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Threadneedle UK Equity Income Ret Net Inc GBX

Ranked 55 out of 107 in - UK Equity Income over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Richard Colwell

Richard Colwell was born in Stafford, and attended Bangor University where he obtained a degree in Banking & Finance. Richard started his career at the Bank of England in 1990 and joined B2W in 1994. In late 1994 he joined Schroder Investment Management, and in 2002 he moved to Credit Suisse Asset management before joining Aviva Investors in 2007 where he ran the Aviva Investors UK Income & Growth fund. In 2010 Richard joined Columbia Threadneedle and runs the Threadneedle Managed Income, Monthly Extra Income, UK Growth & Income and UK Overseas Earnings funds. He holds the IIMR from the Chartered Institute of Bankers and is an associate member of the UKSIP and a member of the Association of Chartered Institute of Banks (CIB). Outside of fund management, he enjoys rugby, football and music.

Leigh Harrison

Leigh Harrison adopts a bottom-up approach to stockpicking. A member of the Securities Institute, Harrison graduated from Nottingham University with a BA in Geography in 1980 and went on to complete an MSC in Surveying and Photogrammetry at University College, London, a year later. Harrison's first financial post was with stockbroker Rowan Dartington. Two years later he joined Hill Samuel, where he spent 12 years managing a wide range of UK equity portfolios, including financial, growth, income and smaller companies. He was a director of institutional investment at Hill Samuel when he moved to Sun Life of Canada in 1994 to head the group's UK equity team prior to the firm's acquisition by Credit Suisse (CSAM) in 2001. Harrison joined Threadneedle in 2005 and now heads their UK retail investment division. He took charge of the Threadneedle UK Equity Income fund in February 2006.


The fund will seek to achieve an above average rate of income combined with sound prospects for capital growth. The fund will invest primarily in UK equities. It may, however, invest in other securities, such as convertibles and gilts.


UK Equity Income over : 31/08/2014 - 31/08/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/06/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 5.4% -2.2%
2014 6.2% 1.0% 3.1% -1.2% 3.3%
2013 29.0% 10.7% 2.3% 7.1% 6.3%
2012 16.6% 7.9% -1.3% 6.5% 2.8%
2011 1.0% 1.8% 3.5% -10.5% 7.0%
2010 16.7% 6.3% -8.7% 11.3% 8.0%
2009 18.2% -10.7% 8.4% 19.8% 2.0%
2008 -22.7% -9.4% -2.0% -8.5% -4.9%
2007 7.9% 1.8% 3.2% -0.4% 3.1%
2006 19.4% 8.7% -2.2% 4.6% 7.4%
2005 20.3% 3.0% 4.7% 6.8% 4.5%
2004 14.7% 2.5% 2.5% 1.6% 7.5%
2003 17.3% -6.9% 12.6% 4.7% 7.0%
2002 -19.2% 4.1% -9.7% -16.1% 2.4%
2001 -6.0% -5.5% 4.4% -13.2% 9.7%
2000 2.0% -3.4% 1.6% 1.4% 2.5%
1999 13.3% 5.5% 3.2% -5.4% 10.1%
1998 10.7% 14.7% -1.0% -11.6% 10.3%
1997 27.0% 4.8% 6.3% 14.0% 0.0%
1996 16.8% 1.7% 2.7% 6.5% 5.0%
1995 5.6%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
AstraZeneca PLC ORD 6.79
GlaxoSmithKline PLC ORD 5.44
BT Group PLC ORD 4.84
Imperial Tobacco Group PLC ORD 4.26
Royal Dutch Shell Plc B ORD 4.14
Legal & General Group PLC ORD 4.04
Unilever PLC ORD 3.52
BAE Systems PLC ORD 3.25
Marks and Spencer Group PLC ORD 3.23
National Grid PLC ORD 3.13

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Chile
  4. Denmark
  5. Finland
  6. France
  7. Germany
  8. Hong Kong
  9. Ireland
  10. Italy
  11. Luxembourg
  12. Netherlands
  13. Portugal
  14. Singapore
  15. Spain
  16. Switzerland
  17. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date30/09/1985
  • Share Class size3,226Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0001448900

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment2,000
  • Min. additional investment500


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment3.75

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