Prudential Ex-DSF M&G Smaller Companies

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Portfolio data accurate as at:

Performance

Discrete performance - to last month end

30/06/15
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30/06/16
30/06/16
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30/06/17
30/06/17
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30/06/18
30/06/18
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30/06/19
30/06/19
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30/06/20
Fund -7.4% 39.3% 10.3% -1.4% -7.7%
Sector -6.2% 37.6% 14.9% -6.6% -6.6%
Rank 59/96 32/98 76/100 16/100 70/103
Quartile 3 2 4 1 3

Annualised performance

Annualised
3 Years to
30/06/20
5 Years to
30/06/20
10 Years to
30/06/20
Fund 0.1% 5.3% 11.7%
Sector 0.1% 5.3% 11.1%
Rank 51/100 48/96 42/81
Quartile 3 2 3

Top 10 Holdings

Stock % Weight
Northern Trust The Sterling Fund Class E 6.88
EMIS GROUP 2.92
ULTRA ELECTRONICS HLDGS 2.76
SANNE GROUP 2.56
POLYPIPE GROUP 2.52
HILL & SMITH HLDGS 2.42
SABRE INSURANCE GROUP 2.36
SDL 2.31
COMPUTACENTER 2.21
HELICAL 2.18
Total 29.14

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 1 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.

Rory Alexander manager of the underlying fund for 1 years and 3 months

Photo of Rory Alexander Rory Alexander was appointed deputy fund manager of the M&G Smaller Companies Fund in April 2019. In May 2019, he became fund manager of the M&G UK Select Fund, having been the fund’s co-deputy fund manager since January 2016. Rory is also fund manager of the Prudential Pooled Pensions UK Equity Growth Fund. He joined M&G’s Equity Research team in 2008 as an analyst covering global transport. Over time, he added support services, media and consumer staples to his sector responsibilities, until June 2015 when he became an embedded research analyst with the UK Equities team. Prior to joining M&G, Rory worked for St James's Place Partnership. He graduated from Bath University in 2008 with a BSc (Hons) in economics.

Fund Overview

Bid (08/07/2020) 814.50
Offer (08/07/2020) 857.40
Fund size (30/11/2019) £27.93m
Underlying Fund size £374.26m
Number of holdings 71
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 89.95%
  Money Market 6.88%
  Property 2.14%
  Cash and Equivalents 0.14%
  Other Assets 0.89%
Portfolio data accurate as at: 31/05/20

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: FundsLibrary. Source of performance data: Financial Express (FE). 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 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 89.95%
  Money Market 6.88%
  Property 2.14%
  Cash and Equivalents 0.14%
  Other Assets 0.89%

Equity Sector Breakdown

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Industry Supersector Sector Subsector
 
