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MI Downing UK Micro-Cap Growth B Acc

Ranked 48 out of 51 in - UK Smaller Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Judith Mackenzie

Hailing from Inverness, Judith MacKenzie manages equity funds at Downing LLP, having joined the company in 2010. Prior to this, she spent a year at Acuity Capital (Electra Partners) having joined from Aberdeen Asset Management. Judith started her career at Brewin Dolphin in 1997 where spent four years. She studied economics and finance and is member of the Securities Institute.


To achieve capital growth by investing in a concentrated portfolio of between 25 to 30 UK smaller companies (typically those with market capitalisations between 20 million and 150 million). The Fund seeks absolute performance whilst retaining a strong focus on capital preservation. The Investment Manager (Downing LLP) targets an annualised performance of 15% and is long term focused. The Fund aims to outperform returns from other UK small-cap equity funds by selecting investments that the Investment Manager believes are undervalued by the market.

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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 -3.5%
2018 -15.3% -5.1% -1.3% 0.6% -10.0%
2017 10.9% 5.7% 3.3% 0.4% 1.2%
2016 9.9% -5.1% -6.5% 16.4% 6.4%
2015 9.7% 2.0% 1.4% 4.6% 1.5%
2014 24.4% 10.2% 3.8% 3.1% 5.6%
2013 29.6% 7.2% 2.3% 15.0% 2.8%
2012 24.6% 12.3% 0.0% 5.6% 5.0%
2011 -8.2% 1.0% 2.7% -8.7% -3.1%
2010 8.1% -2.5% 0.8% 10.8% -0.7%
2009 12.5% 0.4% 10.0% 12.4% -9.4%
2008 -18.8%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date05/09/2008
  • Share Class size17Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B2403R79

Purchase Info

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


  • Annual management1.00%
  • 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).