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
OIC
Fund manager
Louise Nash
since 29/10/2010
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

Quick stats

1 Year return

29.46 %

1 Year rank in sector

22/49

Sector

UT UK Smaller Companies

Yield

1.3828

Fund size

£ 450.9 m

FE Risk score

85

NAV
-
Discount/Premium
-
Gearing
-

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • UK
    95.7881%
  • Money Market
    4.2119%
  • Industrials
    27.5419%
  • Financials
    18.0226%
  • Technology
    15.361%
  • Consumer Services
    12.4685%
  • Consumer Goods
    9.9692%
  • UK Equities
    96.2266%
  • Money Market
    3.7734%

Performance vs. Sector

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund0.55 %19.89 %29.46 %42.47 %109.76 %
Sector-0.79 %16.23 %27.28 %38.96 %115.86 %
Rank within sector6 / 496 / 4922 / 4927 / 4734 / 45
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund18.74 %3.89 %17.17 %-8.2 %39.5 %
Sector14.68 %7.69 %14.16 %-1.95 %37.45 %
Rank within sector6 / 4939 / 4824 / 4846 / 4720 / 46
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Risk statistics

Alpha-0.98
Beta1.07
Sharpe0.68
Volatility12.24
Tracking error4.74
Information ratio-0.07
R-Squared0.85

Price movement

52 week high2126.07
52 week low1423.15
Current bid price0
Current offer price0
Current mid price2089.41

Holdings by region

  • 95.7881% UK
  • 4.2119% Money Market

Holdings by sector

  • 27.5419% Industrials
  • 18.0226% Financials
  • 15.361% Technology
  • 12.4685% Consumer Services
  • 9.9692% Consumer Goods
  • 5.1963% Health Care
  • 4.2403% Basic Materials
  • 4.2119% Money Market
  • 2.5383% Oil & Gas
  • 0.4499% Others

Holdings by asset type

  • 96.2266% UK Equities
  • 3.7734% Money Market

Individual holdings

  • 2.78% SYNTHOMER PLC
  • 2.66% COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTIES PLC
  • 2.46% ASCENTIAL PLC
  • 2.41% DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS
  • 2.25% ARROW GLOBAL GRP PLC
  • 2.21% GB GROUP
  • 2.1% ON THE BEACH GROUP PLC
  • 2.08% HILL & SMITH HLDGS
  • 2.05% TYMAN PLC
  • 1.98% FISHER(JAMES)& SONS PLC