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Marlborough Special Situations

Ranked 21 out of 54 in - UK Smaller Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Giles Hargreave

Giles Hargreave is chairman of Hargreave Hale Ltd. Born in Preston, Lancashire, in 1948, he studied at Cambridge. After starting his career in 1969 as an analyst with James Capel, Giles joined Management Agency and Music as a private fund manager in 1974 before founding Hargreave Investment Management in 1986. Giles then merged Hargreave Investment Management with Hargreave Hale & Co, a provincial stockbroking firm controlled by other members of his family, in 1988 and took over as chief executive. Giles chairs the investment committee’s weekly meetings in which the team reviews existing and potential investments.

Objective

The objective of the scheme is to provide investors with capital growth by following a speculative policy investing in smaller companies, new issues and companies going through a difficult period with good recovery prospects.

Performance

UK Smaller Companies over : 30/04/2014 - 30/04/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 2.1%
2014 5.0% 6.6% -4.3% 0.3% 2.7%
2013 34.8% 10.6% -0.2% 10.1% 10.9%
2012 21.2% 14.0% -5.5% 7.5% 4.7%
2011 -2.1% 4.9% 4.5% -11.2% 0.6%
2010 42.4% 6.1% -1.1% 16.7% 16.3%
2009 51.9% 4.0% 22.0% 18.8% 0.8%
2008 -37.9% -7.0% 1.8% -17.9% -20.2%
2007 6.5% 10.9% 8.6% -5.0% -6.9%
2006 24.4% 13.8% -6.5% 3.5% 12.9%
2005 16.5% 9.7% -1.5% 8.1% -0.3%
2004 39.5% 15.5% 0.8% 3.5% 15.8%
2003 80.8% -4.4% 34.8% 29.0% 8.8%
2002 -23.8% -4.1% -9.4% -15.0% 3.1%
2001 3.1% -1.3% 7.7% -17.6% 17.7%
2000 4.0% 27.7% -18.5% 6.8% -6.4%
1999 177.0% 17.2% 12.1% 19.6% 76.3%
1998 -0.5% 3.9% -1.8% -10.5% 8.9%
1997 -1.7% 7.1% -8.1% 6.3% -6.1%
1996 7.5% 3.7% 13.3% -4.2% -4.6%
1995 5.1%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

28/02/2015

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
RPC Group PLC ORD 1.81
Advanced Computer Software Group PLC ORD 1.52
JD Sports Fashion PLC ORD 1.48
Restore PLC ORD 1.44
Renew Holdings PLC ORD 1.40
Workspace Group PLC 1.34
Card Factory PLC ORD 1.30
Hutchison China MediTech Ltd ORD 1.29
CVS Group PLC ORD 1.22
Energy Assets Group PLC ORD 1.21
28/02/2015

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date12/07/1995
  • Share Class size430Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B659XQ05

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment5

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