Industrials 28.24% - - -
 
Industrial Goods & Services - 19.87% - -
 
Industrial Support Services - - 10.32% -
 
Professional Business Support Services - - - 8.03%
 
Industrial Suppliers - - - 1.56%
 
Business Training & Employment Agencies - - - 0.73%
 
Aerospace & Defence - - 3.38% -
 
Defense - - - 3.38%
 
Aerospace - - - 0.00%
 
Industrial Transportation - - 2.96% -
 
Marine Transportation - - - 1.93%
 
Commercial Vehicle-Equipment Leasing - - - 1.03%
 
General Industrials - - 1.71% -
 
Diversified Industrials - - - 1.71%
 
Industrial Engineering - - 1.49% -
 
Machinery: Industrial - - - 1.49%
 
Construction & Materials - 8.37% - -
 
Construction & Materials - - 8.37% -
 
Building Materials: Other - - - 5.05%
 
Building, Roofing/Wallboard & Plumbing - - - 2.52%
 
Construction - - - 0.79%
 
Technology 16.82% - - -
 
Technology - 16.82% - -
 
Software & Computer Services - - 14.88% -
 
Computer Services - - - 9.68%
 
Software - - - 3.73%
 
Consumer Digital Services - - - 1.47%
 
Technology Hardware & Equipment - - 1.94% -
 
Electronic Components - - - 1.94%
 
Consumer Discretionary 16.26% - - -
 
Consumer Products & Services - 6.01% - -
 
Household Goods & Home Construction - - 3.44% -
 
Home Construction - - - 3.44%
 
Personal Goods - - 0.91% -
 
Clothing & Accessories - - - 0.91%
 
Leisure Goods - - 0.89% -
 
Toys - - - 0.89%
 
Consumer Services - - 0.77% -
 
Consumer Services: Misc. - - - 0.77%
 
Media - 4.82% - -
 
Media - - 4.82% -
 
Publishing - - - 2.53%
 
Media Agencies - - - 2.29%
 
Travel & Leisure - 3.04% - -
 
Travel & Leisure - - 3.04% -
 
Restaurants & Bars - - - 1.69%
 
Travel & Tourism - - - 0.87%
 
Recreational Services - - - 0.48%
 
Retail - 2.39% - -
 
Retailers - - 2.39% -
 
Home Improvement Retailers - - - 1.78%
 
Apparel Retailers - - - 0.62%
 
Financials 11.80% - - -
 
Financial Services - 9.44% - -
 
Investment Banking & Brokerage Services - - 6.19% -
 
Asset Managers & Custodians - - - 5.42%
 
Investment Services - - - 0.77%
 
Finance & Credit Services - - 3.25% -
 
Mortgage Finance - - - 3.25%
 
Insurance - 2.36% - -
 
Non-life Insurance - - 2.36% -
 
Property & Casualty Insurance - - - 2.36%
 
Non-Classified 7.77% - - -
 
Real Estate 6.02% - - -
 
Real Estate - 6.02% - -
 
Real Estate Investment Trusts - - 3.84% -
 
Diversified REITs - - - 2.14%
 
Office REITs - - - 1.70%
 
Real Estate Investment & Services - - 2.18% -
 
Real Estate Holding and Development - - - 2.18%
 
Basic Materials 4.96% - - -
 
Chemicals - 2.54% - -
 
Chemicals - - 2.54% -
 
Chemicals: Diversified - - - 2.54%
 
Basic Resources - 2.42% - -
 
Industrial Metals & Mining - - 2.42% -
 
Metal Fabricating - - - 2.42%
 
Consumer Staples 2.70% - - -
 
Food, Beverage & Tobacco - 2.17% - -
 
Beverages - - 2.17% -
 
Distillers & Vintners - - - 2.17%
 
Personal Care, Drug & Grocery Stores - 0.53% - -
 
Personal Care, Drug & Grocery Stores - - 0.53% -
 
Personal Products - - - 0.53%
 
Health Care 2.45% - - -
 
Health Care - 2.45% - -
 
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology - - 1.48% -
 
Biotechnology - - - 1.48%
 
Health Care Providers - - 0.97% -
 
Health Care Services - - - 0.97%
 
Energy 2.21% - - -
 
Energy - 2.21% - -
 
Non-Renewable Energy - - 2.21% -
 
Oil: Crude Producers - - - 1.63%
 
Oil Equipment & Services - - - 0.59%
 
Telecommunications 0.61% - - -
 
Telecommunications - 0.61% - -
 
Telecommunications Equipment - - 0.61% -
 
Telecommunications Equipment - - - 0.61%
 
Cash and Equivalents 0.14% - - -

Regional Allocation

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  UK 89.95%
  Cash and Equivalents 7.02%
  Property 2.14%
  Non-Classified 0.89%

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 89.95% -
 
United Kingdom - 89.95%
 
Cash and Equivalents 7.02% -
 
Property 2.14% -
 
Non-Classified 0.89% -

Breakdown By Market Cap (%)

Medium
 
 
33.05%
Small
 
 
49.77%
Micro
 
 
9.27%
Non-Classified
 
 
7.77%
Cash
 
 
0.14%

Top 10 Holdings

Stock % Weight Sector Country
1 Northern Trust The Sterling Fund Class E 6.88% Non-Classified Cash and Equivalents
2 EMIS GROUP 2.92% Software & Computer Services United Kingdom
3 ULTRA ELECTRONICS HLDGS 2.76% Aerospace & Defence United Kingdom
4 SANNE GROUP 2.56% Investment Banking & Brokerage Services United Kingdom
5 POLYPIPE GROUP 2.52% Construction & Materials United Kingdom
6 HILL & SMITH HLDGS 2.42% Industrial Metals & Mining United Kingdom
7 SABRE INSURANCE GROUP 2.36% Non-life Insurance United Kingdom
8 SDL 2.31% Software & Computer Services United Kingdom
9 COMPUTACENTER 2.21% Software & Computer Services United Kingdom
10 HELICAL 2.18% Real Estate Investment & 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 16.82% - - - - - - - 16.82%
Telecommunications 0.61% - - - - - - - 0.61%
Financials 11.80% - - - - - - - 11.80%
Real Estate 3.88% - - - - 2.14% - - 6.02%
Consumer Discretionary 16.26% - - - - - - - 16.26%
Consumer Staples 2.70% - - - - - - - 2.70%
Energy 2.21% - - - - - - - 2.21%
Health Care 2.45% - - - - - - - 2.45%
Industrials 28.24% - - - - - - - 28.24%
Basic Materials 4.96% - - - - - - - 4.96%
Cash and Equivalents - - - - - - - 0.14% 0.14%
Non-Classified - - - - - - 7.77% - 7.77%

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 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

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 3

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 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

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: Financial Express (FE). 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 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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