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Ben Lofthouse, Portfolio Manager of Henderson International Income Trust, discusses the latest results, the key drivers of performance, and the factors currently impacting global markets, including volatility in China and the ongoing war in Ukraine. Ben also highlights the importance of a globally diversified portfolio in a volatile market environment.

Ben Lofthouse, CFA

Ben Lofthouse, CFA

Head of Global Equity Income | Portfolio Manager


21 Dec 2022
7 minute watch

Key takeaways:

  • The Henderson International Income Trust outperformed its benchmark over the financial year, and the dividend was raised to 7.25p per ordinary share, an increase of 15% from the previous year. The revenue return increased by 23% year-on-year.
  • Performance was primarily driven by energy stocks (Woodside, Aker BP and TotalEnergies) which benefitted from higher oil prices. Defensive sectors such as health care and consumer staples also performed well. However, consumer discretionary and industrial companies, especially those exposed to China, negatively impacted performance.
  • To better represent the objectives of the Company, the benchmark was changed to the MSCI ACWI (ex UK) High Dividend Yield Index, and the performance fee was reduced to 0.575% per annum with effect from 1st September 2022.

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Past performance does not predict future returns. The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the amount originally invested.

 

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Before investing in an investment trust referred to in this document, you should satisfy yourself as to its suitability and the risks involved, you may wish to consult a financial adviser. This is a marketing communication. Please refer to the AIFMD Disclosure document and Annual Report of the AIF before making any final investment decisions.
    Specific risks
  • Higher yieldings bonds are issued by companies that may have greater difficulty in repaying their financial obligations. High yield bonds are not traded as frequently as government bonds and therefore may be more difficult to trade in distressed markets.
  • The portfolio allows the manager to use options for revenue enhancement purposes. Options can be volatile and may result in a capital loss.
  • Global portfolios may include some exposure to Emerging Markets, which tend to be less stable than more established markets and can be affected by local political and economic conditions, reliability of trading systems, buying and selling practices and financial reporting standards.
  • Where the Company invests in assets which are denominated in currencies other than the base currency then 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 in several in a diversified investment portfolio. Investors should consider carefully the proportion of their portfolio invested into this Company.
  • Active management techniques that have worked well in normal market conditions could prove ineffective or detrimental 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 as part of its investment strategy. If the Company utilises its ability to gear, the profits and losses incured by the Company can be greater than those of a Company that does not use gearing.
  • If the Company seeks to reduce risks (such as exchange rate movements), the measures designed to do so may be ineffective, unavailable or detrimental.
  • 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.
Ben Lofthouse, CFA

Ben Lofthouse, CFA

Head of Global Equity Income | Portfolio Manager


21 Dec 2022
7 minute watch

Key takeaways:

  • The Henderson International Income Trust outperformed its benchmark over the financial year, and the dividend was raised to 7.25p per ordinary share, an increase of 15% from the previous year. The revenue return increased by 23% year-on-year.
  • Performance was primarily driven by energy stocks (Woodside, Aker BP and TotalEnergies) which benefitted from higher oil prices. Defensive sectors such as health care and consumer staples also performed well. However, consumer discretionary and industrial companies, especially those exposed to China, negatively impacted performance.
  • To better represent the objectives of the Company, the benchmark was changed to the MSCI ACWI (ex UK) High Dividend Yield Index, and the performance fee was reduced to 0.575% per annum with effect from 1st September 2022.