Management Fee & Ongoing Charges

 

Management Fee

Under the terms of the management arrangement, the Trust pays an annualised management fee equal to:
(1)  0.75% of the total net assets up to £1 billion; plus
(2)  0.65% of the total net assets over £1 billion.

This fee is calculated and payable quarterly in advance. The fee is charged 5/8ths to capital reserves and 3/8ths to the revenue account.

The Trust does not pay a performance fee.

For the 12 months to 31 December 2018, the Trust's management fee was 0.74%. This is the total cost of the management fee for the period, expressed as a percentage of the average total net assets over the period.

Ongoing Charges

For the 12 months to 31 December 2018, the Trust's Ongoing Charges figure was 0.79%. This figure is normally calculated on an annual basis for periods ending on 31 December.

The definition of Ongoing Charges, per The Association of Investment Companies (AIC), is "A measure, expressed as a percentage of NAV, of the regular, recurring costs of running an investment company".

The Trust's Ongoing Charges figure is calculated per the AIC's guidelines and states the total cost of the management fee and other operating expenses, expressed as a percentage of the average published Ordinary Shareholders' net asset value (NAV) over the period.