Investment is predominantly in equities. The number of equity holdings will typically range between 50 and 100 and the portfolio can be relatively concentrated. An unconstrained approach is adopted and there are no fixed limits set as to geographical, industry and sector exposure. The major part of the portfolio will be held in quoted equities with good liquidity. Investment may also be made in fixed interest securities, convertible securities, funds, unquoted entities and other assets based on the individual investment case. The maximum amount which may be invested in companies not listed on a public market shall not exceed 30 per cent of the total assets of the Company, measured at the time of purchase. The Company aims to achieve a greater return than the FTSE All-World Index (in sterling terms) over a five year rolling period or longer.
The annual management fee is 0.30% p.a. on the first GBP 4bn of TA less current liabilities under management, and 0.25% p.a. thereafter. The Investment Management Agreement is terminable on not less than six months notice.
The Board intends to pay a modest but growing dividend in accordance with the investment objective to maximise total return from a portfolio of long term investments chosen on a global basis. two dividends to be paid in respect of each financial year. An interim dividend is paid at the end of November/early December and a final dividend is paid in early July.