Threadneedle UK Equity Income C1

  • 81.27p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 125.81p
    Price (Acc)

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    Initial charge

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  • 1.50%
    Annual management charge

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  • 1.62%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 4.10%
    Yield

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Prices as at 17 September 2020, fund data last updated 08 October 2015

This fund aims to maximise capital growth whilst also providing enough income to meet the yield requirement of the IA UK Equity Income sector (a yield 10% above that of the UK stockmarket). Manager Richard Colwell invests predominantly in large and mid-cap UK equities, forming his portfolios through a combination of macro-economic themes and fundamental stock analysis. He tends to take a fairly balanced approach, unlike certain peer group funds which can be more aggressively or defensively positioned.

Fund summary

Sector UK Equity Income
Structure OEIC
Launched
Size £3,460m
Yield 4.10%
Charging basis Capital
Dividends paid 7 Feb, 7 May, 7 Aug, 7 Nov

Charges

Standard initial charge 3.75%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.50%
Ongoing charges figure 1.62%

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Investment process

This is an unconstrained UK multi-cap portfolio, though in practice almost all investments are in FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 stocks - exposure to small caps is limited. Although the fund is guided by the house thematic and macro-economic views, the manager has a strong preference for fundamental stockpicking. This fund is managed in a flexible manner and benefits from an experienced UK desk, where the team double up as fund managers/analysts and carry out over 800 company meetings a year. The manager has a preference for companies with ‘solid’ management and generally steers clear of weak balance sheets. He also places a premium on companies which are able to generate a high level of cashflow. Yield is targeted at the portfolio level, so non dividend-paying recovery situations sometimes feature. The portfolio tends to have a fairly balanced structure – the manager sometimes tilts it in favour of defensive or cyclical stocks based on the macro view, but avoids aggressive skews.

This is a core fund for equity income investors. Colwell takes a “plain vanilla” approach, investing purely in UK stocks, shunning derivatives and avoiding the strong style biases that we sometimes see in the UK Equity Income sector. He enjoyed a successful period on the fund as co-manager alongside Leigh Harrison from 2010 before stepping up to lead manager in 2015. With Harrison retiring in 2016, the UK team maintains its strength in depth with typically strong performance across the board. Colwell also has a strong track record in his own right.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

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Bestinvest MRI

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Performance figures are based on the average of monthly percentage returns relative to the benchmark index.

Track record

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About the MRI

Our unique indicator: the Bestinvest Manager Record Index (MRI) measures the likelihood that the fund manager is adding value through their decisions. It is based on their performance record over the course of their career, adjusted for the amount of risk taken. MRI is an important contributor to our fund rating system but it is also vital to take account of qualitative factors. It is also very important to select funds to form a cohesive portfolio with an appropriate overall risk level.

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Sector breakdown

Industrials 27.00%
Consumer Services 19.00%
Health Care 18.00%
Financials 14.00%
Consumer Goods 11.00%
Utilities 3.00%
Oil & Gas 2.00%
Telecommunications 2.00%
Basic Materials 2.00%
Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.00%

Portfolio

45-60 stocks with low turnover.

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