Part of our Foundation Fundlist Franklin UK Smaller Companies W Acc

SEDOL: B7FFF70 | ISIN: GB00B7FFF708 | MEX: TVMAAQ | CITI: G25X

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  • Price Change -0.18650%

Past Performance

  • 17th Feb 2014 to 17th Feb 2015-0.96%
  • 17th Feb 2015 to 17th Feb 20167.34%
  • 17th Feb 2016 to 17th Feb 201716.30%
  • 17th Feb 2017 to 17th Feb 201819.40%
  • 17th Feb 2018 to 17th Feb 2019-9.12%

Objectives and Approach

Aims to achieve capital growth exceeding that of the Numis Smaller Companies Index over the medium to long term (meaning 3-5 years).

Key Information

Inception 1st Jul 1991
Yield 1.2650%
Sector IA UK Smaller Companies
Fund Size £327.146mn
Fund Type OEIC
Classification Accumulation

Charges

Total Ongoing Charges 
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1.03%
Initial Charge 0%
AMC 0.75%
Our Platform Charge
We charge a platform fee starting at 0.35% for the first £250,000 of assets. Our charges for assets above £250,000 are shown on our rates and charges sheet
0.35%

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Cost and Charges Information

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Account Type

  • Investment Account
  • Stocks & Shares ISA
  • SIPP

Annual charges

These are the annual costs based on an initial investment amount of £5,000 over 1 year assuming a net zero growth rate

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Our annual fee

Our annual fee

Includes our platform fee at 0.35% per annum for Funds (up to £250,000) and Stocks & Shares (min £24 max £240), plus SIPP administration fee (if applicable, only charged if <£30,000 held) - see here
0.35%
Dealing charges

Dealing charges

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N/A
Product provider costs

Product provider costs

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1.03%
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Cumulative effect of charges on your investment's return

£5,000 lump sum invested with an assumed growth rate of 5% 1 year 5 years
What you might get back at 5% with no charges applied

What you might get back at 5% with no charges applied

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Annual charges

Annual charges

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Effect of charges on return (%)

Effect of charges on return (%)

These are the overall costs in percentage terms, based on an initial investment amount of £5,000 assuming a 5% growth rate
Effect of charges on return (£)

Effect of charges on return (£)

These are the overall costs in monetary value, based on an initial investment amount of £5,000 assuming a 5% growth rate
What you might get back at 5% with charges applied

What you might get back at 5% with charges applied

These are the illustrative values of a £5,000 investment after growth and costs at the end of the defined period

This illustration assumes that costs occur evenly throughout the year, charges are paid out of the investment evenly throughout the year, and that an annual growth rate of 5% applies evenly throughout the year, before any charges including product charges


This illustration is not a forecast of future investment performance but merely a means to demonstrate the potential impact of costs and charges for an assumed return of 5%. Whilst we make reasonable endeavours to ensure the accuracy of third party charges information, this is intended for illustrative purposes only and should not be relied upon. We do not warrant or represent that this information is accurate, complete or up to date, therefore we accept no responsibility or liability for its use

Performance

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        • Cumulative Performance

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          0.62% -4.37% -13.00% -9.12% 26.20% 34.16%

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        Composition

        Important Documents


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        Fund Provider Factsheet
        The Fact Sheet is supplied on a monthly basis by the management group and provides limited information on the fund. Past performance data and a review of how the fund has performed are commonly featured.
        FUND PROVIDER FACTSHEET
        150,375 bytes PDF Document; last updated 31 Dec 2018
        Key Investor Information Document This document, issued by the product provider, provides key information about an investment product. The information is required by law to help potential investors understand the nature, risks, costs, potential gains and losses of the product and enable comparison with other products.
        KEY INVESTOR INFORMATION DOCUMENT
        93,682 bytes PDF Document; last updated 25 Jan 2019
        Annual Report A report published by the Fund Management Group detailing the progress of the fund during the course of the previous 12 months. The information provided includes a financial statement for the group as a whole.
        ANNUAL REPORT
        1,490,772 bytes PDF Document; last updated 31 Mar 2018
        Semi Annual Report Published periodically through the course of the financial year of the fund, the report provides an overview of the fund's performance and the prospects for the remainder of the year. Included are portfolio changes (i.e. which stocks have been bought and sold), and changes in the geographical breakdown during the course of the previous 12 months.
        SEMI-ANNUAL REPORT
        1,161,600 bytes PDF Document; last updated 30 Sep 2018
        Prospectus This is a formal document which contains details of the funds' objectives, investment strategies, risks, performance, distribution policy, fees and expenses and, fund management style.  A fund’s prospectus must be lodged with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for authorisation.
        PROSPECTUS
        1,051,316 bytes PDF Document; last updated 18 Dec 2018

        Management Team

        Daniel Green Mark Hall Paul Spencer Richard Bullas

        Daniel Green has managed this fund for 2 months.

        Daniel Green There is currently no biography information for Daniel Green .

        Manager Cumulative Performance v Peer Group

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        All funds managed by Daniel

        Name of Security Sole/Co Managed Since
        Franklin UK Smaller Companies Co Dec 2017

        Mark Hall has managed this fund for 5 years and 5 months.

