UK smaller companies still appeal despite political headwinds

With the outlook for the UK small- and mid-cap stocks continuing to be dominated by Brexit headlines and the retail sector continuing to suffer, Phil Harris, fund manager of the UK Equity Growth fund at EdenTree Investment Management, considers the outlook for investors in Trustnet. In spite of the political landscape, he is confident of the underlying dividend cover and sees a number of strong growth opportunities in low ticket essentials and the robust housing market.