Invesco Perpetual Select Trust - Global Equity Income Share Portfolio
Global Equity Income
Rated Fund 2015-19. Invests in quality companies at the right price
The global equity income portfolio is one of four within the Invesco Perpetual Select Trust. It is a minnow at £60 million, but has performed reasonably well over the years.
It yields 3.7% and dividends are paid quarterly. The other portfolios are UK Equity, Balanced Risk and Managed Liquidity. They operate as standalone companies with different managers.
An attraction of the trust is that investors are able to switch between asset classes without triggering a disposal for capital gains purposes. Switches between the four portfolios can be made on a quarterly basis. Another positive is the board’s strict policy to control discounts and premiums. Over the past three years the widest discount to net asset value has been around 5% and the largest premium 7%.
Nick Mustoe, Invesco’s chief investment officer, has run Invesco Perpetual Select Global Equity Income since 2011. He decides on the asset allocation and draws on the expertise of the group’s relevant country managers when choosing individual stocks. His strategy is to invest in high-quality companies at attractive valuations.
He defines these businesses as those that can sustain profit margins and deliver positive returns through the economic cycle, with attractive franchises and balance sheets with a conservative level of debt. He sees growing and sustainable dividends as clear evidence of these sorts of companies.
Mustoe stresses his long-term approach and the need to weather short-term storms. Despite recent political upheavals, he remains an optimist. At the end of 2018, the portfolio’s highest exposures were to Europe and the US, at 38% and 33%, with the UK just 16% of the total.
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|Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A||3.31 %|
|Chevron Corp||3.16 %|
|BP PLC||2.99 %|
|Orange SA||2.88 %|
|Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert.||2.86 %|
|Total SA||2.81 %|
|Novartis AG||2.78 %|
|Pfizer Inc||2.75 %|
|United Technologies Corp||2.50 %|
|Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd||2.35 %|
|United States||35.32 %|
|United Kingdom||19.92 %|
|Europe - ex Euro||8.64 %|
|Financial Services||24.40 %|
|Consumer Cyclical||11.92 %|
|Consumer Defensive||7.06 %|
|Communication Services||5.55 %|
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