Invesco Asia Trust (IAT) continues to generate double-digit annualised NAV total return (11.8% over the past 10 years), supported by consistent income. In August 2020, the board introduced a new dividend policy to pay a regular six-monthly dividend equivalent to 2% of NAV (4% pa), a sizeable dividend enhancement from the FY20 annual dividend of 7p per share, at c 2.5% of NAV. The fund manager, Ian Hargreaves, runs the portfolio, blending growth and value styles. He targets double-digit annualise
Companies: Invesco Asia Trust PLC
Invesco Asia Trust (IAT) aims to outperform Asian markets using a contrarian stock-picking strategy with a mixture of growth and value elements. Manager Ian Hargreaves has generated significant outperformance of the benchmark in his first five years in charge, as we discuss in the Performance section. Since the start of this 2021 financial year IAT also offers a yield of 2% of NAV every half-year (4% p.a. on a stable NAV). This is paid out of capital if necessary, meaning Ian’s stock selection a
Invesco Asia Trust (IAT) aims to outperform Asian markets using a contrarian strategy with a mixture of growth and value elements. Manager Ian Hargreaves has generated significant outperformance of the benchmark since taking over in 2015, as we discuss in the Performance section.
Invesco Asia Trust (IAT) has generated an annualised NAV total return of 10.1% over the past 10 years, supported by steady income. The board aims to pay a regular six-monthly dividend equivalent to 2% of NAV. A performance-related conditional tender offer (subject to shareholder approval), announced in August 2020, emphasises the board’s focus on total return. The fund manager, Ian Hargreaves, who has co-managed IAT since 2011 and has been sole manager since 2015, aims to outperform the market o
Invesco Asia Trust’s (IAT’s) primary objective is to deliver long-term capital returns through investing in Asian companies that are worth more than the market believes, following a rigorous bottom-up process. Over the past 10 years the trust has generated an annualised NAV total return of 10%. Investor sentiment towards Asian equities has suffered from an extended period of negative events, including trade disputes, political protests in Hong Kong and, more recently, the outbreak of the coronav
Invesco Asia Trust (IAT) is managed by Ian Hargreaves, who aims to generate double-digit returns over a three- to five-year period by investing in good-quality businesses which are worth more than the market believes. Generally, returns are expected to come from capital growth, but a secular shift to paying higher dividends in the region means that the yield on IAT’s portfolio has risen to 2.8% (the shares currently yield 2.2%). Ian expects dividend growth to be a medium-term trend in the region
Invesco Asia Trust (IAT) aims to deliver significant capital returns to shareholders over the long term through investing in Asian equities, following a rigorous bottom-up process. The manager, Ian Hargreaves, is not constrained by index considerations and the portfolio of 50–70 stocks represents his highest-conviction investment ideas over a three- to five-year horizon. The trust has a solid medium- and long-term performance track record and has generated an annualised NAV total return of 11.3%
Since the start of 2018, investors in Asian equities have had a torrid time, with the region underperforming global stock markets. Perhaps reassuringly for investors, the drivers of this underperformance have not been economic fundamentals but more unpredictable factors, which are external to the economies and markets of the region – namely, the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China, and expectations for the US federal funds rate (the global economy’s risk-free rate). However, this does
Companies: IAT JAGI SST PAC ATR BRFI
Invesco Asia (IAT) invests in Asian companies in order to generate capital growth. The strategy is valuation sensitive and contrarian, but the process ensures a diversified portfolio which has managed to outperform in different types of market in recent years. Over five years the trust has handsomely outperformed the index and its peers. NAV total returns have been 75.7% compared to 64.1% for the index and 64.4% for the Morningstar IT Asia Pacific ex Japan peer group and the share price returns
