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 George Alexander Hall, Euan Robin Macdonald, Samuel George Ford, Robert Scott Moncrieff, Rowan Marron, Peter Robert 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 2026.
Market Cap (m) Total assets (m) Price (last close) NAV Discount / premium (%) Gearing (%) Dividend yield (%) Dividend dates Ongoing charge (%)
1,371.48 1,573.16 1,630.00 1,753.23 -7.03 6 2.55 Jan, Jul 0.79 (31/12/2023)
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Dividends

Dividends declared in last 12 months

Ex-Dividend date Payment date Dividend amount Special dividend Financial year
08/02/2024 08/03/2024 28.550 No 2023
08/02/2024 08/03/2024 9.000 Yes 2023
03/08/2023 25/08/2023 12.950 No 2023
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Performance (%)

Return type 1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years
Aberforth Smaller Companies Share price total return 33.6 23.2 61.2 108.7
UK Smaller Companies AIC sector Share price total return 24.0 -5.9 37.0 118.6
Morningstar UK Small Cap * Total return 8.9 -4.4 17.2 57.5
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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
84,139,605

Traded volumes (number of shares)

  Yesterday 1 month 1 year 5 years
Total 70,472 3,716,768 37,357,833 205,445,021
Average N/A 168,944 147,078 162,793
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Traded values (m)

  Yesterday 1 month 1 year 5 years
Total 1.15 58.06 507.07 2,561.09
Average N/A 2.64 2.00 2.03
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Trading details

ISIN TIDM Traded currency Stock exchange
GB0000066554 ASL GBX London Stock Exchange - MAIN
Chi-x Europe Limited
London Stock Exchange
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Top holdings

Data as at : 30/06/2024

Investment % of total assets
CMC Markets PLC 3.7
Wilmington PLC 3.4
Morgan Advanced Materials PLC 3.0
Zigup PLC 2.8
Just Group PLC 2.6
Bakkavor Group PLC Ordinary Shares 2.6
International Personal Finance PLC 2.3
Vesuvius PLC 2.3
Centamin PLC 2.3
Net Current Assets/Liabilities -6.5

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