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Trojan Income Fund

The investment objective of Trojan Income Fund is to provide an above average income with the potential for capital growth in the medium term. The investment policy is to invest substantially in UK and overseas equities and fixed interest securities but Trojan Income Fund may also invest in collective investment schemes and money market instruments. 

In addition to the O share class referred to on this page, I & S Classes are also available. Please contact us for more information.

'O' Share Class Price 22/03/2018
Accumulation Shares
Income Shares
Fund Size
£2,995M (28/02/18)

February 2018

The Fund produced a return of -4.3% during the month compared to a return of -3.3% for the FTSE All-Share Index (TR).

This was a difficult month for equity markets as the volatility that began in January continued, exacerbated by central bank comments in both the US and UK which hinted at faster than expected rate increases.

The expectation of higher rates created downward pressure on the utility and consumer goods holdings in your Fund and more than offset the positive contribution from individual stocks such as Royal Mail, IG Group and Compass Group which generated strong positive returns.

Although this has been a challenging market for the Fund, the opportunities to add to quality franchises are beginning to emerge.

We have continued to build the holding in RELX Group which is the kind of high-quality cash-generative business that will drive the Fund’s income growth forward.  The company continues to generate solid organic growth and develop new revenue streams, in many cases driven by technology, whilst at the same time returning excess cash flow to shareholders.  A further £700m share buyback and a 10% dividend increase were announced last month.  There were also notable dividend increases announced from our holdings in Unilever (+14%), Schroders (+22%) and Lloyds (+20%).  These are significant increases and are a function of long-term initiatives to create value for shareholders.  While such shares may be out of favour at present, they are companies which have significant long-term earnings and dividend growth potential. We will continue to use market volatility to add to such holdings.

Performance is calculated on a total return basis, net of fees, in sterling terms.


Source: Lipper, Link Fund Solutions Limited

The source of performance data has been changed.  This change may have resulted in variations from previously published performance figures.

Risk Analysis Since LaunchFund IA UK Equity Income FTSE All-Share Index (TR) 
Max drawdown* -25.2% -44.9% -45.6%
Annualised volatility +9.3% +12.0% +12.9%

* Measures the worst investment period 

Performance is calculated on a total return basis, net of fees, in sterling terms.


Top 10 HoldingsFund (%)
Royal Dutch Shell 5.8
Unilever  5.3
Lloyds  4.3
British American Tobacco 4.0
BP 3.8
Compass  3.6
GlaxoSmithKline 3.3
Vodafone 3.2
Reckitt Benckiser 3.2
Imperial Brands 3.0
Total Top 10 39.5
36 other holdings 56.2
Cash & equivalent 4.3
Total 100.0
Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. The value of a fund and any income from it may go down as well as up and investors may get back less than they invested. Changes in rates of exchange may cause the value of investments to go up or down. This data is provided for information only and should not be reproduced, published or disseminated in any manner. Although Troy considers the data to be reliable, no warranty is given as to its accuracy or completeness. Any comparisons against indices are for illustrative purposes only.

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Key Facts

  • Fund Manager
    Francis Brooke
  • Assistant Fund Managers
    Hugo Ure & Mark Wharrier
  • Inception Date
  • Currency
    £ Sterling
  • Available Share Class
    O, I, S
  • ISIN (O Class)
    GB00B01BP176 (Acc)
    GB00B01BNW49 (Inc)
  • Bloomberg (O Class)
    TROJINC_LN (Acc)
    TROJINI_LN (Inc)
  • Sedol (O Class)
    B01BP17 (Acc)
    B01BNW4 (Inc)

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