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Marlborough UK Micro Cap Growth A Acc

Ranked 28 out of 55 in - UK Smaller Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Guy Feld

Guy Feld is a graduate of Oxford University and has over 15 years of experience in both fund management and broking at BZW, UBS and Teather & Greenwood. Guy joined Marlborough in 2003 and has a particular focus on the technology sector and other “New Economy” and growth companies.

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.


The Scheme will be actively managed on a total return basis investing primarily in UK companies having a market capitalisation of £250m or less at the time of purchase. A considerable proportion of the portfolio will be invested in smaller companies with a market capitalisation of less than £150m at the time of purchase. The Scheme may also invest in other transferable securities, including but not limited to, warrants and government and public securities and units in collective investment schemes. The Scheme is permitted to invest in derivatives and forward transactions for the purposes of hedging only.


UK Smaller Companies over : 28/02/2014 - 28/02/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 2.7% 9.5% -3.5% -1.7% -1.1%
2013 38.5% 8.6% -0.2% 15.2% 11.0%
2012 23.2% 17.0% -7.2% 6.8% 6.2%
2011 2.2% 5.6% 3.2% -7.5% 1.3%
2010 40.2% 1.0% -0.6% 18.4% 17.9%
2009 59.7% 8.7% 21.9% 20.0% 0.5%
2008 -38.0% -8.8% 0.3% -14.9% -20.3%
2007 4.9% 12.6% 5.5% -5.1% -7.0%
2006 25.8% 12.4% -1.0% 3.7% 9.1%
2005 16.6% 13.3% -2.4% 4.2% 1.3%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Eckoh PLC ORD 1.54
Clinigen Group PLC ORD 1.43
Acal PLC ORD 1.42
Redcentric PLC ORD 1.36
Utilitywise PLC ORD 1.32
Advanced Computer Software Group PLC ORD 1.24
Cello Group plc ORD 1.22
Staffline Group PLC ORD 1.20
Telit Communications PLC ORD 1.19
Restore PLC ORD 1.16

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date04/10/2004
  • Share Class size205Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B02TPH60

Purchase Info

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


  • 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).