Man GLG UK Income Fund Professional Accumulation Shares (Class C)
UK Equity Income
Rated Fund 2018-19. Complementary to more index-aware funds
Man GLG UK Income scooped a number of titles during 2018, including a bronze Morningstar analyst rating and Money Observer’s Best Larger UK Equity Income Fund award.
It aims to achieve a level of income above the FTSE All-Share index together with some capital growth, by investing primarily in UK equities or the equities of companies that derive a substantial part of their revenues from activities in the UK.
Its 4.5% yield is comfortably ahead of the FTSE All-Share’s 4.2% and dividends are paid quarterly.
Manager Henry Dixon has made his name running non-income focused funds. He seeks out dividend growth as opposed to the absolute level of yield, and he runs a multi-size portfolio with a distinct bias towards small UK dividend-payers.
Because the fund does not hold many of the names typically owned by larger dividend-focused funds, its returns will probably be more volatile than those of its competitors. It could be seen as complementary to other, more well-known and index-aware funds.
Dixon, who takes a value-based investment approach, has produced some exceptional outperformance over the short and medium term, despite the value style being out of favour.
Darius McDermott, managing director at FundCalibre, the fund ratings and research provider, says: “We wouldn’t expect him to do as well as he has in a growth environment.”
The fund has 65 holdings so is relatively concentrated. It can invest in the bonds of a company where the team’s analysis of its capital structure suggests there is more attractive capital upside and income potential in its bonds than its equities. At the end of 2018 it had more than 10% in bonds
Narrative and ratings content all as of 01 January 2019.See all Money Observer rated funds
|Imperial Brands PLC||5.24 %|
|British American Tobacco PLC||4.32 %|
|BP PLC||3.98 %|
|Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A||3.57 %|
|GlaxoSmithKline PLC||3.47 %|
|Royal Dutch Shell PLC B||3.35 %|
|HSBC Holdings PLC||3.29 %|
|Bellway PLC||2.86 %|
|Total SA||2.84 %|
|easyJet PLC||2.82 %|
|United Kingdom||89.04 %|
|Financial Services||28.02 %|
|Consumer Cyclical||14.05 %|
|Consumer Defensive||12.24 %|
|Basic materials||8.98 %|
Henry Dixon is a Portfolio Manager on the UK Equities team at Man GLG, having joined in October 2013. Prior to joining Man GLG, Henry was a Portfolio Manager and Founder of Matterley where he ran their flagship fund of the same strategy. Prior to that he worked at New Star, and The Family Charities Ethical Trust.
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