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River and Mercantile UK Equity Smaller Companies

Ranked 7 out of 54 in - UK Smaller Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Philip Rodrigs

Philip Rodrigs was born in June 1981 in Karlsruhe, West Germany. He attended Oxford University where he studied Economics and Management, graduating from Oxford in 2002, and later that year he joined Invesco as a trainee fund manager. After a year of training he joined T Rowe Price as a pan European equities analyst where he worked for two years. In 2005 he joined Investec as a small-Cap analyst. He was promoted to small-cap manager in 2006 before moving to River & Mercantile in 2014. When not in the hectic world of fund management he enjoys holidays with activities ranging from skiing to scuba diving.

Objective

The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve capital growth by investing at least 80% of the fund in shares of UK companies which preside in the bottom 10% of the UK stock market in terms of market capitalisation.

Performance

UK Smaller Companies over : 30/11/2013 - 30/11/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 6.5% -3.9% 0.2%
2013 59.7% 14.7% 0.8% 16.2% 18.9%
2012 37.1% 13.7% -5.3% 16.8% 9.0%
2011 -10.0% 1.6% 0.5% -14.0% 2.4%
2010 26.0% 6.1% -5.4% 11.4% 12.7%
2009 43.2% -6.2% 24.5% 23.5% -0.7%
2008 -33.5% -6.2% -0.3% -14.5% -16.9%
2007 -9.9% 1.9% 0.9% -4.3% -8.4%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

30/11/2009

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
CVS Group PLC ORD 2.04
Petropavlovsk PLC ORD 1.79
Fiberweb PLC ORD 1.77
Anglo Pacific Group PLC ORD 1.71
RPC Group PLC ORD 1.68
Salamander Energy PLC ORD 1.67
ASOS PLC ORD 1.58
IMI PLC ORD 1.55
Spirent Communications plc ORD 1.54
HomeServe PLC ORD 1.54
30/11/2009

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date28/11/2006
  • Share Class size83Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B1DSZR91

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment5.25

Related News

Rodrigs quits Investec for River and Mercantile

Philip Rodrigs will take over the group's £150 million R&M UK Equity Smaller Companies fund with the current manager, Dan Hanbury to focus on running the fund house's UK Equity Income fund.

River and Mercantile UK Equity Smaller Companies

Fund manager Dan Hanbury invests in a portfolio of stocks taken from the smallest 10% of companies in the UK market. He has managed funds in the UK Smaller Companies sector for over 10 years and is currently exploiting ideas in the Alternative Investment Market which makes up around 20% of the fund.

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Last month’s ratings highlighted an interesting mix of fund managers earning their first ever rating and others re-emerging after a number of years. New entrant Samuel Morse debuted with an AA rating

Skandia hands Whiteoak's 'best ideas' portfolios to Hanbury

Skandia Investment Management (SIML) has awarded Roger Whiteoak's £40 million Best Ideas portfolios  to River & Mercantile's AAA-rated Dan Hanbury.

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