UK smaller companies Q1 2022 update

UK smaller companies Q1 2022 update

In this short video, Portfolio Manager Robin West provides an update on how the UK equity market fared in Q1 2022 and gives his outlook for the UK smaller companies sector.

Robin answers the following questions:

  • What has been happening in the market over the quarter?
  • How could the war in Ukraine impact the portfolio?
  • How concerned are you about inflation? 
  • How did the fund perform over the quarter?
  • What changes have you made to the portfolio over the quarter?
  • What is the outlook for smaller companies?

Investment risks

  • The value of investments and any income will fluctuate (this may partly be the result of exchange rate fluctuations) and investors may not get back the full amount invested.


    The Fund invests in smaller companies which may result in a higher level of risk than a fund that invests in larger companies. Securities of smaller companies may be subject to abrupt price movements and may be less liquid, which may mean they are not easy to buy or sell.


    The fund may use derivatives (complex instruments) in an attempt to reduce the overall risk of its investments, reduce the costs of investing and/or generate additional capital or income, although this may not be achieved. The use of such complex instruments may result in greater fluctuations of the value of the fund. The Manager, however, will ensure that the use of derivatives within the fund does not materially alter the overall risk profile of the fund.


    As a result of COVID-19, markets have seen a noticeable increase in volatility as well as, in some cases, lower liquidity levels; this may continue and may increase these risks in the future.

Important information

  • Where individuals or the business have expressed opinions, they are based on current market conditions, they may differ from those of other investment professionals and are subject to change without notice.


    For the most up to date information on our funds, please refer to the relevant fund and share class-specific Key Investor Information Documents, the Supplementary Information Document, the Annual or Interim Reports and the Prospectus, which are available using the contact details shown.