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Trojan Income

Ranked 4 out of 111 in - UK Equity Income over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Francis Brooke

Born in Dublin in 1963, Francis Brooke was educated at Eton before studying politics at Edinburgh University, and holds the ASIP qualification. His investment career began in 1986 with Kleinwort Benson Securities before moving to Foreign & Colonial Management where he was appointed director in 1995. A period as a director at Mercury Asset Management, during which the company was taken over by Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, ended in 2004 when Francis moved to his current firm, Troy Asset Management, as investment director. At Troy, Francis manages the Trojan Income fund whilst also being responsible for a segregated charity portfolio. Away from the office Francis has a number of sporting interests including golf, shooting, tennis and backgammon.


The investment objective of the Trojan Income Fund is to provide an above average income with the potential for capital growth in the medium term. The Fund's policy is to invest substantially in UK and overseas equities and fixed interest securities but may also invest in collective investment schemes and money market instruments.

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UK Equity Income over : 30/04/2015 - 30/04/2016
  • Rank 4/111 Total Return
  • Rank 40/111 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 27/111 Max Drawdown

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2016 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2016 1.6%
2015 10.7% 4.6% 0.6% -0.7% 5.9%
2014 10.0% 2.7% 3.0% -0.5% 4.5%
2013 20.2% 11.3% 0.5% 1.8% 5.5%
2012 9.9% 4.2% 1.6% 4.4% -0.6%
2011 6.3% 1.0% 2.8% -3.1% 5.7%
2010 14.4% 4.0% -6.7% 9.1% 8.1%
2009 14.7% -10.0% 7.0% 13.4% 5.0%
2008 -12.1% -9.4% -2.2% -3.3% 2.5%
2007 4.9% 2.8% 2.8% -2.6% 2.0%
2006 17.1% 5.1% -0.1% 4.6% 6.6%
2005 12.0% 2.2% 3.3% 3.1% 2.9%
2004 3.7%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
GBP Cash 8.18
Unilever PLC ORD 4.55
Imperial Brands PLC ORD 3.80
GlaxoSmithKline PLC ORD 3.57
Royal Mail PLC ORD 3.46
Vodafone Group PLC ORD 3.31
Compass Group PLC ORD 3.26
Sky PLC ORD 3.00
National Grid PLC ORD 2.98
Centrica PLC ORD 2.95

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date30/09/2004
  • Share Class size2,545Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B01BP176

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment250,000
  • Min. regular additional investment500


  • Annual management1.00%
  • 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).