We are proud to announce that four Investment Trusts managed by Henderson have been chosen for The Share Centre’s ‘Preferred List’ of investment trusts. According to The Share Centre, these investment trusts have been handpicked for their strong management and comparatively low costs.
Henderson Diversified Income Trust plc was chosen by analysts at The Share Centre who noted that the fund managers are highly regarded by investment trust specialists. The company has a yield of approximately 5.7% (as at 12/05/2016) which they felt posed an attractive opportunity for income in the current climate of low interest rates. Henderson Diversified Income plc has been ranked as a ‘Lower Risk Investment Trust’ on the preferred list.
Lowland Investment Trust plc has been positioned as a medium risk investment trust on the ‘preferred’ list, chosen for its long-term track record of income and capital growth. The tricky current market conditions have led to comparatively high gearing, which in-turn has added risk to the portfolio; however the analysts believe this trust is a viable option for long-term income and growth.
The City of London Investment Trust was also put into the medium risk category, and was picked for its propriety to investors looking for stable income from a large and liquid UK equity focused trust. Additionally, the trust was chosen as it has one of the longest track records for continuous dividend growth, (nearly 50 years), its long-term track record of outperforming the FTSE All Share, as well as comparatively low ongoing charges.
The Share Centre classified Henderson European Focus Trust plc as a medium risk investment trust, and remarked that this trust can offer investors the opportunity to gain more defensive exposure to Europe. Analysts at The Share Centre commented on manager John Bennett’s straightforward manner of investing, successful stock-picking record, and strong following.
You can find out more about The Share Centre’s Preferred List at hgi.co/5ss