|Mid Price||GBX 2,205.00||Day Change||GBX +13.76 (0.63%)|
|Price Date||17 Apr 2019||Crown Rating|
|Shares Class||Acc.||Yield||1.76 %|
|Last Ex-Dividend Date||02 January 2019||Dividend Frequency||Semi-annually|
|Sector||UK Smaller Companies||Fund Size||406,490,000.00|
|Launch Date||27/09/1967||Standard Initial Charge||0.00%|
|Ongoing cost||0.91%||Annual Management Charge||0.75%|
The Fund aims to deliver a higher total return (the combination of capital growth and income) than the Numis Smaller Companies (ex Investment Trust) Index, net of the Ongoing Charge Figure, over any five year period.
Garfield Kiff was appointed fund manager of the M&G Smaller Companies Fund in June 2015. He joined M&G in 2000 from PricewaterhouseCoopers as a smaller companies analyst. He was deputy manager of the M&G Recovery Fund from 2002 until 2008, and managed the Prudential Pooled Pensions Smaller Companies Fund between 2003 and 2008. Garfield was manager of the M&G UK Growth Fund from 2007 until it merged with the M&G UK Select Fund in 2012 and he became the deputy manager. Garfield graduated from the University of Liverpool with a first class honours degree in economics in 1996 and is a CFA charterholder.
Rory Alexander is co-deputy fund manager of the M&G UK Select Fund since January 2016. In April 2019, he was appointed deputy fund manager of the M&G Smaller Companies Fund. He has also been fund manager of the Prudential Pooled Pensions UK Equity Growth Fund since September 2017. Rory joined M&G’s Equity Research team in 2008 as an analyst covering global transport. Over time, he added support services, media and consumer staples to his sector responsibilities, until June 2015 when he became an embedded research analyst with the UK Equities team. Prior to joining M&G, Rory worked for St James's Place Partnership. He graduated from Bath University in 2008 with a BSc (Hons) in economics.