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Royal London UK Smaller Companies Class M - Accumulation (GBP)

Sell:346.10p Buy:346.10p Change: 5.30p (1.51%)
Prices as at 26 November 2021
Sell:346.10p
Buy:346.10p
Change: 5.30p (1.51%)
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 26 November 2021
Sell:346.10p
Buy:346.10p
Change: 5.30p (1.51%)
Prices as at 26 November 2021
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

26/11/16 to 26/11/17 26/11/17 to 26/11/18 26/11/18 to 26/11/19 26/11/19 to 26/11/20 26/11/20 to 26/11/21
Annual return 28.54% -7.14% 18.64% 7.32% 28.95%

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

Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) is part of the Royal London Group and was established in 1988. The acquisitions of Scottish Life In 2001, and Scottish Provident and Phoenix Life Assurance in 2008 boosted the assets under management at the group, and it now looks after a diverse range of assets including fixed income, equities, cash and property. RLAM offers a wide choice of funds for investors. The company's forte is in the provision of income portfolios and its philosophy is that all well-diversified portfolios should include an element of income.

Information about the fund

Fund manager biography

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Manager Name: Henry Burrell
Manager start date: 1 January 2020
Manager located in: London

Henry joined RLAM UK Equities team in December 2017 and works closely with Henry Lowson, focusing on the RL UK Smaller Companies Fund and the RL Mid Cap Growth Fund. He began his career at Smith & Williamson Investment Management in 2011 where he spent six years as an equity analyst. Henry has a BA Hons in History from Warwick University and is a CFA charterholder.

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Manager Name: Henry Lowson
Manager start date: 1 September 2016
Manager located in: TBC

Henry joined Royal London Asset Management in September 2016 as a Senior Fund Manager and is lead manager on the RL UK Smaller Companies Fund. Henry began his fund management career in 2005, spending almost 12 years working for AXA Investment Managers. In May 2012 he became lead Fund Manager of the AXA Framlington UK Smaller Companies Fund, which he ran successfully until joining RLAM. He was also responsible for co-managing a variety of segregated UK small/mid cap mandates while at AXA. He is a CFA Charterholder and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. Henry graduated from Edinburgh University in 2004 with a MA (Hons) degree in Economics and Geography.

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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