JPMorgan Global Growth & Income Investment Trust
Global Equity Income
Rated Fund 2018-19. Delivers predictable quarterly income distributions
JP Morgan Global Growth & Income, named Money Observer’s Best Global Income investment trust in 2018, is one of a small band of trusts that takes advantage of the ability to distribute capital as income. It generates an annual dividend of 4% of its net asset value, paid quarterly, regardless of income earned.
The trust has done so since 2016 when it moved to the global equity income sector because its modest size meant it tended to be overlooked in the global sector.
The strategy affords fund managers Jeroen Huysinga and Timothy Woodhouse the freedom to invest in growth sectors, where dividend yields may not be that high. They invest in 50 to 90 ‘best ideas’ from across world stockmarkets.
With its performance record looking even more competitive in its new sector, the trust has achieved a premium rating. It has traded on a small single-digit premium for most of the past 18 months, having been on a discount typically in the mid to high single digits in the previous 18 months.
The trust has outperformed its benchmark, the MSCI World index, over three, five and 10 years. However, the strategy can eat into capital, especially in a stockmarket downturn when shares are losing value, and recent performance has not been as strong.
Nevertheless, it remains a “good alternative for the income investor to portfolios dominated by higher yielding companies”, says David Liddell, a director of IpsoFacto Investor, an investment advisory service.
The trust has a low base fee of 0.4% and a performance fee capped at 0.8% of assets. Ongoing charges at the end of 2018 were 0.56%.
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|Alphabet Inc A||3.76 %|
|Amazon.com Inc||2.83 %|
|Honeywell International Inc||2.69 %|
|Bank of America Corporation||2.41 %|
|Morgan Stanley||2.34 %|
|Texas Instruments Inc||2.07 %|
|UnitedHealth Group Inc||2.04 %|
|United States||56.88 %|
|United Kingdom||6.84 %|
|Asia - Emerging||5.24 %|
|Financial Services||20.81 %|
|Consumer Cyclical||13.41 %|
|Consumer Defensive||7.13 %|
Rajesh Tanna, Managing Director, is a portfolio manager for the J.P. Morgan Asset Management European Equity Group – Europe Research Driven Process (RDP) Team. Raj moved to J.P. Morgan Asset Management from J.P. Morgan Private Bank in September 2016, where he was also a European equity portfolio manager. An employee since 2011, Raj joined the Private Bank as a European Equity Strategist. Previously, Raj worked as a long-only European equity portfolio manager for 11 years predominantly with Credit Suisse, where he also held a position as a risk manager. Raj also spent 18 months as a portfolio manager with a small asset management boutique, FOUR Capital. Raj holds a BA in Economics and International Studies, and a Master's degree in Management Science and Operational Research, both from Warwick Business School. He is a CFA Charterholder.
Helge Skibeli is managing director of J.P. Morgan Investment Management and has been an employee of JPMIM or its affiliates (or one of their predecessors) since 1990. Helge became head of research in March 2002. Prior to his current role, he was head of J.P. Morgan Investment Management (Singapore) and head of Investment for Asia Pacific ex-Japan. Before this, he was head of Pacific Rim ex-Japan research. Previously, Helge was an analyst in the Equity Research department in London where he followed the automobile and steel sectors. Prior to that, he worked in security analysis and equity sales in the Norwegian market. Helge obtained an M.A. in general business from the Norwegian School of Management and earned an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin. He is a CFA charterholder.
Tim Woodhouse, vice president, is a portfolio manager in the Global Equities Team. An employee since 2008, he was previously a research analyst in the European Equity Research Team, in London, working in the TMT sector. Tim obtained a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of York. Tim is a CFA charterholder.
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