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AXA Framlington UK Smaller Companies Class Z - Income (GBP)

Sell:181.70p Buy:181.70p Change: 0.80p (0.44%)
Prices as at 21 January 2020
Sell:181.70p
Buy:181.70p
Change: 0.80p (0.44%)
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through an ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund & Share Account
Prices as at 21 January 2020
Sell:181.70p
Buy:181.70p
Change: 0.80p (0.44%)
Prices as at 21 January 2020
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through an ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund & 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 our Wealth 50 list of what we believe are the best funds in each sector. If a fund is not within our Wealth 50 this is not necessarily a recommendation to sell. However, if you are thinking of adding to your investments we believe Wealth 50 funds are superior alternatives. View funds on the Wealth 50 »

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

21/01/15 to 21/01/16 21/01/16 to 21/01/17 21/01/17 to 21/01/18 21/01/18 to 21/01/19 21/01/19 to 21/01/20
Annual return 12.45% 17.22% 29.62% -9.92% 22.05%

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

The company was formed in the 18th century, with the name AXA introduced in 1985. AXA bought the specialist investment manager Framlington in 2005. AXA´s fund management arm offers specialist investment expertise across a broad range of asset classes. Each team works closely with their own analysts, and the objective is to achieve high performance.

Information about the fund

Fund manager biography

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Manager Name: Dan Harlow
Manager start date: 1 February 2010
Manager located in: TBC

Dan Harlow joined Framlington in February 2010, appointed as a Portfolio Manager within the UK Equities team. He has been acting as secondary manager of the AXA American Growth Fund since November 2011. Dan's previous experience includes nine years at Montanaro Asset Management where he managed UK Small Cap portfolios, obtaining a 24% cumulative outperformance of FTSE Small Cap ex IT benchmark from March 2006 to January 2010. He was also Head of Fund Management and a Board Director.

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You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through an ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund & Share Account