Guinness Global Equity Income Class Y GBP Accumulation

Global Equity Income

Rated fund 2013-15, 2017-20. Focuses on quality companies rather than yields

Guinness Global Equity Income was highly commended in the Global Equity Income Fund category in the 2019 Money Observer awards. Its consistently solid performance makes it a long-standing member of our Rated Funds, despite a one-year break in 2016, owing to a dip. It has beaten the sector average over one, three and five years, significantly so over the past year. It yields 2.7%, with income paid half-yearly.

Ian Mortimer and Matthew Page, its managers since launch in 2010, differentiate their fund from peers through a focus on quality businesses, rather than yield, and a portfolio that weights stocks equally. Although their fund’s objective is to provide income, their starting point is to identify well-run, profitable businesses, rather than just look for firms with high dividend yields. They want companies that will deliver good long-term returns.

Their first step is to identify all companies globally that have achieved a 10% return on capital in every year over the past decade. After applying additional financial thresholds, they are left with a pool of around 500 companies from which to build their portfolio. Despite deliberately ignoring dividend yield, they find their screening identifies many high-yielding companies.

They build a concentrated portfolio of 35 equally weighted stocks. They say this approach has several advantages. It reduces stock-specific risk, as they cannot be overweight in a small number of favourite companies. What’s more, it instils a strong sell discipline, as they must typically sell a position to make way for a new one, so they must constantly assess the companies they own relative to the rest of their universe.

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Guinness Global Equity Income Class Y GBP Accumulation
Guinness Asset Management Limited
Open Ended Investment Company
Global Equity Income
0.88 %
Risk Rating
3 Year Sharpe
3 Year Alpha
0 %
The investment objective of the Fund is to provide investors with both income and long-term capital appreciation.
Holding %
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC 3.31 %
Deutsche Boerse AG 3.20 %
Otis Worldwide Corp Ordinary Shares 3.11 %
Procter & Gamble Co 3.07 %
ANTA Sports Products Ltd 3.02 %
AbbVie Inc 2.98 %
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 2.97 %
Illinois Tool Works Inc 2.92 %
Unilever PLC 2.91 %
Microsoft Corp 2.90 %
Region %
United States 50.90 %
United Kingdom 17.50 %
Eurozone 11.67 %
Europe - ex Euro 10.93 %
Sector %
Consumer Defensive 29.23 %
Industrials 22.80 %
Healthcare 17.22 %
Financial Services 13.97 %
Technology 11.76 %
Consumer Cyclical 5.02 %
Guinness Asset Management Limited
SW1H 9AA, London, United Kingdom
Legal Structure
Open Ended Investment Company


Matthew Page
Joined 12/31/2010

Matthew joined Guinness Asset Management in 2005 and is the co-manager of the Guinness Global Equity Income Fund, the Guinness European Equity Income Fund and the Guinness Global Innovators Fund. Prior to starting at Guinness, Matthew joined Goldman Sachs on the graduate scheme in 2004 working in Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income. Matthew graduated from New College, University of Oxford with a Master's Degree in Physics. He has completed the IMC and is a CFA charterholder.

Ian Mortimer
Joined 12/31/2010

Ian joined Guinness Asset Management in December 2006 and is co-manager of the Guinness Global Equity Income Fund, the Guinness European Equity Income Fund and the Guinness Global Innovators Fund. Prior to joining Guinness, Ian completed a D.Phil. in experimental physics at Christ Church, University of Oxford, and graduated in 2006. Ian graduated from University College London, University of London, with a First Class Honours Master's degree in Physics in 2003. He has completed the IMC and is a CFA charterholder.

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