High income at Rintoul

THE investment manager Grahams Rintoul is launching a high- income trust that will invest in convertible shares. It will aim for a yield of 8.5 per cent. The managers are pledging that the fund will not have any rights issues during its six-year life.

Grahams Rintoul says that there have been examples where other trusts have launched rights issues once their share prices are trading at a premium to asset value and the company believes this is unfair to shareholders because it dilutes their holdings. Grahams Rintoul already manages two other investment trusts, the Grahams Rintoul Investment Trust and North America Gas.