It has resulted in 22% - more than one in five - of the 640 FTSE All-Share
companies being listed on the register, including Sky Group, Sports Direct and WPP.
By comparison, the FTSE AIM All-share index increased by 14% and the FTSE All-share
index by just 3%.
It seeks to achieve a long term shareholders' total return in excess of the FTSE All-Share
Total Return Index and maintain a progressive annual yield.
This is plain to see when we consider that the FTSE All-Share
index is only 14% higher now than it was at the beginning of the century.
The FTSE All-Share
Index total return is just over 1.
In the UK, the top 10 stocks made up 36 per cent of the FTSE All-Share
Index at the end of 2013 with Vodafone weighing in at 5.
e FTSE 100 is at an identical level to which it started the year and the wider FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share
indices do not read any better.
But Ditchfield notes the FTSE All-Share
is up by 14.
Moreover, the TSR of these companies recovered more quickly in 2009 compared with that of their FTSE 350 and FTSE All-Share
peers," said Leena Al Olaimy, co-founder and managing director of 3BL.
F&C's Stakeholder Child Trust Fund tracks the performance of the FTSE All-Share
index of UK shares - a broad index that includes medium-sized and smaller companies as well as the big hitters of the FTSE 100 index.
HSBC, at six per cent, is the largest company in the FTSE All-Share
index so it is no surprise that the majority of S&P Capital IQ rated funds held a position in the their portfolio.