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Top 50 Funds 2022: Equity income

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By Dave Baxter, Investors’ Chronicle, September 8, 2022:


An area of focus for many of our readers, UK equity income has been a good port in a storm thanks to the composition of the FTSE 100, while dividends have also made a strong recovery from the dark days of 2020. We have attempted to add slightly more style diversity to the category this time around, and believe a good variety of options are on offer.

Finsbury Growth & Income Trust (FGT)

Although defined as a UK equity income fund by the sector in which it sits, FGT differs from most other income funds…

Diverse Income Trust (DIVI)

A name that has really struggled in the first eight months of 2022, we continue to favour this trust for not just focusing on FTSE 100 companies and instead backing plenty of small- and mid-cap companies…

Law Debenture Corporation (LWDB)

Its shares may have faltered slightly in recent months but Law Debenture still has plenty to recommend itself…

New: Temple Bar (TMPL)

James Carthew made the case for diversifying the list by replacing Finsbury Growth & Income with a fund that has a distinctive value approach. While we stuck with Finsbury, we agree on the utility of introducing a value stalwart in the form of Temple Bar.

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