BlackRock North American Income Trust plc

BlackRock North American Income Trust plc
Closed Ended Investment Company
North America
1.08 %
Risk Rating
3 Year Sharpe
3 Year Alpha
4.3 %
Russell 1000 Value TR GBP
Fund Size
£ 143.86 million
Discount Premium
The Company will invest predominantly in a diversified portfolio of equity securities quoted in the U.S. with a focus on companies that pay and grow their dividends. The Company may invest through an active options overlay strategy utilizing predominantly covered call options and may also hold other securities from time-to-time including, convertible securities, fixed interest securities, preference shares, non-convertible preferred stock, and depositary receipts. The Company may also invest in listed large-cap equities quoted on exchanges outside the U.S. and may invest in securities denominated in USD and non USD currencies. The Manager will adopt a stock specific approach in managing the portfolio of Company, selecting investments that it believes will both increase in value over the long-term and provide income. Typically, it is expected that the investment portfolio will comprise of between 80 and 120 securities.
Holding %
Pfizer Inc 4.09 %
JPMorgan Chase & Co 3.97 %
Citigroup Inc 3.43 %
Verizon Communications Inc 3.32 %
Bank of America Corporation 3.22 %
Wells Fargo & Co 3.00 %
Oracle Corp 2.64 %
Anthem Inc 2.64 %
Microsoft Corp 2.45 %
Suncor Energy Inc 2.28 %
Region %
United States 85.24 %
United Kingdom 5.09 %
Sector %
Financial Services 26.54 %
Healthcare 21.05 %
Energy 12.41 %
Technology 11.87 %
Industrials 6.87 %
Consumer Defensive 6.87 %
Communication Services 5.47 %
Utilities 5.17 %
02940-8019, Providence, United States
Legal Structure
Closed Ended Investment Company


Tony DeSpirito
Joined 08/05/2014

Mr. DeSpirito has been a Managing Director of BlackRock, Inc. since 2014. Prior to joining BlackRock in August 2014, for the last 18 years Tony had been with Pzena Investment Management where he was Managing Principal, Portfolio Manager and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining Pzena Investment Management in 1996, Mr. DeSpirito was an Associate in the Corporate Department at the Boston based law firm of Ropes & Gray LLP. At Ropes & Gray, he advised clients in the direct television, financial services, fitness, packaging films, retail, software, and wire and cable industries. Mr. DeSpirito earned a B.S. summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1990 and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1993. "

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