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13 Sep 2019

JPMorgan Russian Securities – Outperforming and attractively valued

 Outperforming and attractively valued Since QuotedData’s last note on JPMorgan Russian Securities (JRS), Russia has been among the best-performing equity markets globally, despite being out of favour with international investors. The RTS Index has climbed above its 2014 pre-Crimea levels, before sanctions were imposed. Although economic growth has disappointed in 2019, earnings and dividend pay-out […]

13 Sep 2019

JPMorgan Russian Securities – Outperforming and attractively valued

 Outperforming and attractively valued Since we last wrote on JPMorgan Russian Securities (JRS), Russia has been among the best-performing equity markets globally, despite being out of favour with international investors. The RTS Index has climbed above its 2014 pre-Crimea levels, before sanctions were imposed. Although economic growth has disappointed in 2019, earnings and pay-out ratios […]

12 Sep 2019

Civitas Social Housing – Targeting full dividend cover

 Targeting full dividend cover Civitas Social Housing (CSH) has secured a new £60m debt facility that it will use to buy new properties. This will increase its rental income and move CSH very close to full dividend cover. CSH has the option to extend the new loan by another £40m and is also in advanced […]

12 Sep 2019

Civitas Social Housing – Targeting full dividend cover

 Targeting full dividend cover Civitas Social Housing (CSH) has secured a new £60m debt facility that it will use to buy new properties. This will increase its rental income and move CSH very close to full dividend cover. CSH has the option to extend the loan by another £40m and is also in advanced negotiations […]

12 Sep 2019

Montanaro European Smaller Companies Trust – Focus on the small picture

 Focus on the small picture In an environment of slowing growth in Europe, a looming ‘no deal’ Brexit, a US/China trade war spiralling into a currency war and negative bond yields/inverted yield curves (where the cost of borrowing for the short-term is more expensive than the cost of borrowing for the long-term – usually a […]

12 Sep 2019

Montanaro European Smaller Companies Trust – Focus on the small picture

 Focus on the small picture In an environment of slowing growth in Europe, a looming ‘no deal’ Brexit, a US/China trade war spiralling into a currency war and negative bond yields/inverted yield curves, it might be tempting to hide, ‘ostrich-like’, in cash. Montanaro European Smaller Companies (MTE) offers an alternative solution. Its managers see little […]

11 Sep 2019

QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – September 2019

Investment Companies Roundup Kindly sponsored by Baillie Gifford  New research Over August, we published notes on Aberdeen Emerging Markets and JLEN Environmental Assets . You can read all these notes by clicking on the links above or by visiting www.quoteddata.com.  In this issue Performance data – appetite for risk was generally down in August, as […]

11 Sep 2019
09 Sep 2019

JLEN Environmental Assets – Battery storage potential

 Battery storage potential JLEN Environmental Assets (JLEN) recently added two new revenue streams, hydropower and battery storage, to its already-diverse portfolio. It’s clear from the 16.5% premium to NAV, that investors are drawn to JLEN and its asset mix. In an environment where interest rates are falling, JLEN’s dividend yield (which is well-covered by cash […]

09 Sep 2019

JLEN Environmental Assets – Battery storage potential

 Battery storage potential JLEN Environmental Assets (JLEN) recently added two new revenue streams, hydropower and battery storage, to its already-diverse portfolio. It’s clear from its rating that investors are drawn to JLEN and its asset mix. In an environment where interest rates are falling, JLEN’s dividend yield (which is well-covered by cash flow) and high […]

15 Aug 2019

Aberdeen Emerging Markets – The stars may be aligning

Year to date, Aberdeen Emerging Markets (AEMC) has been performing well, outstripping both its benchmark and the average of competing funds by some margin (see page 9). The members of the investment management team, who predicted a resurgence in AEMC’s performance in 2019, believe there is more to come over the remainder of the year. […]

15 Aug 2019

Aberdeen Emerging Markets – The stars may be aligning

Year to date, Aberdeen Emerging Markets (AEMC) has been performing well, outstripping both its benchmark and the average of its peer group by some margin (see page 8). The members of the investment management team, who predicted a resurgence in AEMC’s performance in 2019, believe there is more to come over the remainder of the […]

07 Aug 2019

QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – August 2019

Investment Companies Roundup  New research Over July, we published notes on CQS New City High Yield, BlackRock Throgmorton, Strategic Equity Capital, Seneca Global Income & Growth, CG Asset Management, Standard Life Investments Property Income and Aberdeen New Dawn. You can read all these notes by clicking on the links above or by visiting www.quoteddata.com.  In this issue Performance data – appetite […]

07 Aug 2019

QuotedData’s economic roundup – August 2019

Economic & Political Roundup A collation of recent insights on markets and economies taken from the comments made by chairmen and investment managers of investment companies – have a read and make your own minds up. Please remember that nothing in this note is designed to encourage you to buy or sell any of the […]

29 Jul 2019

CQS New City High Yield – Same as it ever was…

 Same as it ever was… Ian “Franco” Francis, the manager of CQS New City High Yield (NCYF), says that, since we last published nothing much has changed, which is what we think you should expect from this “conservative and boring” fund. However, we reiterate that NCYF offers a compelling yield (7.3%) and has beaten the […]

