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The Company currently conducts its affairs so that securities issued by Aberdeen UK Tracker Trust plc can be recommended by financial advisers to ordinary retail investors in accordance with the FCA’s rules in relation to non-mainstream pooled investment products (NMPIs) and intends to continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
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.
The Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive (“AIFMD”) requires Aberdeen Fund Managers Limited, as the alternative investment fund manager of Aberdeen UK Tracker Trust plc, to make available to investors certain information prior to such investors’ investment in the Company.
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”.
At close 19-Sep-2014Ord
|Net Dividend Yield||3.26%|
Source: Morningstar, NAV = Net Asset Value, excluding income.
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
Past performance is not a guide to future results.
See latest monthly factsheet below for performance history.
To invest in a portfolio designed to track closely the FTSE All-Share index, both in terms of capital and income.
In this webcast David Jones 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 capital NAV of the Trust rose by 1.1% in August which was in line with the capital return from the FTSE All-Share Index. The Trust bought back 35,700 shares for Treasury During the month.
The UK equity market moved back into marginal positive territory for the year despite the heightened geopolitical risks of the Russian/Ukraine situation and continuing Middle East tensions. The UK economy remains a bright spot amongst European counterparts with equity markets rising on the prospect further ECB monetary policy action.
As expected the BoE kept base rates on hold at 0.5% although minutes did reveal 2 MPC members voting for the first rate hike since July 2011. This was offset by the dovish tone of the quarterly inflation report which focused on the lack of wage growth. GDP forecasts were nudged up slightly and the unemployment rate declined to 6.4% whilst headline CPI unexpectedly dropped to 1.6% year on year.
Over the month the FTSE 100 Index rose by 1.3%, with the FTSE 250 Index and the FTSE SmallCap Index rising by 2.5% and 1.3% respectively.
During the month the Trust topped up its holding of British Sky Broadcasting following a shares in issue increase. Wolfson Microelectronics and Kentz were deleted from the Index following cash acquisitions while Dixons Retail was deleted following its merger with Carphone Warehouse.
The trust’s portfolio replicates in full the constituents and weightings of the FTSE 350 Index and also holds most of the constituents of the FTSE SmallCap Index.
Source: Monthly Factsheet Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited
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