Trust TV: The Bankers Investment Trust
The events of 2020 were truly unprecedented – from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Q1, precipitating one of the sharpest economic and market collapses of all time, to the UK’s 11th hour ‘no tariffs, no quotas’ Brexit trade deal in late December.
Despite the unrelenting turmoil, The Bankers Investment Trust has continued to deliver for shareholders: outperforming its benchmark on a total return basis and maintaining its unbroken record of dividend increases for a 54th consecutive year.
Janus Henderson Investment Trusts is delighted to welcome Alex Crooke, Portfolio Manager of The Bankers Investment Trust, to Trust TV.
Watch Alex in the Trust TV studio as he looks back on an extraordinary year for global markets and discusses the particular challenges he faced. Alex will also outline his views on the optimal global asset allocation, the outlook for dividends in 2021 and beyond, his approach to stock-picking, sector winners and losers post-COVID, and other themes relevant to the global equity investor.
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- Global portfolios may include some exposure to Emerging Markets, which tend to be less stable than more established markets. These markets can be affected by local political and economic conditions as well as variances in the reliability of trading systems, buying and selling practices and financial reporting standards.
- Where the Company invests in assets that are denominated in currencies other than the base currency, the currency exchange rate movements may cause the value of investments to fall as well as rise.
- This Company is suitable to be used as one component of several within a diversified investment portfolio. Investors should consider carefully the proportion of their portfolio invested in this Company.
- Active management techniques that have worked well in normal market conditions could prove ineffective or negative for performance at other times.
- The Company could lose money if a counterparty with which it trades becomes unwilling or unable to meet its obligations to the Company.
- Shares can lose value rapidly, and typically involve higher risks than bonds or money market instruments. The value of your investment may fall as a result.
- The return on your investment is directly related to the prevailing market price of the Company's shares, which will trade at a varying discount (or premium) relative to the value of the underlying assets of the Company. As a result, losses (or gains) may be higher or lower than those of the Company's assets.
- The Company may use gearing (borrowing to invest) as part of its investment strategy. If the Company utilises its ability to gear, the profits and losses incurred by the Company can be greater than those of a Company that does not use gearing.
- Using derivatives exposes the Company to risks different from - and potentially greater than - the risks associated with investing directly in securities. It may therefore result in additional loss, which could be significantly greater than the cost of the derivative.
- All or part of the Company's management fee is taken from its capital. While this allows more income to be paid, it may also restrict capital growth or even result in capital erosion over time.