Aims to provide capital growth from investing in UK smaller companies by outperformance of the FTSE Small Cap Index. The company will predominantly invest in quoted UK small companies from the FTSE Small Cap Index, although where appropriate, it may invest in similar sized UK companies listed on the Alternative Investment Market which is the London Stock Exchange market for smaller, growing companies. The company has the ability to use borrowing to gear the portfolio within the range of 10% net cash to 15% geared in normal market conditions.
The value of investments and the income from them can go down and up, and you may not get back as much as you paid in. Past performance is not a guide to the future.
For further risks associated with this trust please refer to the 'Key risks' section below.
Cumulative performance of an original investment of £100.
You should remember that past performance is not a guide to the future.
Source: J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Total return, net of charges and any applicable fees using cum income Net Asset Values (NAVs) debt at par with net dividend (if any) reinvested, in sterling. For detail see the Trust’s latest Report & Accounts.
Georgina Brittain, managing director, is a senior portfolio manager for small and mid cap funds within the J.P. Morgan Asset Management European Equity Group. She is the fund manager for the JPM Life UK Small Cap Fund, the JPM UK Smaller Companies Fund, the JPMorgan Smaller Companies Investment Trust and co-manager for the JPMorgan Mid Cap Investment Trust. She is also a co-manager for our range of European small cap funds. An employee since 1995, Georgina was previously an analyst in the UK research department. Georgina obtained an M.A. in Classics from Oxford University, and earned a Diploma in Law from City University, London. She is a qualified barrister.
Katen Patel, vice president, is an assistant portfolio manager in the Europe Small/mid Cap team within the J.P. Morgan Asset Management European Equity Group. An employee since April 2013, he previously worked at HSBC Bank Plc in a European equity sales role. He obtained a B.Sc. in Management from the London School of Economics. Katen is a CFA charterholder.
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On 25 February 2015, JPMorgan Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc issued Subscription Shares to Qualifying Shareholders on the basis of one Subscription Share for every five Ordinary Shares held.
Holders of JPMorgan Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc Subscription Shares can choose to convert their Subscription Shares on the last day of each month commencing on 31 March 2015 and finishing on 30 June 2017.
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