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Diverse Income Trust (The) (DIVI)

Business description

DIVI targets an attractive and growing level of income with long-term capital growth, investing in a diversified portfolio of primarily UK-listed equities. It has a stronger focus on small and very small market capitalisation stocks than is typical of the UK Income & Growth peer group. As a stock specific portfolio there is no benchmark but the trust targets an initial yield of around 4% for the period to 31 May 2012 and income growth higher than other income funds.

Stock data

Market cap.£401.7m
Last close104.75p
High / Low (52 weeks)109.0p / 97.0p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
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Investment summary

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%.

Last updated on 09/04/2018

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Key management

Michael Wrobel, Chairman
Gervais Williams, Fund manager
Martin Turner, Fund manager

Company address

10-14 Duke Street
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 4RU
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 118 952 8900
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