Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust plc

Ordinary shares Ticker: HAST,  ISIN code: GB0001216000

Investment objective

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.

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Ticker: HASTOrdinary shares Currency GBX Price 278.00 Estimated NAV Final NAVs are published daily and announced on the London Stock Exchange.337.85 Discount/premium -17.71% Yield 1.71% Price date 24/05/2018

Ratings and awards

Morningstar 2 Star
Performance

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Performance is shown based on the Share Price and does not include income reinvested.

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

PerformanceMar 2017 - Mar 2018Mar 2016 - Mar 2017Mar 2015 - Mar 2016Mar 2014 - Mar 2015Mar 2013 - Mar 2014
NAV2.40%24.20%-6.20%-0.40%1.00%
Price-2.70%38.40%-6.40%-3.80%-3.40%
© Morningstar 2018. All rights reserved. The Price and Net Asset Value total returns.Source: Morningstar, based on market prices at close on the date shown. We are not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the information supplied by Morningstar. We take care to ensure that the information provided by Morningstar is correct but we neither warrant, represent nor guarantee the contents of the information, nor do we accept any responsibility for errors, inaccuracies, omissions or any inconsistencies therein. Prices may be subject to change, errors and omissions excepted. Annual return to 31/03/2018

Cumulative performance

Performance1 Month3 Months6 Months1 Year3 Years5 Years
NAV2.94%1.81%-0.09%5.25%23.51%24.15%
Price2.58%-2.80%-3.46%3.58%26.29%23.92%
© Morningstar 2017. All rights reserved. The Price and Net Asset Value total returns.Source: Morningstar, based on market prices at close on the date shown. We are not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the information supplied by Morningstar. We take care to ensure that the information provided by Morningstar is correct but we neither warrant, represent nor guarantee the contents of the information, nor do we accept any responsibility for errors, inaccuracies, omissions or any inconsistencies therein. Prices may be subject to change, errors and omissions excepted. Data as at 24/05/2018
Top 10 holdings
Top 10 holdings(%)
Blackrock European Hedge Fund5.6%
Ceiba Investment Ltd USD5.3%
Mantra Investissement SCA5.2%
Baring Vostok Inv Pcc-Core USD4.5%
Schroder Gaia Indus Pacifichoice C Gbph Acc GBP4.4%
Kls Sloane Robinson Emerging Markets Fund Si GBP GBP4.3%
Majedie Tortoise Investment4.3%
Riverstone Energy4.2%
Summit Germany4.0%
Polar Capital Global Financials Trust3.8%
Source: BNP ParibasSource: BNP Paribas for holdings information and Morningstar for all other data. Differences in calculation may occur due to the methodology used. Data as at 30/04/2018
Geographic breakdown
Sector breakdown
Dividends
Ex dividend datePay dateAmount div p/ps
11/01/201807/02/20184.75
12/01/201703/02/20172.60
12/01/201703/02/20173.80
21/01/201626/02/20163.30
© Morningstar 2017. All rights reserved.Source: Morningstar, based on market prices at close on the date shown. We are not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the information supplied by Morningstar. We take care to ensure that the information provided by Morningstar is correct but we neither warrant, represent nor guarantee the contents of the information, nor do we accept any responsibility for errors, inaccuracies, omissions or any inconsistencies therein. Prices may be subject to change, errors and omissions excepted. Data as at 25/05/2018
Please note: For UK tax payers, investment trust dividend distributions are treated as overseas income and paid with a notional tax credit of 10%. UK resident basic rate taxpayers will have no further liability to tax on dividends. UK resident higher rate tax payers or additional rate tax payers will be liable for further tax. Henderson Global Investors does not give tax advice and you should consult an appropriately qualified professional adviser if you are uncertain about your tax position.
Key data
Objective Growth
Asset class Multi-Asset
Benchmark FTSE World Index
Sector AIC Global
Regional focus Global
Risk rating Above average
Incorporation date July 1991
Total holdings 57
Please note: Risk ratings are provided by Numis. More information on these ratings can be viewed here.
Please note: Total holdings are updated at the end of each calendar month.

Ordinary shares

ISIN code GB0001216000
Ticker HAST
SEDOL number(s) 0121600
General risks
  • ​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.
  • ​You should note that your tax treatment in relation to any investments held outside an ISA will depend on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future. Governments may change the tax rules which affect you or the Funds in which you have invested.
  • ​If you invest through a third party provider you are advised to consult them directly as charges, performance and terms and conditions may differ materially.
  • Third party data is believed to be reliable, but its completeness and accuracy is not guaranteed.
Specific risks
  • Active management techniques that have worked well in normal market conditions could prove ineffective or detrimental at other times.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The trust could lose money if a counterparty with which it trades becomes unwilling or unable to meet its obligations to the trust.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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