BlackRock UK Smaller Companies - Neutral

FUND RESEARCH UPDATE: Fund Rating downgraded to Neutral

Jeremy Beckwith 3 March, 2015 | 9:04AM
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Following a recent Morningstar Analyst Ratings Meeting, we have downgraded the BlackRock UK Smaller Companies fund to a Morningstar Analyst Rating™ of Neutral. The fund previously held a Bronze rating. We are concerned by Mr Cox’s increased workload following his promotion to head the team as well as the additional lead portfolio management responsibilities he has recently taken on. In addition, Mr Cox’s recent execution of what has proven to be a successful approach in the past has been disappointing in our view. In combination this has led us to have lower conviction in this fund.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
BlackRock UK Smaller Companies A Acc1,434.01 GBP-0.21Rating

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Jeremy Beckwith  is Director of Manager Research for Morningstar UK