Prudential Ex-DSF M&G Smaller Companies

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Portfolio data accurate as at:

Performance

Discrete performance - to last month end

31/05/14
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31/05/15
31/05/15
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31/05/16
31/05/16
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31/05/17
31/05/17
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31/05/18
31/05/18
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31/05/19
Fund 9.1% 1.5% 29.2% 8.5% -1.9%
Sector 9.5% 3.4% 27.1% 11.2% -4.3%
Rank 56/98 75/100 43/102 77/104 25/104
Quartile 3 3 2 3 1

Annualised performance

Annualised
3 Years to
31/05/19
5 Years to
31/05/19
10 Years to
31/05/19
Fund 11.2% 8.8% 15.3%
Sector 10.6% 8.9% 14.6%
Rank 40/102 57/98 35/78
Quartile 2 3 2

Top 10 Holdings

Stock % Weight
EMIS Group 2.74
Hill & Smith Holdings PLC, 2.55
Alpha FX Group 2.53
Softcat 2.46
Forterra 2.45
4imprint Group 2.37
Games Workshop Group 2.26
Polypipe Group 2.23
Synthomer 2.22
TT Electronics 2.12
Total 23.95

Fund Aims

The investment strategy of the fund is to purchase units in M&G Smaller Companies Fund. That 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 2 months

Photo of Garfield Kiff Garfield Kiff was appointed fund manager of the M&G UK Smaller Companies Fund in June 2015. He is also deputy manager of the M&G UK Growth Fund. Garfield joined M&G in 2000 as a smaller companies analyst and managed a smaller companies fund for pooled pension fund clients between June 2003 and August 2008. He was deputy manager of the M&G Recovery Fund from 2002 until 2008 and lead manager of the M&G UK Growth Fund from December 2007 until December 2012, before its merger with the M&G UK Select Fund. Garfield graduated from the University of Liverpool with a first class honours degree in economics and is a CFA charterholder.

Fund Overview

Bid (14/06/2019) 887.50
Offer (14/06/2019) 934.20
Fund size (31/03/2019) £26.88m
Underlying Fund size £430.24m
Number of holdings 55
Launch date 31/08/2004

Fund Charges

Base Annual Management Charge (AMC) 1.00%
Additional Charges 0.00%
Total Charges 1.00%

Asset Allocation

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  UK Equities 89.54%
  Property 4.86%
  Cash and Equivalents 4.18%
  International Equities 1.42%
Portfolio data accurate as at: 30/04/19

Important Information

Source of portfolio data: FundsLibrary. Source of performance data: Financial Express (FE). Please remember that past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. The figures shown are intended only to demonstrate performance history of the fund and take no account of product charges, or the Annual Management Charge for any available PruFund funds. The application of charges may impact the overall performance. Please also note that our charges 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 and you may not get back the amount 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 FundsLibrary, 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 89.54%
  Property 4.86%
  Cash and Equivalents 4.18%
  International Equities 1.42%

Equity Sector Breakdown

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Industry Supersector Sector Subsector
 
