Unit Trust (UK UCITS compliant)

Legal & General UK Smaller Companies Trust

Fund facts

Fund size
£344.0m
Base currency
GBP
Launch date
9 Sep 1985
Domicile
UK
Share class launch

Statistics

Historical yield
1.2%

As at 31 Aug 2021

Fund aim

The objective of this Fund is to provide growth above that of the Numis Smaller Companies ex-Investment Companies Index TR, the “Benchmark Index”. The Fund aims to outperform the Benchmark Index by 3% per annum. This objective is before the deduction of any charges and measured over rolling three year periods.

Benchmark

Numis Smaller Companies ex-Investment Companies Index TR

Sector

IA UK Smaller Companies

  • What does it invest in? Invests at least 70% in shares of UK companies which are within the smallest 10% when measured by market capitalisation.
  • How does it invest? Actively managed, with holdings in between 50 and 100 companies on average over a typical market cycle of 3-5 years.

Further details

Costs

Price basis
Single swing
Initial charge
0.00%
Ongoing charges figure
0.78%
Dilution adjustment
1.42%- round trip

Codes

ISIN
GB00B7LFF300
SEDOL
B7LFF30
Bloomberg
LGSMCIA LN
MEX
LGMALL

Dealing information

Valuation frequencyDaily, 12pm (UK time)
Dealing frequencyDaily
Settlement periodT+4

Country registration

This share class is registered for sale in the following countries:

Fund updates

Performance

Source: Lipper

Performance (%)
Select period:
Change

    Performance summary (%)

    As at 31 Aug 2021

    CumulativeFundBenchmark
    1 month7.235.37
    6 months31.9917.87
    Year to date34.4224.89
    3 years32.9728.59
    5 years63.4761.78
    Since launch--
    AnnualisedFundBenchmark
    1 year54.2449.30
    3 years9.968.74
    5 years10.3210.09
    Since launch--

    As at 30 Jun 2021

    CumulativeFundBenchmark
    Quarterly10.325.47
    Year to date20.2417.42
    3 years19.1320.48
    5 years65.5967.45
    Since launch--
    AnnualisedFundBenchmark
    1 year46.5149.77
    3 years6.006.40
    5 years10.6110.85
    Since launch--
    Rolling 12-month performance
    Calendar year performance
    Monthly performance
    Annualised performance

    Rolling 12-month performance to last quarter end (%)

    12 months to 30 June 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Fund23.1512.86-11.98-7.6246.51
    Benchmark29.117.64-5.36-15.0049.77

    Calendar year performance (%)

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
    Fund-2.5622.04-17.9226.26-3.01
    Benchmark11.0819.50-15.3525.17-4.29

    Monthly performance (%)

    Annualised performance (%)

    1 year3 years5 yearsSince launch
    Fund54.249.9610.32-
    Benchmark49.308.7410.09-

    Annualised performance (%)

    1 year3 years5 yearsSince launch
    Fund46.516.0010.61-
    Benchmark49.776.4010.85-

    Performance for the C Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 28 February 2018. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the E Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 24 December 2004. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the E Inc unit class in GBP, launched on 24 December 2004. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the F Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 20 December 2012. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the F Inc unit class in GBP, launched on 20 December 2012. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the I Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 17 August 2012. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the I Inc unit class in GBP, launched on 17 August 2012. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the L Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 25 April 2019. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the R Acc unit class in GBP, launched on 24 December 2004. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the R Inc unit class in GBP, launched on 24 December 2004. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the unit class in GBP, launched on 25 October 1999. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the unit class in GBP, launched on 26 October 2018. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund. Performance assumes that the average basic annual management charge our customers pay has been deducted. This is 0.90% for internal funds and up to 2.00% for external funds. Your charge and therefore your fund performance may be different from this.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the unit class in GBP, launched on 26 October 2018. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Performance for the unit class in GBP, launched on 25 October 1999. Source: Lipper. Performance assumes all fund charges have been taken and that all income generated by the investments, after deduction of tax, remains in the fund. Performance assumes that the average basic annual management charge our customers pay has been deducted. This is 0.90% for internal funds and up to 2.00% for external funds. Your charge and therefore your fund performance may be different from this.

    Past performance is not a guide to the future.

    Portfolio

    As at 31 Aug 2021. All data source LGIM unless otherwise stated. Totals may not sum due to rounding.

