1. Objective

    The British Smaller Companies Fund aims to outperform (after deduction of costs) the Numis Smaller Companies Index (excluding Investment Companies) by at least 2% per annum over rolling five-year periods. There is no guarantee that this objective will be achieved over any time period and actual investment returns may differ from this objective, particularly over shorter time periods. The manager believes this is an appropriate benchmark given the investment policy of the Fund and the approach taken by the manager when investing.

    The value of investments and any income from them may go down as well as up and you or your client may not get back the amount originally invested.
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  4. Key Information

    Launch Date 1 November 1993
    Benchmark Numis Smaller Companies Index +2%
    The Investment Association Sector UK Smaller Companies
    XD Date Last day of January each year
    Distribution Last day of March each year
    Pricing Valuation point 10am daily, swinging single price
    Active Share 93%**

    Please bear in mind that past performance is not a guide to future performance. 

    The value of your investment may go down as well as up, and you may not get back the amount invested.

    **Relative to FTSE Small Cap (ex IT) Index. Source: Baillie Gifford & Co, FTSE.

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    We invest in companies with strong earnings per share and cashflow growth characteristics, which we believe is consistent with achieving attractive overall returns.
  6. Investment Choice and Charges

    Share Class ISIN Number SEDOL Number Min. Investment Min. Top Up Ongoing Charges* Initial Charge
    B Inc GB0005930382 0593038 £1,000 no minimum 0.67% 0%
    B Acc GB0005931356 0593135 £1,000 no minimum 0.67% 0%

    * Annual figures as at 31/01/2020

    A further explanation of all the charges and costs relating to this Fund can be found in the Enhanced Disclosure of Fund Charges and Costs document.