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Neptune UK Mid Cap

Ranked 14 out of 15 in - UK Medium Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Mark Martin

Mark Martin was born in Edinburgh in 1979. He read Classics at Oxford University and began his career in the legal profession at Allen & Overy in 2000. He worked there as a solicitor until 2008 before joining Neptune where he is a UK equity fund manager. Mark employs a ‘growth at a reasonable price’ investment strategy within his small and mid-cap universe, focusing on growth, defensive growth, cyclical growth and value stocks. He incorporates a top-down view into the portfolio without the tactical use of cash or derivatives. Mark holds the IMC designation and has completed CFA levels 1 and 2. Outside work he enjoys playing golf and tennis.


The investment objective of is to generate capital growth by investing predominantly in the companies of the FTSE Mid 250 and in the 50 largest companies by market capitalisation listed on the FTSE Small Cap (excluding investment trusts and other funds) with a view to attaining top quartile performance within the appropriate peer group. The Fund may also invest in other transferable securities (with no geographical restriction), collective investment schemes, cash or near cash, deposits and money-market instruments.

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UK Medium Companies over : 28/02/2017 - 28/02/2018
  • Rank 14/15 Total Return
  • Rank 15/15 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 15/15 Max Drawdown

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 13.5% 5.4% -0.1% 7.7% 0.1%
2016 3.1% -3.9% -4.3% 10.5% 1.4%
2015 13.3% 7.9% 8.6% -4.0% 0.8%
2014 11.9% 3.5% 2.6% -1.2% 6.7%
2013 26.6% 11.1% 0.5% 9.7% 3.5%
2012 41.0% 18.0% 1.5% 14.0% 3.3%
2011 3.7% 1.6% 4.0% -7.9% 6.5%
2010 22.9% 6.1% -2.6% 9.9% 8.3%
2009 40.2% -4.6% 18.8% 25.8% -1.7%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. France
  2. Guernsey
  3. Jersey
  4. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date15/12/2008
  • Share Class size28Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B3D7FD61

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. regular additional investment50


  • Annual management1.60%
  • Initial investment5

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UK mid caps ‘in the eye of the storm’

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Neptune adds co-manager to UK Opportunities fund

Neptune Investment Management has promoted Holly Cassell to co-fund manager of its UK Opportunities fund and deputy manager of the Neptune UK Mid Cap fund.

Neptune to launch income share classes for Mark Martin's funds

Neptune is planning to broaden the appeal of Mark Martin’s UK Mid Cap and UK Opportunities funds with the launch of income share classes.

Woodford follows Neptune with active share disclosure

Star manager Neil Woodford has disclosed the active share of his fund 'in the spirit of transparency and openness'.

Neptune profits down 42% after 'extremely difficult year for equity investors’

Neptune’s pre-tax profits fell by 42% last year as the group continued to grapple with the twin headwinds of falling assets under management and market conditions unfavourable for its global investment approach.

Neptune's Martin avoids momentum strategy to dodge UK equity pitfalls

The Neptune UK Mid Cap fund has done well year to date, while a lot of its peers have lost money.

Neptune’s AA-rated man likes Rathbones but not financial ‘cockroaches’

Mark Martin, Neptune’s head of UK equities, explains why he is underweight financials with Rathbones one of the few stocks he owns in the sector.


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