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Henderson UK Smaller Companies

Ranked 37 out of 50 in - UK Smaller Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Neil Hermon

Expert number cruncher Neil Hermon earned a degree in mathematics from Cambridge University’s Selwyn College before beginning his career at Ernst and Young accountants in 1989. He joined General Accident Investment Management as an investment analyst in 1993, and began managing funds a year later. Having worked his way through the ranks to become head of UK smaller companies, he switched to Morley Fund Management in 1998 to begin a four-year stint in a similar role. Hermon moved to Henderson Global Investors in 2002 to take control of the Henderson UK Smaller Companies OEIC. He was named head of pan-european smaller companies in November 2004. Away from the office, Hermon enjoys playing cricket, squash and badminton.


To aim to provide a return by investing in United Kingdom small and medium size companies.

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UK Smaller Companies over : 30/06/2015 - 30/06/2016

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/06/2016 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2016 -2.1% -8.5%
2015 15.0% 6.8% 6.7% -2.2% 3.3%
2014 0.9% 2.8% -5.7% -0.3% 4.4%
2013 38.5% 14.5% -0.2% 9.4% 10.8%
2012 34.3% 17.7% -2.7% 9.9% 6.8%
2011 -8.2% 3.3% 2.8% -17.6% 4.9%
2010 40.0% 7.1% -1.8% 18.4% 12.5%
2009 44.9% -2.6% 18.3% 27.5% -1.4%
2008 -41.6% -3.8% -5.9% -17.9% -21.5%
2007 -8.6% 6.6% -1.3% -7.2% -6.5%
2006 29.9% 12.8% -3.7% 5.2% 13.6%
2005 18.8% 3.1% 0.3% 6.4% 8.0%
2004 26.8% 10.6% 1.7% 1.1% 11.5%
2003 46.1% -4.4% 26.8% 12.6% 7.0%
2002 -50.8% -10.1% -24.1% -27.7% -0.1%
2001 -32.5% -11.5% -12.8% -32.6% 29.7%
2000 -26.9% 10.3% -23.6% 17.5% -26.2%
1999 116.0% 17.9% 6.7% 5.1% 63.3%
1998 11.0% 20.8% 10.3% -22.4% 7.4%
1997 5.3% 4.7% -6.2% 5.3% 1.8%
1996 18.5% 5.9% 9.1% 1.1% 1.4%
1995 -0.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Bellway PLC ORD 3.58
NMC Health PLC ORD 2.86
E2V Technologies PLC ORD 2.42
Intermediate Capital Group PLC ORD 2.15
Howden Joinery Group PLC ORD 1.98
Playtech PLC ORD 1.81
Paragon Group of Companies Plc ORD 1.80
WS Atkins PLC ORD 1.70
Victrex PLC ORD 1.63
Clinigen Group PLC ORD 1.59

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date01/01/1983
  • Share Class size45Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0007447286

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. regular additional investment100


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment5

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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).