Objective
To achieve a NAV total return greater than that of the NSCI (XIC) over the long term by investing in a diversified portfolio of small UK quoted companies.
Management group
Aberforth Partners
Launch date
10/12/1990
Domicile
United Kingdom
Fund manager
Jeremy Hall, Euan Macdonald, Sam Ford, Sonya Kim, Christopher Watt, Peter Shaw
Dividend frequency
Semi-Annually
Wind-up provisions
The continuation of the Fund is voted on by shareholders at every 3rd AGM. The next vote will occur at the AGM in March 2023.
Total assets (m) Market Cap (m) Price (last close) NAV Dividend dates Discount / premium (%) Gearing (%) Dividend yield (%) Ongoing charge (%)
1,423.21 1,118.33 1,288.00 1,516.04 Jan, Jul -15.04 7 2.73 0.75 (31/12/2021)
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Dividends

Dividends declared in last 12 months

Ex-Dividend date Payment date Dividend amount Dividend type Special dividend Financial year
10/02/2022 08/03/2022 24.250 Income No 2021
05/08/2021 27/08/2021 10.950 Income No 2021
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Performance (%)

Return type 1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years
Aberforth Smaller Companies Share price total return -12.8 10.5 12.5 199.4
UK Smaller Companies AIC sector Share price total return -19.7 10.9 22.0 225.3
Morningstar UK Small Cap * Total return -11 10.9 10.8 136.2
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* The Morningstar market index is not necessarily the official benchmark of the investment company, however it has been identified as an appropriate comparative index. Please hover over the definition for further detail on the index construction.

Share structure

Number of shares
86,826,924

Traded volumes (number of shares)

  Yesterday 1 month 1 year 5 years
Total 296,064 3,389,229 36,046,431 183,546,001
Average N/A 169,461 142,476 144,981
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Traded values (m)

  Yesterday 1 month 1 year 5 years
Total 3.81 43.90 519.38 2,279.45
Average N/A 2.19 2.05 1.80
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Trading details

ISIN TIDM Traded currency Stock exchange
GB0000066554 ASL GBX London Stock Exchange - MAIN
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Top holdings

Data as at : 30/04/2022

Investment % of total assets
Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC 4.0
FirstGroup PLC 3.6
EnQuest PLC 3.3
Rathbones Group PLC 3.0
Redde Northgate PLC 3.0
Wincanton PLC 2.9
Robert Walters PLC 2.5
Vitec Group (The) PLC 2.4
Morgan Advanced Materials PLC 2.4
Net Current Assets/Liabilities -6.8

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