Symbol: ASEI

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Past Performance

  • 10th Dec 2013 to 10th Dec 20145.80%
  • 10th Dec 2014 to 10th Dec 201515.94%
  • 10th Dec 2015 to 10th Dec 2016-10.10%
  • 10th Dec 2016 to 10th Dec 201720.67%
  • 10th Dec 2017 to 10th Dec 2018-4.98%

Key Information

Benchmark FTSE All Share
Sector IT UK Equity Income
AMC 0.65%
Total Ongoing Charges 
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Gearing 112%
Performance Fee No
Ex-Dividend Date 20 Dec 2018
Dividend Pay Date 21 Jan 2019
Total Dividends - Year to Date19.2
Dividend Yield (%)4.5606

Net Asset Value (Nav)

Latest actual NAV 400.48
Latest actual NAV date 6/12/2018
NAV frequency Daily
Premium/Discount 2.53%

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Business Summary

Aberdeen Standard Equity Income Trust PLC, formerly Standard Life Equity Income Trust plc, is an investment company. The Company's objective is to provide shareholders with an above average income from their equity investment while also providing real growth in capital and income. The Company invests in a portfolio, which includes quoted the United Kingdom equities that normally comprise between 50 and 70 individual equity holdings. It focuses on investing in convertible preference shares, convertible loan stocks, gilts and corporate bonds. Its investment portfolio includes various sectors, such as oil and gas, industrials, consumer goods, healthcare, consumer services, telecommunications, utilities, financials and technology. The Company will invest mainly in the United Kingdom equities and may also hold a proportion in fixed interest stocks to supplement income. Standard Life Investments (Corporate Funds) Limited is the alternative investment fund manager of the Company.

Financial Summary

BRIEF: For the fiscal year ended 30 September 2018, Aberdeen Standard Eqty Incm Trst PLC revenues decreased 55% to £15.1M. Net income decreased 60% to £12.6M. Revenues reflect Realised gain on sales decrease of 46% to £12.2M, Unrealized G/L on Investment Securities decrease from £561K to -£9M. Net income also reflects Other Expenses increase of 56% to £153K (expense), Directors Fees increase of 1% to £115K (expense).


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      Cumulative Performance

      1 month3 months6 months1 year3 years5 years
      -6.96% -12.11% -14.77% -4.98% 3.09% 26.44%

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      Important Documents

      The documents listed below are the latest versions made available to our data provider by the fund management group, but may not necessarily reflect the applicable charges that would be levied should you purchase this fund via Charles Stanley Direct. You should treat the charges and other figures shown in the 'Overview' tab as accurate.

      Fund Provider Factsheet
      The Fact Sheet is supplied on a monthly basis by the management group and provides limited information on the fund. Past performance data and a review of how the fund has performed are commonly featured.
      202,858 bytes PDF Document; last updated 31 Oct 2018
      Key Information Document This document, issued by the product provider, provides key information about an investment product. The information is required by law to help potential investors understand the nature, risks, costs, potential gains and losses of the product and enable comparison with other products.
      71,491 bytes PDF Document; last updated 10 Jul 2018
      Annual Report A report published by the Fund Management Group detailing the progress of the fund during the course of the previous 12 months. The information provided includes a financial statement for the group as a whole.
      1,860,309 bytes PDF Document; last updated 30 Sep 2018
      Semi Annual Report Published periodically through the course of the financial year of the fund, the report provides an overview of the fund's performance and the prospects for the remainder of the year. Included are portfolio changes (i.e. which stocks have been bought and sold), and changes in the geographical breakdown during the course of the previous 12 months.
      1,860,309 bytes PDF Document; last updated 30 Sep 2018
      Prospectus This is a formal document which contains details of the funds' objectives, investment strategies, risks, performance, distribution policy, fees and expenses and, fund management style.  A fund’s prospectus must be lodged with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for authorisation.
      263,976 bytes PDF Document; last updated 20 Dec 2010

      Management Team

      Thomas Moore has managed this fund for 7 years and 1 month.

      Thomas Moore Thomas is an Investment Director within the UK equities team. He began his career in 1998, joining Schroder Investment Management as Assistant Fund Manager, UK Equities. He joined Standard Life Investments in 2002 as an Investment Analyst. He then managed EMEA portfolios before moving to the UK equities team in 2006. His responsibilities include managing the UK Equity Income Unconstrained Fund, an institutional fund, the Standard Life UK Equity Income Trust and analysing the banks and financial services sectors. Thomas began managing the Standard Life Equity Income Trust in November 2011.

      Manager Cumulative Performance v Peer Group

      Performance Graph


      Income Statement - All values are in GBP (M).

      Year Ending







      Total Revenue 15.11 33.42 4.44 28.23 13.79 39.78
      Gross profit 12.99 31.51 2.61 26.46 12.15 38.46
      Operating Profit/Loss 12.63 31.18 2.15 26.08 11.80 38.13
      Profit Before Tax 12.63 31.18 2.15 26.08 11.80 38.13
      Profit After Tax 12.58 31.14 2.12 26.08 11.77 38.11
      Equity Holders of Parent Company 12.58 31.14 2.12 26.08 11.77 38.11
      Minority Interest NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL

      Balance Sheet - All values are in GBP (M).

      Year Ending







      Total Non-Current Assets 266.74 261.92 214.02 210.88 188.28 170.08
      Total Current Assets 3.27 4.91 12.30 11.06 2.12 2.16
      Total Assets 270.01 266.83 226.32 221.94 190.39 172.24
      Total Liabilities NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
      Total Net Assets NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
      Shareholders Funds 238.45 237.27 199.73 195.65 166.47 151.84
      Minority Interests NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
      Total Equity NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL