Fact sheet: Schroder UK Smaller Companies

Fund information

Fund name
Schroder UK Smaller Companies Z Acc
Fund company manager
Schroder UT Managers
Fund type
UKA
Fund manager
Rosemary Banyard
since 01/12/1998
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide capital growth. At least 80% of the fund will be invested in shares of smaller-sized UK companies. The fund has no bias to any particular industry. The companies will be in the bottom 10% by size of the UK market at the time of purchase. The small cap universe is an extensive, diverse and constantly changing area of the UK market. Smaller companies offer investors exposure to some niche growth areas that, often, cannot be accessed through large companies. They also tend to grow more rapidly than larger firms and can go on to become household names. Our investment approach centres on stock selection, which means we focus on each company's ability to create value for shareholders, rather than try to predict what will happen in the wider economic environment. The fund may also invest in other financial instruments and hold cash on deposit. Derivatives may be used to reduce risk or manage the fund more effectively.
Benchmark
FTSE UK Series Small Cap ex Investment Trusts TR
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares

Performance snapshot

Quick stats

1 Year return

34.31 %

1 Year rank in sector

9/49

Sector

UT UK Smaller Companies

Yield

0.96

Fund size

£ 701.7 m

FE Risk score

69

NAV
-
Discount/Premium
-
Gearing
-

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • UK
    94.8319%
  • Money Market
    2.6129%
  • Israel
    1.6815%
  • Germany
    0.6411%
  • Jersey
    0.2327%
  • Industrials
    22.3609%
  • Technology
    17.3189%
  • Consumer Services
    16.4221%
  • Financials
    14.8937%
  • Consumer Goods
    13.2294%
  • UK Equities
    96.0861%
  • Israeli Equities
    1.7257%
  • Money Market
    1.4459%
  • German Equities
    0.7274%
  • Canadian Equities
    0.0149%

Performance vs. Sector

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund-0.79 %17.01 %32.56 %54.89 %162.05 %
Sector-1.13 %15.65 %26.03 %38.99 %115.91 %
Rank within sector22 / 4916 / 499 / 4912 / 478 / 45
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund16.12 %13.61 %20.01 %-2.41 %46.53 %
Sector14.71 %7.69 %14.16 %-1.95 %37.45 %
Rank within sector17 / 497 / 4812 / 4831 / 4710 / 46
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Risk statistics

Alpha2.35
Beta1.06
Sharpe1.03
Volatility11.61
Tracking error3.11
Information ratio0.95
R-Squared0.93

Price movement

52 week high139.3
52 week low93.62
Current bid price137.6
Current offer price140.8
Current mid price0

Holdings by region

  • 94.8319% UK
  • 2.6129% Money Market
  • 1.6815% Israel
  • 0.6411% Germany
  • 0.2327% Jersey

Holdings by sector

  • 22.3609% Industrials
  • 17.3189% Technology
  • 16.4221% Consumer Services
  • 14.8937% Financials
  • 13.2294% Consumer Goods
  • 8.5942% Health Care
  • 2.9008% Oil & Gas
  • 2.6129% Money Market
  • 1.6672% Basic Materials

Holdings by asset type

  • 96.0861% UK Equities
  • 1.7257% Israeli Equities
  • 1.4459% Money Market
  • 0.7274% German Equities
  • 0.0149% Canadian Equities

Individual holdings

  • 2.4% LIONTRUST ASSET MANAGEMENT
  • 2.22% PHOTO-ME INTERNATIONAL
  • 2.14% DART GROUP PLC
  • 2.01% DIALIGHT
  • 1.95% ADVANCED MEDICAL SOLUTIONS GROUP
  • 1.9% BLUE PRISM GROUP PLC
  • 1.87% M J GLEESON PLC
  • 1.85% ARROW GLOBAL GRP PLC
  • 1.84% AVON RUBBER
  • 1.8% CONSORT MEDICAL PLC