Slater Income Fund Class P Inc
UK Equity Income
Rated Fund 2016-2018. A three-pronged approach to a balanced portfolio
This fund won Money Observer's Best Smaller UK Equity Income Fund award in 2015 and 2016. It is still a relatively new fund, launched in 2011, and a tiddler by industry standards at just over £130 million in size.
It is run by a team consisting of Mark Slater, Barrie Newton, Ralph Baber and Nigel Milton. It yields 4.3 per cent and pays income quarterly.The managers invest across the market spectrum and like all the companies in which they invest to make a meaningful contribution to the fund's yield.They divide the portfolio into three sections.
One is made up of growth stocks that also have a good yield. A second consists of cyclical companies that are not growing their earnings rapidly, but where there is potential for improvement in a stronger economy. This section may include companies recovering from short-term difficulties. The third category is 'dividend stalwarts' – companies that offer slower, but reliable earnings growth and pay sustainable dividends to their shareholders.
The managers believe this combination gives them a balanced portfolio and a solid spread of robust, reasonably priced businesses of different sizes ranging from FTSE 100 companies down to much smaller businesses.However, they do not believe in excessive diversification, instead preferring to build a concentrated portfolio of their best ideas.
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Mark Slater co-founded Slater Investments, the specialist UK equity fund manager, in 1994. The company manages a hedge fund, three unit trusts and portfolios for large pension schemes and high net worth individuals. Mark is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer. The company has achieved very strong investment performance since inception. Notably, Slater Investments managed a top performing fund in the mid to late 1990s and produced very resilient results during the 2000-2003 bear market. More recently, the company's MFM Slater Growth Fund has ranked as the best performing fund in its sector over three and five years. The Financial Times reported that Mark Slater is one of the ten most consistent fund managers with a long term track record in achieving outperformance. Prior to founding Slater Investments, Mark worked as a financial journalist with Analyst PLC and the Investor's Chronicle. Also, in 1992, he helped research and edit a best-selling investment book "The Zulu Principle" for his father, Jim Slater, which focuses on identifying small to medium-sized growth companies. During his career, Mark has served on the boards of four public companies in which he has been a substantial shareholder. Mark has an MA in History from Cambridge University.
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