High conviction UK investing
Please read the Investment Risks and Footnotes at the bottom of the page.
- Aims to provide a growing income that outstrips the cost of living
- This AIC ‘Dividend Hero’* invests in companies of all sizes across the UK equity market and beyond
- Harnessing the best ideas as we aim to deliver long-term income and growth
Through a process of active, rigorous stock selection, the investment team focuses on identifying high-quality but undervalued businesses that can be bought and held for the long term.
The portfolio manager looks for companies that can pay out strong and growing dividends, as this is a primary indicator of long-term returns.
Historically, although this approach requires time to deliver, results have shown it’s worth the wait.
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Standardised rolling 12-month performance (% growth)
|Ordinary Share Price||8.0||-7.6||7.2||-15.2||13.5|
|Net Asset Value||8.6||1.3||8.8||-13..7||12.5|
|FTSE All-Share Index||1.0||16.8||13.1||-9.5||19.2|
Past performance is not a guide to future returns. Ordinary share price performance figures have been calculated using daily closing prices with dividends reinvested. NAV performance figures have been calculated using daily NAV with dividends reinvested. The NAV used includes current period revenue and values debt at fair. The FTSE All-Share Index performance shown is total return. All performance figures are in sterling as at 31 December 2019. Years stated above refer to the full calendar year. Standardised past performance figures are updated on a quarterly basis. Source: Morningstar.
Ordinary shares - KID
Annual financial report 2019
AGM proxy votes 2019
The importance of growth income report
Company announcements (View on Morningstar)
Notice of debenture redemption
Letter to shareholders
Schedule of matters reserved for the board
The Company’s investment objective is to provide shareholders with capital growth and real growth in dividends over the medium to longer term from a portfolio of securities listed mainly in the UK equity market.
Further details of the Company’s Investment Policy and Risk and Investment Limits can be found in the Report of the Directors contained within the Company’s Annual Financial Report.
- Richard Laing (Chairman)
- Alan Giles (Senior independent director)
- Bob Yerbury
- Victoria Cochrane
- Michael Balfour
- Georgina Field
- Paul Griggs (Company secretarial contact)
Should you wish to contact a member of the Board of Directors, please email the Company Secretary
- Total Assets: The value of all assets held, less current liabilities, including income for the current year.
- Dividend Yield: The total declared and prospective dividends for the current financial year, expressed as a percentage of the trust’s value calculated at the last close price. The yield is indicative only and is not guaranteed.
- Estimated NAV: The net asset value is the value of the company’s assets, less any liabilities.
- Discount: The amount, expressed as a percentage by which the share price is less than the net asset value per share. Premium: The amount, expressed as a percentage, by which the share price is more than the net asset value per share.
- Figures are subject to rounding.
- * Awarded by the AIC to companies that have increased their dividends each year for 20 or more years.
- The value of investments and any income will fluctuate (this may partly be the result of exchange rate fluctuations) and investors may not get back the full amount invested.
- The product may use derivatives for efficient portfolio management which could result in increased volatility in the NAV.
- The use of borrowings may increase the volatility of the NAV and may reduce returns when asset values fall.
- The product invests in smaller companies which may result in a higher level of risk than a product that invests in larger companies. Securities of smaller companies may be subject to abrupt price movements and may be less liquid, which may mean they are not easy to buy or sell.
- Where individuals or the business have expressed opinions, they are based on current market conditions, they may differ from those of other investment professionals and are subject to change without notice. This marketing material is not intended as a recommendation to invest in any particular asset class, security or strategy. Regulatory requirements that require impartiality of investment/investment strategy recommendations are therefore not applicable nor are any prohibitions to trade before publication. The information provided is for illustrative purposes only, it should not be relied upon as recommendations to buy or sell securities.
- For more information on our products, please refer to the relevant Key Information Document (KID), Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive document (AIFMD), and the latest Annual or Half-Yearly Financial Reports. This information is available in the literature section.