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Merian UK Mid Cap A Acc

Ranked 14 out of 17 in - UK Medium Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Richard Watts

Wales-born Richard Watts is a fund manager for Old Mutual Asset Management. He has held this position since moving from an analyst role with the same company in July 2006. Educated at Oxford University, Watts studied Mathematical Sciences before moving into the finance industry. He runs the Old Mutual UK Select Mid Cap Fund and rotates his portfolio in response to market cycles. He believes that this approach allows the fund to be successful in most market environments. A CFA Charterholder now based in London, Watts enjoys rugby outside of work.


To provide capital growth from investing primarily in a portfolio of medium sized UK companies. Medium sized companies are defined for this purpose as those companies that are members of the FTSE 250 Index and those UK listed companies that have a market capitalisation consistent with inclusion in the FTSE 250 Index but are not included in this reference benchmark. Typically at least 75% of the invested assets will be held in companies meeting this definition. Liquidity will under normal circumstances not exceed 10% of the value of the holding of the fund. Subject to the regulations, the property of the fund may include transferable securities; units in collective investment schemes (including those managed or operated by the ACD or an associate of the ACD), warrants, money market instruments, deposits and derivatives.

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UK Medium Companies over : 30/04/2018 - 30/04/2019
  • Rank 14/17 Total Return
  • Rank 16/17 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 16/17 Max Drawdown

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 9.4%
2018 -22.1% -6.7% 8.8% -1.3% -22.2%
2017 27.0% 7.2% 8.7% 3.6% 5.3%
2016 9.2% -5.6% -6.9% 17.3% 5.9%
2015 23.9% 9.2% 3.7% 1.7% 7.7%
2014 7.4% 4.9% -7.6% 3.4% 7.1%
2013 37.4% 14.8% 2.9% 6.4% 9.3%
2012 30.6% 15.7% -4.3% 10.7% 6.5%
2011 -9.5% 0.4% 3.7% -18.7% 6.9%
2010 28.0% 9.5% -8.9% 14.5% 12.1%
2009 34.4% -2.4% 12.3% 23.3% -0.5%
2008 -30.7% -5.6% -4.9% -12.5% -11.8%
2007 2.6% 4.3% 1.8% -1.3% -2.1%
2006 33.6% 14.2% -3.6% 6.8% 13.6%
2005 32.3% 2.3% 4.8% 9.7% 12.5%
2004 27.0% 9.7% 2.4% 1.5% 11.3%
2003 38.8% -3.6% 23.7% 10.6% 5.3%
2002 -5.6% -10.3% 1.0%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Boohoo Group PLC ORD 7.88%
GBP Cash 5.76%
Ascential PLC ORD 5.28%
SSP Group PLC ORD 5.10%
Workspace Group PLC ORD 3.94%
Ashtead Group PLC ORD 3.94%
Blue Prism Group PLC ORD 3.83%
HomeServe PLC ORD 3.46%
Burford Capital Ltd ORD 3.41%
Rentokil Initial PLC ORD 3.15%

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date22/02/2002
  • Share Class size452Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B1XG7999

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. regular additional investment250


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment4.00%

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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).