Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust (SLS)

Business description

Standard Life Smaller Companies Trust (SLS) aims to achieve long-term capital growth through investment in a diversified portfolio mainly consisting of UK-quoted smaller companies. SLS started life as Edinburgh Smaller Companies in 1993 and Standard Life Investments assumed management from 2003.

Stock data

Market cap.£299.7m
Last close439.13p
High / Low (52 weeks)439.1p / 294.5p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamInvestment Companies
SectorInvestment Companies

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Company news

Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust PLC declares dividend

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 06:03:00 GMT

Investment summary

Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust (SLS) aims to generate long-term capital growth from a portfolio of high-quality smaller-cap UK equities. Manager Harry Nimmo follows a long-standing, consistent investment process to construct a relatively concentrated portfolio of c 55 high-conviction holdings. SLS’s NAV total returns are ahead of the benchmark Numis Smaller Companies ex-Investment Companies index over three, five and 10 years and SLS leads the pack versus peers over 10 years. SLS’s annual dividend has compounded at an average annual rate of 23.5% over the last 10 years.

Last updated on 12/01/2017

Key management

Harry Nimmo, Fund manager

Company address

Investment House
1 George Street
Edinburgh
EH2 2LL
United Kingdom
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