How to Invest

The Company’s shares are traded openly on the London Stock Exchange and can be purchased through a stock broker or other financial intermediary. The shares are available through savings plans (including Investment Dealing Accounts, ISAs, Junior ISAs and SIPPs) which facilitate both regular monthly investments and lump sum investments in the Company’s shares. There are a number of investment platforms that offer these facilities. A list of some of them, that is not comprehensive nor constitutes any form of recommendation, can be found below:

AJ Bell You invest            http://www.youinvest.co.uk/                                                    
Barclays Stockbrokers https://www.smartinvestor.barclays.co.uk/
Bestinvest http://www.bestinvest.co.uk/
Charles Stanley Direct https://www.charles-stanley-direct.co.uk/
Halifax Share Dealing http://www.halifax.co.uk/Sharedealing/
Hargreaves Lansdown http://www.hl.co.uk/
HSBC https://investments.hsbc.co.uk/
iDealing http://www.idealing.com/
Interactive Investor http://www.iii.co.uk/
IWEB http://www.iweb-sharedealing.co.uk/share-dealing-home.asp
Saga Share Direct https://www.sagasharedirect.co.uk/
Selftrade http://www.selftrade.co.uk/
The Share Centre https://www.share.com/
Saxo Capital Markets http://uk.saxomarkets.com/

Link Group – Share Dealing Service

A quick and easy share dealing service is available to existing shareholders through the Company’s Registrar, Link Group, to either buy or sell shares. An online and telephone dealing facility provides an easy to access and simple to use service.

To deal online or by telephone all you need is your surname, shareholder reference number, full postcode and date of birth. Your shareholder reference number can be found on your latest statement or certificate where it will appear as either a ‘folio number’ or ‘investor code’. Please have the appropriate documents to hand when you log on or call, as this information will be needed before you can buy or sell shares.

For further information on this service please contact:

https://www.signalshares.com/ (online dealing) or call +44 (0) 371 664 0300.

† Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras and may be recorded for training purposes. Lines are open from 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

All enquiries concerning your shareholding should be directed to the Company's Registrar, Link Group. During this challenging time, extra pressure is being put on telephone services.Therefore, to help those shareholders who need it the most, please can we encourage you to make use of the online Share Portal. To access your shareholding please visit the Share Portal at https://www.signalshares.com/.

The Share Portal contains a help centre full of useful information and answers to frequently asked questions, which can be accessed without needing to login first.

To access and view specific information on your shareholding you will need to login first.  If you have forgotten your username or password then click on the forgotten username or password links. 

New users will first need to register; you only need 3 pieces of information – your surname, postcode and investor code. Your investor code is a unique number that you will be on previous communications from Link, such as share certificates and dividend confirmations. Once you are logged in you will be able to self-service with ease.

If you do need to call the helpline our agents will be available for you to speak to; it may just take a little longer to get through than normal.

  • Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.
  • The value of your investment and any income from it may go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount invested. This is because the share price is determined by the changing conditions in the relevant stockmarkets in which the Company invests and by the supply and demand for the Company’s shares.
  • As the shares in an investment trust are traded on a stock market, the share price will fluctuate in accordance with supply and demand and may not reflect the underlying net asset value of the shares; where the share price is less than the underlying value of the assets, the difference is known as the ‘discount’. For these reasons, investors may not get back the original amount invested.
  • Although the Company’s financial statements and other data are denominated in sterling, it may invest in stocks and shares that are denominated in currencies other than sterling and to the extent they do so, they may be affected by movements in exchange rates. As a result, the value of your investment may rise or fall with movements in exchange rates.
  • Investors should note that tax rates and reliefs may change at any time in the future.
  • The value of ISA and Junior ISA tax advantages will depend on personal circumstances. The favourable tax treatment of ISAs and Junior ISAs may not be maintained.

Risk warnings

  • Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.
  • The value of your investment and any income from it may go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount invested. This is because the share price is determined by the changing conditions in the relevant stockmarkets in which the Company invests and by the supply and demand for the Company’s shares.
  • As the shares in an investment trust are traded on a stock market, the share price will fluctuate in accordance with supply and demand and may not reflect the underlying net asset value of the shares; where the share price is less than the underlying value of the assets, the difference is known as the ‘discount’. For these reasons, investors may not get back the original amount invested.
  • Although the Company’s financial statements and other data are denominated in sterling, it may invest in stocks and shares that are denominated in currencies other than sterling and to the extent they do so, they may be affected by movements in exchange rates. As a result, the value of your investment may rise or fall with movements in exchange rates.
  • Investors should note that tax rates and reliefs may change at any time in the future.
  • The value of ISA and Junior ISA tax advantages will depend on personal circumstances. The favourable tax treatment of ISAs and Junior ISAs may not be maintained.