Invesco Perpetual Select Trust - Global Equity Income Share Portfolio
Global Equity Income
Rated Fund 2015-2018. Invests in quality companies at the right price
The global equity income portfolio is one of four portfolios within the Invesco Perpetual Select Trust. It yields 3.1 per cent 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 per cent and the largest premium 7 per cent.
Invesco Perpetual Select Global Equity Income has been managed since 2011 by Nick Mustoe, Invesco Perpetual's chief investment officer. 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 company. Mustoe stresses his long-term approach and the need to weather short-term storms. Despite recent political upheavals, he remains an optimist about the future.
At the end of 2017, the portfolio's highest exposures were to the Europe and the US, at 39 per cent and 33 per cent, with the UK comprising just 16 per cent of the total.
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|Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A||3.11 %|
|Orange SA||3.04 %|
|Chevron Corp||2.98 %|
|JPMorgan Chase & Co||2.90 %|
|BP PLC||2.77 %|
|Total SA||2.77 %|
|Equinor ASA||2.62 %|
|Intesa Sanpaolo||2.50 %|
|CaixaBank SA||2.45 %|
|Pfizer Inc||2.42 %|
|United States||30.89 %|
|United Kingdom||20.14 %|
|Europe - ex Euro||8.29 %|
|Financial Services||27.46 %|
|Consumer Cyclical||10.38 %|
|Communication Services||6.91 %|
|Consumer Defensive||5.93 %|
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