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Kames UK Equity Income

Ranked 45 out of 111 in - UK Equity Income over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Douglas Scott

Douglas Scott works at Kames Capital as an investment manager in UK equities, where he uses a growth and value investment style. Prior to joining Kames Capital in 2003, he worked at Investec (2001-2002), TRW Investment Management (1999-2001), Abbey National (1996-1999) and at Scottish Provident (1994-1996). Douglas has been awarded with the ASIP designation from the CFA Institute. He was born in Irvine in Scotland, was educated at Glasgow University and is currently based in Edinburgh. Outside of work, Douglas enjoys golf.

Iain Wells

Edinburgh-based Iain Wells is an investment manager at Kames Capital. He joined the company in 1996 where he started out with a focus on Asia, before moving on to insurance markets and since 2003 he has worked on the UK markets. He manages the Kames UK Equity Income Fund with a growth and value investment strategy. Iain has a degree in business studies and accounting from the University of Edinburgh and is a member of ASIP. Outside of work, he enjoys the theatre and bagpipes.


The investment objective is to achieve an income return in excess of typical income returned from UK Equity markets by investing principally in a portfolio of equities of companies based in the UK, conducting business in the UK or listed on the UK stock market. The Fund may also invest, at the managers’ discretion, in a selection of fixed income assets, cash and near cash and derivative instruments. The Fund may, on occasion, also invest in non-UK assets, however any such investments would not be hedged, rather the currency risk would be a specific part of the investment decision.

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UK Equity Income over : 30/04/2016 - 30/04/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 4.9%
2016 8.9% -0.4% -0.3% 8.0% 1.6%
2015 10.7% 6.9% -1.1% -2.6% 7.5%
2014 2.6% -0.9% 0.6% 0.0% 2.8%
2013 24.5% 12.1% -0.7% 3.6% 8.0%
2012 11.8% 4.6% -0.6% 4.1% 3.4%
2011 -0.5% 0.7% 1.8% -10.6% 8.6%
2010 13.4% 5.8% -10.3% 11.3% 7.3%
2009 20.1% 4.6%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
HSBC Holdings PLC ORD 5.32
British American Tobacco PLC ORD 5.28
Imperial Brands PLC ORD 4.37
Royal Dutch Shell Plc B ORD 4.00
AstraZeneca PLC ORD 3.89
Aviva PLC ORD 3.60
Relx PLC ORD 3.59
Legal & General Group PLC ORD 3.46
Compass Group PLC ORD 3.18
Lloyds Banking Group PLC ORD 3.08

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date30/06/2009
  • Share Class size54Mn
  • Base currencyGBP

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment2Mn
  • Min. regular additional investment10,000


  • Annual management0.75%
  • Initial investment0

Related News

Kames blasts the IA income ‘Hokey Cokey’

Kames Capital UK Equity Income co-managers Douglas Scott and Iain Wells have branded the recent changes to the Equity Income sector ‘the IA Hokey Cokey’, saying the new measures are unnecessary and could confuse investors.

Kames cuts charges on UK Equity Income fund

From 1 November, the AMC on the £36 million fund is being reduced by 0.25%.

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The fallout from Brexit has clearly split FTSE 100 companies into two camps, internationally-focused and domestically-focused businesses.

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Marcus Chandler had been with the firm for three years.

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