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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-Aug-2014Ord
|Net Dividend Yield||3.30%|
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 fell by 0.4% in July which was in line with the capital return from the FTSE All-Share Index.
Though the UK equity market was fairly flat in July the tone in markets was risk off. The shooting down of a passenger jet on the Russian-Ukraine border, and subsequent US and EU sanctions on Russia, and the escalating situation in Gaza both weighed on sentiment.
UK data over the month was mixed. The CPI reading was much stronger than expected at 1.9% y/y against a consensus of 1.6% y/y, driven by the price of food and airfares. Sanguine wage inflation then diminished expectations of a November rate hike. The MPC voted unanimously to keep rates on hold, though some members felt the decision had become much more balanced since the start of the year. UK Q2 GDP data was in line with consensus, finally bringing it above pre-crisis peaks.
Over the month the FTSE 100 Index fell by 0.2%, with the FTSE 250 Index and the FTSE SmallCap Index falling by 1.5% and 0.7% respectively.
During the month the trust topped up its holding of Merlin Entertainments. Merlin’s investability weighting was increased following the completion of a secondary placing.
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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