|Bid Price||GBX 139.70||Offer Price||GBX 148.20|
|Mid Price||-||Day Change||GBX -0.30 (-0.21%)|
|Price Date||20 Feb 2019||Crown Rating|
|Shares Class||Inc.||Yield||1.27 %|
|Last Ex-Dividend Date||31 August 2018||Dividend Frequency||Semi-annually|
|Sector||UK Smaller Companies||Fund Size||434,786,398.81|
|Launch Date||08/05/1987||Standard Initial Charge||5.00%|
|Ongoing cost||0.83%||Annual Management Charge||0.67%|
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth on your investment. The Fund invests primarily in the shares of smaller companies incorporated, or listed on a stock exchange, in the United Kingdom which the Portfolio Manager considers to have above average growth prospects. Smaller companies are those whose market capitalisations are similar to that of companies in the Hoare Govett Smaller Companies plus AiM ex-Investment Trusts Index at the time of the Fund’s investment. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class set out above.
Roland Arnold, Director and Portfolio Manager, is a member of the UK Equity team in the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. Mr Arnold's primary responsibility is managing small and mid cap UK equity portfolios, with a sector emphasis on Technology.Mr Arnold's service with the firm dates back to 2000, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Prior to joining MLIM in 2000, Mr Arnold worked at a UK retail bank as a performance and credit analyst. Mr Arnold earned a BA (Hones) in Economics and Management from Leeds University in 1998.