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Herald Investment Trust plc

Herald Investment Trust plc (HRI)

The Herald Worldwide Fund (HWF) is an Open Ended Investment Company (OEIC) which seeks to achieve capital growth, in excess of the average, by investing in quoted companies in the technology, communications and multi-media sectors. As its name suggests, the fund invests in companies worldwide, but especially the UK and the US. The fund is offshore, listed on the Irish Stock Exchange and administered in Dublin. Having UCITS status, it is marketable throughout Europe.


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Annual Dividends

Year Amount Change
2006 0.6p
2007 1.2p 100.0%
2008 0.5p (58.3%)
2009 1.55p 210.0%
2010 0.3p (80.6%)
2011 1.0p 233.3%
2012 1.0p 0%


Ex-Div Date Pay Date Year Type Frequency Status Amount
07 Apr 2010 29 Apr 2010 2010 Final Annually Paid 0.3p
04 Apr 2012 03 May 2012 2011 Final Annually Paid 1p
10 Apr 2013 03 May 2013 2012 Final Annually Paid 1p

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Investment Tools Limited

The Telegraph online declared ‘Budget 2015 – Investors face tax raid on dividends’. Whilst this is true for those with large income portfolios, not everybody loses out and in fact those who do not currently invest in stocks and shares, there is now a tax incentive to do so.

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Investment Tools Limited

In 2012 the NAV total return was 12.3%. This is satisfactory in the context of returns made from the wider indices, and in particular the decision to remain heavily weighted in the UK, where smaller companies proved one of the strongest asset classes, was vindicated again. The UK portfolio delivered a total return of 18.0%, but the Numis Smaller Companies Index returned 22.5%. In contrast the US portfolio returned only 1.4% (in £) compared with the Russell 2000 Technology Index rising 4.5%. In consequence the UK portfolio has now risen to the highest proportion of the equity portfolio this century at 70.9%, while the US portfolio has fallen to 20.9%. The European portfolio recovered by 17.5% (in £), but remains a modest weighting, while the Far East delivered a total return of 10.3%, including the Taiwan portfolio which returned 19.3% (in £) and the strongest component.

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