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The Company currently conducts its affairs so that securities issued by Murray International Trust PLC can be recommended by financial advisers to ordinary retail investors in accordance with the FCA’s rules in relation to non-mainstream pooled investment products (NMPIs) and intends to continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
The Company’s securities are excluded from the FCA’s restrictions which apply to non-mainstream investment products because the company would qualify as an investment trust if the company were based in the UK.
The Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive (“AIFMD”) requires Aberdeen Fund Managers Limited, as the alternative investment fund manager of Murray International Trust PLC, to make available to investors certain information prior to such investors’ investment in the Company.
The AIFMD is intended to offer increased protection to investors in investment products that do not fall under the existing European Union regime for regulation of investment products known as “UCITS”.
At close 31-Jul-2014Ord
|Net Dividend Yield||3.98%|
|Net Dividend Yield||3.02%|
* Debt at market value
** Debt at par
Source: Morningstar, NAV = Net Asset Value, excluding income.
The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may get back less than the amount invested. The tax benefits relating to ISA investments may not be maintained. Please refer to the Key Facts documents contained in the ISA/Share Plan Brochure & Application form for general and specific investment risks attaching to the individual trusts.Read the detailed Risk Warning
Past performance is not a guide to future results.
See latest monthly factsheet below for performance history.
40 Princes Street,
Registered in Scotland as an Investment Company Number SC0006705
The objective of Murray International Trust PLC is to achieve a total return greater than its benchmark by investing predominantly in equities worldwide. Within this objective the Manager will seek to increase the Company’s revenues in order to maintain an above average dividend yield.
In this webcast Bruce gives an update on a wide range of subjects including performance, a sector breakdown, the twenty largest investments and an outlook for the Trust.
Against a backdrop of fragile consumer confidence and deflationary pressures, the yearning for some form of economic normality gathers momentum. Unfortunately grossly extended debt levels, negative real interest rates, declining real incomes and anaemic economic growth suggest re-establishing “normal” economic relationships in the developed world remains no more than a pipedream for current policymakers.
With the first six months of 2014 witnessing positive financial returns from virtually all asset classes ( global equities, emerging market equities, sovereign bonds, emerging market bonds, gold, property and most alternatives), investors have become noticeably complacent in the current environment. Levels of market volatility close to historical lows suggest any negative surprises would prove extremely unwelcome under prevailing circumstances.
Portfolio activity was low during the period. The new position on Quimica Y Minera, a leading Chilean commodities company, received additional investment in what proved to be the only noticeable transaction.
It is becoming increasingly clear, particularly to the political establishment in the United States, that the misguided experiment of Quantitative Easing has failed to re-invigorate growth and ease the debt burden as intended. Unfortunately frustrated policymakers look set to compound misjudgements if increasingly discussed rhetoric of direct government activism becomes the next perceived panacea for sovereign debt reduction. Capital preservation against such a difficult and complacent backdrop remains the prevailing investment objective.
Source: Monthly Factsheet Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited