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VT Maven SMART DIVIDEND UK FUND
The VT Maven Smart Dividend Fund UK, previously the Munro UK Dividend Fund, is a tracker OEIC, investing in the largest 300 constituents (excluding Investment Trusts) on the London Stock Exchange.
The fund aims to deliver an optimised risk adjusted return and is suitable for long term investors and those seeking a regular income, through either accumulation or income shares.
The fund uses a unique investment model to maximise the overall return for investors, based on consensus dividend forecasts published by the leading analysts for each company.
The model employs a process which calculates the weight of the fund’s holdings, with allocations based on a fundamental measure of the quality of the underlying businesses, rather than the share price method used by most index funds.
In this way the fund is able to avoid the price bias, typical of many trackers, and effectively bridge the gap between active and passive funds.
Thursday 24th April
Unilever increased its quarterly dividend 6% to e.285 per share. It reported a 6.3% decrease in turnover to e11.4 billion.
AstraZeneca reported a 16% decrease in operating profit for Q1 to $1,972m.
- Dividend paid quarterly
- Low volatility – resulting in reduced risk
- A defined and transparent investment process
- A clear value bias - greater weighting to larger dividend paying companies
- Process driven – avoids the ‘star manager’ focus, and not reliant on key individuals
- Low minimum investment level
- Low annual management charge and no initial charge
Income or Accumulation?
The fund offers the option of taking income out four times a year from the dividends paid by the underlying investments. Alternatively, that dividend income can be retained in the fund and reinvested for additional capital growth. That is why the share prices for Income and Accumulation shares in each class are different, and will become more different over time.