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The Bankers Investment Trust aims over the long term to achieve capital growth in excess of the FTSE World Index and annual dividend growth greater than inflation, as defined by the UK Retail Prices Index (RPI), by investing in companies listed throughout the world.
The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of market and currency fluctuations and you may not get back the amount originally invested.
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ABOUT THIS TRUST
Targets capital growth in excess of the FTSE World Index and income growth greater than UK inflation rate
Flexibility to invest across asset classes, geographies and market cap sectors
Joint record-holder for consecutive annual dividend increases (ongoing since 1967)
The Bankers Investment Trust aims, over the long term, to achieve capital growth in excess of the FTSE World Index and annual dividend growth greater than inflation, as defined by the UK Retail Prices Index (RPI), by investing in companies listed throughout the world. It has the flexibility to invest across asset classes, geographies and market cap sectors.
When was The Bankers Investment Trust incorporated?
The incorporation date was 13th April 1888 and so it is one of the UK's oldest investment trusts.
Who is the fund manager of The Bankers Investment Trust?
The fund manager is Alex Crooke, Co-Head of Equities – EMEA and Asia Pacific. He joined the asset management industry in 1990 and has been with Janus Henderson since 1994. Alex has managed the trust since 2003.
What is The Bankers Investment Trust's benchmark?
The trust's investment benchmark is the FTSE World Index, which covers over 3,100 companies in 47 countries. The trust’s Net Asset Value and share price total returns have outperformed the FTSE World index over five and 10 years.
 Source: Janus Henderson, The Bankers Investment Trust PLC Factsheet, 31st December 2020.
What is The Bankers Investment Trust's sector?
The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) classifies trusts into sectors as a way of grouping companies with common characteristics. The classifications are based on a combination of the trust's regional or industry focus, and its investment objective. The Bankers Investment trust is classified within the 'AIC Global' sector.
How big is The Bankers Investment Trust?
As at 31st December 2020, the trust had total assets of over £1.47B under management.
 Source: Janus Henderson, The Bankers Investment Trust PLC fact Sheet, 31st December 2020
When does The Bankers Investment Trust make dividend payments?
Proposed dividend payment date(s): February, May, August and November.
What are AIC Dividend Heroes?
Each year, the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) publishes its list of 'Dividend Heroes', the investment companies which have increased their dividends for 20 or more years consecutively. There are currently 20 Dividend Hero investment companies. The Bankers Investment Trust has increased its dividends for 52 consecutive years.
Alex Crooke, Co-Head of Equities – EMEA & Asia Pacific and lead Fund Manager of The Bankers Investment Trust, shares his views on the performance of the portfolio over the last few months. Alex also discusses why he remains optimistic as he looks ahead towards a post-pandemic recovery.
The value of the Funds and the income from them is not guaranteed and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than
you originally invested.
Past performance is not a guide to future performance.
Third party data is believed to be reliable, but its completeness and accuracy is not guaranteed.
Global portfolios may include some exposure to Emerging Markets, which tend to be less stable than more established markets and can be affected by local political and economic conditions, reliability of trading systems, buying and selling practices and financial reporting standards.
Where the trust invests in assets which are denominated in currencies other than the base currency then currency exchange rate movements may cause the value of investments to fall as well as rise.
This trust is suitable to be used as one component in several in a diversified investment portfolio. Investors should consider carefully the proportion of their portfolio invested into this trust.
Active management techniques that have worked well in normal market conditions could prove ineffective or detrimental at other times.
The trust could lose money if a counterparty with which it trades becomes unwilling or unable to meet its obligations to the trust.
Shares can lose value rapidly, and typically involve higher risks than bonds or money market instruments. The value of your investment may fall as a result.
The return on your investment is directly related to the prevailing market price of the trust’s shares, which will trade at a varying discount (or premium) relative to the value of the underlying assets of the trust. As a result losses (or gains) may be higher or lower than those of the trust’s assets.
The trust may use gearing as part of its investment strategy. If the trust utilises its ability to gear, the profits and losses incured by the trust can be greater than those of a trust that does not use gearing.
Derivatives use exposes the trust to risks different from, and potentially greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and may therefore result in additional loss, which could be significantly greater than the cost of the derivative.
All or part of the trust's management fee is taken from its capital. While this allows more income to be paid, it may also restrict capital growth or even result in capital erosion over time.
The Company confirms that it currently conducts its affairs so that its ordinary shares of 25p each can be recommended by IFAs to ordinary retail investors in accordance with the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) rules in relation to non-mainstream investment products and intends to continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
The shares are excluded from the FCA’s restrictions which apply to non-mainstream investment products because they are shares in an investment trust.