29 Jul 2019

CQS New City High Yield – Same as it ever was…

 Same as it ever was… Ian “Franco” Francis, the manager of CQS New City High Yield (NCYF), says that, since QuotedData last published nothing much has changed, which is what we think investors should expect from this “conservative and boring” fund (see QuotedData’s March 2018 initiation note for explanation). However, we note that NCYF offers […]

18 Jul 2019

BlackRock Throgmorton Trust – Impressive run continues

 Impressive run continues Since QuotedData last published on BlackRock Throgmorton Trust (THRG), it has continued to beat both its benchmark and the average of its peer group by some margin. In a period where the market has been rising, the trust’s short positions managed to break even on average, whilst the long positions outperformed (see […]

18 Jul 2019

BlackRock Throgmorton Trust – Impressive run continues

THRG : BlackRock Throgmorton Trust – Impressive run continues  Impressive run continues Since we last published on BlackRock Throgmorton Trust (THRG), it has continued to beat both its benchmark and the average of its peer group by some margin. In a period where the market has been rising, the trust’s short positions managed to break […]

16 Jul 2019

Strategic Equity Capital – Discounted opportunity

 Discounted opportunity Jeff Harris and Adam Khanbhai have been managing Strategic Equity Capital’s (SEC’s) portfolio jointly since February 2017. Since this time, NAV growth has been solid (a total return of 14.3%, which is broadly in line with the MSCI UK Small Cap Index’s return of 14.1%) but SEC has strongly outperformed during the last […]

16 Jul 2019

Strategic Equity Capital – Discounted opportunity

 Discounted opportunity Jeff Harris and Adam Khanbhai have been managing Strategic Equity Capital’s (SEC’s) portfolio jointly since February 2017. Since this time, NAV growth has been solid (a total return of 14.3%, which is broadly in line with the MSCI UK Small Cap Index’s return of 14.1%) but SEC has strongly outperformed during the last […]

15 Jul 2019

Seneca Global Income & Growth Trust – Going for gold!

 Going for gold! Seneca Global Income & Growth Trust’s (SIGT’s) manager, Seneca Investment Managers (Seneca IM), has continued to reduce the trust’s equity weighting, in advance of a global recession it now expects in late 2020/ early 2021. Consistent with its view, SIGT has made its first allocation into gold (through a gold ETF and […]

15 Jul 2019

Seneca Global Income & Growth Trust – Going for gold!

 Going for gold! Seneca Global Income & Growth Trust’s (SIGT’s) manager, Seneca Investment Managers (Seneca IM), has continued to reduce SIGT’s equity weighting, in advance of a global recession it now expects in late 2020/ early 2021. Consistent with its view, SIGT has made its first allocation into gold (through a gold exchange traded fund […]

12 Jul 2019

Quarterly investment companies roundup – Second quarter 2019

Quarterly investment companies roundup – Second quarter 2019  QuotedData news Global equities re-found momentum in June after a cautious April and May. How much longer this ten-year bull market can sustain itself continues to be the subject of much debate. The prospect of interest rate cuts in the US has re-invigorated sentiment for the time […]

09 Jul 2019

CG Asset Management – The rewards of long-term thinking

The CG Asset Management (CGAM) team’s focus on medium-to-long-term absolute returns and excellent track record have attracted a loyal following of investors. Both Capital Gearing Trust and CG Absolute Return Fund have seen significant inflows since we published our initiation note in September 2018, and CG Absolute Return now has a three-year track record, which […]

09 Jul 2019

CG Asset Management – The rewards of long-term thinking

 The rewards of long-term thinking The CG Asset Management (CGAM) team’s focus on medium-to-long-term absolute returns and excellent track record have attracted a loyal following of investors. Both Capital Gearing Trust and CG Absolute Return Fund have seen significant inflows since we published our initiation note in September 2018, and CG Absolute Return now has […]

08 Jul 2019

Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust – KYT (know your tenant)

Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust (SLI) has built a diverse portfolio of commercial property in the UK. A bias to industrial property is proving beneficial to the fund, but the manager, Jason Baggaley, is keen that all parts of the portfolio pull their weight. In an environment that is growing more challenging, he stresses […]

08 Jul 2019

Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust – KYT (know your tenant)

 KYT (know your tenant) Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust (SLI) has built a diverse portfolio of commercial property in the UK. A bias to industrial property is proving beneficial to the fund, but the manager, Jason Baggaley, is keen that all parts of the portfolio pull their weight. In an environment that is becoming more […]

08 Jul 2019

Aberdeen New Dawn – Moving up the league table

 Moving up the league table Whilst the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China creates a strong headwind for the region, this more challenging time is playing to Aberdeen New Dawn (ABD)’s strengths. Its focus on high-quality companies is being rewarded and it is climbing the performance league table once again. It is striking […]

08 Jul 2019

Aberdeen New Dawn – Moving up the league table

 Moving up the league table As it celebrates its 30th birthday, Aberdeen New Dawn (ABD) can look back on a tumultuous but ultimately rewarding period for investing in Asia. The rise of China and the broadening of economic growth across the region has created whole new areas for ABD to invest in. Countries such as […]

05 Jul 2019

QuotedData’s economic roundup – July 2019

Economic & Political Roundup A collation of recent insights on markets and economies taken from the comments made by chairmen and investment managers of investment companies – have a read and make your own minds up. Please remember that nothing in this note is designed to encourage you to buy or sell any of the […]

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