|Bid Price||GBX 737.05||Offer Price||GBX 746.38|
|Mid Price||-||Day Change||GBX +4.03 (0.55%)|
|Price Date||16 Feb 2018||Crown Rating|
|Shares Class||Inc.||Yield||0.70 %|
|Total Expense Ratio||0.00||Fund Size||1,147,901,986.14|
|Launch Date||04/10/2004||Standard Initial Charge (%)||1.00|
|Annual Management Charge (%)||0.75||Sector||UK Smaller Companies|
|Min Investment (£)||1,000,000.00||Total Expense Ratio (%)||0.00|
|ISIN||GB00B8F8YX59||Min TopUp (£)||1,000.00|
The objective of the scheme is to provide a total return of capital and income in excess of that achieved by the FTSE Small Cap Index (excluding investment companies) over the medium to long term. The Scheme will be actively managed on a total return basis investing primarily in UK companies having a market capitalisation of £250m or less at the time of purchase. A considerable proportion of the portfolio will be invested in smaller companies with a market capitalisation of less than £150m at the time of purchase. At times it may be appropriate for the Scheme not to be fully invested but to hold cash and near cash. The Scheme may also invest in other transferable securities, including but not limited to, warrants and government and public securities and units in collective investment schemes. The Scheme is permitted to invest in derivatives and forward transactions for the purposes of hedging only. Investors should be aware that there is no guarantee that this objective will be achieved over this (or any) time period and that your capital is in fact at risk.
Giles Hargreave is Chairman of Hargreave Hale Ltd. After starting his career in 1969 as an analyst with James Capel, Giles joined Management Agency and Music as a private fund manager in 1974 before founding Hargreave Investment Management in 1986. Giles then merged Hargreave Investment Management with Hargreave Hale & Co, a provincial stockbroking firm controlled by other members of his family, in 1988 and took over as Chief Executive. Giles chairs the investment committee's weekly meetings in which the team reviews existing and potential investments.
Guy, a graduate of Oxford University, has over 20 years' City experience dedicated to the research and fund management of small and mid-cap equities. He joined the investment team in 2003 and has a particular focus on the tech sector and other "New Economy" and growth companies. Guy co-manages the Marlborough UK Micro-Cap Growth Fund with Giles Hargreave.