|Asset Group||Asset Sub-Group||Investment Category|
|Equities||UK equity income||Adventurous|
The fund has an impressive long-term track record and is managed by Kevin Murphy and Nick Kirrage who apply a rigorous deep-value investment approach.
Their investment process starts with several valuation screens. They aim to identify companies that are trading at significant discounts to their perceived fair values and take a three to five-year view on the stocks they are buying. The key difference here is the greater focus on dividends. They are ideally looking for stocks with a high dividend yield and income growth. Unlike many peers, they are willing to invest in companies that have cut their dividends if they believe it reflects an inflection point in the company’s strategy and share price. The fund yields 5.3% and pays income half yearly.
Significant deviation from its FTSE All-Share benchmark, in terms of the sectors and sizes of companies it is exposed to, can result in a performance profile that looks erratic on a calendar year basis. It did not do well in 2015 or 2019, for example.
The managers believe that, given the strong run by growth versus value over the last few years, it could be time for value funds to outperform once again. Their deep value style makes this a good complement to a core UK equity income fund.
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