Portfolio

The latest month end valuation, as at 31 August 2017, is shown below.  As at the same date, the Company's estimated ongoing charges for the year to 30 April 2018 are 0.78%.

Shareholders Funds
Value % of portfolio
Total Funds £841,178,751 100.0%

Portfolio Distribution

Portfolio

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UK Equity Exposure
Value % of portfolio
British American Tobacco £31,398,250 3.7%
Sage Group £18,697,500 2.2%
Unilever £17,571,130 2.1%
Diageo £10,595,249 1.3%
GlaxoSmithKline £9,656,143 1.2%
Barr (AG) £9,622,543 1.1%
PZ Cussons £3,772,780 0.5%
Total UK Equity Exposure £101,313,594 12.0%
US Equity Exposure
Value % of portfolio
Philip Morris International £36,166,757 4.3%
Microsoft £31,058,947 3.7%
Coca-Cola £28,524,480 3.4%
Altria £18,631,139 2.2%
Berkshire Hathaway £17,873,076 2.1%
Colgate Palmolive £15,676,742 1.9%
American Express £14,649,083 1.7%
Dr Pepper Snapple Group £14,646,392 1.7%
Becton Dickinson £13,877,639 1.7%
Procter & Gamble £9,275,659 1.1%
Hershey £3,651,094 0.4%
Total US Equity Exposure £204,031,010 24.3%
Canadian Equity Exposure
Value % of portfolio
Imperial Oil £14,580,973 1.7%
Franco-Nevada £7,712,135 0.9%
Total Canadian Equity Exposure £22,293,108 2.7%
European Equity Exposure
Value % of portfolio
Nestlé £31,034,541 3.7%
Total European Equity Exposure £31,034,541 3.7%
Gold Bullion Exposure
Value % of portfolio
Gold Bullion (Physical) £81,278,608 9.7%
Total Gold Bullion Exposure £81,278,608 9.7%
Index Linked Bonds
Value % of portfolio
US TIPS 1.375% 2018 £87,021,807 10.4%
US TIPS 0.125% 2022 £56,698,813 6.7%
US TIPS 1.625% 2018 £34,980,260 4.2%
UK Index Linked 0.125% 2024 £31,891,930 3.8%
US TIPS 0.125% 2021 £7,228,577 0.9%
Total Index Linked Bonds £217,821,386 25.9%
Cash and Cash Equivalents
Value % of portfolio
Cash and UK T-Bills £170,281,458 20.2%
US T-Bills £13,125,045 1.6%
Total Cash and Cash Equivalents £183,406,503 21.8%
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