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St James's Place UK High Income

Ranked 4 out of 105 in - UK Equity Income over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Neil Woodford

Neil Woodford remains one of the best known and best performing fund managers in the UK market today. His large bets in the more defensive tobacco and utilities sectors, coupled with his dislike for the banking sector cost him during the stockmarket’s rally in spring 2003. However, Woodford characteristically bounced back, quite in keeping with his emphasis on investing for the long term, regardless of short-term sentiment. As head of investments at Invesco Perpetual Woodford controlled over £15 billion of assets, and spent 26 years at the company before leaving in 2014 to set up his own fund management firm, Woodford Investment Management LLP. He has a degree in economics from Exeter University and in 2013 was awarded a CBE for services to the economy.

Objective

The fund aims to achieve a level of income in excess of the average yield of the stocks comprising the FTSE All-Share Index whilst also aiming to maximise capital appreciation. It is the intention to achieve these aims by investment in United Kingdom equities (in ordinary shares and when appropriate by investment in convertible stocks and fixed interest securities).

Performance

UK Equity Income over : 31/10/2013 - 31/10/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/10/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 6.6% 3.3% 3.0% 0.6% -0.5%
2013 26.6% 14.7% 0.3% 5.0% 4.9%
2012 6.6% 5.2% -1.6% 4.9% -1.8%
2011 5.3% 1.3% 3.1% -4.8% 5.9%
2010 10.6% 4.0% -4.5% 8.4% 2.7%
2009 10.3% -12.6% 8.2% 12.4% 3.8%
2008 -16.0% -11.8% -0.3% -4.5% 0.1%
2007 6.8% 2.6% 2.7% -0.9% 2.3%
2006 23.8% 6.4% -0.1% 8.6% 7.2%
2005 24.1% 3.0% 6.9% 5.6% 6.8%
2004 19.2% 4.8% 3.8% 0.1% 9.5%
2003 18.7% -7.5% 20.9% 0.5% 5.7%
2002 -13.0% 10.3% -6.2% -13.9% -2.3%
2001 2.4% -2.2% 7.3% -15.7% 15.7%
2000 3.7% -4.8% 2.3% 0.0% 6.4%
1999 14.4% 5.9% 3.7% -4.8% 9.4%
1998 11.4% 16.4% 0.5% -12.5% 8.8%
1997 22.2% 7.7% 1.7% 11.2% 0.3%
1996 15.9% 4.0% 0.8% 5.0% 5.2%
1995 3.2% 0.1% 3.0%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/08/2014

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
AstraZeneca PLC ORD 9.02
GlaxoSmithKline PLC ORD 7.76
British American Tobacco PLC ORD 7.75
Imperial Tobacco Group PLC ORD 6.29
BT Group PLC ORD 6.27
BAE Systems PLC ORD 4.77
Capita PLC ORD 4.74
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC ORD 4.29
Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC ORD 4.20
Centrica PLC ORD 3.50
31/08/2014

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date02/01/1992
  • Share Class size1,393Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0007667883

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,500
  • Min. additional investment50

Charges

  • Annual management1.6%
  • Initial investment5

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