Prudential Ex-DSF M&G Smaller Companies

Essentials Portfolio Analysis Background Data Performance View PDF Factsheet
Portfolio data accurate as at:

Performance

Discrete performance - to last month end

28/02/16
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28/02/17
28/02/17
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28/02/18
28/02/18
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28/02/19
28/02/19
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28/02/20
28/02/20
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28/02/21
Fund 15.8% 18.6% -5.4% 16.0% 9.2%
Sector 19.9% 19.2% -7.3% 11.4% 17.1%
Rank 74/94 53/97 32/97 23/99 87/101
Quartile 4 3 2 1 4

Annualised performance

Annualised
3 Years to
28/02/21
5 Years to
28/02/21
10 Years to
28/02/21
Fund 6.2% 10.5% 11.0%
Sector 6.6% 11.6% 11.2%
Rank 64/97 67/94 49/80
Quartile 3 3 3

Top 10 Holdings

Stock % Weight
RWS HLDGS 3.00
TYMAN 2.80
EMIS GROUP 2.60
ULTRA ELECTRONICS HLDGS 2.44
COMPUTACENTER 2.39
Northern Trust The Sterling Fund Class E 2.33
SYNTHOMER 2.33
HILL & SMITH HLDGS 2.24
KIN AND CARTA 2.21
ALPHA FINL MKTS CONSULTING 2.20
Total 24.55

Fund Aims

Objective: The investment strategy of the fund is to purchase units in M&G Smaller Companies Fund - the underlying fund.

Underlying Fund Objective: The fund aims to deliver a higher total return (the combination of capital growth and income) than the Numis Smaller Companies Index (excluding Investment Companies), net of the Ongoing Charge Figure, over any five year period. At least 80% of the fund is invested in the UK smaller companies. These are UK listed companies which, at the initial time of purchases, are: • in the bottom 10% (by market capitalisation) of the FTSE All-Share Index, or • in the Numis Smaller Companies Index (excluding Investment Companies), or • listed on the Alternative Investment Market. The fund may also invest in collective investment schemes and other transferrable securities. Cash and near cash may be held for ancillary purposes and derivatives, including warrants, may be used for efficient portfolio management and hedging purposes.

Fund Manager

Garfield Kiff manager of the underlying fund for 5 years and 9 months

Photo of Garfield Kiff Garfield Kiff was appointed fund manager of the M&G Smaller Companies Fund in June 2015. He joined M&G in 2000 from PricewaterhouseCoopers as a smaller companies analyst. He was deputy manager of the M&G Recovery Fund from 2002 until 2008, and managed the Prudential Pooled Pensions Smaller Companies Fund between 2003 and 2008. Garfield was manager of the M&G UK Growth Fund from 2007 until it merged with the M&G UK Select Fund in 2012 and he became the deputy manager. Garfield graduated from the University of Liverpool with a first class honours degree in economics in 1996 and is a CFA charterholder.

Fund Overview

Bid (05/03/2021) 1060.30
Offer (05/03/2021) 1116.10
Fund size (31/01/2021) £26.44m
Underlying Fund size £272.99m
Number of holdings 73
Launch date 31/08/2004

Fund Charges

Annual Management Charge (AMC) 1.00%
Further Costs 0.00%
Yearly Total 1.00%

Asset Allocation

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  UK Equities 95.96%
  Money Market 2.33%
  Property 2.03%
  International Equities 0.71%
  Cash and Equivalents -1.04%
Portfolio data accurate as at: 31/01/21

Important Information

Some funds may invest in ‘underlying’ funds or other investment vehicles. The performance of our fund, compared to what it’s invested in won’t be exactly the same. That can be due to additional charges, cash management (needed to help people to enter and leave our fund when they want), tax and the timing of investments (this is known as a fund’s dealing cycle, it varies between managers and can be several days).

