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Dimensional UK Small Companies

Ranked 46 out of 50 in - UK Smaller Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Objective

The investment objective of the United Kingdom Small Companies Fund is to maximise long-term total return. The investment policy of this Fund is to purchase transferable securities of United Kingdom companies which the ACD deems eligible small companies. Generally the Fund intends to purchase a broad and diverse group of readily marketable stocks of United Kingdom small companies which are traded principally on the London Stock Exchange or on an over-the-counter market (primarily the United Kingdom over-the-counter market). Companies are considered small primarily based on a company¿s market capitalisation.

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Performance

UK Smaller Companies over : 30/11/2016 - 30/11/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 29/09/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 5.0% 3.4% 3.6%
2016 4.6% -2.4% -5.9% 11.7% 2.0%
2015 13.7% 6.9% 4.2% -2.8% 4.9%
2014 2.5% 2.8% -3.6% -1.5% 5.0%
2013 37.6% 13.9% 1.6% 8.9% 9.2%
2012 31.1% 16.5% -4.0% 10.2% 6.3%
2011 -10.0% 0.7% 3.4% -16.1% 3.1%
2010 30.0% 9.9% -5.9% 14.1% 10.2%
2009 45.8% -3.0% 19.3% 25.2% 0.7%
2008 -35.6% -6.2% -7.1% -11.1% -16.9%
2007 -9.0% 4.1% -0.5% -6.1% -6.4%
2006 27.5% 10.3% -3.9% 6.3% 13.1%
2005 26.0% 5.0% 2.2% 7.7% 9.1%
2004 -1.0% -0.2% 9.7%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

30/06/2017

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Melrose Industries PLC ORD 1.68
Rentokil Initial PLC ORD 1.42
DS Smith PLC ORD 1.36
Halma PLC ORD 1.23
Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC ORD 1.22
Rightmove PLC ORD 1.20
Bellway PLC ORD 1.17
Hiscox Ltd ORD 1.16
Weir Group PLC ORD 1.04
Pennon Group PLC ORD 1.03
30/06/2017

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date14/01/2004
  • Share Class size237Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0033771980

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment100,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management0.50%
  • Initial investment0

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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).