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Aegon UK Smaller Companies Class B - Accumulation (GBP)

Sell:382.79p Buy:382.79p Change: 2.51p (0.65%)
Prices as at 30 October 2020
Sell:382.79p
Buy:382.79p
Change: 2.51p (0.65%)
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account
Prices as at 30 October 2020
Sell:382.79p
Buy:382.79p
Change: 2.51p (0.65%)
Prices as at 30 October 2020
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account
The selling price currently displayed is higher than the buying price. This can occur temporarily for a variety of reasons; shortly before the market opens, after the market closes or because of extraordinary price volatility during the trading day.

Our view on this Fund

This fund does not feature on the Wealth Shortlist of funds our analysts believe have the potential to outperform their peers over the long term. This is not a recommendation to sell; however, if you are thinking of adding to your investments, we believe the Wealth Shortlist is a good place to start. View funds on the Wealth Shortlist »

Our view on the sector

Smaller companies in the UK are among the most innovative and exciting around. They can be pioneers of an emerging industry, and adapt quickly to new opportunities. We think their long-term growth prospects are compelling. Some will blossom into the giants of tomorrow. But others will struggle or fail altogether, so they are higher risk. Unlike larger companies such as Tesco or Vodafone, which might have dozens of analysts poring over their accounts, smaller companies tend to be less researched. They might only have one or two analysts covering them which creates opportunities for eagle-eyed fund managers to spot hidden gems. Over the past decade, innovations such as the internet have allowed smaller companies to level the playing field with larger rivals. Even so, they tend to be more sensitive to the UK economy then larger companies so you should expect more ups and downs along the way. We think UK smaller companies could be a great addition to a diversified portfolio able to accept the increased volatility.

Performance Analysis

Performance analysis for this fund is not available.

Investment Philosophy

Investment philosophy for this fund is not available.

Process and Portfolio Construction

Process and portfolio construction for this fund are not available.

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Fund Track Record

30/10/15 to 30/10/16 30/10/16 to 30/10/17 30/10/17 to 30/10/18 30/10/18 to 30/10/19 30/10/19 to 30/10/20
Annual return -1.97% 33.54% -7.59% 9.22% 0.68%

Please remember past performance is not a guide to future returns. Where no data is shown, figures are not available. This information is provided to help you choose your own investments, remember they can fall as well as rise in value so you may not get back the original amount invested.

Fund Management Group Comment

Aegon Asset Management is a large global investment manager which runs fixed income, equity, property and multi-asset funds for a clients based across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Aegon has a rich heritage of responsible investing. Over 30 years they've built a comprehensive approach which involves considering the environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks of the companies they invest in and engaging with those companies to drive better outcomes for investors.

Information about the fund

Fund manager biography

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Manager Name: Elaine Morgan
Manager start date: 1 June 2006
Manager located in: Edinburgh

Elaine Morgan is an investment manager in the UK Equities team with responsibility for managing several funds, including the Kames UK Smaller Companies Fund. In addition, Elaine has analysis duties for the construction, household goods, software & computer services and renewables sectors, and is a small-cap specialist. She joined us in 1988 straight from the University of Edinburgh, where she studied Economics with Law, and gained her IIMR qualification in 1990.

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You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account