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CFP CASTLEFIELD B.E.S.T SUSTAINABLE UK SMALLER COMPANIES GENERAL

CFP CASTLEFIELD B.E.S.T SUSTAINABLE UK SMALLER COMPANIES GENERAL - Overview

Overview of CFP CASTLEFIELD B.E.S.T SUSTAINABLE UK SMALLER COMPANIES GENERAL

The fund's objective is to achieve long term capital growth ahead of the UK Smaller Companies sector average. In seeking to achieve the objective, the Investment Adviser uses a responsible investment research process to identify the universe of securities from which the Fund may invest. The four criteria that need to be evidenced by each investment are reflected in the name of the Fund where “B.E.S.T” indicates Business & financial, Environmental & ecological, Social and Transparency & governance.

  • Standard Initial Charge 0.00%
  • Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%

Fund summary

Sector UK Smaller Companies
Structure OEIC
Launched June, 2007
Size £24m
Yield 0.0%
Charging basis
Dividends paid Nov & May

Charges

Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.75%
Ongoing charges figure 1.65%

Risks

Before investing make sure you have understood the risks relevant to the fund by reviewing our Risk Warnings section. Further information on the risks are contained in the fund's Key Investor Information Document, which we make available to you before you make a decision to invest, alternatively it is available on request.

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Portfolio

Allocation Proportion(%)
Equity 97
High yield bonds 0
Quality bonds 0
Property 0
Commodities 0
Hedge 0
Fund cash 3
Allocation Proportion(%)
UK 97
Europe 0
North America 3
Japan 0
Pacific 0
Emerging Markets 0
Allocation Proportion(%)
Large Caps 0
Mid Caps 1
Small Caps 99

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Investment process

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Bid price(inc) 804.93p
Accum units 804.93p
Fund commentary
Fund data updated on 30/07/21

Asset allocation

Allocation Proportion(%)
Equity 97
High yield bonds 0
Quality bonds 0
Property 0
Commodities 0
Hedge 0
Fund cash 3

Equity Geographic

Allocation Proportion(%)
UK 97
Europe 0
North America 3
Japan 0
Pacific 0
Emerging Markets 0

Equity Capitalisation

Allocation Propor
tion(%)
Large Caps 0
Mid Caps 1
Small Caps 99

Top 10 holdings

As at: 31/07/2020
4.44% Inspired Energy Plc
4.17% Gresham House Plc Ord 25p
3.97% Strix Group Plc
3.81% Ekf Diagnostics Holdings Plc
3.79% Macfarlane Group
3.78% Augean
3.41% Inspiration Healthcare Group Plc
3.32% Ab Dynamics Plc
3.2% Tristel Plc
3.09% Omg Plc
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Industrials 28%
Health Care 17%
Technology 16%
Financials 13%
Money Market 7%
Consumer Goods 7%
Consumer Services 6%
Utilities 3%
Support Services 2%
Chemicals 1%

Portfolio details

This fund normally holds between 40-50 positions in its portfolio.

Constraints

No information available.

Average monthly relative returns Bestinvest MRI
16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20 20/21   3 years 5 years Career 3 years 5 years Career
0.40% 0.96% 0.09% 0.86% 0.19%   0.38% 0.50% 0.11% 93.30% 99.30% 92.10%
Performance figures are based on the average of monthly percentage returns relative to the benchmark index.

Alistair Currie

Manager. Before joining Edinburgh in 1990, Alistair trained as a Chartered Accountant for Peak Marwick (now KPMG) and then worked for USM. He headed the group's 6-strong UK Smaller Cos team and was responsible for £900 million (15% of total group funds). In February 2003 he was made redundant from Edinburgh, and in October 2003 he joined Premier Asset Management.

Track record

Alistair Currie has 30.4 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.11%. During the worst period of relative performance (from February 2000 - December 2006) there was a decline of 71% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 84%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is 92%.

Periods of worst performance
Absolute -84% (February 2000 - February 2009)
Relative -71% (February 2000 - December 2006)

Other funds managed

Sector record since April 1990 (30 yrs)




About the MRI

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