        Mark Hall Mark Hall is a member of the highly-regarded Franklin UK Equity Team. He specialises in multi-cap UK equity analysis. Mark joined Franklin Templeton Investments when it acquired Rensburg Fund Management in January 2011. After training as an accountant, Mr. Hall joined BWD Rensburg in 1988 as a Smaller Companies investment analyst, subsequently managing private client discretionary portfolios. Mark became fund manager of the BWD Equity Growth Trust in 1997, investing in the UK All Companies Sector. In 2001 he became the lead manager of BWD Aggressive Growth Trust, (which was subsequently renamed Rensburg UK Select Growth Trust). In April 2013 Mark relinquished his portfolio management responsibilities in order to focus on providing research and analysis. Mr. Hall holds a B.A. (Hons) geography with additional economics from Exeter University. He also holds an Investment Management Certificate (IMC).

        Manager Cumulative Performance v Peer Group

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        All funds managed by Mark

        Name of Security Sole/Co Managed Since
        Franklin UK Rising Dividends Co Sep 2013
        Franklin UK Equity Income Co Sep 2013
        Franklin UK Equity Income Co Sep 2013
        Franklin UK Mgrs' Focus Co Sep 2006
        Franklin UK Mid Cap Co Jun 2013
        Franklin UK Opportunities Co Sep 2001
        Franklin UK Mid Cap Co Jun 2013
        Franklin UK Rising Dividends Co Sep 2013
        Franklin UK Opportunities Co Sep 2001
        Franklin UK Smaller Companies Co Sep 2013

        Paul Spencer has managed this fund for 6 years and 7 months.

        Paul Spencer Paul Spencer is lead manager of the Franklin UK Mid Cap Fund and joint manager of the Franklin UK Managers' Focus Fund. A member of the Franklin UK Equity Team, he specialises in UK mid-cap equity analysis and investment. Mr. Spencer joined Franklin Templeton Investments when it acquired Rensburg Fund Management (now Franklin Templeton Fund Management) in January 2011. Mr. Spencer started his investment career in 1987 when he joined BWD Rensburg. In 8 years Paul progressed through the ranks becoming head of research. In 1991, he assumed responsibility for the BWD UK Smaller Companies Trust, leaving in 1995 to join Granville Davies Limited as a director and Small and Mid Cap analyst. In 1999, Paul joined TD Waterhouse, where he was head of research, specialising in small and mid cap investment analysis. He returned to Rensburg in 2006 to manage the Rensburg UK Mid Cap Growth Trust (now Franklin UK Mid Cap Fund). Mr. Spencer holds a B.A., with honors, in economics from Nottingham University. He is a Fellow of the Securities Institute (FSI). Paul has received a number of awards for investment excellence, including the Moneywise Best UK All Companies Fund in 2008, 2009 and 2010, Money Observer Best UK Small/Mid Cap Fund 2009 and Best UK All Companies Fund over three years from Lipper in 2009.

        Manager Cumulative Performance v Peer Group

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        All funds managed by Paul

        Name of Security Sole/Co Managed Since
        Franklin UK Mgrs' Focus Co Sep 2006
        Franklin UK Mid Cap Co Feb 2006
        Franklin UK Mid Cap Co Feb 2006
        Franklin UK Smaller Companies Co Jun 2012

        Richard Bullas has managed this fund for 6 years and 7 months.

        Richard  Bullas Richard Bullas is a portfolio manager at Franklin Templeton Fund Management. He is co-manager on the Franklin UK Smaller Companies Trust and manages the Smaller Companies portion of the Franklin UK Manager's Focus Fund. Richard has worked with the fund management team for over 12 years, joining Franklin Templeton Fund Management via the acquisition of Rensburg Fund Management in 2011. Mr. Bullas joined the team in 2000 as a Trainee Fund Manager, supporting the fund managers on a range of equity unit trusts while studying for his professional investment qualifications (IMC and Chartered MCSI). After 3 years he was appointed Assistant Fund Manager, assisting and reporting to the investment director, specifically on the management of the Franklin UK Smaller Companies Trust and the Franklin UK Manager's Focus Fund. From 2006 he was made Fund Manager and Associate Director while at Rensburg, co-managing 2 UK Equity Mandates as well deputy fund manager on the Franklin UK Select Growth Trust and Franklin UK Manager's Focus Fund. Mr. Bullas investment approach focuses heavily on individual company analysis, identifying quality undervalued companies that have the potential for long term outperformance. Richard has covered the UK smaller companies sector for 12 years and has considerable experience researching and analysing smaller companies. Prior to joining Rensburg Fund Management (now Franklin Templeton Fund Management) Mr. Bullas worked at AVIVA Plc as a Market Analyst in the life and pensions department. Prior to that he spent a short time working at a Chartered Accountants, for the Audit Team. Mr. Bullas holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in business and management studies from Bradford University School of Management, graduating in 1998. He holds the IMC (Investment Management Certificate) and is a Chartered MCSI (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment).

        Manager Cumulative Performance v Peer Group

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        All funds managed by Richard

        Name of Security Sole/Co Managed Since
        Franklin UK Mgrs' Focus Co Jun 2012
        Franklin UK Mid Cap Co Sep 2013
        Franklin UK Mid Cap Co Sep 2013
        Franklin UK Smaller Companies Co Jun 2012
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