BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust

Name
BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust
Manager
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.
Type
Closed Ended Investment Company
ISIN
GB0006436108
Sector
UK Smaller Companies
Launched
02/05/1906
OCF
0.67 %
Risk Rating
4
3 Year Sharpe
0.85
3 Year Alpha
7.94
Yield
1.9 %
Benchmark
Numis SC Plus AIM Ex Invt Com TR GBP
Fund Size
£ 608.08 million
NAV
1,398
Gearing
107
Discount Premium
-8
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 %
Robert Walters PLC 2.03 %
Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC 1.92 %
YouGov PLC 1.86 %
CVS Group PLC 1.85 %
Polar Capital Holdings PLC 1.84 %
Hill & Smith Holdings PLC 1.84 %
IntegraFin Holdings PLC 1.73 %
Premier Asset Management Group PLC 1.72 %
Ibstock PLC 1.65 %
4imprint Group PLC 1.63 %
Region %
United Kingdom 93.79 %
Sector %
Industrials 19.83 %
Consumer Cyclical 17.82 %
Technology 14.56 %
Financial Services 13.15 %
Basic materials 11.17 %
Healthcare 7.79 %
Real Estate 6.44 %
Name
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.
Address
EC2N 2DL, London, United Kingdom
UCITS
No
Legal Structure
Closed Ended Investment Company

Managers

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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