Skip to main content

Historical performance

£1,000 invested in RIT at inception in 1988 would be worth in excess of £30,000 today, compared to ~£6,500 if invested in the ACWI¹.  A shareholder who invested in RIT at inception will have seen a share price total return of 12.9% per annum¹ against the MSCI World (in local currency) of 6.6%.



RIT is one of Investors Chronicle Top 100 Funds of 2015 &  2016, as well as featuring in the Citywire Selection for Global Equities. RIT has a four star rating from Morningstar, a five crown rating from FE Trustnet and appears in the Money Observer rated funds list. RIT also won the "Investment Trust of the Year 2017" Wealth & Money Management Awards and "Best Flexible Investment Trust" at Investment Week's Investment Company of the Year awards in November 2016.

Our historical NAV performance dating back to 1988 is below:

 

  Diluted

net assets

£ million
Diluted

net assets

per share

p
Closing

share

price

p
Premium/

(discount)

%
Earnings

per share

p
Dividend

per share

p
31 December 2016 2,692.0 1,730.0 1,855.0 9.0 195.0 31.00
31 December 2015 2,441.3 1,573.0 1,681.0 6.9 121.4 30.00
31 December 2014 2,299.6 1,483.0 1,397.0 (5.8) 129.8 29.40
31 December 2013 2,146.0 1,383.6 1,260.0 (8.9) 219.2 28.00
31 December 2012 1,847.2 1,191.4 1,131.0 (5.1) (29.6) 28.00
31 March 2012 1,920.0 1,249.3 1,220.0 (2.3) (35.7) 4.00
31 March 2011 1,984.0 1,289.4 1,307.0 1.4 117.7 4.00
31 March 2010 1,815.7 1,180.1 1,082.0 (8.3) 306.3 4.00
31 March 2009 1,350.5 874.3 831.0 (5.0) (205.2) 7.50
31 March 2008 1,690.0 1,091.6 1,147.0 5.1 50.6 4.00
31 March 2007 1,635.6 1,047.3 1,000.0 (4.5) 67.0 3.10
31 March 2006 1,534.7 982.7 1,020.0 3.8 270.3 3.10
31 March 2005 1,113.1 712.7 694.0 (2.6) 90.0 3.10
31 March 2004 981.1 628.2 577.5 (8.1) 195.9 3.10
31 March 2003 674.7 430.2 371.5 (13.6) (50.2) 3.10
31 March 2002 758.3 483.4 424.5 (12.2) 2.2 3.10
31 March 2001 759.8 484.3 436.5 (9.9) (28.8) 3.10
31 March 2000 811.4 509.0 439.0 (13.8) 100.2 3.10
31 March 1999 759.7 398.6 341.0 (14.5) 14.6 2.20
31 March 1998 737.5 384.1 327.0 (14.9) 81.5 2.00
31 March 1997 586.1 303.5 242.5 (20.1) 17.2 1.82
31 March 1996 560.8 283.2 223.0 (21.3) 63.3 1.65
31 March 1995 450.2 213.4 174.0 (18.5) (8.1) 1.58
31 March 1994 468.6 221.6 171.0 (22.8) 41.5 1.51
31 March 1993 385.9 181.1 117.0 (35.4) 40.5 1.15
31 March 1992 305.5 140.7 85.2 (39.4) 6.6 1.15
31 March 1991 318.0 131.7 92.0 (30.1) 0.7 2.44
31 March 1990 334.0 131.0 97.0 (26.0) (2.5) 2.64
31 March 1989 344.4 134.2 114.0 (15.1) 29.3 1.65
2 August 1988 280.5 105.9 81.5 (23.0) n/a n/a
Notes:
  • The Company commenced its business as an approved investment trust on 3 August 1988, following the listing of its share capital on the London Stock Exchange.
  • Prior to March 2000, the diluted net assets were arrived at on the assumption that all convertible stock was converted at the balance sheet date. By March 2000, all convertible stock had been converted or redeemed.
  • The earnings per share is the fully diluted earnings per share, based on the profit after tax and the weighted average fully diluted number of ordinary shares in issue during each period. Where the fully diluted earnings per share exceeded the undiluted earnings per share the latter figure has been shown in accordance with standard accounting practice.
  • Dividends per share represent the amounts paid in the relevant financial period or year.