About us

Investing in UK equities.
David Moss
David Moss
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

CT UK High Income Trust aims to provide shareholders with an attractive level of income together with the opportunity for capital growth. The Trust invests predominantly in UK equities. Investment is focused on a portfolio of quality businesses that aim to deliver a high level of growing income for the future alongside capital growth for shareholders.

The trust has two classes of share – Ordinary shares and B shares – which pay the same level of quarterly cash distributions. The cash distributions on the Ordinary shares are paid as dividends while those on the B shares are paid by way of capital returns and therefore taxed under capital gains tax (CGT) rules which can provide tax benefits to certain types of investors. The net asset value attributable to each class of shares is the same.

To simplify the Company’s listing structure, the Company has cancelled the admission of its Units to trade on the London Stock Exchange. Investors can continue to trade in Ordinary Shares and B Shares.
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Our aims and strategy

The Trust aims to provide an attractive return to shareholders each year in the form of dividends and/or capital repayments, together with prospects for capital growth.

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The objective is to achieve a total return in excess of that of the FTSE All-Share Index.


The investment objective aims to maintain a portfolio of approximately 40 holdings at any given time. No single investment in the portfolio exceeds 10% of the Company’s gross assets at the time of purchase. In addition, it is expected that few individual holdings will exceed 5% of the Company’s gross assets at the time of purchase. There are no maximum levels set for exposures to sectors.

The Company has the ability to borrow monies in order to enhance returns for shareholders. The Directors will limit the aggregate borrowings of the Company to 20% of the Company’s gross assets.


As required by the Listing Rules, the Company has a policy to invest no more than 15% of gross assets in other listed investment companies.

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Let's talk about risk

The value of your investments and any income from them can go down as well as up and you may not get back the original amount invested. The value of property reflects the opinion of valuers and is reviewed periodically. These assets can also be illiquid and significant or persistent redemptions may require the manager to sell properties at a lower market value adversely affecting the value of your investment. Investments which are concentrated in a specific sector or country may result in less diversification and hence more volatility in investment values. Gearing is used for investment purposes to obtain, increase or reduce exposure to an asset, index or investment. The use of gearing can enhance returns to investors in a rising market, but if the market falls the losses may be greater.

Fund Facts

Investment Manager
Columbia Threadneedle Investment Business Limited
FTSE All-Share Index
AIC sector
UK Equity Income
Launch date
1 March 2007
Total assets
£126.8 million (as at 31.05.2024)
(Ordinary Shares) GB00B1N4G299 (B Shares) GB00B1N4H594
(Ordinary Shares) B1N4G29 (B Shares) B1N4H59
Ticker symbol
CHI (Ordinary shares) CHIB (B shares)

Key Dates

Annual general meeting
Year end
31 March
Dividend payment date(s)
August, November, February and May
Ex-dividend date(s)
July, October, January and April

The Board

Angus Pottinger
Non-Executive Director
Stephen Mitchell
Senior Independent Director & Chairman of the Engagement and Remuneration Committee
Helen Galbraith (nee Driver)
Audit Committee Chair
Andrew Watkins
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