Shires Income PLC


The Company’s investment objective is to provide shareholders with a high level of income, together with the potential for growth of both income and capital from a diversified portfolio substantially invested in UK equities but also in preference shares, convertibles and other fixed income securities.

Morningstar rating:
4 out of 5

An investment trust focusing on high income, investing mainly in UK equities.

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Key people

Iain Pyle

Iain Pyle

Investment Director

Iain has been an Investment Director in the UK Equities team for Aberdeen Standard Investments since 2015. He is the lead manager of Shires Income plc and is deputy manager for Aberdeen Standard Equity Income Trust plc. Within his role, he manages the UK Equity High Income Fund and the Bothwell UK Equity Income Fund and has sector responsibility for oil & gas and banks. Iain has been covering analyst for the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. He is also a member of the Pan-European fund management team. Prior to joining Standard Life Investments, Iain was a Vice President on the number one ranked European Oil & Gas research team at Sanford Bernstein from 2007. He also worked as a management consultant at PwC. Iain holds an MSc, Masters in Chemical Engineering, ACA, CFA and is a qualified accountant.

Charles-Luke

Charles Luke

Investment Director

Charles Luke is an Investment Director on the UK and European equities team having joined Aberdeen in 2000. Charles started his career at Framlington Investment Management in 1998, covering UK equities.

Charles graduated with a BA in Economics and Japanese Studies from Leeds University and an MSc in Business and Economic History from the London School of Economics.

  • Iain Pyle

    Investment Director

    Iain has been an Investment Director in the UK Equities team for Aberdeen Standard Investments since 2015. He is the lead manager of Shires Income plc and is deputy manager for Aberdeen Standard Equity Income Trust plc. Within his role, he manages the UK Equity High Income Fund and the Bothwell UK Equity Income Fund and has sector responsibility for oil & gas and banks. Iain has been covering analyst for the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. He is also a member of the Pan-European fund management team. Prior to joining Standard Life Investments, Iain was a Vice President on the number one ranked European Oil & Gas research team at Sanford Bernstein from 2007. He also worked as a management consultant at PwC. Iain holds an MSc, Masters in Chemical Engineering, ACA, CFA and is a qualified accountant.

  • Charles Luke

    Investment Director

    Charles Luke is an Investment Director on the UK and European equities team having joined Aberdeen in 2000. Charles started his career at Framlington Investment Management in 1998, covering UK equities.

    Charles graduated with a BA in Economics and Japanese Studies from Leeds University and an MSc in Business and Economic History from the London School of Economics.

Robert Talbut

Robert Talbut

Chairman

Robert Talbut was formerly Chief Investment Officer of Royal London Asset Management and has over 30 years of financial services experience. He has represented the asset management industry through the chairmanship of both the ABI Investment Committee and the Asset Management Committee of the Investment Association. He has also been a member of the Audit & Assurance Council of the FRC and the FCAs Listing Authority Advisory Panel. He is Chairman of EFG Asset Management (UK) Limited and a non-executive director of Pacific Assets Trust plc, JPMorgan American Investment Trust PLC and Schroder UK Mid Cap Fund plc.

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Robin Archibald

Non-Executive Director

Robin Archibald has a wide range of experience in advising and managing transactions in the UK closed-ended funds sector over his thirty five year career as a corporate financier including with Samuel Montagu, S G Warburg and Natwest Markets. He retired from Winterflood Investment Trusts in May 2014, where he was formerly Head of Corporate Finance and Broking. He is currently a non-executive director of Albion Technology & General VCT PLC, Ediston Property Investment Company PLC, Capital Gearing Trust PLC and Henderson European Focus Trust plc.

Marian Glen

Marian Glen

Non-Executive Director

Marian Glen is a non-executive director of Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust Plc and Financial Services Compensation Scheme Limited. She is also a non-executive director of The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland. She was a non-executive director of Murray Income Trust Plc, Friends Life Group Limited and other companies in the Friends Life group of companies. She was formerly the General Counsel of AEGON UK and prior to that was a corporate partner and head of funds and financial services at Shepherd and Wedderburn.

Andrew Robson

Andrew Robson

Non-Executive Director

Andrew Robson is a Chartered Accountant, with many years of experience in investment banking and as a finance director. He was a director of Robert Fleming & Co Limited and SG Hambros. He was also Finance Director of eFinancialGroup Limited and the National Gallery. He has over 15 years of experience as a director of a number of quoted investment trusts and is currently a business adviser, working with smaller UK companies. He is a non-executive director of JP Morgan Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc and Witan Pacific Investment Trust PLC. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and Senior Independent Director.

  • Robert Talbut

    Chairman

    Robert Talbut was formerly Chief Investment Officer of Royal London Asset Management and has over 30 years of financial services experience. He has represented the asset management industry through the chairmanship of both the ABI Investment Committee and the Asset Management Committee of the Investment Association. He has also been a member of the Audit & Assurance Council of the FRC and the FCAs Listing Authority Advisory Panel. He is Chairman of EFG Asset Management (UK) Limited and a non-executive director of Pacific Assets Trust plc, JPMorgan American Investment Trust PLC and Schroder UK Mid Cap Fund plc.

  • Robin Archibald

    Non-Executive Director

    Robin Archibald has a wide range of experience in advising and managing transactions in the UK closed-ended funds sector over his thirty five year career as a corporate financier including with Samuel Montagu, S G Warburg and Natwest Markets. He retired from Winterflood Investment Trusts in May 2014, where he was formerly Head of Corporate Finance and Broking. He is currently a non-executive director of Albion Technology & General VCT PLC, Ediston Property Investment Company PLC, Capital Gearing Trust PLC and Henderson European Focus Trust plc.

  • Marian Glen

    Non-Executive Director

    Marian Glen is a non-executive director of Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust Plc and Financial Services Compensation Scheme Limited. She is also a non-executive director of The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland. She was a non-executive director of Murray Income Trust Plc, Friends Life Group Limited and other companies in the Friends Life group of companies. She was formerly the General Counsel of AEGON UK and prior to that was a corporate partner and head of funds and financial services at Shepherd and Wedderburn.

  • Andrew Robson

    Non-Executive Director

    Andrew Robson is a Chartered Accountant, with many years of experience in investment banking and as a finance director. He was a director of Robert Fleming & Co Limited and SG Hambros. He was also Finance Director of eFinancialGroup Limited and the National Gallery. He has over 15 years of experience as a director of a number of quoted investment trusts and is currently a business adviser, working with smaller UK companies. He is a non-executive director of JP Morgan Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc and Witan Pacific Investment Trust PLC. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and Senior Independent Director.

Financial calendar

Event Date
Year End 31 March
Accounts Published June
Annual General Meeting July
Dividend Paid January, April, July, October

Trust details

Shires Income PLC

Registered Office:
Bow Bells House,
One Bread Street,
London
EC4M 9HH

Registered in England as an Investment Company Number 386561

Launch Date: March 1929

Risk Warning
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