BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust good positive returns despite COVID says Analyst (Interview)

The UK’s smaller companies’ sector is vibrant and dynamic, an important source of employment and an engine of economic growth. Targeting long-term capital growth, the BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc (LON:BRSC) seeks out the fastest growing, most innovative and exciting companies from the UK small cap universe.

In this interview Investment Trust Research Analyst, Callum Stokeld joins DirectorsTalk to discuss last years performance, what worked and what didn´t, what the manager is doing with the portfolio and the outlook for dividends.

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The opinions and views expressed in this interview are as of 2nd June 2021 and are subject to change. They are for information purposes only and should not be used or construed as an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any security, investment strategy or market sector.No forecasts can be guaranteed. Opinions and examples are meant as an illustration of broader themes, are not an indication of trading intent and may not reflect the views of others in the organisation. It is not intended to indicate or imply that any illustration/example mentioned is now or was ever held in any portfolio. Kepler Partners LLP may manage investment products with a financial interest in securities mentioned herein and any comments should not be construed as a reflection on the past or future profitability. There is no guarantee that the information supplied is accurate, complete or timely, nor are there any warranties with regards to the results obtained from its use.Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal and fluctuation of value.

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