Slater Growth P

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    Price (Inc)

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    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?

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    Initial charge

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  • 0.75%
    Annual management charge

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  • 0.80%
    Ongoing charges

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    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 15 December 2015

The fund's objective is long term capital growth, principally by investing in UK companies. The portfolio includes businesses of all sizes, but typically has a strong bias to small cap stocks. Manager Mark Slater favours companies offering sustainable growth at attractive valuations, forming a concentrated portfolio with at times large holdings in his highest conviction positions.

Fund summary

Sector UK All Companies
Structure UNIT TRUST
Launched
Size £1,306m
Yield 0.00%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid Acc units only

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Annual management charge 0.75%
Ongoing charges figure 0.80%

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Investment process

The primary valuation tool utilised in stock selection is the price earnings to growth ratio (PEG) - the manager looks for companies whose value (based on PE) is cheap compared to their growth rate. He screens the entire UK market for low PEG ratios, then applies a secondary cashflow-based screen to verify the earnings figure. Around 85% of portfolio companies come from this screening process, though other sources are also used. The resulting companies are then analysed with a focus on: - Sustainable and above-average earnings growth prospects; - Robust balance sheet/low debt; - A competitive advantage such as a high market share or brand name; - A positive recent trading statement; - An absence of heavy directors’ selling and ideally some recent directors’ buying. Only once this analysis has taken place does Slater meet company management. He is supported by a co-manager and two highly experienced analysts.

Manager research

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

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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

Others 17.00%
Software 13.00%
Biotechnology/Medical 13.00%
Media 13.00%
Services 9.00%
Financials 7.00%
Consumer Services 7.00%
Healthcare & Medical Products 3.00%
Insurance 3.00%
Food & Drug Retailers 3.00%

Portfolio

25-40 stocks.

Key Investor Information

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