Quick Stats

Bid Price - Offer Price -
Mid Price GBX 183.63 Day Change GBX +2.09 (1.15%)
Price Date 21 Sep 2018 Crown Rating 2
Shares Class Inc. Yield 2.95 %
Total Expense Ratio 1.05 Fund Size 68,461,565.91
Launch Date 28/09/2001 Standard Initial Charge (%) 0.00
Currency GBX ISA Eligible Yes
Annual Management Charge (%) 0.95 Sector UK All Companies
Min Investment (£) 1,000.00 Total Expense Ratio (%) 1.05
ISIN GB00B7F47W60 Min TopUp (£) 250.00

Fund Objective

Aims to achieve a total return (i.e. a combination of capital growth and income) exceeding that of the FTSE All-Share Index, over the medium to long term (meaning 3-5 years). Capital in the Fund is at risk and there is no guarantee that the objective will be achieved over that, or any, time period.

Fund Managers

Ben Russon
Ben Russon is a vice president and portfolio manager based in Leeds as part of Franklin Templeton Fund Management. He is the lead manager on the Franklin UK Opportunities Fund and co-manager on the Franklin UK Managers' Focus Fund. Mr. Russon joined the Franklin Templeton UK Equity team during 2013. Prior to this he spent 13 years as a fund manager with Newton Investment Management, specialising in UK Equities. He was the lead manager on the Newton UK Opportunities Fund from 2005, alongside associated institutional mandates. Previously he worked at Newton in the research function, specialising in the global food retail sector. Wider responsibilities also included global equity investment with the Newton Osprey Fund. Mr. Russon graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an M.A. (joint honours) in geography and economics. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.
Colin Morton
Colin Morton joined Franklin Templeton Investments when it acquired Rensburg Fund Management in January 2011. He joined Rensburg in 1988 as a private client executive, before becoming an investment manager in 1991. He began his career in 1983 as a trainee stockbroker with Wise Speke & Co. Colin is lead manager for the Franklin UK Equity Income Fund and Franklin UK Rising Dividends Fund and is co-manager of the Franklin UK Managers’ Focus Fund.
Mark Hall
Mark Hall is a member of the highly-regarded Franklin UK Equity Team. He specialises in multi-cap UK equity analysis. Mark joined Franklin Templeton Investments when it acquired Rensburg Fund Management in January 2011. After training as an accountant, Mr. Hall joined BWD Rensburg in 1988 as a Smaller Companies investment analyst, subsequently managing private client discretionary portfolios. Mark became fund manager of the BWD Equity Growth Trust in 1997, investing in the UK All Companies Sector. In 2001 he became the lead manager of BWD Aggressive Growth Trust, (which was subsequently renamed Rensburg UK Select Growth Trust). In April 2013 Mark relinquished his portfolio management responsibilities in order to focus on providing research and analysis. Mr. Hall holds a B.A. (Hons) geography with additional economics from Exeter University. He also holds an Investment Management Certificate (IMC).