The UK Smaller Companies Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth. Long-term in this context means 5 years or more.

Performance (B Shares) v. Comparator Benchmarks

Image: Performance (B Shares) v. Comparator Benchmarks

Source: FE Analytics. CHSC is NAV-NAV (1 January 2020 to 29 October 2021). The FTSE All Share TR and FTSE Small Cap (ex IT) TR are the Fund’s comparator benchmarks. The chart shows the performance of the Deep Value Investments portfolio initially. We commenced changes to the portfolio in late February 2020, the new name and policy was formally adopted in August 2020. 

Blue: SVS Church House UK Smaller Companies B Acc

Red: FTSE Small Cap (ex IT) TR 

Green: FTSE All Share TR


Performance Summary (%)

Performance Summary3m1yr3yr5yr
SVS Church House UK Smaller Companies B-1.900.344.0837.53
FTSE Small Cap (ex IT) TR-
Index: FTSE All Share TR1.823.545.435.4
Source: Church House. Accumulation shares. SVS Church House UK Smaller Companues Fund B Acc.

Calendar Year Total Returns (%)

Calendar Year Total Returns (%)YearYearYearYearYearYearYear
SVS Church House UK Smaller Companies B Acc15.725.484.12-4.0912.4724.20-10.33
Source: Church House, Bloomberg. CHSC is accumulations shares, NAV-to-NAV, month end (29 October 2021), net of fees. 1yr performance reflects performance of the Fund from the point at which the name and objectives were amended

Top Ten Holdings

Top Ten Holdings (%)percentage
Liontrust Asset Management5.4%
Brewin Dolphin Holdings3.8%
Judges Scientific3.7%
Somero Enterprises Inc3.5%
Young & Cos Brewery3.5%

40% of Portfolio     
Total number of holdings: 38

Key Information

B Share ClassFor investment advisers and intermediaries only Management fee 0.875% OCF 1.03%
SEDOL Code: (B Shares)BLY2BF0
ISIN Code: (B Shares)GB00BLY2BF03
Share Price175.9p (B Acc) XD
Trust TypeOEIC UCITS scheme
Launch Date29 February 2012
Dividend PaymentMay & Nov Acc Shares
Yield0.43% Accumulation Shares Only
Fund Value£13.3m


Image: Disposition

Source: Church House

Sector Allocations

Image: Sector Allocations

Source: Church House

Objective and Policy

The UK Smaller Companies Fund’s objective is long-term capital growth from a portfolio of UK smaller companies. 

It is actively managed without index or benchmark constraints. The policy is to invest predominantly in shares of UK companies (incorporated or domiciled in the UK) with a market capitalisation in the range of £250m to £2bn.

The fund name was changed from Deep Value Investment Fund as part of its conversion to UCITS status on 24/08/2020.

Fred Mahon Fund Manager

Fred co-manages our UK Equity Growth Fund and the UK Smaller Companies Fund. Read more. 

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Rory Campbell-Lamerton Fund Manager

Based in London, Rory joined Church House in 2012 and is co-Fund Manager of Church House UK Equity Growth, UK Smaller Companies Fund and the Esk Global Equity Fund. Read more.

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James Mahon Joint CIO & Director

A respected figure in the world of investment management with nearly 40 years experience. Read more

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All prices and data in the factsheet are as at 29 October 2021. All fund performance data is based on the B Acc shares and shown after the deduction of fees and charges. Ongoing Charges Figure (OCF) based on accounts as at 30/09/2020.

Investment Risk

Please note that the value of an investment in this fund and the income from it may go down as well as up and you may not get back your original investment. You should also be aware that past performance may not be a reliable guide to future performance.

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