Marlborough Special Situations P

  • 2707.48p
    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?

  • 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!

  • 0.75%
    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).

  • 0.80%
    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.

  • 0.30%
    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 16 September 2021, fund data last updated 13 April 2012

The objective of the fund is to provide investors with capital growth by investing in smaller companies, new issues and companies going through a difficult period with good recovery prospects. The portfolio has an unusually large number of holdings reflecting its bias to the smaller companies and in particular AiM stocks, some FTSE 250 companies will also be included. Stock selection is primarily bottom-up with a growth bias. Smaller companies’ shares can be more volatile and less liquid than larger company shares, so smaller companies funds can carry more risk.

Fund summary

Sector UK All Companies
Structure UNIT TRUST
Launched
Size £1,700m
Yield 0.30%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid Acc units only

Charges

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Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.75%
Ongoing charges figure 0.80%

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Investment process

The investment process is bottom up driven with a bias towards growth stocks. The team review the macroeconomic environment monthly and at times the portfolio may have some thematic orientation, including modest style tilts. The investment universe is diverse and spans the FTSE Small Cap and FTSE Fledgling indices, the AiM market, and smaller FTSE 250 companies. Ideas are generated internally by the extensive research resources, via the broker community and through other external contacts. Hargreave is supported by a team of 8 - the size of the team enables him to monitor a large percentage of the small cap universe. The team carry out all their own research on companies, which includes analysis of financial statements and meeting with company management. Hargreave controls all final investment decisions.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

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  • 17/18 0.00%
  • 18/19 0.00%
  • 19/20 0.00%
  • 20/21 0.00%

Bestinvest MRI

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  • Career 0.00%
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  • Career 0.00%

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

Track record

Periods of worst performance

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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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Sector breakdown

Consumer Discretionary 31.00%
Industrials 20.00%
Health Care 10.00%
Technology 10.00%
Consumer Staples 7.00%
Real Estate 6.00%
Basic Materials 5.00%
Others 4.00%
Telecommunications 3.00%
Financials 3.00%

Portfolio

Number of positions >200. Around one-third of the portfolio is kept within liquid issues. The portfolio may also carry a strong bias to AiM listed companies. Cash and property may be used as a defensive measure.

Key Investor Information

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