Quick Stats

Mid Price GBX 218.46 Day Change GBX +1.87 (0.86%)
Price Date 19 Aug 2019 Crown Rating 2
Shares Class Inc. Yield 0.80 %
Last Ex-Dividend Date 08 March 2019 Dividend Frequency Semi-annually
Sector UK Smaller Companies Fund Size 172,453,295.30
Launch Date 28/02/1995 Standard Initial Charge 3.00%
Ongoing cost 0.89% Annual Management Charge 0.75%
ISIN GB00B7JL4Y45 Sedol B7JL4Y4

Fund Objective

The aim of the Fund is to grow the amount you invested.The Fund invests at least two-thirds of its assets in shares of smaller companies in the UK or companies that have significant operations there. The smaller companies that the Fund invests in will typically be companies included in the Numis Smaller Companies Index and/or listed on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market.The Fund may also invest in asset classes and instruments different from those stated above.

Fund Managers

James Thorne
James Thorne joined the company in 2010 as a portfolio manager in the UK equities team. He is manager of the Threadneedle UK Smaller Companies Fund, the Ethical UK Equity Fund and co-manager of the Threadneedle UK Mid 250 Fund along with a range of small cap institutional portfolios. He is also responsible for stock analysis and idea generation for the wider team with research responsibility for the chemicals and technology sectors.James has extensive experience of the smaller companies sector, having worked at Baring Asset Management, Hill Samuel and Abbey Life as well as private equity company 3i.He has a BSc in Oceanography with Geology from the University of Southampton and an MSc in Instrumentation and Analytical Science from the University of Manchester.