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Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust (ASL) Ordinary 1p Shares

Sell:861.00p Buy:864.00p 0 Change: 12.00p (1.37%)
FTSE 250:1.05%
Market closed Prices as at close on 14 August 2020 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Ex-dividend
Sell:861.00p
Buy:864.00p
Change: 12.00p (1.37%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 14 August 2020 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Ex-dividend
Sell:861.00p
Buy:864.00p
Change: 12.00p (1.37%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 14 August 2020 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Ex-dividend
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.

Objective

The investment objective is to achieve a NAV total return (with dividends reinvested) greater than on the Numis Smaller Companies Index (excluding Investment Companies) over the long term, by investing in over 80 small UK quoted companies.
Sector Weight
Industrials 27.69%
Financial Services 15.81%
Consumer Cyclical 13.84%
Technology 10.47%
Basic Materials 8.47%
Communication Services 7.03%
Real Estate 5.74%
Healthcare 4.13%
Energy 3.74%
Consumer Defensive 1.96%
Country Weight
United Kingdom 95.67%
Austria 1.05%
China 0.72%
Mauritius 0.71%
Saudi Arabia 0.44%
Belgium 0.30%
Australia 0.00%

Fee Structure

Annual management fee of 0.75% of the NAV of the Company up to GBP 1bn 0.65% thereafter. No performance fee. Contract terminable on 6 months notice.

Dividend Policy

An interim and a final dividend are paid each year. It is the Boards intention to increase the dividends over the long term and that the dividends reflect the dividend performance of the companies in which it invests.

ASSET SPLIT

Total number of holdings: 81.

Trust Manager

Alistair Whyte

Manager Bio

Fields of expertise: Aerospace & Defence; Diversified Industrials; Engineering & Machinery; Media & Photography; Mining; Oil & Gas; Pharmaceuticals; Steel & Other Metals.

Board Of Directors

Richard DavidsonChairman, Martin Warner, Richard Rae, Julia Le Blan, Paula Hay-Plumb

Data policy - All information should be used for indicative purposes only. You should independently check data before making any investment decision. HL cannot guarantee that the data is accurate or complete, and accepts no responsibility for how it may be used. Objective, holding data, trust manager and bio information, dividend policy, asset split and fee structure are provided by Morningstar.

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Trades priced above the mid-price at the time the trade is placed are labelled as a buy; those priced below the mid-price are sells; and those priced close to the mid-price or declared late are labelled 'N/A'.