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Rathbone Blue Chip Income & Growth

Ranked 68 out of 110 in - UK Equity Income over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Julian Chillingworth

Julian Chillingworth took a diploma in Chemistry from Southampton University before acquiring investment experience at a number of firms including GAM and Investec Asset Management. He joined Rathbone Unit Trust Management Ltd in 2001 and was promoted to chief investment officer in 2002. He currently runs the Rathbone Recovery and Rathbone Blue Chip Income and Growth funds. Chillingworth counts gardening and walking among his hobbies.

Alan Dobbie

Alan Dobbie was born in Campbeltown, Scotland, in 1979. He studied chemistry at Edinburgh University and finance and accounting at Glasgow and Strathclyde before joining Rathbone as a trainee fund manager in 2005. He is now a fund manager in the UK equity income space where he implements a value investment strategy in a primarily large-cap universe. Cash is employed tactically but no derivatives are used. As well as a range of valuation metrics, Alan also incorporates a top-down view into the portfolio. He cites steadily rising markets as the best environment for his strategy. Away from fund management Alan enjoys golf, football and music. Alan holds the IMC certificate and is a CFA-Charterholder.


To achieve above average and steadily increasing income return coupled with long term capital growth through exposure to transferable securities. No less than 75% will be invested in transferable securities issued by UK companies. Aim is to hold stocks with long term growth potential (average 2 years or longer) and modest valuations.

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UK Equity Income over : 31/12/2014 - 31/12/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/12/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 4.6% 6.0% -3.3% -4.1% 6.4%
2014 5.0% 0.0% 3.9% -0.2% 1.3%
2013 23.0% 11.5% 0.7% 4.8% 4.5%
2012 17.1% 6.6% 0.4% 6.9% 2.4%
2011 -5.2% -0.3% 2.0% -8.9% 2.4%
2010 19.2% 4.1% -5.8% 11.1% 9.5%
2009 23.3% -7.0% 14.4% 10.1% 5.3%
2008 -28.2% -8.5% -0.9% -11.9% -10.1%
2007 0.6% 3.0% 2.0% -3.5% -0.9%
2006 18.3% 8.6% -2.5% 4.3% 7.1%
2005 21.4% 4.7% 1.4% 7.2% 6.8%
2004 20.4% 4.5% 3.9% 2.3% 8.4%
2003 21.2% -6.3% 14.8% 4.6% 7.7%
2002 -12.5% 6.5% -5.3% -14.1% 1.0%
2001 -14.6% -7.6% -2.1% -15.9% 12.4%
2000 2.4% -5.4% 0.1% 5.8% 2.2%
1999 19.3% 6.3% 4.5% -9.0% 18.0%
1998 19.2% 18.0% -1.6% -9.4% 13.3%
1997 25.5% 6.3% 1.3% 14.5% 1.8%
1996 25.5% 3.4% 5.6% 6.5% 7.9%
1995 4.5%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Legal & General Group PLC ORD 4.58
AstraZeneca PLC ORD 4.33
Unilever PLC ORD 4.07
Bunzl PLC ORD 3.79
Relx PLC ORD 3.74
Sampo Oyj ORD 3.73
GlaxoSmithKline PLC ORD 3.56
Imperial Tobacco Group PLC ORD 3.56
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC ORD 3.53
Royal Dutch Shell Plc B ORD 3.29

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date31/10/1989
  • Share Class size07Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0005066948

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. regular additional investment100


  • Annual management1.50%

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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).