HAST Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust plc

Offers unique access to an array of investment strategies around the world with its multi-strategy portfolio


Share price
As of 11/08/2020

Estimated NAV
As of 11/08/2020

Discount / Premium
As of 11/08/2020

As of 11/08/2020

Morningstar ratings are based on the representative share class of this fund and are dated to the last month-end upon availability from Morningstar.


Company Update – Before you proceed, please review RNS number 9478Z pertaining to Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust PLC dated 16 January 2020, here (You will be redirected to the London Stock Exchange website)

Important update - The Board have reconvened the General Meeting of the Company which was adjourned in March 2020 for 3 July 2020.  Shareholders will receive notice and a form of proxy to vote their shares. All votes should be submitted by proxy.  Please see the Notice of Meeting and for the announcement please click here (You will be redirected to the London Stock Exchange website).


The Company exploits global opportunities not normally readily accessible in one vehicle to provide long-term growth to shareholders via a diversified, international, multi-strategy portfolio which also offers access to specialist funds including hedge and private equity. The Company aims to outperform the FTSE World Total Return Index on a total return basis (a combination of income and capital growth) in Sterling terms.

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.


  • Portfolio diversification is key to the Trust’s performance as it seeks to deliver smooth returns irrespective of global market dynamics
  • The Trust is a great diversifier for investors with equity and fixed income portfolios
Past performance is not a guide to future performance. 

Knowledge. Shared

At Janus Henderson, we believe in the sharing of expert insight for better investment and business decisions. We call this ethos Knowledge. Shared.


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Alex Barr

Senior Portfolio Manager

Industry since 1993. Joined Firm in 2019.

James de Bunsen, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Industry since 2005. Joined Firm in 2013.

Pete Webster, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Industry since 2007. Joined Firm in 2009.


Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Performance is shown based on the Share Price and does not include income reinvested.
Discrete Performance (%)
As of 30/06/2020
Net Asset Value Price
Quarter End
As of 30/06/2020
2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016
Net Asset Value 11.17% 2.24% 4.05% 1.49% 5.21%
Price 31.10% 5.90% 2.20% -3.50% 4.80%
Cumulative Performance (%)
As of 11/08/2020
Net Asset Value Price
As of 11/08/2020 1MO 3MO YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR
Net Asset Value 1.27% 6.71% -3.80% -3.10% -0.63% 21.69% 15.25%
Price -0.70% 15.57% 7.02% 3.11% 1.84% 32.40% 24.88%
Ex Dividend Date Pay Date Amount div p/ps
24-Sep-20 12-Oct-20 5.50
11-Jul-19 02-Aug-19 2.50
13-Dec-18 31-Jan-19 5.00
11-Jan-18 07-Feb-18 4.75
12-Jan-17 03-Feb-17 6.40
21-Jan-16 26-Feb-16 3.30
29-Dec-14 13-Feb-15 3.00
26-Feb-14 28-Mar-14 1.50
06-Mar-13 28-Mar-13 2.00
14-Dec-11 01-Feb-12 2.00
15-Dec-10 01-Feb-11 1.00
09-Dec-09 09-Feb-10 2.00


Top Holdings (As of 30/06/2020)
% of Fund
Blackrock European Hedge Fund Ltd Class I GBP 8.46
Mantra Secondary Opportunities Fund 7.00
Merrill Lynch International & Co CV 5.51
Sagil Latin American Opportunities Fund B USD 5.24
Kls Sloane Robinson Emerging Markets Fund Si GBP GBP 5.16
Renewable Energy and Environmental Infrastructure Fund II 4.96
Dms Ucits Platform Icav - Cifc Global Floating Rate Credit Fund USD B2 Inc USD 4.39
Majedie Tortoise Investment 4.25
Worldwide Healthcare Trust 4.06
Ceiba Investment Ltd GBP 3.72
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  • ​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.
  • In certain circumstances the investment manager may not be able to sell investments from the trust's portfolio. This could have a negative impact on the overall performance of the trust.
  • The trust may have a particularly concentrated portfolio (low number of holdings) relative to its investment universe and an adverse event impacting only a small number of holdings can create significant volatility or losses for the trust.
  • 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.
  • 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.