Source of portfolio data: Broadridge. Source of performance data: FE fundinfo. We can’t predict the future. Past performance isn’t a guide to future performance. The figures shown are intended only to demonstrate performance history of the fund, after allowing for the impact of fund charges and further costs, but take no account of product charges, or any Annual Management Charge paid for by the deduction of units. Charges and further costs may vary in the future and may be higher than they are now. Fund performance is based upon the movement of the daily price and is shown as total return in GBP with gross income reinvested. The value of your investment can go down as well as up so you might get back less than you put in.

This factsheet is for information purposes only. If there is information or terminology included that you would like to discuss, then please contact an adviser. Investors should refer to their policy documentation and supporting brochures for fund availability, investment strategy, any product information and charges. Every care has been taken in populating this output, however it must be appreciated that neither Broadridge, Prudential nor their sources guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this information or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

Portfolio data accurate as at:

Asset Allocation

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  UK Equities 95.96%
  Money Market 2.33%
  Property 2.03%
  International Equities 0.71%
  Cash and Equivalents -1.04%

Equity Sector Breakdown

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Industry Supersector Sector Subsector
 
Industrials 33.68% - - -
 
Industrial Goods & Services - 23.89% - -
 
Industrial Support Services - - 15.77% -
 
Professional Business Support Services - - - 12.34%
 
Business Training & Employment Agencies - - - 1.94%
 
Industrial Suppliers - - - 1.49%
 
Aerospace & Defence - - 3.69% -
 
Defense - - - 3.69%
 
Industrial Transportation - - 1.58% -
 
Commercial Vehicle-Equipment Leasing - - - 1.21%
 
Marine Transportation - - - 0.38%
 
General Industrials - - 1.51% -
 
Diversified Industrials - - - 1.51%
 
Industrial Engineering - - 1.34% -
 
Machinery: Industrial - - - 1.34%
 
Construction & Materials - 9.79% - -
 
Construction & Materials - - 9.79% -
 
Building Materials: Other - - - 7.18%
 
Building, Roofing/Wallboard & Plumbing - - - 1.91%
 
Construction - - - 0.70%
 
Consumer Discretionary 18.80% - - -
 
Consumer Products & Services - 10.15% - -
 
Household Goods & Home Construction - - 4.13% -
 
Home Construction - - - 4.13%
 
Personal Goods - - 3.68% -
 
Clothing & Accessories - - - 2.12%
 
Luxury Items - - - 1.57%
 
Consumer Services - - 1.33% -
 
Consumer Services: Misc. - - - 1.33%
 
Leisure Goods - - 1.01% -
 
Toys - - - 1.01%
 
Media - 3.36% - -
 
Media - - 3.36% -
 
Publishing - - - 1.75%
 
Media Agencies - - - 1.61%
 
Retail - 2.76% - -
 
Retailers - - 2.76% -
 
Home Improvement Retailers - - - 1.51%
 
Apparel Retailers - - - 0.81%
 
Specialty Retailers - - - 0.44%
 
Travel & Leisure - 2.53% - -
 
Travel & Leisure - - 2.53% -
 
Restaurants & Bars - - - 1.30%
 
Travel & Tourism - - - 0.73%
 
Airlines - - - 0.34%
 
Recreational Services - - - 0.16%
 
Technology 13.25% - - -
 
Technology - 13.25% - -
 
Software & Computer Services - - 11.16% -
 
Computer Services - - - 8.85%
 
Software - - - 1.65%
 
Consumer Digital Services - - - 0.66%
 
Technology Hardware & Equipment - - 2.09% -
 
Electronic Components - - - 2.09%
 
Financials 10.78% - - -
 
Financial Services - 8.76% - -
 
Investment Banking & Brokerage Services - - 5.15% -
 
Asset Managers & Custodians - - - 3.90%
 
Investment Services - - - 1.25%
 
Finance & Credit Services - - 3.61% -
 
Mortgage Finance - - - 3.61%
 
Insurance - 2.02% - -
 
Non-life Insurance - - 2.02% -
 
Property & Casualty Insurance - - - 2.02%
 
Consumer Staples 5.75% - - -
 
