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Standard Life Inv UK Smaller Companies

Ranked 44 out of 54 in - UK Smaller Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Harry Nimmo

Standard Life's UK smaller companies expert Harry Nimmo refuses to follow consensus opinion and takes a contrarian tack to seek out profitable situations that the market may have missed. Another strong feature of his style is the emphasis he places on research. He realises smaller companies require thorough examination and draws on a team of three investment directors to cross-check businesses in the sector. Born in Edinburgh in 1957, Nimmo graduated from Dundee with an MA in Geography and went on to complete an MBA in Surveying at Edinburgh in 1984. He joined Standard Life shortly afterwards as an investment analyst for the UK equity funds team and became an investment manager for the group in 1993. Nimmo took the helm of the Standard Life UK Small Companies fund when it was launched in January 1997 and runs a portfolio comprising 50-60 stocks.


The fund aims to provide long term growth by investing mainly in the shares of smaller companies listed on the UK stock market. The fund is actively managed by our investment team, who will select stocks to try to take advantage of opportunities they have identified.


UK Smaller Companies over : 30/11/2013 - 30/11/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 0.9% -10.4% -1.1%
2013 37.7% 12.1% 3.5% 5.9% 12.1%
2012 23.1% 10.7% -0.9% 8.5% 3.4%
2011 -9.6% 3.0% 5.6% -12.8% -4.7%
2010 47.4% 7.8% 3.2% 17.6% 12.7%
2009 46.3% 1.8% 16.8% 17.7% 4.5%
2008 -33.6% -3.9% 4.2% -12.9% -23.9%
2007 -2.8% 5.5% 2.7% -5.0% -5.6%
2006 43.7% 18.5% -4.1% 7.4% 17.8%
2005 29.5% 6.6% 2.8% 8.7% 8.8%
2004 21.8% 8.8% 2.3% -0.7% 10.1%
2003 31.7% -4.6% 18.9% 12.8% 3.0%
2002 -24.2% 0.9% -12.3% -15.2% 1.1%
2001 -15.0% -7.0% -0.6% -20.9% 16.2%
2000 17.7% 21.3% -8.8% 11.6% -4.6%
1999 54.6% 12.9% 3.9% 2.9% 28.2%
1998 12.0% 22.4% 4.9% -17.2% 5.4%
1997 -4.1% 6.7% 8.7%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Telecom Plus PLC ORD 4.60
Workspace Group PLC 3.86
Rightmove PLC ORD 3.31
Ted Baker PLC ORD 3.22
PayPoint PLC ORD 3.05
Abcam PLC ORD 2.69
EMIS Group PLC ORD 2.67
Computacenter PLC ORD 2.50
SuperGroup PLC ORD 2.35
A.G.Barr PLC ORD 2.35

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date06/01/1997
  • Share Class size1,133Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0004331236

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500
  • Min. additional investment50


  • Annual management1.6%
  • 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).