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The Merchants Trust PLC

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Fund Provider Allianz Global Investors (UK) Ltd
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 UK Large-Cap Equity
Fund Size Currently unavailable
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 £4.7803
Buy Price £4.8399
Price Date 18th October 2019
Yield Currently unavailable
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
ISA Eligible Yes
SIPP Eligible Yes
Inception Date 6th June 2016
Fund Status OPEN
Simon Gergel joined Allianz Global Investors in April 2006 from HSBC Halbis Partners where he managed over £900m in high income funds as well as core institutional and life UK equity portfolios. Prior to joining HSBC in 2001, Simon worked for 14 years at Phillips& Drew Fund Management / UBS Asset Management where he was involved in all aspects of UK equity fund management, including research, portfolio management and account director roles. He graduated in 1987 from Cambridge University with an honours degree in mathematics and is an associate of the UK Society of Investment Professionals.

3-year Mean Monthly Return: 0.876%

Annual Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund Performance +2.21% +9.83% +19.85% +7.40% -8.29% +3.93% +39.38% +7.21% +4.33% +20.99%
Benchmark Performance
(UK Large-Cap Equity)
+1.80% +5.06% +11.54% +13.90% -0.99%
Time Period Cumulative Benchmark Performance
(UK Large-Cap Equity)
Fund Compared to Benchmark
1 day 0.21% +12.53% -12.32%
1 week 2.22% -0.90% +3.13%
1 month -0.31% -1.43% +1.12%
3 months 1.55% -0.40% +1.95%
6 months 0.43% +6.90% -6.47%
1 year 7.08% +4.94% +2.14%
3 years 10.01% +7.12% +2.88%
5 years 7.10% +7.79% -0.69%
10 years 9.67% -1.62% +11.29%
YTD 11.04% +0.28% +10.76%
Since inception Currently unavailable Currently unavailable Currently unavailable

Top 10 shares for this fund

Share Name Country Value
GlaxoSmithKline PLC GBR 7.23%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B GBR 7.05%
Imperial Brands PLC GBR 5.62%
BAE Systems PLC GBR 4.53%
HSBC Holdings PLC GBR 4.48%
British American Tobacco PLC GBR 4.33%
CRH PLC USA 3.39%
Standard Life Aberdeen PLC GBR 3.35%
SSE PLC GBR 3.34%
Barclays PLC GBR 3.28%
Dividend Date Per share amount Reinvestment Price
3rd October 2019 0.0680 £4.7075
11th July 2019 0.0670 £4.9200
11th April 2019 0.0660 £4.9575
31st January 2019 0.0650 £4.7100
4th October 2018 0.0650 £4.9900
12th July 2018 0.0640 £5.3000