Over the long term, the Company aims to achieve capital growth in excess of the FTSE World Index and dividend growth greater than inflation, as measured by the UK Consumer Price Index (‘CPI’), by investing in companies listed throughout the world.
ABOUT THIS TRUST
The Bankers Investment Trust has the flexibility to invest in any geographic region and any sector with no set limits on individual country or sector exposures. The Manager primarily employs a bottom-up stock picking investment process, across six regional portfolios, to identify suitable opportunities. While each regional portfolio manager employs their own investment style, they all pay particular regard to cash generation and dividend growth over the medium term.
The Company can, but normally does not, invest up to 15% of its gross assets in any other investment companies (including listed investment trusts).
The Company can borrow up to 20% of net assets at the time of draw down to make additional investments with the aim of achieving a return that is greater than the cost of the borrowing.
The Bankers Investment Trust believes that integrating environmental, social and governance or (‘ESG’) factors into the investment decision making and ownership practices is an important element in delivering our investment objective. ESG considerations are a fully integrated component of the investment processes employed by each of the active investment teams. These teams, spanning different geographic markets, operate and are structured in ways that are suited to their respective regions. This means that ESG considerations are embedded in ways that are appropriate to the markets in which the teams invest. They apply their differentiated perspectives, insight and experience to identify sustainable business practices that can generate long-term value. Further information can be found in the Company’s ESG Policy
Why invest in Bankers?
- A well-diversified core long-term global equities savings vehicle
- Strong long and short-term performance record relative to its benchmark
- Joint record-holder for consecutive annual dividend increases (ongoing since 1967)
- Future dividend growth supported by significant revenue reserves
- Ongoing charge ratio amongst the lowest of actively managed equities funds