Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust plc

Ordinary shares Ticker: HAST,  ISIN code: GB0001216000

Investment objective

The Company exploits global opportunities to provide long-term growth to shareholders via a diversified, international, multi-strategy portfolio which offers access also to specialist funds including hedge and private equity. The Company aims to outperform the FTSE World Index on a total return basis.

Overview

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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Ticker: HASTOrdinary shares Currency GBX Price 295.50 Estimated NAV Final NAVs are published daily and announced on the London Stock Exchange.341.93 Discount/premium -13.58% Yield 1.56% Price date 13/12/2017

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Performance

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. All performance data includes both income and capital gains or losses but does not reflect any ongoing charges or other fund expenses.

Discrete performance

PerformanceSept 2016 - Sept 2017Sept 2015 - Sept 2016Sept 2014 - Sept 2015Sept 2013 - Sept 2014Sept 2012 - Sept 2013
NAV10.80%13.40%-5.00%1.50%4.40%
Price19.80%14.50%-10.80%3.00%-2.60%
© 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. Annual return to 30/09/2017

Cumulative performance

Performance1 Month3 Months6 Months1 Year3 Years5 Years
NAV-0.14%0.27%3.09%10.12%27.57%28.45%
Price-0.13%0.00%7.26%15.43%27.04%30.45%
© 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 13/12/2017
Top 10 holdings
Top 10 holdings(%)
Blackrock European Hedge Fund5.7%
Ceiba Investment Ltd USD5.6%
Mantra Investissement SCA4.6%
Riverstone Energy4.4%
Schroder Gaia Indus Pacifichoice C Gbph Acc GBP4.4%
Majedie Tortoise Investment4.3%
Baring Vostok Inv Pcc-Core USD4.1%
Summit Germany3.9%
Biotech Growth Trust Plc/The GBP3.8%
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 31/10/2017
Geographic breakdown
Sector breakdown
Dividends
Ex dividend datePay dateAmount div p/ps
12/01/201703/02/20173.80
12/01/201703/02/20172.60
21/01/201626/02/20163.30
29/12/201413/02/20153.00
© 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 14/12/2017
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 55
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
  • The portfolio may hold up to 60 stocks. If one of these investments declines in value, this can reduce the portfolio's value more than if it held a larger number of investments
  • Where the Company invests in assets which ae denominated in currencies other than the base currency then the currency exchange rate movements may cause the value of investments to fall as well as rise
  • This portfolio could have a significant 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
  • In certain circumstances the investment manager may not be able to sell investments he owns in the Company's portfolio. This could have a negative impact on the overall performance of the Company
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Fund name changes

Please note that from the 15 December 2017 funds previously named Janus or Henderson have been renamed Janus Henderson. This change aligns our product names with our name, Janus Henderson Investors, following the merger of Janus Capital and Henderson Global Investors in May 2017.

This name change does not impact on the management of the underlying funds and investors and advisers are not required to take any action.