Schroder Small Cap Discovery Z

  • 94.25p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 104.50p
    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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  • 0.75%
    Annual management charge

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  • 1.01%
    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.

  • 1.30%
    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 14 January 2021

The fund aims to generate superior long-term returns by investing in smaller companies operating in higher growth economies. The fund sits in the Specialist sector and can invest worldwide, but the bulk of investments are likely to be in Asia (ex Japan) and emerging markets.

Fund summary

Sector Specialist
Structure UNIT TRUST
Launched
Size £180m
Yield 1.30%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 15 Jun

Charges

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Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.75%
Ongoing charges figure 1.01%

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Investment process

Smaller companies in emerging economies offer a higher degree of exposure to local markets than their larger counterparts as well as higher growth prospects, but this comes at the expense of greater volatility. They are also less researched than larger companies, creating more opportunities for active fund managers to add value. Manager Matthew Dobbs has been with Schroders for over 30 years and has an outstanding track record investing in Asia, so this fund is clearly one to watch.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

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Bestinvest MRI

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

Track record

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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 25.00%
Industrials 18.00%
Information Technology 17.00%
Financials 9.00%
Health Care 7.00%
Communications 6.00%
Real Estate 6.00%
Consumer Staples 5.00%
Materials 4.00%
Others 2.00%

Portfolio

70-100 stocks.

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