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Standard Life UK Smaller Companies (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.£438.1m
Last close435.50p
High / Low (52 weeks)526.0p / 400.0p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamInvestment Companies
SectorInvestment trusts

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 06:03:00 GMT

Investment summary

Standard Life UK Smaller Companies (SLS) is managed by Harry Nimmo at Aberdeen Standard Investments. He has followed the same investment process since he took over management of the trust in 2003, through a number of economic cycles, and considers it to be stable, predictable and well defined, while providing an element of resilience during periods of stock market weakness. He also believes that the investment process is optimal for running large amounts of UK small-cap money. Nimmo has a long-term record of outperformance – SLS’s NAV total return is ahead of its blended benchmark over the last one, three, five and 10 years, and above the averages of its larger peers in the AIC UK Smaller Companies sector over one and five years, and broadly in line over three years.

Last updated on 11/12/2018

Key management

Harry Nimmo, Fund manager

Company address

Investment House
1 George Street
Edinburgh
EH2 2LL
United Kingdom
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