Fact sheet: M&G Smaller Companies

Fund information

Fund name
M&G Smaller Companies I Acc GBP
Fund company manager
M&G UK
Fund type
OEIC
Fund manager(s)
Matthew Cable
since 01/03/2013
Garfield Kiff
since 01/06/2015
Fund objective
The fund invests in the shares of smaller UK companies, with the primary focus of achieving capital growth. Income is of secondary importance when choosing investments. The fund is a high-conviction portfolio of stocks where the fund manager believes good management can have the most impact on company earnings. The fund manager selects stocks based on their individual merits, focusing on company management, business growth opportunities and valuation of the shares, favouring trustworthy, diligent and understated management teams.
Benchmark
Numis Smaller Companies (ex ITs)
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares

Performance snapshot

Sector
Fund
Sector
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Fund

Quick stats

1 Year return

31.23 %

1 Year rank in sector

18/49

Sector

UT UK Smaller Companies

Yield

1.424

Fund size

£ 451.8 m

FE Risk score

91

NAV
-
Discount/Premium
-
Gearing
-

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • UK
    95.22%
  • Money Market
    4.78%
  • Industrials
    28.58%
  • Financials
    16.66%
  • Technology
    14.61%
  • Consumer Services
    12.05%
  • Consumer Goods
    10.47%
  • UK Equities
    95.22%
  • Money Market
    4.78%

Performance vs. Sector

Sector
Fund
Sector
Fund
Sector
Fund

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund4.27 %13.47 %31.23 %65.68 %101.34 %
Sector3.82 %11.39 %27.98 %62.47 %110.73 %
Rank within sector18 / 5015 / 4918 / 4926 / 4833 / 45
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund26.18 %3.89 %17.17 %-8.2 %39.5 %
Sector23.33 %7.69 %14.16 %-1.95 %37.45 %
Rank within sector15 / 4939 / 4824 / 4846 / 4720 / 46
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Risk statistics

Alpha-0.63
Beta1.06
Sharpe0.92
Volatility12.09
Tracking error4.86
Information ratio0.01
R-Squared0.84

Price movement

52 week high2225.98
52 week low1647.65
Current bid price0
Current offer price0
Current mid price2220.41

Holdings by region

  • 95.22% UK
  • 4.78% Money Market

Holdings by sector

  • 28.58% Industrials
  • 16.66% Financials
  • 14.61% Technology
  • 12.05% Consumer Services
  • 10.47% Consumer Goods
  • 5.02% Health Care
  • 4.78% Money Market
  • 4.46% Basic Materials
  • 2.35% Oil & Gas
  • 1% Others

Holdings by asset type

  • 95.22% UK Equities
  • 4.78% Money Market

Individual holdings

  • 2.68% SYNTHOMER PLC
  • 2.36% ASCENTIAL PLC
  • 2.22% COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTIES PLC
  • 2.06% IOMART GROUP
  • 2.02% ARROW GLOBAL GRP PLC
  • 1.96% FORTERRA INC
  • 1.95% DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS
  • 1.94% SANNE GROUP PLC
  • 1.94% VITEC GROUP PLC (THE)
  • 1.92% HANSTEEN HLDGS