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CTY The City of London Investment Trust plc

Renowned for its record-setting annual dividend increases since 1966, the Company targets long-term income and capital growth


Share price
As of 03/10/2023

Estimated NAV
As of 03/10/2023

Discount / Premium
As of 03/10/2023

As of 03/10/2023



The Company’s objective is to provide long-term growth in income and capital, principally by investment in equities listed on the London Stock Exchange. The Board fully recognises the importance of dividend income to shareholders.

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. Potential investors must read the latest annual report and where relevant, the key investor information document before investing. This website is for promotional purposes and does not qualify as an investment recommendation.


We are pleased to invite you to attend The City of London Investment Trust plc’s 2023 Annual General Meeting, taking place at 2.30pm on Tuesday, 31 October 2023.

The meeting will be held at the Company’s registered office, 201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3AE and will include a presentation by the Fund Manager, Job Curtis, and Deputy Fund Manager, David Smith. Any shareholder who is unable to travel is encouraged to join virtually by Zoom. If you wish to join the AGM by Zoom, please register at Investment Trusts live in advance, entering your shareholder details.

As is our normal practice, there will be live voting for those physically present at the AGM. Due to technical restrictions, we cannot offer live voting by Zoom, and we therefore request all shareholders, and particularly those who cannot attend physically, to submit their votes by proxy, ahead of the deadline of 2.30pm on Friday, 27 October 2023, to ensure that their vote counts at the AGM.

For more details, please see the Notice of AGM within the Documents section listed below. If you would like to submit any questions in advance of the AGM, you are welcome to send these to our corporate secretary at


  • Invests mainly in UK equities with a bias towards large, multinational companies
  • A conservative management style that prioritises sustainable income and long-term capital growth
  • Provides UK investors with exposure to global growth through the portfolio’s overseas revenues


The City of London Investment Trust plc has been awarded the Kepler Income and Growth Rating for 2023.
Find out more about the methodology behind the award here.

Source: Morningstar, Kepler calculations, 01/01/2022 - 31/12/2022
Past performance does not predict future returns.

The City of London Investment Trust plc has been awarded the AIC Dividend Hero award for 56 years of dividend growth.
Find out more about the methodology behind the award here.

Source: AIC, Morningstar calculations, 15/02/2023
Past performance does not predict future returns.

The City of London Investment Trust plc has been awarded the FundCalibre Elite Rating for 2023.
Find out more about the methodology behind the award here.

Source: FundCalibre calculations, 01/01/2023
Past performance does not predict future returns.

This is not substantive investment research or a research recommendation, as it does not constitute substantive research or analysis. Performance records are detailed on the specific KID, fees and charges may vary and further information can be found in the company’s prospectus and KID which must be reviewed before investing.

Past performance does not predict future returns. 
Past performance does not predict future returns. 


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Source: Morningstar. Ratings updated quarterly.


Job Curtis

Portfolio Manager

Industry since 1983. Joined Firm in 1987.

David Smith, CFA

Portfolio Manager – Henderson High Income | Deputy Portfolio Manager - The City of London Investment Trust

Industry since 2002. Joined Firm in 2002.


Past performance does not predict future returns.
Discrete Performance (%)
As of 30/06/2023
Net Asset Value Price
Quarter End
As of 30/06/2023
2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
Net Asset Value 4.51 7.53 20.04 -14.59 2.71
Price 4.06 7.74 21.25 -16.23 3.01
Cumulative Performance (%)
As of 31/08/2023
NAV (Net) Price (Net)
As of 31/08/2023 1MO 3MO YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR
NAV (Net) -1.91 -0.12 0.06 3.32 38.04 19.34 74.36
Price (Net) -2.48 -0.65 -0.87 3.30 41.36 19.37 71.75
Ex Dividend Date Pay Date Amount div p/ps
26-Oct-23 30-Nov-23 5.05
27-Jul-23 31-Aug-23 5.05
27-Apr-23 31-May-23 5.05
26-Jan-23 28-Feb-23 5.00
27-Oct-22 30-Nov-22 5.00
04-Aug-22 31-Aug-22 5.00
28-Apr-22 31-May-22 5.00
27-Jan-22 28-Feb-22 4.80
28-Oct-21 30-Nov-21 4.80
05-Aug-21 31-Aug-21 4.80
29-Apr-21 28-May-21 4.80
28-Jan-21 26-Feb-21 4.75


Top Holdings (As of 31/08/2023)
% of Fund
Shell 4.02
BAE Systems 3.80
Unilever 3.76
British American Tobacco 3.44
RELX 3.25
HSBC 3.25
Diageo 3.15
AstraZeneca 3.06
BP 3.04
Tesco 2.61
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Sector Allocation % OF FUND % OF FUND (As of 31/08/2023)
Country/Geographic Exposures % OF FUND % OF FUND (As of August 31, 2023)


  • ​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 does not predict future returns.
  • Third party data is believed to be reliable, but its completeness and accuracy is not guaranteed.
  • If a Company's portfolio is concentrated towards a particular country or geographical region, the investment carries greater risk than a portfolio that is diversified across more countries.
  • Where the Company invests in assets that are denominated in currencies other than the base currency, the currency exchange rate movements may cause the value of investments to fall as well as rise.
  • This Company is suitable to be used as one component of several within a diversified investment portfolio. Investors should consider carefully the proportion of their portfolio invested in this Company.
  • Active management techniques that have worked well in normal market conditions could prove ineffective or negative for performance at other times.
  • The Company could lose money if a counterparty with which it trades becomes unwilling or unable to meet its obligations to the Company.
  • 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 Company's shares, which will trade at a varying discount (or premium) relative to the value of the underlying assets of the Company. As a result, losses (or gains) may be higher or lower than those of the Company's assets.
  • The Company may use gearing (borrowing to invest) as part of its investment strategy. If the Company utilises its ability to gear, the profits and losses incurred by the Company can be greater than those of a Company that does not use gearing.
  • All or part of the Company'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.
  • For detailed product information including the risks associated with investing please read the relevant Prospectus or Annual Report. Please refer to the AIFMD Disclosure document and Annual Report of the AIF before making any final investment decisions.
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