Quick Stats

Bid Price - Offer Price -
Mid Price GBX 143.80 Day Change GBX -0.90 (-0.62%)
Price Date 15 Jan 2018 Crown Rating 5
Shares Class Inc. Yield 0.74 %
Total Expense Ratio 0.00 Fund Size 753,600,000.00
Launch Date 19/01/2012 Standard Initial Charge (%) 0.00
Currency GBX ISA Eligible No
Annual Management Charge (%) 0.00 Sector IMA UK Equity Income
Min Investment (£) 0.00 Total Expense Ratio (%) 0.00
ISIN GB00B777Y552 Min TopUp (£) 0.00

Fund Objective

The fund aims to provide long term growth by investing predominantly in the shares of smaller companies listed on the global stock markets. The fund typically holds a concentrated portfolio of stocks and is actively managed by our investment team, who will select stocks to try to take advantage of opportunities they have identified. Due to the nature of the companies in which the fund invests, investors must be willing to accept a relatively high degree of stock specific risk. Past performance is not a guide to future returns and future returns are not guaranteed. The price of assets and the income from them may go down as well as up and cannot be guaranteed; an investor may receive back less than their original investment. The fund may use derivatives to reduce risk or cost, or to generate additional capital or income at low risk. Usage of derivatives is monitored to ensure that the fund is not exposed to excessive or unintended risks. The value of assets held within the fund may rise and fall as a result of exchange rate fluctuations.

Fund Managers

Alan Rowsell
Alan is the manager of the Global Smaller Companies Fund. He joined Standard Life Investments in 2006 as a Senior Vice President in our US equity team based in Boston. In December 2011, he transferred to our smaller companies’ team to launch the Global Smaller Companies OEIC. Alan holds both the IMC and IIMR qualifications, has 10 years’ investment experience at Standard Life Investments and 20 years’ experience in the industry.