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SVM UK Opportunities

Ranked 198 out of 259 in - UK (All Companies) over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Neil Veitch

Neil Veitch holds a BA degree in economics and an MSc in investment management. He is currently a fund manager at SVM where his sector responsibilities include European industrials, technology, oil and gas and UK support services and house builders. Prior to this he was responsible for UK mid and small cap investments at Kempen Capital Management, a Dutch merchant bank. He has over 11 years' experience in investment management and is a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst.


The objective of this Fund is to achieve above average capital growth over the medium to long term (although short term investment opportunities will also be considered) and it aims to outperform the FTSE All Share Index.


UK (All Companies) over : 28/02/2014 - 28/02/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 -2.6% -0.3% -1.4% -1.3% 0.5%
2013 34.5% 12.4% 4.1% 7.3% 7.1%
2012 18.9% 10.9% -3.2% 6.3% 4.1%
2011 -15.6% -1.4% 0.0% -15.7% 1.6%
2010 29.5% 3.4% -4.5% 19.2% 10.0%
2009 101.6% 2.2% 38.7% 41.8% 0.2%
2008 -55.2% -10.7% -3.4% -31.5% -24.2%
2007 -7.7% 1.0% 4.0% -5.3% -7.2%
2006 35.9% 17.7% -6.1% 7.2% 14.7%
2005 25.1% 5.2% 2.4% 7.2% 8.4%
2004 22.2% 9.7% 0.8% 1.1% 9.2%
2003 29.1% -9.9% 20.9% 9.2% 8.5%
2002 -17.9% 4.8% -2.3% -13.8% -6.9%
2001 -0.1% -4.0% 11.8% -17.8% 13.2%
2000 -2.3% 52.9% -7.6%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Prudential PLC ORD 4.95
HSBC Holdings PLC ORD 4.67
Micro Focus International PLC ORD 4.21
Lloyds Banking Group PLC ORD 4.17
BT Group PLC ORD 3.63
GlaxoSmithKline PLC ORD 3.18
Innovation Group PLC ORD 2.93
AstraZeneca PLC ORD 2.89
Norcros PLC ORD 2.61

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date20/03/2000
  • Share Class size42Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0032064304

Purchase Info

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


  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment5.25

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SVM to convert UK Alpha fund into global equity fund for Veitch

SVM is planning to convert Colin McLean's SVM UK Alpha fund into a new fund which can capitalise on global equity opportunities.

UK equity managers are afraid of beta

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BP dividend fears grow after Moody's and Fitch downgrades

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Fund Focus: Why you can't afford to ignore SVM UK Opps

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Neil Veitch: The oil minnows for the next stage in the cycle

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Esoteric growth stocks a better bet than classic defensives

Classic defensive stocks face an uncertain outlook so look to more esoteric growth stocks, says Neil Veitch of SVM


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