Henderson EuroTrust plc: Half-Year Results
Portfolio Manager, Jamie Ross and Chairman Nicola Ralston discuss the half-year results for Henderson EuroTrust, including the key drivers of performance, changes made to the portfolio and the outlook for European equities over the coming months.
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- The Company’s NAV total return was up 12.5% outperforming both its benchmark and its peer group which returned 11.1% and 9.0%, respectively. The Board is also pleased to declare an interim dividend of 0.8p per ordinary share.
- Our success was mainly due to the strengths of individual stocks, particularly within financials, cyclical areas of the market or energy-related names. This included names such as UniCredit, Hermes and TotalEnergies.
- We are hopeful that this isn’t a transient period of strong performance for European equities, but instead is reflective of a more resilient economic outlook than feared by some, and a positive reappraisal of the quality of a range of European companies, some of which look best-in-class to us compared to global peers.
Past performance does not predict future returns
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