Register to get unlimited access to Citywire’s fund manager database. Registration is free and only takes a minute.

AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities R Inc

Ranked 151 out of 253 in - UK (All Companies) over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Nigel Thomas

Nigel Thomas is one of the few fund managers who can boast a career record of more than 15 years at the helm of UK-oriented unit trusts and he has built an impressive record over this period. Thomas learned his trade at the hands of legendary stockmarket investor John Carrington before Carrington's company was sold to Dutch bank ABN Amro. Early in 2002 Framlington (now AXA Framlington) lured him across to the other side of Bishopsgate in the heart of the City. Thomas, an Economics and Geography graduate from UCL and a keen horseracing fan, has worked alongside George Luckraft for this entire period and they are seen as inseparable. Thomas made particularly impressive returns for his investors during the stockmarket rally of late 1999/early 2000 but unlike many of his rivals he managed to retain much of these gains in the ensuing bear market. A growth-oriented investor, he tends to run his funds with approximately one-third of his assets exposed to each of the large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap areas of the stockmarket. He is responsible for AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities fund.


The Fund invests in shares of companies, primarily of UK origin, which the fund manager believes will provide above-average returns. The Fund invests in companies of any size. The fund manager selects shares based upon analysis of a company's financial status, quality of its management, expected profitability and prospects for growth.

Showing fund performance in United Kingdom View performance globally


UK (All Companies) over : 30/11/2016 - 30/11/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 29/09/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 1.1% 2.3% 2.9%
2016 3.4% -3.9% -5.9% 10.1% 3.9%
2015 8.4% 5.6% 0.7% -5.3% 7.6%
2014 0.1% 0.9% -2.2% -0.1% 1.5%
2013 28.9% 12.4% -0.3% 7.1% 7.5%
2012 10.7% 8.8% -4.9% 6.1% 0.9%
2011 -0.2% 0.3% 3.2% -11.9% 9.5%
2010 27.0% 5.2% -5.5% 16.2% 9.9%
2009 34.2% -8.0% 14.8% 19.9% 5.9%
2008 -29.3% -8.2% 1.7% -15.4% -10.5%
2007 3.8% 4.2% 1.9% -3.2% 1.0%
2006 18.2% 10.1% -3.0% 3.9% 6.5%
2005 24.6% 4.0% 3.8% 10.3% 4.7%
2004 23.6% 10.0% 3.3% 1.8% 6.9%
2003 36.5% -7.0% 21.4% 13.8% 6.3%
2002 -22.7% 1.9% -6.2% -18.9% -0.2%
2001 -12.9% -5.9% 2.5% -22.8% 17.1%
2000 -6.1% 3.3% -8.8% 8.5% -8.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
RPC Group PLC ORD 4.93
Rightmove PLC ORD 3.72
Paddy Power Betfair PLC ORD 3.46
Royal Dutch Shell Plc B ORD 3.43
GlaxoSmithKline PLC ORD 3.30
Elementis PLC ORD 3.19
Prudential PLC ORD 3.17
London Stock Exchange Group PLC ORD 2.83
Essentra PLC ORD 2.82

Registered For Sale In

  1. Switzerland
  2. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date31/01/1969
  • Share Class size3,260Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0003501698

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. regular additional investment50


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment0

Related News

Worldpay soars as bidders circle Buxton stock

FTSE 100 drifts lower despite shares in Britain's largest payment processor soaring 22% on takeover approaches.

Nigel Thomas: I don't like look of Tesco-Booker deal

AXA Framlington's Nigel Thomas, Booker Group's second biggest investor, doesn't understand logic of wholesaler’s £3.7 billion sale to Tesco.

Dunelm slumps on profits tumble, oil holds back FTSE

Homewares retailer falls to bottom of FTSE 250 after slump in profits, as oil price fall weighs on FTSE 100.

Back the big getting bigger, says Nigel Thomas

AutoTrader can continue to deepen its grip on auto resales as it is able to increasingly deepen and monetise its data.

FTSE races towards record high as pound drops

FTSE 100 eyes all-time high, boosted by fall in pound, still heavily down on the day despite recovery from overnight 'flash crash'.

Builders weigh on FTSE as house price fall tipped

House builders drag down FTSE 100 as RICS survey points to first fall in UK property prices since 2012.

AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities

Nigel Thomas buys Shell and redeploys Shire windfall

Nigel Thomas, manager of the AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities fund adds Royal Dutch Shell to its holdings and has re-invested capital from Shire Pharmaceutical.

SGPB Hambros' Verleyen ups alternatives allocation on volatility fears

SocGen’s Eric Verleyen is running with 21% exposure to alternatives in the firm’s Balanced mandate due to concerns about volatility remaining at elevated levels.

FTSE rebounds as US jobs data cheer markets

(Update) The US created more jobs than expected last month.


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