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DIY Investor Magazine ·
 Rebecca Maclean, fund manager of Dunedin Income Growth Investment Trust, expands on the rigorous stock selection process which involves screening a large investment universe for companies which meet the sustainability, quality, and income requirements for the trust.
Rebecca speaks to the overseas exposure as being an important facet within the portfolio and highlights a few key European holdings: Novo Nordisk and Mercedes Benz.
  Important information
Risk factors you should consider prior to investing:
 • The value of investments, and the income from them, can go down as well as up and investors may get back less than the amount invested.
• Past performance is not a guide to future results.
• Investment in the Company may not be appropriate for investors who plan to withdraw their money within 5 years.
• The Company may borrow to finance further investment (gearing). The use of gearing is likely to lead to volatility in the Net
Asset Value (NAV) meaning that any movement in the value of the company’s assets will result in a magnified movement in
the NAV.
• The Company may accumulate investment positions which represent more than normal trading volumes which may make it
difficult to realise investments and may lead to volatility in the market price of the Company’s shares.
• The Company may charge expenses to capital which may erode the capital value of the investment.
• Derivatives may be used, subject to restrictions set out for the Company, in order to manage risk and generate income. The
market in derivatives can be volatile and there is a higher than average risk of loss.
• There is no guarantee that the market price of the Company’s shares will fully reflect their underlying Net Asset Value.
• As with all stock exchange investments the value of the Company’s shares purchased will immediately fall by the difference
between the buying and selling prices, the bid-offer spread. If trading volumes fall, the bid-offer spread can widen.
• Certain trusts may seek to invest in higher yielding securities such as bonds, which are subject to credit risk, market price
risk and interest rate risk. Unlike income from a single bond, the level of income from an investment trust is not fixed and may
• Yields are estimated figures and may fluctuate, there are no guarantees that future dividends will match or exceed historic
dividends and certain investors may be subject to further tax on dividends.
Other important information:
Issued by abrdn Investments Limited, registered in England and Wales (740118) at 280 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4AG. abrdn Investments Limited, registered in Scotland (No. 108419), 10 Queen’s Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1XL. Both companies are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK.
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