Aberdeen Diversified Income and Growth Trust plc is a closed ended balanced mutual fund launched by BlackRock Fund Managers Limited. The fund is co-managed by BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited and Aberdeen Fund Managers Limited. It invests in public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. The fund seeks to invest in securities of companies operating across diversified sectors. It primarily invests in dividend paying stocks of companies, as well as in bonds and other fixed income securities. The fund seeks to benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the UK Consumer Price Index plus 4 per cent. It was formerly known as BlackRock Income Strategies Trust plc. Aberdeen Diversified Income and Growth Trust plc was formed on January 5, 1898 and is domiciled in the United Kingdom.