Diverse Income Trust (The) PLC is a UK-based closed-end investment fund. The company mainly invests in quoted or traded UK companies with a wide range of market capitalizations but a long-term bias toward small and mid cap equities. It adopts a stock specific approach in managing the company's portfolio and therefore sector weightings are of secondary consideration. The company also utilizes derivative instruments including index-linked notes, contracts for differences, covered options and other equity-related derivative instruments for efficient portfolio management, gearing and investment purposes. Its main objective is to pay shareholders a good and growing dividend income.