Securities Trust of Scotland (STS)

Business description

Launched in May 2005, as a vehicle for holders of the previous "Securities Trust of Scotland" to roll their holding into, STS is an income trust that pays quarterly dividends. Ross Watson, a director of Martin Currie's investment team responsible for UK Growth & Income investments, has led the management of STS since its launch in 2005.

Stock data

Market cap.£191.5m
Last close170.88p
High / Low (52 weeks)174.0p / 154.5p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
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Investment summary

Securities Trust of Scotland (STS) aims to generate rising income and long-term capital growth from a relatively concentrated portfolio of 35 to 55 global equities. Since May 2016, the trust has been managed by Mark Whitehead, who heads up Martin Currie’s income team. A new unconstrained, high-conviction investment approach was adopted on 1 June 2016, with performance measured against a peer group comprising both closed- and open-ended funds. STS has outperformed the peer group since the change in investment strategy. The trust actively uses gearing and has a progressive dividend strategy; its current dividend yield is 3.5%.

Last updated on 29/08/2017

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Executive interview - Securities Trust of Scotland

Key management

Rachel Beagles, Chairman
Mark Whitehead, Fund manager
Christopher Pyrkosz, Head of Investment Trust Marketing

Company address

Saltire Court
20 Castle Terrace
Edinburgh
EH1 2ES
United Kingdom
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