Food, Beverage & Tobacco - 4.22% - -
 
Beverages - - 2.14% -
 
Distillers & Vintners - - - 2.14%
 
Food Producers - - 2.09% -
 
Food Products - - - 2.09%
 
Personal Care, Drug & Grocery Stores - 1.53% - -
 
Personal Care, Drug & Grocery Stores - - 1.53% -
 
Miscellaneous Consumer Staple Goods - - - 1.53%
 
Basic Materials 5.41% - - -
 
Chemicals - 3.16% - -
 
Chemicals - - 3.16% -
 
Chemicals: Diversified - - - 3.16%
 
Basic Resources - 2.24% - -
 
Industrial Metals & Mining - - 2.24% -
 
Metal Fabricating - - - 2.24%
 
Real Estate 4.75% - - -
 
Real Estate - 4.75% - -
 
Real Estate Investment Trusts - - 2.63% -
 
Diversified REITs - - - 2.03%
 
Office REITs - - - 0.60%
 
Real Estate Investment & Services - - 2.12% -
 
Real Estate Holding and Development - - - 2.12%
 
Non-Classified 2.33% - - -
 
Health Care 2.31% - - -
 
Health Care - 2.31% - -
 
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology - - 2.31% -
 
Biotechnology - - - 2.03%
 
Pharmaceuticals - - - 0.29%
 
Energy 2.04% - - -
 
Energy - 2.04% - -
 
Non-Renewable Energy - - 2.04% -
 
Oil: Crude Producers - - - 1.42%
 
Oil Equipment & Services - - - 0.61%
 
Telecommunications 1.93% - - -
 
Telecommunications - 1.93% - -
 
Telecommunications Service Providers - - 1.22% -
 
Telecommunications Services - - - 1.22%
 
Telecommunications Equipment - - 0.71% -
 
Telecommunications Equipment - - - 0.71%
 
Cash and Equivalents -1.04% - - -

Regional Allocation

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  UK 95.96%
  Property 2.03%
  Cash and Equivalents 1.30%
  Developed Europe - Excl UK 0.71%

Fixed Interest Currencies

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  Pound Sterling 72.17%
  US Dollar 19.49%
  Non-Fixed Interest Assets 4.65%
  Euro 3.81%
  Cash -0.12%

Regional Breakdown

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Region Country
 
UK 95.96% -
 
United Kingdom - 95.96%
 
Property 2.03% -
 
Cash and Equivalents 1.30% -
 
Developed Europe - Excl UK 0.71% -
 
Ireland - 0.71%

Breakdown By Market Cap (%)

Medium
 
 
27.85%
Small
 
 
52.12%
Micro
 
 
14.45%
Non-Classified
 
 
6.62%
Cash
 
-1.04%

Top 10 Holdings

Stock % Weight Sector Country
1 RWS HLDGS 3.00% Industrial Support Services United Kingdom
2 TYMAN 2.80% Construction & Materials United Kingdom
3 EMIS GROUP 2.60% Software & Computer Services United Kingdom
4 ULTRA ELECTRONICS HLDGS 2.44% Aerospace & Defence United Kingdom
5 COMPUTACENTER 2.39% Software & Computer Services United Kingdom
6 Northern Trust The Sterling Fund Class E 2.33% Non-Classified Cash and Equivalents
7 SYNTHOMER 2.33% Chemicals United Kingdom
8 HILL & SMITH HLDGS 2.24% Industrial Metals & Mining United Kingdom
9 KIN AND CARTA 2.21% Software & Computer Services United Kingdom
10 ALPHA FINL MKTS CONSULTING 2.20% Industrial Support Services United Kingdom

Dual Aspect Equity Analysis

UK Equities Int'l Equities UK Bonds Int'l Bonds UK Gilts Property Other Cash & Equiv Total
Technology 13.25% - - - - - - - 13.25%
Telecommunications 1.93% - - - - - - - 1.93%
Financials 10.78% - - - - - - - 10.78%
Real Estate 2.72% - - - - 2.03% - - 4.75%
Consumer Discretionary 18.80% - - - - - - - 18.80%
Consumer Staples 5.04% 0.71% - - - - - - 5.75%
Energy 2.04% - - - - - - - 2.04%
Health Care 2.31% - - - - - - - 2.31%
Industrials 33.68% - - - - - - - 33.68%
Basic Materials 5.41% - - - - - - - 5.41%
Cash and Equivalents - - - - - - - -1.04% -1.04%
Non-Classified - - - - - - 2.33% - 2.33%

Important Information

Some funds may invest in ‘underlying’ funds or other investment vehicles. The performance of our fund, compared to what it’s invested in won’t be exactly the same. That can be due to additional charges, cash management (needed to help people to enter and leave our fund when they want), tax and the timing of investments (this is known as a fund’s dealing cycle, it varies between managers and can be several days).

