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Abrdn Equity Income Trust plc (AEI) ORD GBP0.25

Sell:339.00p Buy:342.00p 0 Change: 7.00p (2.09%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 24 June 2022 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Change: 7.00p (2.09%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 24 June 2022 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Change: 7.00p (2.09%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 24 June 2022 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
The selling price currently displayed is higher than the buying price. This can occur temporarily for a variety of reasons; shortly before the market opens, after the market closes or because of extraordinary price volatility during the trading day.


The Directors set the investment policy, which is to invest in a diversified portfolio consisting mainly of quoted UK equities which will normally comprise between 50 and 70 individual equity holdings. In order to reduce risk in the Company without compromising flexibility: a) no holding within the portfolio should exceed 10% of total assets at the time of acquisition; and b) the top ten holdings within the portfolio will not exceed 50% of net assets. The Company may invest in convertible preference shares, convertible loan stocks, gilts and corporate bonds. The Directors set the gearing policy within which the portfolio is managed. The parameters are that the portfolio should operate between holding 5% net cash and 15% net gearing. The Directors have delegated responsibility to the Investment Manager for the operation of the gearing level within the above parameters.
Sector Weight
Financial Services 33.02%
Energy 19.62%
Basic Materials 17.17%
Consumer Cyclical 12.45%
Industrials 9.68%
Consumer Defensive 6.43%
Utilities 6.09%
Real Estate 3.75%
Healthcare 2.18%
Communication Services 1.32%
Country Weight
United Kingdom 92.87%
Australia 5.65%
Switzerland 4.51%
United States 4.04%
South Africa 3.89%
Italy 2.08%
Egypt 0.70%
France 0.01%

Fee Structure

Management fee of 0.65% p.a. of NA on the first GBP 175m and 0.55% thereafter. No performance fee. Contract terminable on notice period of 6 months.

Dividend Policy

The Company aims to provide a higher than average income, growing at least in line with the UK rate of inflation. The Company pays quarterly dividends in March, June, September and December each year.


Total number of holdings: 82.

Trust Manager

Thomas Moore

Manager Bio

Thomas Moore was graduated from Exeter University with a BA in economics and politics. Thomas is an Investment Director within the UK equities team. He began his career in 1998, joining Schroder Investment Management as Assistant Fund Manager, UK Equities. He joined the company in 2002 as an Investment Analyst. He then managed EMEA portfolios before moving to the UK equities team in 2006. His responsibilities include managing the UK Equity Income Unconstrained Fund, an institutional fund, the Standard Life UK Equity Income Trust and analysing the banks and financial services sectors. Thomas began managing the Standard Life Equity Income Trust in November 2011.

Board Of Directors

Mark WhiteChairman, Jeremy Tigue, Caroline Hitch, Sarika Patel

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