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Marlborough UK Micro-Cap Growth A Acc

Ranked 24 out of 51 in - UK Smaller Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Guy Feld

Guy Feld is a graduate of Oxford University and has over 15 years of experience in both fund management and broking at BZW, UBS and Teather & Greenwood. Guy joined Marlborough in 2003 and has a particular focus on the technology sector and other “New Economy” and growth companies.

Giles Hargreave

Giles Hargreave is chairman of Hargreave Hale Ltd. Born in Preston, Lancashire, in 1948, he studied at Cambridge. After starting his career in 1969 as an analyst with James Capel, Giles joined Management Agency and Music as a private fund manager in 1974 before founding Hargreave Investment Management in 1986. Giles then merged Hargreave Investment Management with Hargreave Hale & Co, a provincial stockbroking firm controlled by other members of his family, in 1988 and took over as chief executive. Giles chairs the investment committee’s weekly meetings in which the team reviews existing and potential investments.


The Fund aims to provide a total return* of capital and income in excess of that achieved by the FTSE Small Cap Index (excluding investment companies) over the medium to long term. The Scheme will be actively managed on a total return basis investing primarily in UK companies having a market capitalisation of 250m or less at the time of purchase. A considerable proportion of the portfolio will be invested in smaller companies with a market capitalisation of less than 150m at the time of purchase. At times it may be appropriate for the Scheme not to be fully invested but to hold cash and near cash.

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UK Smaller Companies over : 30/04/2018 - 30/04/2019

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 5.8%
2018 -10.8% -2.0% 5.8% 2.1% -15.8%
2017 32.3% 7.9% 9.0% 6.3% 5.9%
2016 14.2% 0.0% -5.8% 16.7% 3.8%
2015 13.1% 0.0% 8.5% 2.8% 1.4%
2014 2.7% 9.5% -3.5% -1.7% -1.1%
2013 38.5% 8.6% -0.2% 15.2% 11.0%
2012 23.2% 17.0% -7.2% 6.8% 6.2%
2011 2.2% 5.6% 3.2% -7.5% 1.3%
2010 40.2% 1.0% -0.6% 18.4% 17.9%
2009 59.7% 8.7% 21.9% 20.0% 0.5%
2008 -38.0% -8.8% 0.3% -14.9% -20.3%
2007 4.9% 12.6% 5.5% -5.1% -7.0%
2006 25.8% 12.4% -1.0% 3.7% 9.1%
2005 16.6% 13.3% -2.4% 4.2% 1.3%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Future PLC ORD 2.52%
IMImobile PLC ORD 1.70%
Ab Dynamics PLC ORD 1.39%
Focusrite PLC ORD 1.39%
Next Fifteen Communications Group PLC ORD 1.37%
Draper Esprit PLC ORD 1.31%
Huntsworth PLC ORD 1.24%
GB Group PLC ORD 1.18%
S4 Capital PLC ORD 1.16%
IG Design Group PLC ORD 1.16%

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date04/10/2004
  • Share Class size1,193Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B02TPH60

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. regular additional investment100


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment5.00%

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).