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M&G Smaller Companies

Ranked 46 out of 53 in - UK Smaller Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Louise Nash

Objective

Aims for capital growth by investing in smaller companies, where good management can have the most impact on earnings. Investment in such shares can offer prospects of above average capital growth. Income is not a major factor and the yield can be expected to be less than that at the FTSE All-share index.

Performance

UK Smaller Companies over : 31/07/2013 - 31/07/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/07/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 -7.7% -1.6% -5.8% -0.5%
2013 38.6% 13.8% 1.4% 7.6% 11.7%
2012 27.0% 20.8% -8.0% 8.0% 5.8%
2011 -10.5% 3.4% 1.0% -17.0% 3.3%
2010 30.2% 4.6% -5.6% 17.6% 12.1%
2009 56.0% -1.2% 25.5% 21.6% 3.4%
2008 -41.3% -4.1% -0.5% -18.2% -24.9%
2007 -0.8% 7.9% 2.0% -4.4% -5.7%
2006 26.2% 13.1% -3.7% 5.5% 9.9%
2005 30.4% 6.7% 4.0% 9.0% 7.8%
2004 29.4% 9.4% 3.0% 0.9% 13.8%
2003 35.2% -8.0% 25.0% 11.1% 5.8%
2002 -25.9% -2.9% -9.1% -21.0% 6.3%
2001 -30.4% -19.8% 0.7% -29.7% 22.7%
2000 -6.5% 10.7% -13.2% 15.1% -15.4%
1999 94.3% 14.1% 13.0% 5.8% 42.5%
1998 -4.8% 15.7% 1.5% -23.0% 5.4%
1997 5.2% 1.9% -7.3% 8.0% 3.1%
1996 2.2% 6.8% 2.5% -4.6% -2.0%
1995 -2.9% 0.1% -3.1%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/03/2014

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
EMIS Group PLC ORD 3.05
Xaar PLC ORD 3.04
Hargreaves Services PLC ORD 2.91
Low & Bonar PLC ORD 2.90
James Fisher and Sons plc ORD 2.58
Carphone Warehouse Group PLC ORD 2.26
Senior PLC ORD 2.25
accesso Technology Group PLC ORD 2.24
Synthomer PLC ORD 2.14
Elementis PLC ORD 2.08
31/03/2014

Registered For Sale In

  1. Luxembourg
  2. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date27/09/1967
  • Share Class size381Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0031289324

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500
  • Min. additional investment100

Charges

  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment4

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