Sector Weightings

Weightings as at 31 August 2021

FTAS (XIC) NSCI (XIC) ASCOT
TOTALS 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
TECHNOLOGY 2.2% 5.6% 4.0%
Software & Computer Services 2.1% 4.7% 2.1%
Technology Hardware & Equipment 0.1% 0.9% 1.9%
TELECOMMUNICATIONS 2.4% 2.0% 0.9%
Telecommunications Equipment 0.1% 0.2% 0.0%
Telecommunications Service Providers 2.3% 1.7% 0.9%
HEALTH CARE 10.5% 3.7% 1.5%
Health Care Providers 0.1% 0.7% 1.5%
Medical Equipment & Services 0.7% 0.3% 0.0%
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology 9.7% 2.8% 0.0%
FINANCIALS 16.8% 15.3% 16.2%
Banks 7.5% 2.8% 0.0%
Finance & Credit Services 1.5% 2.4% 4.9%
Investment Banking & Brokerage Services 3.4% 8.4% 7.5%
Mortgage Real Estate Investment Trusts 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Life Insurance 3.4% 0.9% 2.3%
Non-life Insurance 1.0% 0.8% 1.5%
REAL ESTATE 3.5% 8.4% 2.8%
Real Estate Investment & Services 0.6% 4.4% 1.4%
Real Estate Investment Trusts 2.9% 4.0% 1.3%
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY 13.3% 21.1% 29.4%
Automobiles & Parts 0.1% 0.9% 2.4%
Consumer Services 1.2% 0.3% 1.2%
Household Goods & Home Construction 1.9% 1.3% 3.4%
Leisure Goods 0.2% 0.2% 0.0%
Personal Goods 0.5% 1.8% 0.0%
Media 3.4% 2.1% 9.1%
Retailers 2.3% 3.7% 4.2%
Travel & Leisure 3.7% 10.6% 9.1%
CONSUMER STAPLES 16.1% 4.7% 3.6%
Beverages 3.9% 1.4% 1.4%
Food Producers 0.7% 2.6% 1.7%
Tobacco 3.4% 0.0% 0.0%
Personal Care, Drug & Grocery Stores 8.1% 0.8% 0.6%
INDUSTRIALS 14.3% 26.6% 33.2%
Construction & Materials 1.8% 5.2% 3.2%
Aerospace & Defense 1.8% 3.9% 3.1%
Electronic & Electrical Equipment 1.3% 3.0% 3.7%
General Industrials 2.2% 1.1% 1.8%
Industrial Engineering 0.8% 1.5% 6.7%
Industrial Support Services 5.0% 9.1% 9.5%
Industrial Transportation 1.4% 2.7% 5.2%
BASIC MATERIALS 10.0% 6.2% 5.0%
Industrial Materials 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Industrial Metals & Mining 8.6% 3.0% 3.1%
Precious Metals & Mining 0.4% 2.1% 1.9%
Chemicals 1.1% 1.0% 0.0%
ENERGY 7.7% 3.7% 3.5%
Oil, Gas & Coal 7.7% 3.7% 3.5%
Alternative Energy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
UTILITIES 3.2% 2.8% 0.0%
Electricity 0.8% 1.8% 0.0%
Gas, Water & Multi-utilities 2.4% 0.0% 0.0%
Waste & Disposal Services 0.1% 1.0% 0.0%

Notes:
ASCOT = Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc. The above weightings are calculated as a percentage of total investments.
NSCI (XIC) = Numis Smaller Companies Index (Excluding Investment Companies)
FTAS (XIC) = FTSE All-Share Index (Excluding Investment Companies)