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Rathbone Income Fund


  • Around 40-50 of mainly UK shares
  • Value investment process
  • Not beholden to a benchmark
  • The fund has a spread of various company sizes and types
  • Half-yearly distribution of income
  • Targets an above-average and rising dividend

Impt. Info


Notes on downloads

  • Our compliance with the UK Stewardship Code is detailed in this pdf.
  • The document on 'our charges explained' aims to make our charging structure more transparent and easier to understand. This should be read in conjunction with our Key Investor Information Document and Supplementary Information Documents.
  • In an industry move to improve how charges for funds are described and displayed. Our guide on ‘do you know what you’re comparing?’ enables you to make meaningful comparisons between different providers. Always ask a product provider which figures they are quoting and why?
  • Our industry trade body, The Investment Management Association (IMA), offer additional guidance on the charges and costs of investing. Please visit the IMA website.


  • Record of rising total income payouts in all but one of the past 10 years
  • Yield is higher than that of the FTSE All-Share Index (we aim for 20% higher)
  • Continuity and consistency of returns - Carl Stick, fund manager since January 2000


Visit our ‘How to Invest’ pages to find out your various options for buying the fund.

Economic and market review February 2015

24th March 2015 in Market Commentary

UK February was another very positive month for UK equity markets, culminating in the FTSE 100 index hitting a new all-time high. Away from the large-cap index, the FTSE 250 index rose an impressive 6.01% as M&A activity, and sterling-strength...

Economic and market review January 2015

20th February 2015 in Market Commentary

UK UK equity markets enjoyed a solid start to the year as falling energy prices and the prospect of Eurozone monetary stimulus trumped geopolitical and macroeconomic concerns. After two and a half years of ‘will they, won’t they?’ the ECB finally st...

Economic and market review November 2014

18th December 2014 in Market Commentary

UK UK equity markets bounced back from a poor couple of months (the UK FTSE100 up 3.1%). November headlines were dominated by the falling oil price – OPEC decided not to cut their output in spite of oversupply and weakening demand. The price of oil...

Economic and market review October 2014

24th November 2014 in Market Commentary

UK Equity markets were volatile during October, despite most exchanges rallying strongly into the end of the month. Plunging commodity prices and further Eurozone weakness seemed to sap market confidence early in the month, compounded by slightly w...

UK Stewardship Code

14th November 2014 in Regulatory

Download our procedures for engaging with, and intervening in, the management of the companies in which we invest.

UK Stewardship Code

14th November 2014 in Company News

Download our procedures for engaging with, and intervening in, the management of the companies in which we invest.

  • 1What is the frequency of dealing?
    Dealing is daily at midday.
  • 2What dealing processes are available?
    Investments can be made by telephone, fax or in writing. ISA applications should be made by post using an ISA application form.
  • 3Who is the manager of the fund and when was he/she appointed to the lead role for this fund?
    Carl Stick, the fund manager was appointed as lead manager in January 2000.
  • 4What charges apply for this fund?

    The charges differ for retail and institutional investors. For more information please see the [“Charges”] section of the fund’s Key Investor Information Document (KIID).

  • 5What is the frequency of reporting?
    We produce monthly factsheets and 6-monthly fund manager (fund accounting) reports – all of which are available on this website. We also send portfolio valuations every six months, to both you and your financial adviser, dated 31 December and 30 June.
  • 6What are the income distribution dates for the fund?
    The income distribution dates are 15 June and 15 December.  The latest dividends and historic payments are published on the fund factsheet.
  • 7What is the minimum investment size?

    The minimum lump sum investment is £1000, (£500 for additional investments). 

    From 31 December 2012 we ceased to offer a regular savings plan (including ISAs). We will continue to accept payments to savings plans that have been opened prior to this date; however, we are not able to accept any increases in monthly subscriptions.

    View the ISA information for further details on subscription limits for the current tax year.

  • 8Where can I find the latest Ongoing Charges Figure (OCF) or Total Expense Ratio (TER) for the fund?
    This can be found in the latest Managers Report and Fund Factsheet which is available at this website, and you can contact us for further information on the following number: Information Line: 020 7399 0399 or email:
  • 9Where can I find the yield for the fund?

    The month-end yield can be found on our monthly factsheets – available on this website or by calling our Information Line on 020 7399 0399 or emailing Daily yields are shown in the prices section of The Financial Times.


  • 10Can the fund form part of an ISA and/or a SIPP?
  • 11How do I obtain a Managers Report?
    The Managers Report and a host of other fund information is available at this website, and you can contact us for further information on the following number: Information Line: 020 7399 0399 or email:
  • 12In which daily national newspapers can I find the fund prices and income yield?

    These can be found in the Daily Telegraph. It should be noted that we only publish R class prices, and not I class.

    We have decided to remove the prices of our funds from the Daily Telegraph newspaper with effect from the 1st July 2014. This decision has been taken as we endeavour to contain and reduce costs on the funds and takes into account that prices are now available on various websites including our own and in other durable media and also by calling our administration office. We are also mindful of the current relevance of the prices we put in the paper – these will not necessarily reflect the price your client will get by dealing through you.