The Diverse Income Trust (DIVI) seeks to provide shareholders with an attractive level of dividends and capital growth over the long term. It achieves this through investing primarily in UK-listed companies that are able to improve productivity, where strong cash flow can underpin sustained dividend growth. The managers Gervais Williams and Martin Turner believe a multi-cap approach has the advantage of investing over a wider opportunity set relative to those limited to large mainstream stocks, and around two-thirds of DIVI’s holdings are outside the FTSE 350. The strategy also seeks to manage the scale of potential capital loss, in the event of a major market setback, through the use of a FTSE 100 put option. DIVI has a solid track record of performance; from inception in April 2011 to end February 2018, it has generated an annualised total return of 13.8%.

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