Quick Stats

Mid Price GBX 2,140.80 Day Change GBX +32.06 (1.52%)
Price Date 16 Aug 2019 Crown Rating 3
Shares Class Acc. Yield 2.30 %
Last Ex-Dividend Date 01 July 2019 Dividend Frequency Semi-annually
Sector UK Smaller Companies Fund Size 413,010,000.00
Launch Date 27/09/1967 Standard Initial Charge 0.00%
Ongoing cost 0.85% Annual Management Charge 0.85%
ISIN GB00B75DFL82 Sedol B75DFL8

Fund Objective

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.

Fund Managers

Garfield Kiff
Garfield Kiff has been fund manager of the M&G Smaller Companies Fund since 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
Rory Alexander was appointed fund manager of the M&G UK Select Fund in May 2019, having been the fund’s co-deputy fund manager since January 2016. His other responsibilities include deputy fund manager of the M&G Smaller Companies Fund and fund manager of the Prudential Pooled Pensions UK Equity Growth Fund. 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.