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The Merchants Trust PLC

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Fund Provider Allianz Global Investors (ONSHORE)
Fund Summary Our objective is to provide shareholders with an above average level of income amd income growth with long term capital growth through a policy of investing mainly in higher yielding UK FTSE 100 companies. We measure our success in attaining this objective by comparing the performance of the portfolio against the the performance of the FTSE 100 Index. We also note how the yield on the company's shares compares with the yields in our peer group, in the UK Equity Income sector, and the growth of the dividend itself against the retail price index in the UK. A review of the companies business, activities and propects is given in the Chairman's Statement on pages 2 to 4 of the Annual Report, an in the Investment Manager's Review on pages 16 to 23 of the Annual Report.
SEDOL code 0580007
ISIN GB0005800072
Fund code MRCHL
Managers Simon Gergel
Manager Tenure 13 years
Morningstar Category Currently unavailable
Fund Size £386 million
Fund Type ETF / IT
Management Style Active
Total Expense Ratio (TER) 0.6%
Cavendish ongoing charge 0.05%
FundsNetwork Service Fee 0.20%
Minimum Initial Investment £25
Minimum Top Up £25
Minimum Monthly Investment £25
Sell Price £4.79
Buy Price £4.85
Price Change -1.3388%
Price Date 18th July 2019
Yield Currently unavailable
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
ISA Eligible Yes
SIPP Eligible Yes
Inception Date 1st January 1970
Fund Status OPEN
Simon Gergel joined Allianz Global Investors in April 2006 from HSBC Halbis Partners where he managed over

3-year Mean Monthly Return: Currently unavailable

Annual Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund Performance -6.14% +14.58% +20.40% -4.90% +0.79% +12.48% +27.40% -1.08% +32.49% +24.77%
Benchmark Performance
-2.60% +13.40% +20.13% -3.07% +3.38%
Time Period Cumulative Benchmark Performance
Fund Compared to Benchmark
1 day -0.98% -0.54% -0.44%
1 week -2.03% +1.28% -3.31%
1 month -0.09% +1.45% -1.54%
3 months -1.10% +3.75% -4.85%
6 months 6.33% +9.18% -2.85%
1 year -2.97% -2.62% -0.35%
3 years 35.55% +29.03% +6.52%
5 years 25.87% +29.04% -3.18%
10 years 185.04% +149.18% +35.86%
YTD 9.35% +11.79% -2.44%
Since inception Currently unavailable Currently unavailable Currently unavailable

Top 10 shares for this fund

Share Name Country Value
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B GBR 7.62%
GlaxoSmithKline PLC GBR 6.67%
HSBC Holdings PLC GBR 5.13%
Imperial Brands PLC GBR 4.41%
British American Tobacco PLC GBR 4.10%
BAE Systems PLC GBR 3.97%
Legal & General Group PLC GBR 3.79%
Standard Life Aberdeen PLC GBR 3.55%
St James's Place PLC GBR 3.45%
BHP Group PLC GBR 3.29%
Dividend Date Per share amount Reinvestment Price
11th July 2019 0.0670 £492.0000
11th April 2019 0.0660 £495.7500
31st January 2019 0.0650 £471.0000
4th October 2018 0.0650 £499.0000
12th July 2018 0.0640 £530.0000
19th April 2018 0.0630 £500.0000