UK equity fund with a concentrated portfolio and a long-term approach to adding value.
Prices as at 04 Jul 2022.
Fund commentary last updated 25 Oct 2021.
Past performance is not an indication of future performance.
Capital at risk.
|Sector||UK All Companies|
|Charging Basis||50% Income 50% Capital|
|Dividends paid||31 Jan, 30 Sep|
|Standard Initial Charge||0%|
|Initial Charge Via BestInvest||0%|
|Additional Bid/Offer Spread||0%|
|Annual Management Charge||0.45%|
|Ongoing Charges Figure||0.49%|
The UK Equity Fund has an investible universe of around 50 companies. A company must have a particular set of characteristics to be considered for the fund - these include heritage, predictable earnings through pricing power and/or intellectual property, low capital intensity and sustainably high returns on capital. Train finds most of his investments in a select group of industry categories – consumer branded goods and internet/media/software - as people will never tire of being entertaied or informed. Other strong categories include financials and pharmaceuticals, but he avoids heavy, old industry and particularly cyclical sectors. Train values his candidate investments using a variety of approaches, the most important being a discounted cash flow calculation. He will only look to sell a holding if there is a ‘significant breach’ of its valuation target or when the investment premise is no longer valid. This is because he believes that owning great companies for the long haul makes sense and that transaction costs are a tax on his clients’ money. The result is a concentrated portfolio with the number of stocks, most valued over £1billion, unlikely to exceed 35. Its top 10 holdings make up around 75% of its asset allocation.
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