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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.£378.1m
Last close512.00p
High / Low (52 weeks)528.0p / 428.2p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
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Company news

Investment summary

Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust (SLS) is managed by Harry Nimmo, who aims to generate long-term capital growth from a portfolio of smaller-cap UK equities. The trust has a strong performance track record; it has meaningfully outpaced its benchmark over one, three, five and 10 years. SLS has also outperformed the majority of its peers over these periods, ranking second out of 10 funds over one and three years, fifth over five years and first over 10 years. The trust has recently changed its benchmark to include AIM stocks, reflecting SLS’s increasing exposure to this area of the UK stock market, as the board and manager consider the quality of these companies has improved in recent years.

Last updated on 28/03/2018

Key management

Harry Nimmo, Fund manager

Company address

Investment House
1 George Street
Edinburgh
EH2 2LL
United Kingdom
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