Consistent Practical Investment

  • 201.40p
    Price (Inc)

    These are the shares in the fund that pay out an income to clients. The income is made up of the total dividends – the money a company can pay out to its investors – from the companies in the fund.

  • 1146.00p
    Price (Acc)

    These are the shares in the fund that don’t pay out an income to clients. Any dividends – the money a company can pay out to its investors – are reinvested into companies in the fund. Despite no income, the shares should be worth more over time. Good incentive, eh?

  • 5.00% 0.00%

    Initial charge

    Some funds charge you when you first invest, which is aptly known as the initial charge. They’re usually between 3-5% but at Bestinvest, we usually don’t charge you a penny!

  • 1.00%
    Annual management charge

    This is how much the fund management company charges to run the fund. It’s like paying a babysitter, dog sitter or house sitter (that makes well-informed, heavily researched changes to improve your baby/dog/house when needed).

  • 1.15%
    Ongoing charges

    This stands for Ongoing Charges Figure. It’s the cost of running a fund and includes admin fees, manager fees, administration costs, etc.

  • 3.10%
    Yield

    How much the fund is currently paying out in income to investors. It’s NOT to be confused with the overall growth of a fund – a very different thing indeed. It’s also NOT a guarantee of future pay-outs, just a snapshot. This is more what it’s not than what it is…

Prices as at 01 June 2020

The aim of this fund is to provide investors with above average capital growth and increasing real income through a wide spread of Investment Companies and other selected financial securities.

Fund summary

Sector Mixed Investment 40-85% Shares
Structure UNIT TRUST
Launched February, 1941
Size £92m
Yield 3.10%
Charging basis
Dividends paid Apr, Oct

Charges

Standard initial charge 5.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 2.28%
Annual management charge 1.00%
Ongoing charges figure 1.15%

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Investment process

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

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  • 18/19 0.00%
  • 19/20 0.00%

Bestinvest MRI

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  • Career 0.00%
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  • 5 years 0.00%
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Performance figures are based on the average of monthly percentage returns relative to the benchmark index.

Track record

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About the MRI

Our unique indicator: the Bestinvest Manager Record Index (MRI) measures the likelihood that the fund manager is adding value through their decisions. It is based on their performance record over the course of their career, adjusted for the amount of risk taken. MRI is an important contributor to our fund rating system but it is also vital to take account of qualitative factors. It is also very important to select funds to form a cohesive portfolio with an appropriate overall risk level.

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Top 10 holdings

Data accurate as at 28 February 2020

4.93% Dunedin Income Growth Investment Trust Plc Ord 25p
4.71% Janus Henderson Henderson Far East Income Ltd Ord
4.57% Aberforth Split Level Income Trust Plc Ord 1p
4.05% Bmo European Assets Trust Plc
3.84% Baillie Gifford Scottish American Investment Company Plc
3.47% Temple Bar Investment Trust Plc
3.33% Perpetual Income And Growth Investment Trust Plc
3.32% Allianz Merchants Trust Plc
3.31% Invesco Income Growth Trust Plc
3.27% Securities Trust Of Scotland
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Financial Services 94.00%
Money Market 2.00%
Oil & Gas 2.00%
Resources 1.00%
Real Estate 1.00%

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