Trustnet Magazine Issue 21 September 2016 | Page 28

SCOTTISH AMERICAN INVESTMENT COMPANY SAINTS’ CORE BELIEF IS THAT INCOME, GROWTH AND DEPENDABILITY MAKE A POWERFUL COMBINATION. AGAIN AND AGAIN. SAINTS (The Scottish American Investment Company) was founded way back in 1873 to invest in American railways but these days aims to deliver dividend growth ahead of any rise in inflation, mainly from a portfolio of global equities, though investments are also made in bonds and property. The Trust, which is managed by Baillie Gifford, seeks out attractive, quality companies which offer long-term growth potential rather than merely providing a high yield. SAINTS pays out a regular dividend every quarter. It has successfully grown its dividend every year for more than 35 years – over the last 10 years SAINTS has increased its dividend by 64% compared to a 27% rise in the Consumer Price Index.* Total dividend per ordinary share (net) – pence per share* 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 9.45 9.8 10.2 10.5 10.7 Past performance is not a guide to future returns. Please remember that changing stock market conditions and currency exchange rates will affect the value of your investment in the fund and any income from it. The level of income is not guaranteed and you may not get back the amount invested. For an investment that aims to beat inflation over the medium to long term, call 0800 917 2112 or visit Long-term investment partners *Source: Baillie Gifford & Co, data as at 31 December 2015. Your call may be recorded for training or monitoring purposes. The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C. is available through the Baillie Gifford Investment Trust Share Plan and the Investment Trust ISA, which are managed by Baillie Gifford Savings Management Limited (BGSM). BGSM is an affiliate of Baillie Gifford & Co Limited, which is the manager and secretary of The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C.