Invesco Asia Trust (IAT) aims to provide significant capital returns over the long-term through investing in listed companies in Asia. It follows a rigorous bottom-up investment process with few constraints, to build a relatively concentrated 50–70 stock portfolio representing the manager’s highest-conviction ideas over a three- to five-year horizon. The approach also emphasises the valuation discipline and favours cash-generative companies, which is reflected in the underlying portfolio yield o
Today, we introduce our investment trust ratings. According to the quantitative screens we have selected in an attempt to highlight the best performers in the closed-ended universe, the trusts discussed here have been the best in their classes over the last five years. We have selected trusts using two different sets of criteria, aiming to identify the top performers for capital growth and for achieving a high and growing income. There are many rating systems for open-ended funds, but no quantit
Companies: IPU FAS ATR JEO FEV FGT THRG SEC PAC BRSC IAT HNE MIGO TRY JMG DIVI SLS BGS SDP JETG SOI BCI MRC TIGT EDIN JAGI BEMO SDV BRIG AAIF HFEL SCF MAVT BRFI IVPG CTY HINT JCH NAIT
Invesco Asia Trust (IAT) aims to deliver significant capital gains to shareholders over a three- to five-year horizon, primarily through investing in Asian equities, following a disciplined, bottom-up process. It has a solid long-term track record of NAV total return outperformance against its benchmark and has delivered annualised returns of 13% pa over the past 10 years. Although the primary objective is capital gains, since 2001 IAT has also consistently maintained or grown dividends, which i
Invesco Asia is a relatively concentrated portfolio of Asian equities. It is loosely benchmarked to the MSCI AC Asia ex Japan index, but has the freedom to go off-benchmark into Japan and Australasia and to buy ADRs and US-listed securities when appropriate. The manager, Ian Hargreaves, is a member of the Invesco Global Smaller Companies Group, and his expertise in this area is utilised on the trust, which is consistently overweight small and mid-caps (c 20% of NAV). The focus of the manager is
It is incredibly difficult to recognise entry points for markets or stocks: there is always a good reason for something to seem cheap but at the same time, a plausible cause for it to get cheaper. With threats of a trade war echoing in our ears and investors smarting from an unexpectedly tough first quarter, media attention has focused on the potential ‘buying opportunity’ in Asian equities, and against that backdrop we consider the outlook. As we show in the graph below, global stocks with the
Companies: SOI SDP AAIF IAT FCSS SST
Invesco Asia Trust (IAT) aims to provide attractive long-term capital growth through investing in a diversified portfolio of Asian and Australasian equities. With few investment constraints, the relatively concentrated portfolio of 50-60 stocks is a reflection of the manager’s highest conviction ideas, driven primarily by bottom-up considerations. IAT has a solid long-term track record and its NAV total return has outperformed the benchmark over three, five and 10 years. Asian equities have perf
Research Tree provides access to ongoing research coverage, media content and regulatory news on Invesco Asia Trust PLC.
We currently have 43 research reports from 4
The quarter enjoyed the ongoing recovery in revenue margins and net provision releases further boosted by a portion of the announced tax gains. The question is not at what pace profitability will recover but instead at what pace will it normalise? In the meantime, the group is accumulating excess capital that will be returned to shareholders.
Companies: Lloyds Banking Group plc
Legal & General’s performance in its H1 21 release came with a certain satisfaction. Most of it is attributable to an improving rates environment and strong performances, finally, from LGC and LGI.
Companies: Legal & General Group Plc
Duke has announced its third new royalty partner since April's placing, with a C$8.3m (£4.8m) agreement with Creō-tech Industrial Group Inc (“Creō-tech”). This scheduled new partner is another buy & build platform, with follow-on deployments expected. It represents Duke's 12th current royalty partner and its first in North America, adding diversity in number and geography. This should further add to the anticipated step-up in quarterly cash revenues from Q2/22, after Q1/22's £2.9m record.
