Invesco Global Smaller Companies (UK)

Portfolio of international medium-sized and smaller companies.

  • 2483.99p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 2611.17p
    Price (Acc)

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    Initial charge

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  • 1.70%
    Annual management charge

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  • 1.70%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 0.00%
    Yield

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Prices as at 28 October 2020, fund data last updated 25 July 2011

This fund targets capital growth from a global portfolio of quoted smaller companies. The fund is managed as a series of regional sub-portfolios, each of which is run by Invesco's relevant regional team. Asset allocation is decided at monthly meetings chaired by the CIO and attended by the regional teams. Bottom-up stock research primarily determines stock selection within those regions. Whilst we believe in the importance of smaller companies exposure we have higher conviction in our rated regional small cap funds.

Fund summary

Sector Global
Structure OEIC
Launched September, 1984
Size £590m
Yield 0.00%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 30 Sep

Charges

Standard initial charge 5.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.70%
Ongoing charges figure 1.70%

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Investment process

The fund aims to achieve capital growth through a portfolio of international securities, mainly quoted smaller companies. The fund is run on a carve-out basis, with the whole team deciding on asset allocation and each regional portfolio delegated to the relevant regional specialist manager. All of the sub-portfolios are run from Invesco's Henley office with the exception of the Houston based US portfolio. The non-US portfolios are run on a qualitative basis with a focus on valuation anomalies. Portfolio construction is based on a combination of the outputs from top-down macro analysis and bottom-up stock research. The former is the primary influence on the regional allocation, while the latter determines the stock selection within these countries or sectors and is the key driver. Stock weights are influenced by the team’s conviction on the perceived degree of under-valuation, the value of the stock as a diversifier and regulatory or liquidity constraints.

Whilst we believe in the importance of small cap exposure in a portfolio we have higher conviction in our rated regional small cap funds.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 15/16 -0.32%
  • 16/17 0.42%
  • 17/18 -0.63%
  • 18/19 0.03%
  • 19/20 0.21%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -0.13%
  • 5 years -0.06%
  • Career -0.09%
  • 3 years 40.90%
  • 5 years 54.40%
  • Career 49.20%

Performance figures are based on the average of monthly percentage returns relative to the benchmark index.

Invesco Perpetual Global Smaller Companies Group

The Invesco Perpetual Global Smaller Companies Group comprises Fund Manager and CIO Nick Mustoe, Fund Managers Bob Yerbury, Paul Chesson, Ian Hargreaves, Richard Smith and Dean Newman Stephanie Butcher and Erik Esselink, CIO, US Growth Equity Juliet Ellis, Head of International Products Nick Hamilton, Investment Strategist Martin Weiss and Product Manager Arwel Green.

Track record

Invesco Perpetual Global Smaller Companies Group has 9.8 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -0.09%. During the worst period of relative performance (from July 2011 - February 2020) there was a decline of 16% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 27%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -27.00% (July 2019 - March 2020)
Relative -16.00% (July 2011 - February 2020)

About the MRI

Our unique indicator: the Bestinvest Manager Record Index (MRI) measures the likelihood that the fund manager is adding value through their decisions. It is based on their performance record over the course of their career, adjusted for the amount of risk taken. MRI is an important contributor to our fund rating system but it is also vital to take account of qualitative factors. It is also very important to select funds to form a cohesive portfolio with an appropriate overall risk level.

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Top 10 holdings

Data accurate as at 31 July 2020

.83% Signify Nv
.73% Avalara Inc
.69% Lattice Semiconductor Corp
.68% Tkh Group
.65% Neogenomics Inc
.64% Taylor Morrison Home Corp
.64% Horizon Therapeutics Plc
.64% Pan Pacific Intl Hldgs Corp
.63% Entegris Inc
.62% Firstservice Corp
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Industrials 20.00%
Information Technology 19.00%
Consumer Discretionary 16.00%
Financials 14.00%
Health Care 10.00%
Materials 6.00%
Real Estate 5.00%
Communications 3.00%
Utilities 3.00%
Consumer Staples 2.00%

Portfolio

The portfolio has 300-450 securities. Stock weights will typically not exceed 5%. Targets 80% invested in companies that qualify for inclusion in MSCI World Small Cap Index.

Constraints

No in-built country, sector, stock or style bias.

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