st3rd3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-6.9%40.4%-15.1%41.3%32.6%
Sector-0.1%25.3%-5.1%44.7%28.8%
Rank within sector10 / 182 / 1715 / 169 / 169 / 16
Quartile3rd1st4th3rd3rd
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.
-2.28
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.
1.16
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.
0.11
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%.
17.15
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.
10.58
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.
-0.17
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.
0.63
Price movement
52 week high386
52 week low294.5
Current bid price350.25
Current offer price355.25
Current mid price350
Region
1UK103.6%
2Money Market-3.6%
Industry sector
1Consumer Services25%
2Industrials21.4%
3Information Technology15.5%
4Consumer Goods15.1%
5Health Care10.8%
6Financials9.9%
7Telecommunications5.9%
8Money Market-3.6%
Asset type
1UK Equities103.6%
2Money Market-3.6%
Individual holdings
1NMC HEALTH PLC4%
2ABCAM3.3%
3FEVERTREE DRINKS PLC3.3%
4TELECOM PLUS3.3%
5TED BAKER3.2%
6ACCESSO TECHNOLOGY GRP PLC3.1%
7DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS3.1%
8JD SPORTS FASHION PLC3.1%
9CRANSWICK2.8%
Management
Fund manager group
Standard Life Investments
Fund manager company
StandardLife Investments
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund objective
To achieve long term capital growth by investment in UK quoted smaller companies.
Benchmark
  • Numis Smaller Companies (ex ITs)
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Harry Nimmo31/08/2003Harry graduated with an MBA from the University of Edinburgh in 1984, joining Standard Life as an Investment Analyst with responsibility for UK equity funds in 1985. He became Senior Investment Analyst with sector responsibility for larger UK-quoted company funds in 1990, and Investment Manager in 1993 responsible for the UK equity smaller (quoted) company funds. Harry has been managing our UK Smaller Companies Fund since its launch in January 1997.
Compliance
AIC Member
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust PLC
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price395.44
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNLHF
Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust PLC 3.5% Convertible Unsecured Loan Stock 2018
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price135
Offer price154
Mid price144.5
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEJL1
Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust PLC NAV
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price395.44
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeA0TI
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