Part of our Foundation Fundlist Merian UK Smaller Companies U1 Acc GBP


  • Buy 151.9 GBX

  • Sell 151.9 GBX

  • Price Change -0.19710%

Past Performance

  • 15th Dec 2013 to 15th Dec 2014-0.89%
  • 15th Dec 2014 to 15th Dec 201521.51%
  • 15th Dec 2015 to 15th Dec 201611.12%
  • 15th Dec 2016 to 15th Dec 201737.19%
  • 15th Dec 2017 to 15th Dec 2018-12.81%

Objectives and Approach

To provide capital growth from investing primarily in a portfolio of UK smaller companies.

Key Information

Inception 9th Feb 2001
Yield 0.6700%
Sector IA UK Smaller Companies
Fund Size £1177.716mn
Fund Type OEIC
Classification Accumulation


Total Ongoing Charges 
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Initial Charge 0%

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        • Cumulative Performance

          1 month3 months6 months1 year3 years5 years
          -9.85% -18.25% -19.07% -12.81% 32.92% 60.06%

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        Important Documents

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        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.
        289,030 bytes PDF Document; last updated 01 Oct 2018
        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.
        993,884 bytes PDF Document; last updated 31 Jul 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.
        725,066 bytes PDF Document; last updated 31 Jan 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.
        897,210 bytes PDF Document; last updated 01 Nov 2018

        Management Team

        Daniel Nickols has managed this fund for 14 years and 11 months.

        Daniel Nickols Dan joined Old Mutual in 2001 and leads the Old Mutual Global Investors UK small- and mid-cap team. Dan's involvement with smaller companies began in specialist sales at Albert E Sharp from September 1995. He switched from the sell side to the buy side in May 1997, working on the Albert E Sharp Smaller Companies Fund. After graduating from the University of Cambridge in 1992 with a degree in modern and medieval languages, he joined Deloitte & Touche, before moving to the European equities division of Morgan Stanley in June 1994. He is IIMR qualified.

        Manager Cumulative Performance v Peer Group

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        Name of Security Sole/Co Managed Since
        Merian UK Sm Cos Sole Jan 2004
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