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The Company’s securities are excluded from the FCA’s restrictions which apply to non-mainstream investment products because they are securities in an investment trust.
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The AIFMD is intended to offer increased protection to investors in investment products that do not fall under the existing European Union regime for regulation of investment products known as “UCITS”.
The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may get back less than the amount invested. The tax benefits relating to ISA investments may not be maintained. Please refer to the Key Facts documents contained in the ISA/Share Plan Brochure & Application form for general and specific investment risks attaching to the individual trusts.Read the detailed Risk Warning
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See latest monthly factsheet below for performance history.
At close 23-Apr-2015Ord
|Net Dividend Yield||4.14%|
Source: Morningstar, NAV = Net Asset Value, excluding income.
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40 Princes Street,
Registered in Scotland as an Investment Company Number 12725
The objective of Murray Income Trust PLC is to achieve a high and growing income combined with capital growth through investment in a portfolio principally of UK equities.
In this webcast Charles Luke gives an update on a wide range of subjects including performance, a sector breakdown, the twenty largest investments and an outlook for the Trust
The FTSE All-Share Index performed poorly during March falling by 1.7% on a total return basis. Investors took profits over the month following the market’s strong start to the year. From a size perspective, the FTSE SmallCap Index significantly outperformed the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 Indices. Sectorally, banks and pharmaceuticals outperformed and mining and tobacco underperformed.
UK macroeconomic data during March continued to paint a picture of robust growth. In particular, the Services PMI reached an eight month high while the Manufacturing PMI also suggested an improvement in activity helped by a pick-up in export orders as well as strong domestic demand. The Confederation of British Industry forecast first quarter GDP growth of 0.7% with the official numbers due out the week before the general election. Unemployment continued to fall and average earnings increased by 1.8% in the three months to January. Earnings increased in real terms as CPI inflation was unchanged in the year to February, down from 0.3% in January. The Monetary Policy Committee continued to leave interest rates unchanged.
March was a quiet month for trading. We wrote a number of options including calls in Roche and puts in Rolls-Royce and British American Tobacco.
The UK equity market has rallied strongly over the past couple of years driven not by an increase in earnings in aggregate but a rerating of earnings buoyed by the effects of quantitative easing. As such the price the market is willing to ascribe for security of earnings and dividends is now relatively high but as long as bond yields stay low equities are likely to be valued through the lens of the bond market. However, earnings growth is likely to remain hard won and political risk in the UK certainly complicates the picture but there are some rays of light – lower oil prices should act as a potent stimulus, we should see a sustained period of real wage growth as weaker oil prices bear down on inflation and quantitative easing in Europe should increase demand for UK exports all helping the domestic economy to continue to trundle along at a relatively steady clip.
Source: Monthly Factsheet Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited