|Mid Price||GBX 121.11||Day Change||GBX -0.12 (-0.10%)|
|Price Date||22 Mar 2019||Crown Rating|
|Shares Class||Acc.||Yield||0.00 %|
|Last Ex-Dividend Date||03 September 2018||Dividend Frequency||Semi-annually|
|Sector||UK All Companies||Fund Size||14,150,400.00|
|Launch Date||03/01/2017||Standard Initial Charge||0.00%|
|Ongoing cost||1.45%||Annual Management Charge||0.90%|
The investment objective of the Fund is to seek to achieve real growth in capital and income over the long term. The Fund will invest mainly in a portfolio of UK equities listed on the LSE or quoted on AIM/ISDX and 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. Real growth means growth in excess of inflation, defined as the UK Consumer Price Index (CPI) +2% per annum on average and long term means over a minimum investment horizon of five years. It is likely that the portfolio will contain between 25 and 40 holdings when fully invested. The Investment Adviser will adopt a focussed approach to investing in the shares of those businesses with clear and sustainable competitive advantages that are difficult to replicate, thereby erecting a barrier to new entrants and generating superior returns on operating assets. In addition, these companies are likely to possess sound finances and experienced management teams focussed on the creation of long term value for shareholders. The Investment Adviser will seek to invest in such companies at valuations which offer the potential for long term appreciation in income and capital value. If valuations are not deemed attractive, cash levels within the fund may rise until suitable investment opportunities are found. The Fund may also invest in derivatives and forward transactions (for efficient portfolio management purposes). The Fund may borrow and may enter into underwriting transactions in accordance with COLL.
Rosemary Banyard has over 20 years Fund Management experience, with an award winning track record of managing UK Equity mandates. Rosemary graduated with an MA degree in Classics from Clare College, Cambridge. She started her investment career as a graduate trainee with James Capel & Co Ltd specialising in textiles research and becoming the No.1 ranked sector analyst. After completing an MBA at London Business School, Rosemary moved into fund management, specialising in UK smaller companies, initially for John Govett & Co. In 1997, she moved to Schroders, where for more than 18 years she helped win and manage various UK small and mid-cap equity mandates for retail and institutional clients. Amongst these, she became lead manager of the Schroder UK Mid Cap Fund winning several awards from Investment Week for best trust in the UK Growth sector and in 2015, the award for outstanding industry contribution. In addition, she co-managed the open-ended Schroder UK Smaller Companies Fund and held FE Alpha Manager status, being ranked in the global top 20 in 2016 for her 10-year record. Also she successfully managed an unconstrained UK all-cap mandate for a UK corporate pension scheme. She joined Sanford DeLand in 2016 to launch and manage the CFP SDL Free Spirit Fund.