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Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc

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Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc Ord
  • This fund only has one share class
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  • What is the Fund’s 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.

    How does FE rate this fund?

    • No FE Alpha managers
    • 2
    • Not included in the AFI

    Who manages this fund?

    Alistair Whyte Since 10-Dec-1990

    Alistair was a founding partner in May 1990 and is responsible for investment research and stock selection in the...


    Richard Newbery Since 10-Dec-1990

    Richard was a founding partner in May 1990 and is responsible for investment research and stock selection in the...


    Euan Macdonald Since 14-May-2001

    Euan joined in May 2001, became a Partner in May 2004, and is responsible for investment research and stock selection...


    Keith Muir Since 03-Mar-2011

    Keith joined Aberforth Partners in March 2011 and is responsible for investment research and stock selection in the...


    Chris Watt Since 01-Apr-2016

    Chris joined Jupiter in 1999 and has worked in Fund Management since 2000. He has worked principally on the UK Equity...


    Peter Shaw Since 01-Apr-2016

    Peter is an Investment Manager in the UK Equities team. He joined us in 2000 from Scott Oswald (now RSM Tenon) where he...


  • How has this fund performed?

    Cumulative Performance chart

    Cumulative Performance as at 20/10/2017
        3m 6m 1yr 3yrs 5yrs
    Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc Ord +3.9 +6.8 +32.6 +36.0 +120.4
    UK Smaller Companies +5.9 +10.5 +26.7 +68.7 +130.0
    NAV +3.2 +6.3 +28.1 +46.9 +112.2

    Discrete Performance chart

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  • Ratios and Analysis

    How does this fund compare against other funds in UK Smaller Companies?

    Quartile Ranking

        1y 3y
    ? Position 8 / 17 13 / 15
    ? Quartile 2 4

    Ranking is for the main unit within the sector View other funds in this sector

    Other Rating

    Morningstar Analyst

    Ratio Info

        1y 3y
    ? Volatility 18.08 19.70
    ? Alpha -7.05 -12.63
    ? Beta 1.54 1.48
    ? Sharpe 1.30 0.28
    ? Info Ratio 0.29 -0.61
    ? R2 0.70 0.78
    ? Quartiles:1 2 3 4

    Risk Score

    FE Risk scores allow you to see how risky a fund is in comparison with the FTSE 100.

    This fund: 121
    FTSE 100: 100
    Cash: 0

    Investment Details

    Initial n/a
    Annual 0.74%
    ? OCF 0.80%
    ? Performance Fee N/A
    Minimum Investment?
    Initial n/a
    Additional n/a
  • Prices and Codes


                Diluted NAV   Div yield
      Currency Bid Offer Date Prem/Disc Estimated Last Published Gearing Net Gross
    Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc Ord GBX 1312.00 20 Oct 2017 -13.85 1522.98 1522.98 100 2.12 2.12


      Unit type Exchange TIDM Citicode SEDOL ISIN
    Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc Ord ACC ASL AK69 0006655 GB0000066554
  • What does this fund invest in?

    Asset Class Breakdown (30 Sep 2017)

    Rank Asset %    
    1 UK Equities 100.00

    Top Holdings (30 Sep 2017)

    Rank Largest Holdings %  
    1 Vesuvius 3.80
    2 Bovis Homes Group 3.00
    3 FirstGroup 2.90
    4 Brewin Dolphin Holdings 2.50
    5 Coats Group 2.50
    6 Vitec Group 2.40
    7 Nostrum Oil & Gas 2.30
    8 Robert Walters 2.30
    9 TT Electronics 2.30
    10 RPS Group 2.10
  • Additional Information

    Additional Information

    Legal Structure: INVT
    Nominal value: N/A
    Fund Launch: 10-Dec-1990
    Unit Launch: 10-Dec-1990
    Savings plan: NO
    Last AGM: 01-Mar-2017
    Stockbroker(s): N/A
    Wind-up date: N/A
    Dividend policy: N/A
    Settlement Details: N/A
    Issued: 93,545
    Asset Class: Equity
    Annual accounts: N/A
    Next AGM: March 2018
    Management Contract: Aberforth Partners are Managers and Secretaries to the ... More
    Continuation/Wind-up provision: On a winding up, after meeting the liabilities of the C... More
    Investment Restrictions: N/A
    Tax Policy: N/A
    Fund Size: £1,227.3m / $1,619.1m (20-Oct-17)
    Market Value: £ 1227.31m
    Own ISA wrapper: NO
    Last report / accounts: 27-Jul-2017
    EGM: N/A
    Borrowing limits: N/A
    Splits: N/A
    Reconstruction proposal: N/A
    News: company announcements
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  • Contact Details

    14 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7NS

    0845 608 0940 (Dealing)
    0131 220 0735 (Fax Number)
    0131 220 0733 (Main Number)

All prices in Pence Sterling (GBX) unless otherwise specified. Price total return performance figures are calculated using closing mid prices and with net income (dividends) reinvested. fair value cum income NAV figures (in accordance with AIC guidelines) and with net income (dividends) reinvested. Performance figures are shown in Pound Sterling (GBP). You can switch the fund’s native currency using the currency selector towards the top of this page.

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