Aberdeen Diversified Income and Growth Trust Plc, formerly BlackRock Income Strategies Trust Plc, is an investment trust. Its principal activity is portfolio investment. Its investment objective is, over the medium term (5 to 7 years), to aim to preserve capital in real terms and grow the dividend in line with inflation. It targets a total portfolio return of the United Kingdom Consumer Price Index (CPI) plus approximately 4% per annum (before ongoing charges), over a 5 to 7 year cycle. It invests in a range of sectors, including financials, consumer services, consumer goods, industrials, healthcare, basic materials and technology. Its others portfolio assets include the United Kingdom Equity Portfolio, Overseas Equity Income Sleeve, Equities (Tactical Allocation), Fixed Income, Listed Alternatives, Cash and Cash Equivalents, and Cash held to back Derivatives. Aberdeen Fund Managers Limited servers as the alternative investment fund manager of the Company.