Morningstar ratings are based on the representative share class of this fund and are dated to the last month-end upon availability from Morningstar.
The Company aims to give shareholders a higher than average return with growth of both capital and income over the medium to long term. The Company’s policy is to invest in a broad spread of predominantly UK companies of differing sizes with normally not more than half by value coming from the largest 100 UK companies and the balance from small and medium sized companies.
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 income and capital growth through a long list of holdings typically around 120 stocks
Bottom-up approach to stock selection that prioritises value and growth potential
Typically holds more than 50% in small- and medium-sized companies
Pays its dividends quarterly, with each quarterly dividend being maintained or increased since they were introduced in 2013
The dividend on an annual basis has been maintained or increased since the Trust was founded
Barring adverse circumstances, each quarterly dividend aims to be no less than the previous equivalent
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Lowland Investment Company's investment objective?
Lowland Investment Company plc aims to give shareholders a higher than average return with growth of both capital and income over the medium to long-term by investing in a broad spread of predominantly UK companies. It typically holds more than 50% in small- and medium-sized companies. The trust targets income and capital growth through a long list of holdings typically around 120 stocks. It has a bottom-up approach to stock selection that prioritises value and growth potential.
When was Lowland Investment Company incorporated?
Lowland Investment Company was incorporated on 20th September 1960.
Who is the fund manager of Lowland Investment Company?
The fund managers are James Henderson and Laura Foll. James joined the asset management industry in 1982 and has been with Janus Henderson since 1984. James has managed the trust since 1990. Laura joined the asset management industry with Janus Henderson in 2009. Laura has co-managed the trust with James since 2016.
What is Lowland Investment Company's benchmark?
The trust's investment benchmark is the FTSE All-Share Index.
What is Lowland Investment Company'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. Lowland Investment Company plc is classified within the ‘UK Equity Income’ sector.
How big is Lowland Investment Company?
As of 31st December 2020, the Trust had total assets of over £383M under management.
 Source: Janus Henderson, Lowland Investment Company plc Fact Sheet, 31st December 2020
When does Lowland Investment Company make dividend payments?
Proposed dividend payment date(s): January, April, July and October.
Has Lowland Investment Company been independently rated by a third party?
The trust has received an overall rating of ★★ by Morningstar. The trust's analyst rating is Bronze.
What is the annual management fee of Lowland Investment Company?
The management fee is 0.5% of average net chargeable assets up to £325m and 0.4% in excess thereof.
Laura Foll, Co-Fund Manager for Lowland Investment Company, delivers her monthly commentary on how the Trust performed in January, portfolio activity and her thoughts on wider economic and political developments.
Laura Foll, Co-Fund Manager for Lowland Investment Company, discusses the Trusts latest performance and portfolio activity, highlighting the stock specific drivers behind the Trust outperforming its benchmark in the final quarter of 2020.
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.
If a trust's portfolio is concentrated towards a particular country or geographical region, the investment carries greater risk than a portfolio diversified across more countries.
Some of the investments in this portfolio are in smaller companies shares. They may be more difficult to buy and sell and their share price may fluctuate more than that of larger companies.
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.