Back

Distribution

Investment funds usually offer an annual distribution, which must be effected no later than four months of the end of the fund’s accounting year. Where investment funds are distributing, this usually comprises ordinary and, where applicable, extraordinary income and the capital gains tax applicable to the notional distribution. Ordinary income includes dividends and/or interest, while extraordinary income includes profits made through the sale of securities. The net asset value of an investment fund is reduced by this distribution amount on the day of distribution (ex-day). The amount of the distribution is set by the investment company every year and may also draw on the investment fund’s material assets. The distribution amount is no indication of the quality of an investment fund or its fund management.