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Legal & General UK Special Situations

Ranked 8 out of 250 in - UK (All Companies) over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Richard Penny

Leeds born Richard Penny holds a Masters degree in engineering from Brasenose College Oxford, and is an Associate of the Institute of Investment Management and Research (AIIMR). Richard’s investment career began in 1992, working with Scottish Amicable for four years before moving on to M&G in 1996. He joined his current employer, Legal & General, in 2001. As well as managing the UK Alpha Fund Richard also runs a Legal and General hedge fund. Away from the office his leisure activities include golf and tennis.


The objective of this fund is to provide growth. The fund will typically invest between 80% and 100% in UK company shares. The fund may also invest in company shares from Europe. The fund will invest in companies considered, in the manager's view, to be undervalued by the market.

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UK (All Companies) over : 30/09/2015 - 30/09/2016

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2016 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2016 -1.1% 1.3% 12.6%
2015 14.0% 5.4% 2.6% -1.9% 7.5%
2014 -3.1% 2.6% -10.1% 4.1% 1.0%
2013 38.4% 13.7% -1.3% 15.3% 6.9%
2012 14.7% 11.9% -6.7% 7.9% 1.8%
2011 -11.7% 0.8% -1.3% -17.3% 7.4%
2010 8.8% 4.5% -10.7% 10.8% 5.2%
2009 15.4% -10.2% 4.5% 15.8% 6.1%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Royal Dutch Shell Plc B ORD 5.28
Micro Focus International PLC ORD 4.69
Shire PLC ORD 4.60
St. James's Place PLC ORD 4.43
Carnival PLC ORD 4.17
Smith & Nephew PLC ORD 4.11
Prudential PLC ORD 4.03
Saga PLC ORD 3.88
CMC Markets PLC ORD 3.84

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date10/11/2008
  • Share Class size245Mn
  • Base currencyGBP

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500
  • Min. regular additional investment50


  • Annual management1.83%
  • 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).