Threadneedle (Lux) Global Smaller Companies Fund

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Consistently uncovering the big potential in smaller companies

The Threadneedle (Lux) Global Smaller Companies Fund has a small cap global equity fund with a strong quality growth bias that invests in companies with the pricing power to generate strong and sustainable returns.

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Reasons to invest


The global small cap marketplace of over 4,000 companies provides a rich hunting ground for active managers


Global small caps have outperformed their large cap peers over the long term, offering better absolute and risk adjusted returns


Bottom-up portfolio construction creates a good balance between diversification and conviction


The portfolio manager draws on insights from our team of regional small cap equity managers and analysts

Portfolio Manager

Scott Woods
Portfolio Manager

Investment appraoch

Competitive advantage is at the heart of our approach. By understanding the source and sustainability of a company’s competitive edge, it gives us the confidence that it can maintain its market position and continue to deliver high returns and stable growth over the long run. We aren’t simply looking for companies with the highest returns, but ones where they are either stable or improving, and are sustainable.

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Global know-how, local resources

Our global equity investment team harness regional, industry and local investment expertise from across the globe to gain a deep and personal understanding of the companies we invest in.

With over 200 equity investment professionals fuelling our research resources, we believe our unique perspective positions us to identify the best opportunities and capture alpha for our clients.

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Investment Risk

The value of investments can fall as well as rise and investors might not get back the sum originally invested.

Currency Risk

Where investments are in assets that are denominated in multiple currencies, or currencies other than your own, changes in exchange rates may affect the value of the investments.

Liquidity Risk

The Fund holds assets which could prove difficult to sell. The Fund may have to lower the selling price, sell other investments or forego more appealing investment opportunities.

Derivatives for EPM / Hedging

The investment policy of the fund allows it to invest in derivatives for the purposes of reducing risk or minimising the cost of transactions.

Volatility Risk

The fund may exhibit significant price volatility.

Important information: Threadneedle (Lux) is a Luxembourg domiciled investment company with variable capital (“SICAV”), managed by Threadneedle Management Luxembourg S.A.. This material should not be considered as an offer, solicitation, advice or an investment recommendation. This communication is valid at the date of publication and may be subject to change without notice. Information from external sources is considered reliable but there is no guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. The SICAV´s current Prospectus, the Key Information Document and the summary of investor rights are available in English and/ or in local languages (where applicable) from the Management Company Threadneedle Management Luxembourg S.A., International Financial Data Services (Luxembourg) S.A., your financial advisor and/or on our website Threadneedle Management Luxembourg S.A. may decide to terminate the arrangements made for the marketing of the SICAV.

Issued by Threadneedle Management Luxembourg S.A. registered with the Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés (Luxembourg), Registered No. B 110242, 44 rue de la Vallée, L-2661 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is the global brand name of the Columbia and Threadneedle group of companies.

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Millions of people around the world rely on Columbia Threadneedle Investments to manage their money. We look after investments for individual investors, financial advisers and wealth managers, as well as insurance firms, pension funds and other institutions.

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