Temple Bar Investment Trust Plc
UK Equity Income
Rated Fund 2013-2015, 2018. Showing signs of a renaissance
Temple Bar's contrarian, value style could be coming back into fashion and it is Money Observer's 'conservative' UK equity investment trust tip for 2017/18. The portfolio is quite conservatively managed, but a poor recent run means it forms part of our 'adventurous' selection.The experienced Alastair Mundy of Investec Asset Management has been managing the trust since 2003. He is well-known for his contrarian investment style, influenced by profound scepticism about the global economic recovery that he believes has been artificially driven by quantitative easing.His value-oriented approach has been well and truly out of favour in recent years. 'Temple Bar, while an old favourite of ours, has been through a relatively rough patch over the past few years, but is showing signs of a renaissance,' says David Liddell, a director of IpsoFacto Investor.Two thirds of the portfolio is in blue-chip dividend payers and a further 16 per cent in cash and short-dated government bonds, giving Mundy ample room to take advantage of any market correction. Shares can be bought at a 5 per cent discount to net asset value. Three years ago they were trading at a near 2 per cent premium.
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Alastair is head of the Value team at Investec Asset Management having joined in 2000 from Morley Fund Management. Alastair manages a number of funds including the Investec Cautious Managed Fund and the Investec UK Special Situations Fund. He also manages the Temple Bar Investment Trust. Alastair graduated from City University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science in 1988.
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