Basic Materials 3.42% - - -
 
Chemicals - 3.42% - -
 
Chemicals - - 3.42% -
 
Specialty Chemicals - - - 3.42%
 
Consumer Goods 8.49% - - -
 
Personal & Household Goods - 6.84% - -
 
Household Goods & Home Construction - - 4.59% -
 
Home Construction - - - 4.59%
 
Leisure Goods - - 2.26% -
 
Toys - - - 2.26%
 
Food & Beverage - 1.65% - -
 
Beverages - - 1.65% -
 
Distillers & Vintners - - - 1.65%
 
Consumer Services 8.91% - - -
 
Media - 5.96% - -
 
Media - - 5.96% -
 
Media Agencies - - - 5.96%
 
Travel & Leisure - 2.95% - -
 
Travel & Leisure - - 2.95% -
 
Travel & Tourism - - - 1.95%
 
Restaurants & Bars - - - 1.00%
 
Financials 20.05% - - -
 
Financial Services - 11.23% - -
 
Financial Services - - 11.23% -
 
Asset Managers - - - 2.85%
 
Investment Services - - - 2.53%
 
Consumer Finance - - - 2.30%
 
Mortgage Finance - - - 2.09%
 
Specialty Finance - - - 1.46%
 
Real Estate - 6.78% - -
 
Real Estate Investment Trusts - - 4.86% -
 
Industrial & Office REITs - - - 3.09%
 
Diversified REITs - - - 1.78%
 
Real Estate Investment & Services - - 1.92% -
 
Real Estate Holding & Development - - - 1.92%
 
Insurance - 2.04% - -
 
Nonlife Insurance - - 2.04% -
 
Property & Casualty Insurance - - - 2.04%
 
Health Care 4.92% - - -
 
Health Care - 4.92% - -
 
Health Care Equipment & Services - - 3.78% -
 
Health Care Providers - - - 2.02%
 
Medical Supplies - - - 1.76%
 
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology - - 1.14% -
 
Biotechnology - - - 1.14%
 
Industrials 36.71% - - -
 
Industrial Goods & Services - 28.14% - -
 
Support Services - - 12.74% -
 
Business Support Services - - - 6.62%
 
Business Training & Employment Agencies - - - 2.81%
 
Industrial Suppliers - - - 1.89%
 
Financial Administration - - - 1.42%
 
Industrial Engineering - - 4.40% -
 
Industrial Machinery - - - 4.40%
 
General Industrials - - 3.72% -
 
Diversified Industrials - - - 3.72%
 
Aerospace & Defence - - 3.17% -
 
Defence - - - 1.90%
 
Aerospace - - - 1.27%
 
Electronic & Electrical Equipment - - 2.12% -
 
Electrical Components & Equipment - - - 2.12%
 
Industrial Transportation - - 1.99% -
 
Transportation Services - - - 1.99%
 
Construction & Materials - 8.58% - -
 
Construction & Materials - - 8.58% -
 
Building Materials & Fixtures - - - 8.58%
 
Oil & Gas 1.50% - - -
 
Oil & Gas - 1.50% - -
 
Oil & Gas Producers - - 1.50% -
 
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production - - - 1.50%
 
Technology 11.82% - - -
 
Technology - 11.82% - -
 
Software & Computer Services - - 11.82% -
 
Computer Services - - - 8.61%
 
Software - - - 3.22%
 
Cash and Equivalents 4.18% - - -

Regional Allocation

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  UK 89.54%
  Property 4.86%
  Cash and Equivalents 4.18%
  North America 1.42%

Fixed Interest Currencies

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  Pound Sterling 72.85%
  US Dollar 13.74%
  Euro 11.75%
  Non-Fixed Interest Assets 0.60%
  Mexican Peso 0.47%
  Cash 0.34%
  Other Currencies 0.25%

Regional Breakdown

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Region Country
 
UK 89.54% -
 
United Kingdom - 89.54%
 
Property 4.86% -
 
Cash and Equivalents 4.18% -
 
North America 1.42% -
 
United States - 1.42%

Breakdown By Market Cap (%)

Medium
 
 
34.95%
Small
 
 
52.07%
Micro
 
 
7.80%
Non-Classified
 
 
1.00%
Cash
 
 
4.18%

Top 10 Holdings

Stock % Weight Sector Country
1 EMIS Group 2.74% Software & Computer Services United Kingdom
2 Hill & Smith Holdings PLC, 2.55% Industrial Engineering United Kingdom
3 Alpha FX Group 2.53% Financial Services United Kingdom
4 Softcat 2.46% Software & Computer Services United Kingdom
5 Forterra 2.45% Construction & Materials United Kingdom
6 4imprint Group 2.37% Media United Kingdom
7 Games Workshop Group 2.26% Leisure Goods United Kingdom
8 Polypipe Group 2.23% Construction & Materials United Kingdom
9 Synthomer 2.22% Chemicals United Kingdom
10 TT Electronics 2.12% Electronic & Electrical Equipment United Kingdom

Dual Aspect Equity Analysis

UK Equities Int'l Equities UK Bonds Int'l Bonds UK Gilts Property Other Cash & Equiv Total
Basic Materials 3.42% - - - - - - - 3.42%
Consumer Goods 8.49% - - - - - - - 8.49%
Consumer Services 8.91% - - - - - - - 8.91%
Financials 15.18% - - - - 4.86% - - 20.05%
Health Care 4.92% - - - - - - - 4.92%
Industrials 35.30% 1.42% - - - - - - 36.71%
Oil & Gas 1.50% - - - - - - - 1.50%
Technology 11.82% - - - - - - - 11.82%
Telecommunications - - - - - - - - -
Utilities - - - - - - - - -
Property - - - - - - - - -
Cash and Equivalents - - - - - - - 4.18% 4.18%
Bonds - - - - - - - - -
Non-Classified - - - - - - - - -
Commodities - - - - - - - - -
Alternative Trading Strategies - - - - - - - - -

Important Information

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 FundsLibrary, 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

Base Annual Management Charge (AMC) 1.00%
Additional Charges 0.00%
Total Charges 1.00%

Aims and Benchmark

Aims The investment strategy of the fund is to purchase units in M&G Smaller Companies Fund. That 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

Our charges 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 FundsLibrary, Prudential nor their sources guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this information or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

Important Information

Source of performance data: Financial Express (FE). Please remember that past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. The figures shown are intended only to demonstrate performance history of the fund and take no account of product charges, or the Annual Management Charge for any available PruFund funds. The application of charges may impact the overall performance. Please also note that our charges 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 and you may not get back the amount 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 FundsLibrary, 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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