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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 Association (IA), offer additional guidance on the charges and costs of investing. Please visit the IA 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 July 2015

21st August 2015 in Market Commentary

Bonds during the monthUK 10-Year yield @ 1.88%US 10-Year yield @ 2.19%German 10-Year yield @ 0.65%Italy 10 Year yield @ 1.78%Spain 10 Year yield @ 1.84%MarketsThe relatively solid monthly increases across most markets actually hid a very volati...

Economic and market review June 2015

17th July 2015 in Market Commentary

Bonds during the monthUK 10-year yield @ 2.03% US 10-year yield @ 2.35% German 10-year yield @ 0.77% Italian 10-year yield @ 2.30% Spanish 10-year yield @ 2.31%MarketsGreece dominated the airwaves in June. As in previous months, no agreement cou...

Economic and market review May 2015

22nd June 2015 in Market Commentary

Bonds during the monthUK 10-year yield @ 1.81% US 10-year yield @ 2.13% German 10-year yield @ 0.49% Italian 10-year yield @ 1.84% Spanish 10-year yield @ 1.84% UK Listening to the markets rather than the pundits would have been the smartest way...

Economic and market review April 2015

22nd May 2015 in Market Commentary

April Bond Movements UK 10-year yield @ 1.84%, up from 1.58% US 10-year yield @ 2.04%, up from 1.92% German 10-year yield @ 0.36%, up from 0.18% Spanish 10-year yield @ 1.5% up from 1.21% Italian 10-year yield @ 1.52%, up from 1.24...

Economic and market review March 2015

23rd April 2015 in Market Commentary

March Bond Movements UK 10-year yield @ 1.58% down from 1.80% US 10-year yield @ 1.92% down from 1.99% German 10-year yield @ 0.18% down from 0.33% Spanish 10-year yield @ 1.21% down from 1.26% Italian 10-year yield @ 1.24% down from 1.33% UK...

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...

  • 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.
  • 7Where 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.


  • 8Can the fund form part of an ISA and/or a SIPP?
  • 9How 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:
  • 10How do I make a complaint?

    Unitholders (or shareholders) who have any queries or complaints about the operation of the fund should address them to the Compliance Officer, Rathbone Unit Trust Management Limited, 1 Curzon Street, London W1J 5FB. Any complaint we receive will be handled in accordance with our internal complaint procedures. A copy of these is available from the Compliance Officer. In the unlikely event that you do not receive a satisfactory response after contacting ourselves you may direct your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service at Exchange Tower, London E14 9SR. Further details about the Financial Ombudsman Service are available on their website at

  • 11Where can I find the latest Ongoing Charges Figure (OCF) 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:
  • 12What is the minimum investment size?

    The minimum lump sum investment is £1000.00 (£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.

  • 13In which daily national newspapers can I find the fund prices and income yield?

    These can be found in The Financial Times.  It should be noted that we only publish R class prices, and not S class.

    We decided to remove the prices of our funds from the Daily Telegraph newspaper 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.