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The City of London Investment Trust plc

Overview

The City of London Investment Trust harnesses the power of leading businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The long-running trust has weathered multiple market cycles since it became an investment trust in 1932, with a 57-year record of dividend growth, making it the investment trust with the longest record of annual increases.

Investment Objective: 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.

Statistics

Objective Income & Growth
Total Assets £2.23B
As of 30/04/2024
Share price 428.00p
As of 20/05/2024
Estimated NAV 440.18p
As of 20/05/2024
Discount / Premium -2.77%
As of 20/05/2024
Yield 4.81%
As of 20/05/2024

57 years of dividend growth

See how the trust has achieved 57 years of growing dividends* through stock selection and prudent use of the investment trust structure.

Consistent to the core

Learn about our disciplined and conservative investment style, designed to select long term holdings.

Good value, lower fees

Benefit from the scale of The City of London, that allows us to have competitive fees.

Marketing Communication. Past performance does not predict future returns. The value of an investment and the income from it may go down as well as up and you may lose the amount originally invested. Past performance can be viewed here.

Awards and ratings

AIC Dividend Hero

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The City of London Investment Trust plc has been awarded the AIC Dividend Hero award for 57 years of dividend growth.
View methodology. Source: AIC, Morningstar calculations, 18/01/2023.
Past performance does not predict future returns.
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FundCalibre Elite Rating 2023

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The City of London Investment Trust plc has been awarded the FundCalibre Elite Rating for 2023.
View methodology. Source: FundCalibre calculations, 01/01/2023.
Past performance does not predict future returns.
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Award winning dividend growth

For 57 years, the trust has achieved continuous dividend growth, the longest record of annual increases for any investment trust* . The trust focuses on cash-generative businesses, able to grow their dividends.

Read more about our approach and history on the Dividends page

The gateway to the world

The trust invests in larger companies listed on the LSE, however over 60% of investee company revenue comes from overseas.

See the full breakdown of The City of London Investment Trust portfolio

Read the latest research

Kepler Trust Intelligence has created detailed research around the trust, including examining its portfolio and process.

Read the full analysis to find out more

Latest Annual Report

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  • ​The value of the trusts 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.