The Senfin Dividend Fund is an open-ended Unit Trust that invests in a portfolio of dividend yielding shares listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE). The objective of the Fund is to generate current income by investing in a portfolio of diversified dividend paying stocks and by way of capital gains. The dividends received by the Fund and the capital gains generated by the Fund will be distributed to unitholders on a semiannual basis.
The Fund aims to achieve its investment objective by investing in listed shares that have a strong history of paying dividends as well as in shares that are likely to appreciate in value over time. The Fund Manager will generally look for companies that they believe are committed to paying dividends on a consistent basis. The selection of dividend-paying stocks is the primary decision in building the investment portfolio.
The Fund’s assets will be invested in listed equities under normal conditions. The Fund may invest in all categories of listed equity including voting and non-voting common shares, preference shares, right, warrants, IPOs, offers for sale and other equity related issues.
Fund Manager will also have the discretion to invest the Fund’s assets in fixed income securities, subject to the guidelines stipulated by the SEC, whenever equity market returns are expected to be less attractive.
The Fund Manager may use an Investment Committee to facilitate the investment decision-making process. A Compliance Officer will be appointed to monitor the investment activities of the Fund in order to ensure that investments in the Fund comply with the rules and regulations prescribed by the SEC.