Quick Stats

Bid Price - Offer Price -
Mid Price GBX 635.60 Day Change GBX -2.70 (-0.42%)
Price Date 18 Oct 2018 Crown Rating 1
Shares Class Inc. Yield 1.80 %
Total Expense Ratio 0.66 Fund Size 159,199,100.00
Launch Date 30/12/1994 Standard Initial Charge (%) 5.00
Currency GBX ISA Eligible No
Annual Management Charge (%) 0.50 Sector UK Smaller Companies
Min Investment (£) 50,000,000.00 Total Expense Ratio (%) 0.66
ISIN GB0032622051 Min TopUp (£) 250.00

Fund Objective

The Fund aims to achieve a return through capital growth and income, that is above the average return expected from an investment in shares of smaller UK and Irish companies. The Fund invests in shares of companies with their registered office in the UK or Ireland or which do most of their business (directly or through subsidiaries) in the UK or Ireland. The Fund may also invest in money market instruments and bank deposits. The Fund may use derivatives to reduce risk or to manage the Fund more efficiently.

Fund Managers

Rob Giles
Rob Giles is Director of UK Smaller Companies at Lombard Odier Investment Managers and is lead or co-lead manager on the range of Volantis’ product set. He moved to Lombard Odier with the Volantis team in 2017 having joined Henderson in 2011 as part of the acquisition of Gartmore. Rob joined Gartmore to set up Volantis in 2002. He began his career at Coutts & Co in 1986 working within the investment department as an assistant fund manager. He left in 1996 to join Singer & Friedlander where he continued to manage a large book of high net worth discretionary clients. Rob is a member of the Securities Institute and has 30 years of financial industry experience.
Adam McConkey
Adam McConkey is head of the Volantis team that moved to Lombard Odier Investment Managers in 2017. The team manages more than US$1 billion in assets with a focus on UK listed small and micro caps companies. Adam joined Henderson in 2011 as part of the acquisition of Gartmore where he was a fund manager for more than decade and in 2010 became head of UK smaller companies team. He is a long standing advocate of the active engagement and stewardship agenda has recently joined the board of the Quoted Companies Alliance. Adam has a bachelor’s degree in politics and economics, a Ph.D. in international relations and before entering the fund management industry was a university lecturer in politics and economics.