    Market capitalisation (%)

    Large4.3
    Mid83.6
    Small10.1
    Micro-
    Cash and Equivalents2.1

    Cash positions are held as collateral on futures

    Top 10 holdings26.8
    Rest of portfolio73.2
    No. of holdings67

    Top 10 holdings (%)

    Discoverie Group3.6
    Luceco3.3
    Hill & Smith Holdings2.9
    NCC Group2.7
    Keller2.6
    Strix Group2.4
    Ultra Electronics Holdings2.4
    The Gym Group2.4
    Dechra Pharmaceuticals2.3
    Vectura Group2.3

    Country (%)

    United Kingdom100.0

    Top sector over/underweights (%)

    FundRelative
    Unclassified5.35.3
    Health Care8.44.9
    Technology9.84.5
    Industrials28.23.0
    Basic Materials7.01.1
    Energy1.6-1.8
    Telecommunications0.0-1.9
    Financials11.2-3.3
    Consumer Discretionary15.3-4.7
    Real Estate7.0-6.3

    Top 5 stock over/underweights (%)

    FundRelative
    Discoverie Group3.63.0
    Luceco3.32.9
    Strix Group2.42.4
    Dechra Pharmaceuticals2.32.3
    Safestore Holdings2.32.3
    Babcock International Group0.0-1.1
    Gamesys Group0.0-1.2
    PageGroup0.0-1.2
    Investec0.0-1.2
    Watches of Switzerland Group0.0-1.4

    Fund Manager

    Robert joined LGIM in 2018 as a Fund Manager for the UK Special Situations Trust. Prior to this Robert worked at Mirabaud Asset Management where he was an Assistant Fund Manager (2013 to 2018) on the UK Equities Core product. Before that he worked at PWC in their Transaction Services division. In total he has over 10 years experience working within financial services. He read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Pembroke College, Oxford and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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    Income

    Latest dividends

    The latest dividends are shown below. The historic level of income generated by this fund may go down as well up and will vary over time.

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    Dividend history

    Total dividends paid in each financial year of the fund.

    Prices

    Name
    I GBP Acc
    Price
    1514.00p
    Change (%)
    -1.37
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    I GBP Inc
    Price
    1226.00p
    Change (%)
    -1.45
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    F GBP Acc
    Price
    1468.00p
    Change (%)
    -1.41
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    R GBP Acc
    Price
    1376.00p
    Change (%)
    -1.36
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    R GBP Inc
    Price
    1194.00p
    Change (%)
    -1.4
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    C GBP Acc
    Price
    66.62p
    Change (%)
    -1.41
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    L GBP Acc
    Price
    71.04p
    Change (%)
    -1.39
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    GBP
    Price
    865.39p
    Change (%)
    -
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    GBP
    Price
    801.35p
    Change (%)
    -
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    GBP
    Price
    869.80p
    Change (%)
    -
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time
    Name
    GBP
    Price
    809.40p
    Change (%)
    -
    Currency
    GBP
    Price time
    12:00 UK time

    A single swing price is displayed from 1st December 2020. Prior to this date, Bid and Offer prices are displayed for those funds that were previously dual priced.

    For valuations and account queries contact:

    Legal & General (Unit Trust Managers) Limited
    PO Box 6080
    Wolverhampton
    WV1 9RB
    Tel : 0370 050 0955
    Email: [email protected]

    Legal & General ICAV
    LGIM Liquidity Funds Plc

    Northern Trust International Fund Administration Services (Ireland) Limited
    City East Plaza - Block A
    Towlerton
    Ballysimon Road
    Limerick
    Ireland
    V94 X2N9
    Fax: +353 1 434 5293
    Telephone: +353 1 434 5080
    Email: [email protected]

    Legal & General SICAV
    Northern Trust Global Services SE
    6 rue Lou Hemmer
    L-1748 Senningerberg
    Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
    Facsimile: +352 276 222 150
    Telephone: +352 276 222 514
    Email: [email protected]

    Key risks

    The value of an investment and any income taken from it is not guaranteed and can go down as well as up, you may not get back the amount you originally invested.

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    The fund invests in smaller companies. Investments in smaller companies tend to be riskier than investments in larger companies because they can: be harder to buy and sell; or go up and down in value more often and by larger amounts, especially in the short term. In times of market uncertainty or if an exceptional amount of withdrawals are requested it may become less easy for your fund to sell investments and the Manager may defer withdrawals, or suspend dealing. The Manager can only delay paying out if it is in the interests of all investors and with the permission of the fund trustee or depositary.

    The fund could lose money if any institution providing services such as acting as counterparty to derivatives or other instruments, becomes unwilling or unable to meet its obligations to the fund.

    Derivatives are highly sensitive to changes in the value of the asset on which they are based and can increase the size of losses and gains.

    The fund may have underlying investments that are valued in currencies that are different from sterling (British pounds). Exchange rate fluctuations will impact the value of your investment. Currency hedging techniques may be applied to reduce this impact but may not entirely eliminate it.

    Important information

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    All information detailed on this website is current at the time of publication and may be changed in the future.

    Source and third party data

    Source: Unless otherwise indicated all data contained on this website is sourced from Legal & General Investment Management Limited.

    Where this document contains third party data ('Third Party Data’), we cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness or reliability of such Third Party Data and accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever in respect of such Third Party Data

    Issuer

    Issued by Legal & General Investment Management Limited as promoter and distributor for this fund in the UK.

    Legal & General Investment Management Limited has been appointed as the discretionary investment manager for these Funds and is Registered in England and Wales No. 02091894. Registered Office: One Coleman Street, London, EC2R 5AA, United Kingdom. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, No. 119272.