Morningstar ratings are based on the representative share class of this fund and are dated to the last month-end upon availability from Morningstar.
The Company aims to achieve capital growth in excess of the FTSE All-Share Index from a portfolio of UK investments.
The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of market and currency fluctuations and you may not get back the amount originally invested.
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ABOUT THIS TRUST
Seeks to identify the best investment opportunities across the breadth of the UK market (from small companies listed on AIM, to large companies listed on the FTSE 100)
Seeks to achieve portfolio diversification via seven different investment ‘buckets’ – early stage companies, small and medium sized ‘compounders’, fast growing smaller companies, large companies, special situations, natural resources and companies that are in recovery
Has a secondary objective of delivering dividend growth for shareholders over time
Henderson Opportunities Trust plc aims to achieve capital growth in excess of the FTSE All-Share Index from a portfolio of UK companies. It has a strong bias towards smaller, early-stage companies that hold significant growth potential and a value-driven style that invests in out of favour or under-researched companies at attractive valuations. The portfolio typically includes between 70 and 100 stocks with managers meeting around 400 companies each year.
The fund managers are James Henderson and Laura Foll. James joined the asset management industry in 1982 and has been with Janus Henderson since 1984. James has managed the trust since 2007. Laura joined the asset management industry with Janus Henderson in 2009. Laura has co-managed the trust with James since 2018.
The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) classifies trusts into sectors as a way of grouping companies with common characteristics. The classifications are based on a combination of the trust's regional or industry focus, and its investment objective. Henderson Opportunities Trust plc is classified within the ‘UK All Companies’ sector.
For general insight into the Trust please see the latest Edison commissioned research: 2021 research note.
This research gives general insight into the background of the Investment Trust, and the investment strategy with which it is run. In addition to this it outlines the Trust’s objectives and provides updates from the Fund Manager, as well as recent performance data.
Benchmarks are vital in the world of investing. However, investors who slavishly follow the benchmark restrict the future potential returns of their portfolios, effectively leaving money on the table. In this article, we discuss how, Laura Foll and James Henderson, Co-Portfolio Managers of Henderson Opportunities Trust, utilise the Trust’s flexible ‘go anywhere’ mandate and ‘bucket’ approach to differentiate it from the benchmark and its peers.
Laura Foll, Co-Portfolio Manager of Henderson Opportunities Trust, delivers an update on the Trust’s recent performance and highlights the encouraging trading updates she is hearing from companies within the portfolio.
The value of the Funds and the income from them is not guaranteed and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than
you originally invested.
Past performance is not a guide to future performance.
Third party data is believed to be reliable, but its completeness and accuracy is not guaranteed.
If a trust's portfolio is concentrated towards a particular country or geographical region, the investment carries greater risk than a portfolio diversified across more countries.
Some of the investments in this portfolio are in smaller companies shares. They may be more difficult to buy and sell and their share price may fluctuate more than that of larger companies.
This trust 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 trust.
Active management techniques that have worked well in normal market conditions could prove ineffective or detrimental at other times.
The trust could lose money if a counterparty with which it trades becomes unwilling or unable to meet its obligations to the trust.
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 trust’s shares, which will trade at a varying discount (or premium) relative to the value of the underlying assets of the trust. As a result losses (or gains) may be higher or lower than those of the trust’s assets.
The trust may use gearing as part of its investment strategy. If the trust utilises its ability to gear, the profits and losses incured by the trust can be greater than those of a trust that does not use gearing.
The Company confirms that it currently conducts its affairs so that its ordinary shares of 25p each can be recommended by IFAs to ordinary retail investors in accordance with the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) rules in relation to non-mainstream investment products and intends to continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
The shares are excluded from the FCA’s restrictions which apply to non-mainstream investment products because they are shares in an investment trust.