Trojan Income Feeder Fund (Ireland)

Trojan Income Feeder Fund (Ireland) (the ‘Feeder Fund’) invests in Trojan Income Fund (the ‘Master Fund’) through a master-feeder structure. The investment objective of the Master Fund is to provide an above average income with the potential for capital growth in the medium term.

In addition to the GBP O share class referred to on this page, other currency share classes are available. Please contact us for more information.

'O' Share Class Price 10/12/2018
Accumulation Shares
Income Shares
Fund Size
£154M (31/10/18)

October 2018

The Master Fund produced a return of -2.8% during the month compared to a return of -5.2% for the FTSE All-Share Index (TR).

This was a torrid month for equities worldwide – in fact the worst one month decline since May 2012.

As is often the case in such market setbacks, more volatile small and mid-cap stocks led the market fall whereas more defensive companies held up well. This played to the Master Fund’s strengths.

Concerns that rising US interest rates might choke off economic growth were the main factor which precipitated the market weakness. Disappointing results from both Amazon and Alphabet further exacerbated the declines and a number of companies pointed towards a more challenging 2019.

In the UK the Budget was held in October. The OBR 2018 GDP growth forecasts were downgraded slightly to 1.3% but future year forecasts were upgraded, allowing the Chancellor the flexibility to flag the ending of austerity. However, the Brexit process continues to dominate Parliament and the risk of a ‘No Deal’ outcome is becoming a greater probability. This would undoubtedly increase both market and currency volatility.

Within the Master Fund portfolio the most resilient performers like National Grid and AstraZeneca held up particularly well while the worst offenders were Royal Mail and Schroders.

Despite political and economic uncertainty the Trojan Income Feeder Fund yield of 3.8% continues to provide support.

Total Return to 31 October 2018 Since Launch 31/10/08
10 Years
5 Years
3 Years
1 Year
6 Months 

Trojan Income Feeder Fund O Acc GBP ##

+23.9% N/A +24.2% +15.3% +0.0% +2.2%
Trojan Income Fund O Acc# +232.1% +100.4% +26.2% +16.1% +0.0% +2.2%
LIBID* GBP 1 Month# +47.6% +5.0% +1.7% +0.9% +0.4% +0.3%
FTSE All-Share Index (TR)# +153.8% +156.7% +30.5% +25.4% -1.5% -3.5%

 * London Inter Bank Bid Rate

Discrete Calendar Annual Returns (%) 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Trojan Income Fund O Acc +11.7% +16.8% +5.0% -12.1% +14.7% +14.4% +6.3% +9.9% +20.2 +10.0% +10.7% +10.2% +6.3% -2.0%
Trojan Income Feeder Fund O Acc GBP                 +6.3% +9.7% +10.5% +9.9% +6.1% -2.0%

# From 30/09/2004

## From 15/04/2013

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

Please note all data unless otherwise specified refers to the Master Fund.

Source: Lipper, Link Fund Solutions (Ireland) Limited

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

Risk Analysis Since Launch Trojan Income
Feeder Fund## 
Trojan Income
FTSE All-Share
Index (TR)#
Total Return +47.0% +221.0% +182.4%
Max drawdown* -11.0% -25.2% -45.6%
Annualised Volatility +8.6% +9.2% +12.8%

* Measures the worst investment period

## From 15/04/2013

# From 30/09/2004

Please note all data unless otherwise specified refers to the Master Fund.

Top 10 Holdings Fund %
Unilever 5.7
Royal Dutch Shell 5.4
BP 5.1
GlaxoSmithKline 4.3
Reckitt Benckiser 4.3
Lloyds 3.9
British American Tobacco 3.7
National Grid 3.4
Imperial Brands 3.3
Compass  3.1
Total Top 10 42.2
31 Other Holdings 54.2
Cash & Equivalent 3.6
Total  100.0


Please note all data unless otherwise specified refers to the Master Fund.


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.

How to Invest

You may invest directly, via a broker or adviser, or through a number of online fund platforms.

How to Invest