Fact sheet: Aberforth Smaller Co Tst

Fund information

Fund name
Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc Ord
Fund company manager
Aberforth Partners
Fund type
ITR
Fund manager(s)
Chris Watt
since 01/04/2016
Alistair Whyte
since 10/12/1990
Euan Macdonald
since 14/05/2001
Keith Muir
since 03/03/2011
Richard Newbery
since 10/12/1990
Peter Shaw
since 01/04/2016
Fund objective
The Fund’s objective is to achieve a total return greater than that of the NSCI (XIC) over the long term by investing in a diversified portfolio of small UK quoted companies.
Benchmark
Numis Smaller Companies
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares

Performance snapshot

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Quick stats

1 Year return

32.18 %

1 Year rank in sector

8/17

Sector

IT UK Smaller Companies

Yield

2.1254

Fund size

£ 1.2 b

FE Risk score

121

NAV

1520.37

Discount/Premium

+-13.9683

Gearing

100

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • UK
    100%
  • Industrials
    40%
  • Consumer Services
    21%
  • Financials
    17%
  • Technology
    8%
  • Oil & Gas
    5%
  • UK Equities
    100%

Performance vs. Sector

Sector
Fund
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Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund2.59 %5.7 %32.18 %35.96 %121.35 %
Sector2.6 %9.89 %26.73 %66.45 %130.81 %
Rank within sector10 / 1913 / 178 / 1713 / 159 / 15
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund20.97 %-4.24 %13.86 %0.1 %61.98 %
Sector23.27 %3.98 %25.3 %-5.08 %44.7 %
Rank within sector11 / 1712 / 1713 / 166 / 152 / 15
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Risk statistics

Alpha-12.63
Beta1.48
Sharpe0.28
Volatility19.7
Tracking error10.73
Information ratio-0.61
R-Squared0.78

Price movement

52 week high1335
52 week low986
Current bid price1308
Current offer price1314
Current mid price1308

Holdings by region

  • 100% UK

Holdings by sector

  • 40% Industrials
  • 21% Consumer Services
  • 17% Financials
  • 8% Technology
  • 5% Oil & Gas
  • 4% Consumer Goods
  • 2% Basic Materials
  • 1% Health Care
  • 1% Others
  • 1% Telecommunications

Holdings by asset type

  • 100% UK Equities

Individual holdings

  • 3.8% VESUVIUS INDIA
  • 3.8% VESUVIUS INDIA
  • 3% BOVIS HOMES GROUP PLC
  • 2.9% FIRSTGROUP PLC
  • 2.5% BREWIN DOLPHI ORD GBP0.01
  • 2.5% COATS GROUP PLC
  • 2.4% VITEC GROUP ORD GBP0.20
  • 2.3% NOSTRUM OIL & GAS PLC
  • 2.3% ROBERT WALTERS ORD GBP0.2
  • 2.3% TT ELECTRONICS PLC