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River and Mercantile UK Equity Smaller Companies

Ranked 2 out of 53 in - UK Smaller Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Daniel Hanbury

Dan Hanbury graduated from Loughborough University in 1996 with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He began his career at Schroder Investment Management on the UK Fund Management desk before joining the research department for two years as an analyst. He joined Investec Asset Management in 2000 and was responsible for the UK Small Companies Fund and the UK Alpha/Unconstrained Portfolios. Dan joined River and Mercantile as a founding partner in 2006 and is focused on managing the UK Income, UK Unconstrained and UK Smaller Companies strategies.


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.


UK Smaller Companies over : 30/09/2013 - 30/09/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 2.5% 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%
2006 6.6% 6.6%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



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
Spirent Communications plc ORD 1.54
HomeServe PLC ORD 1.54

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

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

Purchase Info

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


  • 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.

The Week in Investment: There is no 'wall of money', says Daniel Hanbury

The bulls' argument that investors are waiting on the sidelines with piles of cash doesn't hold water, says River and Mercantile's Hanbury. Plus: What will we learn from M&S's results next week?

Citywire ratings update: Morse makes impressive debut on the ratings radar

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).