Factsheet: Artemis Global Income I Inc
Global Equity Income
Rated Fund 2014-2018. Complements UK equity income holdings
This fund won Money Observer's Best Global Equity Income Fund award in 2014 and 2015, and was highly commended in 2016.
It stands out from the competition for two main reasons. Jacob de Tusch-Lec, its manager since inception in 2010, combines a fundamental bottom-up approach to stock selection with a top-down approach to portfolio construction, and he also has little exposure to the UK (less than 4 per cent at the end of 2017).
So for income investors seeking diversification, it will complement rather than replicate existing UK equity income holdings. Its yield is 3.5 per cent and it pays income half yearly.
De Tusch-Lec's first step is to consider Artemis's views on the world economy and the outlook for various countries and regions.
At a stock level he examines the quality of companies' dividend streams, their managements and the type of business they are involved in. He does not follow any particular investment style but shifts investments between high-yielding quality, cyclical and value stocks as appropriate.
He invests in a range of businesses from big, �boring' companies with long dividend histories to emerging market companies that have only just started paying dividends, and mid-sized companies with good growth prospects. He also has a strong sell discipline to ensure he does not hold on to stocks for too long.
Whitechurch Securities has used this fund as a core holding for clients since 2014. Ben Willis, the wealth manager's head of research, points to its rapid growth into a near £4 billion fund. 'This has not been at the compromise of Jacob's process,' he says.
Narrative and ratings content all as of 01 January 2018.See all Money Observer rated funds
|Citigroup Inc||3.73 %|
|Storebrand ASA||3.38 %|
|Infrastrutture Wireless Italiane SpA||3.02 %|
|Synchrony Financial||2.83 %|
|General Motors Co||2.80 %|
|Zions Bancorp||2.72 %|
|Bank of America Corporation||2.57 %|
|EI Towers SpA||2.42 %|
|Tokai Carbon Co Ltd||2.32 %|
|Rai Way SpA||2.32 %|
|United States||38.07 %|
|Europe - ex Euro||10.01 %|
|Asia - Emerging||6.97 %|
|Middle East||6.55 %|
|Financial Services||40.44 %|
|Basic materials||12.12 %|
|Consumer Cyclical||10.98 %|
|Communication Services||5.36 %|
Jacob de Tusch-Lec
Jacob has managed the Artemis Global Income Fund since launch in July 2010 and the Artemis Global Equity Income Fund since launch in June 2015. He has also managed, with James Foster, the Artemis Monthly Distribution Fund since its launch in May 2012. Having joined Artemis in 2005, he managed the Artemis Capital Fund from January 2006 until June 2010. Jacob began his career in 1998 at BankInvest, one of Scandinavia's largest independent fund managers. In 2002 he joined Merrill Lynch as vice-president of pan-European equity strategy. Jacob holds a BA and an MSc in economics from the University of Copenhagen; and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University (NYU). He is a member of Artemis' executive committee.
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