BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust

BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.
Closed Ended Investment Company
UK Smaller Companies
0.67 %
Risk Rating
3 Year Sharpe
3 Year Alpha
2.2 %
Numis SC Plus AIM Ex Invt Com TR GBP
Fund Size
£ 629.62 million
Discount Premium
To achieve long term capital growth for shareholders through investment predominantly in UK Smaller Companies which are listed on the London Stock Exchange or on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).
Holding %
BlackRock ICS Sterling Liq Agency Inc 2.11 %
Robert Walters PLC 2.00 %
4imprint Group PLC 1.99 %
YouGov PLC 1.91 %
Integrafin Hldg 1.90 %
Big Yellow Group PLC 1.74 %
Premier Asset Management Group PLC 1.71 %
Central Asia Metals PLC 1.65 %
accesso Technology Group PLC 1.64 %
Bodycote PLC 1.60 %
Region %
United Kingdom 89.19 %
Sector %
Industrials 18.31 %
Consumer Cyclical 18.14 %
Technology 14.37 %
Financial Services 13.41 %
Basic materials 10.82 %
Healthcare 7.10 %
Energy 6.54 %
Real Estate 6.49 %
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.
EC2N 2DL, London, United Kingdom
Legal Structure
Closed Ended Investment Company


Mike Prentis
Joined 05/01/2018

Mike Prentis is manager of BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc and is co-manager of the BlackRock Throgmorton Trust plc, and is a member of the UK Equity Team. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2005 Mike worked at 3i in both their asset management and private equity businesses. Mike has a degree in geography.

Roland Arnold
Joined 05/01/2018

Roland Arnold, Director and Portfolio Manager, is a member of the UK Equity team in the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Alpha Strategies Group. Mr Arnold's primary responsibility is managing small and mid cap UK equity portfolios, with a sector emphasis on Technology. Mr Arnold's service with the firm dates back to 2000, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Prior to joining MLIM in 2000, Mr Arnold worked at a UK retail bank as a performance and credit analyst. Mr Arnold earned a BA (Hones) in Economics and Management from Leeds University in 1998.

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