BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc (LON:BRSC) aims to grow capital over the long term by investing in a portfolio of UK listed smaller companies. The trust has an exceptional long-term track record relative to the benchmark, outperforming in each of the past ten calendar years.
BRSC has an exceptional long-term record of outperformance relative to both the benchmark and peer groups. Roland became sole manager a year ago, having been co-manager since 2018; and although he has only been the sole manager for a year, little has changed in the trust’s approach to stock selection.
Kepler Analyst William Sobczak says, “We believe BRSC’s diversified approach to single stock risk is particularly attractive in the current uncertain environment. The trust has dramatically outperformed its peers and the benchmark in falling markets over the past decade, and we attribute this in part to its sensible diversification among companies, sectors and economies. However, the trust still retains a focus on high growth companies, which has helped it outperform in many rising markets too. BRSC performed relatively strongly through the recent market downturn – triggered by the coronavirus pandemic – due to outperformance by its favoured growth stocks. Given its diversified blend of high quality growth companies, we think the trust could be in a good position irrespective of whether markets fall or rebound.”
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