The Industry Classification Benchmark is a product of FTSE International Limited and has been licensed for use.

This factsheet is for information purposes only. If there is information or terminology included that you would like to discuss, then please contact an adviser. Investors should refer to their policy documentation and supporting brochures for fund availability, investment strategy, any product information and charges. Every care has been taken in populating this output, however it must be appreciated that neither Broadridge, Prudential nor their sources guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this information or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

Identification Codes

Sedol Code B02SRG6
Mex Code PUEMC
Isin Code GB00B02SRG60
Citi Code ILF8

Fund Charges

Annual Management Charge (AMC) 1.00%
Further Costs 0.00%
Yearly Total 1.00%

Aims and Benchmark

Aims Objective: The investment strategy of the fund is to purchase units in M&G Smaller Companies Fund - the underlying fund. Underlying Fund Objective: The fund aims to deliver a higher total return (the combination of capital growth and income) than the Numis Smaller Companies Index (excluding Investment Companies), net of the Ongoing Charge Figure, over any five year period. At least 80% of the fund is invested in the UK smaller companies. These are UK listed companies which, at the initial time of purchases, are: • in the bottom 10% (by market capitalisation) of the FTSE All-Share Index, or • in the Numis Smaller Companies Index (excluding Investment Companies), or • listed on the Alternative Investment Market. The fund may also invest in collective investment schemes and other transferrable securities. Cash and near cash may be held for ancillary purposes and derivatives, including warrants, may be used for efficient portfolio management and hedging purposes.
Benchmark Numis Smaller Companies (ex Investment Trust) index
Sector ABI UK Smaller Companies

Ratings

FE Crown Crown Rating of 2

Important Information

Some funds may invest in ‘underlying’ funds or other investment vehicles. The performance of our fund, compared to what it’s invested in won’t be exactly the same. That can be due to additional charges, cash management (needed to help people to enter and leave our fund when they want), tax and the timing of investments (this is known as a fund’s dealing cycle, it varies between managers and can be several days).

Charges and further costs may vary in the future and may be higher than they are now.

This factsheet is for information purposes only. If there is information or terminology included that you would like to discuss, then please contact an adviser. Investors should refer to their policy documentation and supporting brochures for fund availability, investment strategy, any product information and charges. Every care has been taken in populating this output, however it must be appreciated that neither Broadridge, Prudential nor their sources guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this information or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

Important Information

Some funds may invest in ‘underlying’ funds or other investment vehicles. The performance of our fund, compared to what it’s invested in won’t be exactly the same. That can be due to additional charges, cash management (needed to help people to enter and leave our fund when they want), tax and the timing of investments (this is known as a fund’s dealing cycle, it varies between managers and can be several days).

Source of performance data: FE fundinfo. We can’t predict the future. Past performance isn’t a guide to future performance. The figures shown are intended only to demonstrate performance history of the fund, after allowing for the impact of fund charges and further costs, but take no account of product charges, or any Annual Management Charge paid for by the deduction of units. Charges and further costs may vary in the future and may be higher than they are now. Fund performance is based upon the movement of the daily price and is shown as total return in GBP with net income reinvested. The value of your investment can go down as well as up so you might get back less than you put in.

This factsheet is for information purposes only. If there is information or terminology included that you would like to discuss, then please contact an adviser. Investors should refer to their policy documentation and supporting brochures for fund availability, investment strategy, any product information and charges. Every care has been taken in populating this output, however it must be appreciated that neither Broadridge, Prudential nor their sources guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this information or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

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