The investment objective of the Company is to provide Shareholders with capital growth and income from a portfolio of mining and resource equities and of mining, resource and industrial fixed interest securities. The Company will aim to outperform, in total returns, a composite benchmark weighted two-thirds to the Euromoney Global Mining Index (sterling adjusted) and one-third to the Credit Suisse High Yield Index (sterling adjusted). It is not intended that the Company will acquire securities that are unquoted or unlisted at the time of investment. However, the Company may continue to hold securities that cease to be quoted or listed if the New Manager considers this to be appropriate.
The annual management fee on NAV below GBP 150m will be 1.2%, above GBP 150m and up to GBP 200m will be 1.1%, above GBP 200m and up to GBP 250m will be 1.0% and above GBP 250m will be 0.9%. The contract can be terminated by either party with 6 months notice.
The Board currently intends to at least maintain the level of dividend paid in respect of the subsequent financial year. The Board has announced an annual dividend target of GBX5.60 per share.The Company pays quarterly dividends, with the fourth dividend typically being substantially higher than each of the first three dividends.