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Schroder UK Smaller Cos Inclusive - Class A - Income (GBP)

Sell:3,001.00p Buy:3,001.00p Change: 2.00p (0.07%)
Prices as at 19 November 2019
Sell:3,001.00p
Buy:3,001.00p
Change: 2.00p (0.07%)
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through an ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund & Share Account
Prices as at 19 November 2019
Sell:3,001.00p
Buy:3,001.00p
Change: 2.00p (0.07%)
Prices as at 19 November 2019
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 »

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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

19/11/14 to 19/11/15 19/11/15 to 19/11/16 19/11/16 to 19/11/17 19/11/17 to 19/11/18 19/11/18 to 19/11/19
Annual return 20.31% 6.33% 30.38% -3.33% 2.89%

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.

Information about the fund

Fund manager biography

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Manager Name: Iain Staples
Manager start date: 1 March 1994
Manager located in: London

Iain Staples is a Fund Manager at Schroders, based in London. He joined Schroders in 2012 Iain was an Analyst at Hoare Govett, Clear Capital and Altium from 1999 to 2012 MSc in Theoretical Physics from Manchester University MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University

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Manager Name: Andy Brough
Manager start date: 1 March 1994
Manager located in: London

Andy is Co-Head of our Pan European Small and Mid Cap Team. His investment career commenced in 1987 when he joined Schroders as a UK equity fund manager, becoming Co-Head of our UK Small Cap Team in 2002. He joined Price Waterhouse in 1985, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Degree in Economics.

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