Investment trusts

Introduction

Managing investment trusts since 1934

For 80 years Henderson Global Investors has been in the business of managing money invested in investment trusts. Today we look after 14 different investment trusts and investment companies with assets valued at over £5bn (Source: Association of Investment Companies, 31 Dec 2014). We invest in wide range of countries, sectors and assets to provide investors with choice, diversity and opportunity.

The value of an investment, including the income from it, can fall as well as rise. You might not get back all you invest.

What is an investment trust?
  • An investment trust is a company listed on a stock exchange that buys the shares or assets of other companies with the aim of making a return for investors
  • Each trust has a formal objective setting out its aims
  • Investment trusts are run by independent Board of Directors who appoint a fund manager to make investment decisions.
  • Shares in investment trusts can be bought easily though a share dealing service, a stockbroker and some Independent Financial Advisers.
Why use investment trusts?

Investment trusts can:

  • Be used to help meet a specific investment objective, for example capital growth or regular income
  • Diversify an existing portfolio by, for instance, investing in companies outside the UK
  • Form the basis of a long term investment plan, for example for retirement or paying off a mortgage
Benefits of investment trusts

Investment trusts can:

  • Spread risk by investing in diverse portfolios across countries and sectors
  • Use borrowing to enhance returns for investors in a rising market
  • Retain income in a 'revenue reserve' to support dividend payments in lean years
  • Investment trusts are run by independent Board who oversee the investment manager
Risks
  • The value of investments can fall as well as rise. You may not get back your investment.
  • Income from investment trusts is not guaranteed.
  • Investment trusts can use borrowing to enhance returns, but this can magnify losses in a falling market.
  • Past performance of an investment trust is not a guarantee or indicator of future performance.

Investment trusts

Ticker: HDIVOrdinary Shares Currency GBX Price 93.50 NAV 90.50 Discount/premium 3.43% Yield 5.51% Price date 25/03/2015
Ticker: HEFTOrdinary shares Currency GBX Price 1,095.00 NAV 1,096.90 Discount/premium 0.80% Yield 2.14% Price date 25/03/2015
Ticker: HNEOrdinary shares Currency GBX Price 913.50 NAV 923.00 Discount/premium -0.16% Yield 1.92% Price date 25/03/2015
Ticker: HFELOrdinary shares Currency GBX Price 343.25 NAV 340.80 Discount/premium 1.21% Yield 5.30% Price date 25/03/2015
Ticker: HGLOrdinary shares Currency GBX Price 406.50 NAV 458.60 Discount/premium -10.28% Yield 2.46% Price date 25/03/2015
Ticker: HHIOrdinary shares Currency GBX Price 190.13 NAV 188.80 Discount/premium 1.09% Yield 4.52% Price date 25/03/2015
Ticker: HINTOrdinary shares Currency GBX Price 131.88 NAV 131.50 Discount/premium 1.66% Yield 3.41% Price date 25/03/2015
Ticker: HOTOrdinary shares Currency GBX Price 897.00 NAV 1,006.40 Discount/premium -10.79% Yield 1.39% Price date 25/03/2015
Ticker: HVTROrdinary shares Currency GBX Price 226.63 NAV 285.66 Discount/premium -22.18% Yield 1.32% Price date 25/03/2015
Ticker: LWIOrdinary shares Currency GBX Price 1,314.00 NAV 1,443.60 Discount/premium -8.83% Yield 2.82% Price date 25/03/2015
Ticker: BNKROrdinary shares Currency GBX Price 629.00 NAV 668.50 Discount/premium -5.17% Yield 2.35% Price date 25/03/2015
Ticker: CTYOrdinary shares Currency GBX Price 406.00 NAV 406.30 Discount/premium 0.39% Yield 3.69% Price date 25/03/2015
Ticker: HSLOrdinary shares Currency GBX Price 604.50 NAV 697.70 Discount/premium -13.08% Yield 1.90% Price date 25/03/2015
Ticker: TRGOrdinary shares Currency GBX Price 620.00 NAV 695.70 Discount/premium -10.56% Yield 1.05% Price date 25/03/2015

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