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SVM UK Opportunities

Ranked 45 out of 255 in - UK (All Companies) over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

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.

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UK (All Companies) over : 28/02/2017 - 28/02/2018
  • Rank 45/255 Total Return
  • Rank 101/255 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 18/255 Max Drawdown

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 13.7% 2.6% 3.8% 2.8% 4.0%
2016 7.8% -2.9% -4.3% 9.9% 5.5%
2015 18.5% 7.3% 4.0% -3.9% 10.5%
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

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date20/03/2000
  • Share Class size30Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0032064304

Purchase Info

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


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment1.5

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