Quick Stats

Bid Price GBX 8,835.71 Offer Price GBX 9,462.05
Mid Price - Day Change GBX +16.12 (0.18%)
Price Date 14 Jan 2019 Crown Rating 5
Shares Class Acc. Yield 1.21 %
Last Ex-Dividend Date 01 November 2018 Last Dividend amount 37.64
Dividend Frequency Semi-annually Fund Size 38,289,656.00
Launch Date 08/08/1963 Standard Initial Charge (%) 3.00
Total Expense Ratio (%) 1.13 ISA Eligible No
Annual Management Charge (%) 1.00 Sector UK Smaller Companies
ISIN GB0002708922 Sedol 0270892

Fund Objective

The investment objective of the Scheme is to provide maximum appreciation with above average yield for a growth fund.

Fund Managers

Simon Knott
Simon Knott's fine analytical brain has helped him become an international chess master and a top fund manager in the UK Smaller Companies sector. 'The important thing in chess, as well as the stockmarket, is to make good decisions and to keep your error rate down,' says Knott. The Discretionary unit trust, which was originally launched in 1963, has been a strong performer since he took charge of it in 1990. London-born Knott, graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, with an Economics degree. He started his career at family stockbroking firm Green & Co, which was taken over by Greig Middleton and later Gerrard. He was director of the group between 1988 and 1997, before his Discretionary venture. Knott describes himself as a 'deep value' investor who pays little attention to the macroeconomic issues apart from keeping abreast of general economic trends. On his business visits, he makes a point of going to the business locations of small firms so he can see the quality of their technology or second tier management at first hand.