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BlackRock UK Smaller Companies A Acc

Ranked 16 out of 50 in - UK Smaller Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Roland Arnold

Roland Arnold is a member of the UK Equity Team within the Fundamental Equity Division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. Arnold has been co-manager of the BlackRock UK Special Situations Fund since August 2012, and manager of Small & Mid Cap UK Equity Portfolios since 2006. Arnold is also responsible for the analysis of the UK Technology sector. Arnold joined BlackRock in 2000, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Prior to joining MLIM in 2000, Arnold worked at a UK retail bank as a performance and credit analyst. Arnold earned a BA (Hons) in Economics and Management from Leeds University in 1998.


The aim of the 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 Hoare Govett Smaller Companies plus AiM ex-Investment Trusts Index at the time of the Fund's investment.

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UK Smaller Companies over : 31/08/2016 - 31/08/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/06/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 8.1% 7.9%
2016 9.1% -3.0% -5.2% 15.8% 2.5%
2015 16.4% 4.6% 7.2% -0.6% 4.5%
2014 -5.0% 1.5% -6.7% -2.0% 2.4%
2013 36.5% 9.6% 2.1% 9.6% 11.3%
2012 25.8% 13.5% -4.6% 8.8% 6.9%
2011 -11.9% 3.2% -0.8% -15.1% 1.3%
2010 45.3% 7.1% -3.6% 20.3% 16.9%
2009 32.8% -5.2% 17.2% 19.1% 0.3%
2008 -31.8% -2.9% 4.8% -12.5% -23.4%
2007 -8.3% 4.7% 3.8% -6.0% -10.2%
2006 27.6% 11.4% -4.3% 6.0% 12.8%
2005 29.3% 8.9% 2.6% 10.2% 5.0%
2004 33.7% 10.7% 1.6% 2.7% 15.7%
2003 46.5% -9.6% 29.1% 16.1% 8.2%
2002 -27.7% -0.3% -9.3% -17.8% -2.7%
2001 0.5% -3.0% 8.2% -21.9% 22.6%
2000 5.8% 7.5% -4.4% 6.2% -3.1%
1999 102.9% 16.5% 19.0% 10.2% 32.8%
1998 -11.0% 11.4% 5.0% -25.8% 2.5%
1997 2.7% 1.4% -9.5% 9.6% 2.2%
1996 18.8% 11.6% 4.1% 1.1% 1.2%
1995 -1.7%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
BlackRock ICS Inst Sterling Liq Agency Dist 2.98
CVS Group PLC ORD 2.91
Restore PLC ORD 2.79
Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC ORD 2.46
4imprint Group PLC ORD 2.42
Hill & Smith Holdings PLC ORD 2.37
Johnson Service Group PLC ORD 2.12
YouGov PLC ORD 2.06
Scapa Group PLC ORD 1.97
Advanced Medical Solutions Group PLC ORD 1.81

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date08/05/1987
  • Share Class size461Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0005811418

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500
  • Min. regular additional investment50


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment5

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).