Jupiter UK Smaller Companies

Run by former DWS manager who looks for medium to long term growth potential.

  • 309.00p
    Price (Inc)

    These are the shares in the fund that pay out an income to clients. The income is made up of the total dividends – the money a company can pay out to its investors – from the companies in the fund.

  • -
    Price (Acc)

    These are the shares in the fund that don’t pay out an income to clients. Any dividends – the money a company can pay out to its investors – are reinvested into companies in the fund. Despite no income, the shares should be worth more over time. Good incentive, eh?

  • 5.25% 0.00%

    Initial charge

    Some funds charge you when you first invest, which is aptly known as the initial charge. They’re usually between 3-5% but at Bestinvest, we usually don’t charge you a penny!

  • 1.50%
    Annual management charge

    This is how much the fund management company charges to run the fund. It’s like paying a babysitter, dog sitter or house sitter (that makes well-informed, heavily researched changes to improve your baby/dog/house when needed).

  • 1.78%
    Ongoing charges

    This stands for Ongoing Charges Figure. It’s the cost of running a fund and includes admin fees, manager fees, administration costs, etc.

  • 0.20%

    How much the fund is currently paying out in income to investors. It’s NOT to be confused with the overall growth of a fund – a very different thing indeed. It’s also NOT a guarantee of future pay-outs, just a snapshot. This is more what it’s not than what it is…

Prices as at 13 July 2020, fund data last updated 01 October 2003

This fund looks to achieve capital growth by investing in smaller companies within the UK, seeking those stocks that have significant growth potential over the medium to long term.

Fund summary

Sector UK Smaller Companies
Structure UNIT TRUST
Launched March, 1999
Size £243m
Yield 0.20%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid Acc units only


Standard initial charge 5.25%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.50%
Ongoing charges figure 1.78%


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Investment process

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

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  • 19/20 0.20%

Bestinvest MRI

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  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 0.25%
  • 3 years 0.00%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 0.00%

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

Matthew Cable

Matt Cable joined Jupiter from M&G Investment Management where he worked for nearly 12 years. He started out in strategic and commercial roles before becoming an analyst in the smaller companies team in 2011.

Track record

The track record of Matthew Cable in managing mutual funds in this sector is still too short for us to draw any meaningful conclusions and so our assessment is based largely on qualitative aspects.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -32.00% (December 2019 - March 2020)
Relative -5.00% (April 2019 - December 2019)

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 January 2020

2.5128% Onesavings Bank Plc
2.4906% Alpha Financial Markets
2.4804% Costain Group
2.4751% Dotdigital Group Plc
2.4624% Alpha Fx Group Plc
2.4558% Mortgage Advice Bureau (Hldgs) Plc
2.4243% The Gym
2.4116% Computacenter
2.4103% Fdm Group Plc
2.3779% Mattioli Woods
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Financials 24.00%
Industrials 19.00%
Technology 16.00%
Consumer Goods 12.00%
Consumer Services 11.00%
Money Market 6.00%
Basic Materials 6.00%
Health Care 4.00%
Oil & Gas 2.00%


The portfolio currently holds around 90 stocks.

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