BlackRock Smaller Companies TrustBRSC:LSE

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Total returns on £1000

Fund / BenchmarkChange
PriceBlackRock Smaller Companies (Ordinary Share)-6.67 %
BlackRock Smaller Companies (Ordinary Share)+1.22 %
Morningstar's BenchmarkFTSE SmallCap (ex Inv Cos)+1.77 %
As of Mar 23 2015.

BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust summary

Shares outstanding47.88m
Market cap386.90m GBP
Total assets496.10m GBP
Total expense ratio0.71%
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Diluted NAV (est)958.62
Diluted NAV (last pub)951.76
Premium/Discount-15.29 %
Gearing+109.00 %
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Profile

Management group(s)BlackRock Fund Managers Limited
AIC sectorUK Smaller Companies
ISINGB0006436108
Launch date02 May 1906
Share typeOrdinary Share
StructureConventional
Base currencyGBP

Objective

To achieve long-term capital growth for shareholders through investment mainly in smaller UK quoted companies.

Management & contract fees

BlackRock receives an annual fee which is calculated based on 0.65% in respect of the first GBP 50m of the Company's total assets less current liabilities, reducing to 0.5% thereafter. A performance fee is payable at the rate of 10% of the annualised excess performance relative to the benchmark in the two previous financial years, applied to the average of the total assets less current liabilities of the Company. The fee is payable annually in April and is capped at 0.25% of the average of the total assets less current liabilities.

Dividend

Div yield1.75331
Div ex-date06 Nov 2014
Div pay-date03 Dec 2014

Managed by

Mike Prentis Start : 30 Sep 2002
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