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Neptune Income

Ranked 76 out of 111 in - UK Equity Income over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Robin Geffen

When Robin Geffen speaks people listen and his market views have appeared in many leading publications including the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and the Daily Mail. Born in London in 1957, Geffen graduated from Keble College, Oxford in 1979 in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and began his career at Charterhouse J Rothschild as a graduate trainee where he concentrated on UK smaller companies and European equities. Geffen moved on to Eagle Star and worked on its European desk before being appointed head of the Asia Pacific team and then joined York plc where he was responsible for UK and global smaller companies funds. Geffen's next post was with Scottish Equitable and he was responsible for setting up the group's pooled fund business and instrumental in establishing the UK's first emerging market pension fund. He was subsequently appointed global CIO of pensions at Orbitex before going on to found Neptune Investment Management in 2002 where he is responsible for the management of several unit trusts he created. Geffen follows a highly personalised investment style that is based on his view of the economy as being sector driven. He looks to find value without the restrictions of any specific investment style pointing that no one style outperforms across the whole business cycle.


Objective is to provide a rising level of income with the potential for some capital growth also. The Fund invests mainly in UK companies' shares and fixed interest stocks (so called because they have a set interest rate), although it also invests overseas. The manager takes a high conviction approach, leading to a focused portfolio of 30-40 holdings that have been selected at their discretion.

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UK Equity Income over : 30/04/2015 - 30/04/2016

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2016 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2016 -1.1%
2015 5.9% 7.6% -3.5% -5.8% 8.4%
2014 1.6% -2.8% 1.4% 1.2% 2.0%
2013 17.7% 9.2% -0.1% 1.7% 6.1%
2012 11.3% 8.0% -0.6% 3.3% 0.3%
2011 -5.5% 0.5% 1.1% -12.8% 6.6%
2010 14.2% 3.4% -9.3% 12.9% 7.9%
2009 23.9% -11.4% 9.2% 20.8% 6.0%
2008 -26.1% -12.7% 0.7% -12.3% -4.2%
2007 6.2% 2.8% 2.4% -0.7% 1.6%
2006 19.0% 8.4% -1.6% 3.2% 8.1%
2005 24.7% 3.8% 3.9% 6.3% 8.8%
2004 19.4% 3.7% 3.5% 3.4% 7.6%
2003 24.1% -4.7% 18.5% 4.5% 5.1%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Guernsey
  2. Jersey
  3. Luxembourg
  4. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date31/12/2002
  • Share Class size32Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0032315516

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. regular additional investment50


  • Annual management1.60%
  • Initial investment5

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).