Sector Weightings

Weightings as at 28 February 2021

FTAS (XIC) NSCI (XIC) ASCOT
TOTALS 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
OIL & GAS 8.6% 5.0% 4.0%
Oil & Gas Producers 8.5% 4.0% 3.9%
Oil Equipment, Services & Distribution 0.1% 1.0% 0.2%
Alternative Energy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
BASIC MATERIALS 10.9% 5.7% 4.8%
Chemicals 1.0% 1.2% 1.1%
Forestry & Paper 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Industrial Metals & Mining 0.4% 1.2% 0.0%
Mining 9.6% 3.3% 3.7%
INDUSTRIALS 13.6% 26.3% 31.7%
Construction & Materials 1.7% 4.7% 7.4%
Aerospace & Defence 1.6% 3.3% 1.6%
General Industrials 2.2% 0.9% 0.0%
Electronic & Electrical Equipment 0.8% 2.5% 4.1%
Industrial Engineering 1.1% 2.4% 6.1%
Industrial Transportation 0.5% 1.8% 2.7%
Support Services 5.8% 10.7% 9.9%
CONSUMER GOODS 16.7% 8.2% 7.9%
Automobiles & Parts 0.1% 0.9% 2.3%
Beverages 3.6% 1.3% 1.2%
Food Producers 0.8% 2.5% 1.6%
Household Goods & Home Construction 3.6% 1.3% 2.8%
Leisure Goods 0.2% 0.1% 0.0%
Personal Goods 5.1% 2.1% 0.0%
Tobacco 3.4% 0.0% 0.0%
HEALTH CARE 8.9% 3.3% 4.8%
Health Care Equipment & Services 0.9% 0.8% 2.9%
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology 8.0% 2.5% 1.9%
CONSUMER SERVICES 13.5% 17.9% 26.3%
Food & Drug Retailers 1.8% 0.0% 0.2%
General Retailers 2.8% 3.9% 5.8%
Media 3.4% 1.8% 8.9%
Travel & Leisure 5.5% 12.2% 11.4%
TELECOMMUNICATION 2.3% 2.6% 0.7%
Fixed Line Telecommunications 0.6% 1.5% 0.7%
Mobile Telecommunications 1.7% 1.1% 0.0%
UTILITIES 3.0% 2.0% 0.0%
Electricity 0.8% 2.0% 0.0%
Gas, Water & Multiutilities 2.3% 0.0% 0.0%
FINANCIALS 21.2% 23.1% 17.6%
Banks 8.3% 2.2% 0.0%
Nonlife Insurance 1.2% 1.0% 1.0%
Life Insurance 3.5% 0.9% 2.6%
Real Estate Investment & Services 0.6% 4.8% 1.4%
Real Estate Investment Trusts 2.1% 4.1% 1.4%
Financial Services 5.5% 10.1% 11.1%
TECHNOLOGY 1.1% 5.9% 2.2%
Software & Computer Services 1.0% 5.1% 2.2%
Technology Hardware & Equipment 0.1% 0.8% 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)