|Bid Price||GBX 832.70||Offer Price||GBX 883.50|
|Mid Price||-||Day Change||GBX -2.80 (-0.34%)|
|Price Date||25 May 2018||Crown Rating|
|Shares Class||Inc.||Yield||0.33 %|
|Total Expense Ratio||1.68||Fund Size||503,266,760.57|
|Launch Date||08/05/1987||Standard Initial Charge (%)||5.00|
|Annual Management Charge (%)||1.50||Sector||UK Smaller Companies|
|Min Investment (£)||500.00||Total Expense Ratio (%)||1.68|
|ISIN||GB0005811301||Min TopUp (£)||100.00|
The aim of the BlackRock UK Smaller Companies Fund is to achieve long-term capital growth for investors. The Fund invests primarily in the shares of smaller companies incorporated or listed in the UK which we consider to have above-average growth prospects. The Fund may also invest in collective investment schemes. Smaller companies are those whose market capitalisations are similar to that of companies in the Numis Smaller Companies plus AiM ex-Investment Trusts Index at the time of the Fund’s investment.
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.