*Source: Schroders, Morningstar, 1 May 2003 to 31 May 2022. Net asset value total return compared to the benchmark of the FTSE All-Share ex Investment Trusts ex FTSE 100 TR Index until 2011, and subsequently the FTSE 250 ex Investment Trusts Index. Past performance is not a guide to future performance and may not be repeated.
"We apply a high conviction approach, managing a focused portfolio of resilient companies which are either disruptors, challenging the status quo, or are well-established companies which can grow sustainably as they reinvent themselves in response to disruption."
Independent Board of Directors
The Company's investment objective is to invest in mid cap equities with the aim of providing a total return in excess of the FTSE 250 ex-Investment Trusts Index.
Source: Morningstar, as at July 2022
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Past performance is not a guide to future performance and may not be repeated. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally invested.
The Company invests in smaller companies that may be less liquid than in larger companies and price swings may therefore be greater than investment companies that invest in larger companies.
The Company will invest solely in the companies of one country or region. This can carry more risk than investments spread over a number of countries or regions.
As a result of the fees and finance costs being charged partially to capital, the distributable income of the Company may be higher but there is the potential that performance or capital value may be eroded.
The Company may borrow money to invest in further investments, this is known as gearing. Gearing will increase returns if the value of the investments purchased increase in value by more than the cost of borrowing, or reduce returns if they fail to do so.
The Company currently conducts its affairs so that its shares can be recommended by IFAs to ordinary retail investors in accordance with the FCA's rules in relation to non-mainstream investment products and intends to continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The Company's shares are excluded from the FCA's restrictions which apply to non-mainstream investment products because they are shares in an investment trust.