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The Company was placed into Members Voluntary Liquidation following a shareholder vote at a General Meeting on 30 November 2020.
To conduct an orderly realisation of the assets of the Company, to be effected in a manner that seeks to achieve a balance between returning cash to Shareholders promptly and maximising value. Investors can find more details regarding the objective and the investment policy on the Annual Report.
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ABOUT THIS TRUST
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
What is Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust's investment objective?
Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust plc aims to provide long-term growth through exploiting global opportunities, providing shareholders with a diversified iternational multi-strategy portfolio and access to specialist funds including hedge and private equity. Portfolio diversification is key to the Trust’s performance as it seeks to deliver smooth returns irrespective of global market dynamics. The trust is known as a fund-of-funds, which invests in other funds and investment trusts. The Trust is a great diversifier for investors with equity and fixed income portfolios.
When was Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust incorporated?
The incorporation date was 2nd April 1930 and the trust was launched in August 1991.
Who is the fund manager of Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust?
The fund managers are Alex Barr, James de Bunsen and Pete Webster.
James joined the asset management industry in 2005 and has been with Janus Henderson and managed the trust since 2013. Pete joined the asset management industry in 2007 and has been with Janus Henderson since 2009. Pete has managed the trust since 2014. Alex joined the asset management industry in 1993 and has been with Janus Henderson and managing the trust since 2019 as Senior Portfolio Manager.
What is Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust's benchmark?
The trust's investment benchmark is the FTSE World Index, which covers over 3,100 companies in 47 countries.1
What is Henderson Alternative Strategies 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. Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust is classified within the ‘Flexible Investment’ sector.
 Source: Janus Henderson, Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust plc Fact Sheet, February 2020
How big is Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust?
As at 30th June 2020, the Trust had total assets of over £122m under management.
 Source: Janus Henderson, Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust plc Fact Sheet, 31st August 2020
When does Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust make dividend payments?
Proposed dividend payment date(s): February.
Has Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust been independently rated by a third party?
The trust has received an overall rating of ★★ by Morningstar.
What is the annual management fee of Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust?
The management fee is 0.60% pa of net assets up to £250m, and 0.55% pa in excess thereof.
Alex Barr, Co-Fund Manager for Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust, delivers his monthly commentary on how the Trust performed in October, portfolio activity and his thoughts on wider economic and political developments.
Alex Barr, Co-Fund Manager for Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust, delivers his monthly commentary on how the Trust performed in August, portfolio activity and his thoughts on wider economic and political developments.
Watch Co-Fund Manager Alex Barr, present on the performance of Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust performance over the last financial year as well as the progress made on the realisation of the trust.
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.