Diverse Income Trust (The)


£340.5m market cap

90p last close

DIVI targets an attractive and growing level of income with long-term capital growth, investing in a diversified portfolio of primarily UK-listed equities. It has a stronger focus on small and very small market capitalisation stocks than is typical of the UK Income & Growth peer group. As a stock specific portfolio there is no benchmark but the trust targets an initial yield of around 4% for the period to 31 May 2012 and income growth higher than other income funds.

Investment summary

The Diverse Income Trust (DIVI) aims to provide shareholders with an attractive and growing level of income, as well as capital growth, over the long term. Unconstrained by index considerations, the managers (Gervais Williams and Martin Turner) have a wide investment universe from which to select companies that are well managed and able to deliver sustainable and growing dividends. The portfolio is well diversified, with a bias towards small-cap companies; since DIVI’s inception in April 2011 to end-September 2019, the trust has delivered an annualised NAV total return of 11.5% and consistent growth of its regular dividend.

Share price graph
Price performance
Actual 3.5 5.6 (7.8)
Relative* 2.0 3.3 (11.8)
52-week high/low 98.6p/82.0p
*% relative to local index
Key management
Michael Wrobel Chairman
Gervais Williams Fund manager
Martin Turner Fund manager

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