Companies: Duke Royalty Limited
Q2 progress very much followed the trend of Trident continuing to build the foundations of what we believe can be a leading diversified royalty company. Some exciting asset level progress which should materially bolster future royalty revenue potential and some top-notch additions to the Board. With $8m cash in the bank and the $10m Tribeca loan facility finalised and drawn-down, TRR is well placed to secure further value accretive royalty acquisitions
Companies: Trident Royalties Plc
TPFG has delivered an impressive H1/21E trading update, confirming a doubling of interim revenues. The result reflects a buoyant sales market and only a partial contribution from sales-focused Hunters, whose March 2021 purchase looks astute. Given sales pipelines remain robust (set to convert largely over H2/21E); the 73k managed properties continue to provide a high degree of recurring & transactional income; and Ewemove continues to scale quickly, we view the outlook positively. Despite the sh
Companies: Property Franchise Group PLC
The quarter enjoyed stronger-than-expected provision releases and a partial reversal of the first quarter negative equity adjustments, whereas the DTA remeasurement offset ongoing restructuring charges.
Companies: Barclays PLC
The quarter enjoyed accelerated provision releases. The improved visibility on the group’s mid-term perspectives enabled management to increase its capital distribution plan over the next three years.
Companies: NatWest Group Plc
Ground Rents Income Fund (GRIO) has today released its Interim Results for the period ending 31 March 2021. The NAV fell by 1.1% to £101.4m (104.5 pps). Dividends of 1.98p have been paid over the six month period, but going forward the Board have announced that they will be reducing the annual dividend target to 3.0pps and expect the dividend to be fully covered by the year ending 30 Sep 2022. At the AGM in March, shareholders approved the authority for the Company to purchase up to 14.99% of it
Companies: Ground Rents Income Fund PLC
L&G reported an operating profit from continuing divisions (excluding Mature Savings and General Insurance businesses) of £1,128m, -2.2% yoy. The COVID-19-related cost was £129m. LGR posted a growing operating profit to £721m. Net profit amounted to £290m vs. £874m a year before, being affected by the reduced discount rate used to calculate LGI reserves. The Solvency II ratio stood at 173%. The Board recommended an interim dividend of 4.93p/share, stable relative to H1 19.
The quarter enjoyed further net provision releases whereas the pre-provision performance came in line with our expectations. The group is on track to meet its mid-term financial objectives.
Companies: HSBC Holdings Plc
Trident Royalties Plc (AIM: TRR) has, this morning, provided an update on its activities undertaken during the quarter ended 30 June 2021. The key elements of the announcement are:
Significant progress across a number of projects over which Trident holds royalties.
Total quarterly royalty revenue of US$381,808 from two paying royalties over copper and iron ore assets.
The appointment of Mr Paul Smith as Non-Executive Chair alongside a personal investment of £1 million at 40p as well as the ad
Altus Strategies* (ALS LN) – BUY, Target 118p – New addition to the team to manage Egyptian portfolio of assets
BHP (BHP LN) – Main workers union at Escondida rejects company offer
Newcrest Mining Ltd (NCM AU) – Additional targets close to Havieron
Piedmont Lithium (PLL AU) – Delays predicted supply timeline for Tesla deal
PureGold Mining (PUR LN) – PureGold reaches commercial production
URU Metals* (URU LN) – Zebediela project sale completed
Companies: PGM ALS BHP URU NCM PLL
Agronomics is an investment company, making selective investments in early-stage alternative protein companies. We believe the combination of the conservative approach to calculating a reported net asset value (NAV) and growing interest in the broader alternative protein and cultured meat opportunities has resulted in Agronomics' shares trading at a c320% premium to its latest reported NAV per share value. Our analysis suggests that not only can this premium be justified but that upside exists b
Companies: Agronomics Limited
What a difference a year makes - 12 months ago, the focus, quite understandably, was on the course of the pandemic and the lifting of the Lockdown (1) measures. For investors, it was the sustainability of the rally in markets seen since March 2020. Today, while we are still thinking about the lifting of lockdown measures, we are also concerned about two “old favourites” from previous decades. Inflation and the parlous state of public finances. The BoE has said that although CPI inflation rose to
Companies: AEMC BVC BAG BRSD BWNG CBOX CEG CTG CLG CML CRPR DNK EML ESC FAR FA/ GPH INSE MTW MOTR MMAG NRR NESF NMCN NSF OTMP OBD SAVE SCS STVG SNX SYS TMG TGL VLS VOG WYN
Companies: Oakley Capital Investments