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At close 22-May-2013Ord
|Net Dividend Yield||3.01%|
Source: Morningstar, NAV = Net Asset Value, excluding income.
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 McCraw introduces the Trust’s structure and investment strategy, before giving an update on performance and changes to the Trust following its Annual General Meeting on 24 April 2013.
The capital NAV of the Trust rose by 0.9% in March which was in line with the return from the FTSE All-Share Index.
UK equities continued to move higher as sentiment was lifted by improving manufacturing data in the US. However, persistent eurozone jitters, exacerbated by political instability in Italy and concerns over the implications of the Cyprus bank bailout, held back gains. A sharper than expected decline in UK industrial output in January revived fears of a triple-dip recession but retail sales improved and leading indicators suggested that the services sector will continue to expand. The Budget included more tax cuts to boost employment. Growth forecasts for 2013 and 2014 were lowered to 0.6% and 1.8% respectively due to weaker domestic demand. The inflation outlook was raised, taking into account recent energy price rises and the impact from sterling weakness. Chancellor Osborne also expanded the central bank’s remit to include a focus on growth, with room for more unconventional policy measures.
The FTSE 100 Index rose by 0.8%, while the FTSE 250 Index and the FTSE SmallCap Index rose by 1.6% and 1.8% respectively.
The additions to the constituents of the FTSE 350 Index in the March quarterly review were Thomas Cook, 888 Holdings, NMC Health and Keller. The other changes to the constituents of the Index in March were James Fisher replacing Aegis, which was acquired by Dentsu of Japan.
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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