The City of London Investment Trust plc

Ordinary shares Ticker: CTY,  ISIN code: GB0001990497

Investment objective

The Company’s objective is to provide long-term growth in income and capital, principally by investment in equities listed on the London Stock Exchange. The Board continues to recognise the importance of dividend income to shareholders.

Overview

  • Invests in a broad spread of mainly UK-listed companies
  • Aims to grow capital and income over time.
  • A consistent, cautious approach over the long term.

The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of market and currency fluctuations and you may not get back the amount originally invested.

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Ticker: CTYOrdinary shares Currency GBX Price 399.90 NAV 393.60 Discount/premium 1.15% Yield 3.75% Price date 04/03/2015

Ratings and awards

Performance

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. All performance data includes both income and capital gains or losses but does not reflect any ongoing charges or other fund expenses.

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1 Year

Discrete performance

Performance2013/20142012/20132011/20122010/20112009/2010
NAV5.10%26.10%16.20%3.20%16.50%
Price4.40%24.10%16.60%2.10%24.70%
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Cumulative performance

Performance1 Month3 Months6 Months1 Year3 Years5 Years
NAV1.01%5.46%6.55%9.02%55.52%90.33%
Price0.86%4.65%6.03%8.15%52.79%93.87%
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Data as at As of date
Top 10 holdings
Top 10 holdings(%)
HSBC Holdings Plc4.60%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc B4.50%
British American Tobacco4.40%
Vodafone Group Plc3.10%
Diageo Plc2.70%
BP Plc2.70%
GlaxoSmithKline Plc2.40%
Unilever Plc2.30%
National Grid2.20%
AstraZeneca2.20%
© Morningstar 2014. All rights reserved.Source: Morningstar, based on market prices at close on the date shown. We are not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the information supplied by Morningstar. We take care to ensure that the information provided by Morningstar is correct but we neither warrant, represent nor guarantee the contents of the information, nor do we accept any responsibility for errors, inaccuracies, omissions or any inconsistencies therein. Prices may be subject to change, errors and omissions excepted.
Data as at 31/01/2015
Geographic breakdown
Geographic breakdown(%)
UK90.35%
Switzerland3.52%
USA3.45%
Germany1.57%
Netherlands0.91%
Hong Kong0.71%
France0.37%
Norway0.08%
Cash/Cash Equivalent-0.96%
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Data as at 31/01/2015
Sector breakdown
Sector breakdown(%)
Finance - General25.40%
Consumer Goods17.20%
Consumer Services13.40%
General Industrials10.10%
Oil & Gas7.40%
Utilities7.20%
Telecommunications7.10%
Healthcare6.50%
Materials4.40%
Technology1.30%
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Data as at 31/01/2015
Dividends
Ex dividend datePay dateAmount div p/ps
22/01/201527/02/20153.75
23/10/201428/11/20143.75
30/07/201429/08/20143.75
30/04/201430/05/20143.75
22/01/201428/02/20143.63
23/10/201329/11/20133.63
31/07/201330/08/20133.63
01/05/201331/05/20133.63
23/01/201328/02/20133.52
24/10/201230/11/20123.52
08/08/201231/08/20123.52
02/05/201231/05/20123.52
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Data as at 05/03/2015
Please note: For UK tax payers, investment trust dividend distributions are treated as overseas income and paid with a notional tax credit of 10%. UK resident basic rate taxpayers will have no further liability to tax on dividends. UK resident higher rate tax payers or additional rate tax payers will be liable for further tax. Henderson Global Investors does not give tax advice and you should consult an appropriately qualified professional adviser if you are uncertain about your tax position.
Key data
Objective Income & Growth
Ticker CTY
Asset class Equities
Benchmark Morningstar Investment Trust UK Growth and Income
Sector AIC UK Equity Income
Regional focus United Kingdom
Risk rating Average
Incorporation date September 1891
Total holdings 118
Please note: Risk ratings are provided by Numis. More information on these ratings can be viewed here.
Please note: Total holdings are updated at the end of each calendar month.

Ordinary shares

ISIN code GB0001990497
SEDOL number(s) 0199049

Manager(s)

General risks
  • ​The value of the Funds and the income from them is not guaranteed and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you originally invested.
  • ​Past performance is not a guide to future performance.
  • ​You should note that your tax treatment in relation to any investments held outside an ISA will depend on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future. Governments may change the tax rules which affect you or the Funds in which you have invested.
  • ​If you invest through a third party provider you are advised to consult them directly as charges, performance and terms and conditions may differ materially.
  • Third party data is believed to be reliable, but its completeness and accuracy is not guaranteed.
Specific risks
  • Not all the investments in this portfolio are made in Sterling, so exchange rates could affect the value of and income from your investment.
  • Where the trust invests in assets which are denominated in currencies other than the base currency then currency exchange rate movements may cause the value of investments to fall as well as rise.
  • The trust may use gearing as part of its investment strategy. If the trust utilises its ability gear, the profits and losses incurred by the trust can be greater than those of a trust that does not use gearing.
  • If a fund is a specialist country-specific or geographic regional fund, the investment carries greater risk than a more internationally diversified portfolio.
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