Quick Stats

Mid Price GBX 312.82 Day Change GBX +0.03 (0.01%)
Price Date 29 May 2020 Crown Rating 5
Shares Class Inc. Yield 1.10 %
Last Ex-Dividend Date 02 March 2020 Dividend Frequency Semi-annually
Sector UK All Companies Fund Size 1,309,427,000.00
Launch Date 28/03/2011 Standard Initial Charge 0.00%
Ongoing cost 1.19% Annual Management Charge 1.00%
ISIN GB00BKJ9C676 Sedol BKJ9C67

Fund Objective

The investment objective of the Fund is to seek to achieve an annual compounding rate of return over the long term, defined as 5 – 10 years, which is superior to the median performance of all of the funds forming the official peer group of which the Fund is part. ‘Peer group’ is defined as being the Investment Association sector to which the Fund has been allocated (currently being the UK All Companies Sector) or to which it may be allocated in future, as determined by that body. Investments will be made principally in UK equities, applying the methodology of Business Perspective Investing.Business Perspective Investing identifies companies that exhibit criteria considered essential to the long term success of that business, and are expected to possess strong operating franchises and experienced management teams. Investments are to be made at a valuation deemed to provide shareholder value over the intended long term period of investment, not to be sold for short term profits. Further information regarding the investment criteria adopted in Business Perspective Investing can be obtained directly from the Investment Adviser or at https://www.sanford-deland.com/15/about-sdl/the-principles/business-perspective-investing. The Fund may also invest in other transferable securities, money market instruments, units and/or Shares in other collective investment schemes, deposits, warrants, cash and near cash. The Investment Adviser will adopt a focussed approach to investing in shares of those companies which it believes have strong operating franchises and experienced management teams and whose shares are undervalued and offer the potential for improved economic growth.The Fund may also invest in derivatives and forward transactions (for hedging purposes). The Fund may borrow and may enter into stock lending and underwriting transactions in accordance with COLL.

Fund Managers

Keith Ashworth-Lord
The fund manager has over 30 years of equity market experience and is a seasoned practitioner of ‘Business Perspective Investing’ as championed by Ben Graham and Warren Buffett. Prior to founding Sanford Deland Asset Management. Keith worked with a variety of stockbroking, fund management and private investor clients. Keith is a graduate of Natural Sciences with a Masters in Management Studies, and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment.