|Mid Price||GBX 88.74||Day Change||GBX +0.29 (0.33%)|
|Price Date||18 Feb 2019||Crown Rating|
|Shares Class||Inc.||Yield||1.80 %|
|Last Ex-Dividend Date||01 March 2018||Dividend Frequency||Annually|
|Sector||UK Smaller Companies||Fund Size||1,296,900,000.00|
|Launch Date||06/01/1997||Standard Initial Charge||0.00%|
|Ongoing cost||0.89%||Annual Management Charge||0.80%|
The fund aims to provide long term growth by investing mainly in the shares of smaller companies listed on the UK stock market. The fund is actively managed by our investment team, who will select stocks to try to take advantage of opportunities they have identified. Past performance is not a guide to future returns and future returns are not guaranteed. The price of assets and the income from them may go down as well as up and cannot be guaranteed; an investor may receive back less than their original investment. The fund may use derivatives to reduce risk or cost, or to generate additional capital or income at low risk. Usage of derivatives is monitored to ensure that the fund is not exposed to excessive or unintended risks. The value of assets held within the fund may rise and fall as a result of exchange rate fluctuations.
Harry graduated with an MBA from the University of Edinburgh in 1984, joining Standard Life as an Investment Analyst with responsibility for UK equity funds in 1985. He became Senior Investment Analyst with sector responsibility for larger UK-quoted company funds in 1990, and Investment Manager in 1993 responsible for the UK equity smaller (quoted) company funds. Harry has been managing our UK Smaller Companies Fund since its launch in January 1997.