LF Gresham House UK Micro Cap C

Invests in smaller UK equities with a high weight to those below £250m in size.

  • 239.48p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 248.73p
    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?

  • 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 0.90%
    Annual management charge

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  • 1.00%
    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.

  • 0.00%
    Yield

    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 07 May 2021

To achieve long term capital growth through investment primarily in equities of UK companies. Investment in the main will be in an actively managed portfolio of equities of smaller UK companies traded on AIM and other UK markets which are considered to have potential for capital growth. Investing in smaller companies, including AIM companies, can carry greater risks than those usually associated with larger companies and investors capital is at risk.

Fund summary

Sector UK Smaller Companies
Structure OEIC
Launched February, 2015
Size £332m
Yield 0.00%
Charging basis
Dividends paid

Charges

Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.90%
Ongoing charges figure 1.00%

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Investment process

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 16/17 -0.42%
  • 17/18 1.00%
  • 18/19 0.87%
  • 19/20 1.24%
  • 20/21 -0.19%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.64%
  • 5 years 0.50%
  • Career 0.39%
  • 3 years 98.00%
  • 5 years 98.30%
  • Career 98.70%

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

Ken Wotton

Wotton is Managing Director, Public Equity, and leads the investment team managing public equity investments. He is lead manager for LF Gresham House UK Micro Cap Fund, LF Gresham House UK Multi Cap Income Fund and manages AIM listed portfolios on behalf of the Baronsmead VCTs. He graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford, before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG. He was an equity research analyst with Commerzbank and then Evolution Securities prior to spending the past 12 years as a Fund Manager at Livingbridge and now Gresham House specialising in smaller companies.

Track record

Ken Wotton has 11.9 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.39%. During the worst period of relative performance (from June 2009 - December 2010) there was a decline of 26% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 30%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is 99%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -30.00% (January 2020 - March 2020)
Relative -26.00% (June 2009 - December 2010)

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

4.1% Diaceutics Plc
3.9% Mattioli Woods
3.9% Xps Pensions Group Plc Ord Gbp0.0005
3.8% Impax Asset Management Group Plc
3.8% Inspired Energy Plc
3.4% Argentex Group Plc
3.4% Ergomed Plc
3.4% Kape Technologies Plc
3.4% Knights Group Hldgs Plc
3.2% Codemasters Group Holdings Plc
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Financials 26.00%
Business Services 18.00%
Money Market 17.00%
Consumer Goods 16.00%
Telecom, Media & Technology 14.00%
Health Care 10.00%

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