Quick Stats

Bid Price GBX 18,349.00 Offer Price GBX 18,715.00
Mid Price - Day Change GBX +89.00 (0.49%)
Price Date 19 Sep 2019 Crown Rating 2
Shares Class Inc. Yield 2.92 %
Last Ex-Dividend Date 01 July 2019 Dividend Frequency Semi-annually
Sector UK Smaller Companies Fund Size 180,822,300.00
Launch Date 20/03/1991 Standard Initial Charge 0.00%
Ongoing cost 0.00% Annual Management Charge 0.75%
ISIN GB00B2N9GS70 Sedol B2N9GS7

Fund 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.

Fund Managers

Jeremy Hall
Jeremy joined Aberforth in October 2018. He is responsible for the following sectors - Beverages; Chemicals; Financial Services; and Food Producers.
Peter Shaw
Peter joined Aberforth in April 2016 and became a Partner in May 2017. He is responsible for the following sectors - Personal Goods; Retailers; Support Services and Technology Hardware & Equipment.
Chris Watt
Chris joined Aberforth in April 2016 and became a Partner in May 2017. He is responsible for the following sectors - Banks; Industrial Metals & Mining; Industrial Transportation; Mining; and Travel & Leisure.
Euan Macdonald
Euan joined Aberforth in May 2001 and became a Partner in May 2004. He is responsible for the following sectors - Alternative Energy; Automobiles & Parts; Electronic & Electrical Equipment; Forestry & Paper; General Industrials; Industrial Engineering; Insurance; Leisure Goods; Software & Computer Services; Telecommunications; and Utilities.
Alistair Whyte
Alistair joined Aberforth as a Founding Partner in May 1990. He is responsible for the following sectors - Aerospace & Defence; Health Care; Media; Oil & Gas Producers; and Oil Equipment, Services & Distribution.
Sam Ford
Sam Ford was appointed fund manager of the M&G UK Select Fund in January 2017 and deputy fund manager of the M&G European Select Fund in July 2017. He is also deputy fund manager of the M&G Pan European Dividend Fund, M&G Dividend Fund and M&G UK Income Distribution Fund since February 2015. Sam initially joined M&G in 2014 as a dedicated analyst to the Income team. Prior to M&G, Sam worked at Alliance Trust, most recently as an investment manager with the Global Equities team. Sam graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a masters degree (merit) in chemical & process engineering and is a CFA charterholder.
Keith Muir
Keith joined Aberforth in March 2011 and became a Partner in May 2014. He is responsible for the following sectors - Construction & Materials; Household Goods & Home Construction; and Real Estate.