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Aberdeen UK Smaller Companies Equity A Acc

Ranked 40 out of 53 in - UK Smaller Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Jeremy Whitley

Born in the English town of Shrewsbury in 1964, Jeremy Whitley studied at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He graduated with a degree in English and art history and, in 1988, he joined SG Warburg as an assistant fund manager. He spent three years at Guaranty Trust Bank, before moving to Edinburgh Fund Managers to head up the Asia Pacific equities desk. Since 2003, he has been at Aberdeen, where he holds the position of head of pan European equities. His investment strategy is ‘growth at a Scottish price’ and it aims to perform in all environments except those of strong momentum. Cash is not a tactical element within the portfolio but derivatives are employed to some extent. Outside of fund management, Jeremy has a wide-range of interests including shooting, tennis, skiing, chess, and frequenting the cinema and theatre.

Objective

The investment objective of Aberdeen UK Smaller Companies Equity Fund is to provide capital growth, whilst not excluding the occurrence of income, from investment in smaller UK companies being companies which are not included within the 200 largest UK companies at the time of purchase, in terms of market capitalization.

Performance

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

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 -7.3% -1.2% -3.2% -3.1%
2013 36.2% 10.6% 1.6% 10.0% 10.2%
2012 27.6% 13.2% -2.4% 10.4% 4.6%
2011 -10.9% 0.2% 3.1% -13.2% -0.7%
2010 33.4% 7.2% -1.4% 14.7% 10.0%
2009 45.8% -4.6% 23.2% 24.3% -0.2%
2008 -37.8% -7.1% -5.6% -12.8% -18.6%
2007 -18.7% 3.2% -0.8% -9.8% -12.0%
2006 26.7% 14.4% -5.3% 3.7% 12.8%
2005 15.6% 5.1% -1.2% 3.5% 7.5%
2004 18.2% 9.5% -2.5% -0.6% 11.3%
2003 39.6% -8.2% 27.6% 10.2% 8.2%
2002 -27.2% -3.4% -4.1% -17.8% -4.5%
2001 -22.0% -12.4% 3.7% -20.8% 8.5%
2000 4.4% 15.5% -12.1% 7.0% -3.9%
1999 80.8% 20.9% 7.5% -0.1% 39.3%
1998 10.7% 22.4% 3.7% -19.1% 7.7%
1997 4.9% 3.3% -4.2% 1.5% 4.4%
1996 5.5% 3.5% 5.7% -2.7% -0.9%
1995 1.5% 1.3% 0.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/07/2014

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Wilmington Group PLC ORD 4.03
RPC Group PLC ORD 3.94
Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC ORD 3.80
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC ORD 3.76
Berendsen PLC ORD 3.53
Fenner PLC ORD 3.47
Elementis PLC ORD 3.35
XP Power Ltd ORD 3.27
Helical Bar PLC 3.21
Oxford Instruments PLC ORD 3.01
31/07/2014

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date30/04/1993
  • Share Class size163Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B07T4636

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500
  • Min. additional investment50

Charges

  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment0

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