It is often considered axiomatic in investment markets that smaller companies offer greater pricing inefficiencies, and thus greater opportunities to active managers to generate outperformance. In the UK Small Cap space, we have certainly seen suggestions over the long term that this is true, with the Morningstar UK Small Cap sector producing an average NAV return of c. 173.4% over the ten years to 05/02/2021, compared to a return of c. 115.2% from the Numis Small Cap including AIM excluding Inv
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Miton Global Opportunities (MIGO) is a trust of trusts specialising in deep value opportunities and special situations. MIGO offers exposure to a diversified pool of trusts, often trading on substantial discounts to their intrinsic value and where MIGO’s managers believe there is a catalyst for a re-rating. The trust is relatively unconstrained in asset allocation. MIGO’s managers believe we are seeing structural changes to the investment trust universe which are opening up opportunities. This i
Companies: Miton Global Opportunities
The accelerant effect of a closing discount adds considerable appeal to investment trusts for many investors, boosting the impact of a rising net asset value (NAV) when it happens concurrently, and leaving the shareholder with what is a de facto ‘geared’ return. Identifying trusts which are trading in a discount to NAV which is likely to close is no mean feat, though, with more than 450 investment trusts to choose from – and typical discounts among conventional trusts around the 10% mark. Last w
Companies: DSM BRFI MIGO IPU NBPU JESC
The ability to buy shares at a discount to NAV is one of the differentiating features of investment trusts versus open-ended funds, and is one factor behind them offering potentially higher returns. Of course, it brings with it extra risks, and the pandemic saw discounts widen across the board, compounding losses made on NAV. This is potentially an interesting tine to be looking for discounted opportunities after such a period of disruption. However, as we discuss below, on a universe-level disc
Companies: DSM BRFI MIGO IPU NBPU
In recent years smaller investment trusts have been under pressure. The demand for smaller vehicles has been reduced by two factors: the consolidation in the wealth management industry and the increasing prevalence of centralized buy lists used by DFMs and advisers. If a large amount of money is being managed to a model, then allocations can be impossible to deal into a small trust. Anecdotally, the lower limit of viable size for professionals has been rising. £200m is a more realistic cut off p
Companies: BRLA AIE BEE HOT AJOT MIGO CCJI
Miton Global Opportunities (MIGO) offers exposure to a diversified pool of closed-ended investment companies, often operating in highly specialised areas and trading on substantial discounts to their intrinsic value where the managers believe there is a catalyst for a re-rating. Aiming to deliver cash (SONIA 3 month) plus 2%, the trust is relatively unconstrained in asset allocation. The managers are focussed on identifying ‘special situations’ and/or deep value opportunities in investment trus
“Is life always this hard, or just when you’re a kid?” “Always like this” (Leon: The Professional) In the post-financial crisis world, value investors have found themselves facing a period of structural underperformance relative to growth investors which has been unusual relative to history. In fact, this is the longest period of underperformance since at least the 1920s. This raises the question; what, if anything, could cause this to change?
Companies: GVP ASL BEE MIGO TMPL
The spice of life is variety. [It’s also a curry house in Glasgow, now sadly defunct.] Achieving variety by diversifying your assets has been an innate part of human risk management from time immemorial. Why else did the English Plantagenet kings maintain their claim to the French throne for so long? All investors, however, not just medieval royal families, have to consider how best to diversify the risks to which their wealth is exposed – whether they’re managing their own money or doing it pro
Companies: BMPG RICA MIGO HAST SOND
Miton Global Opportunities (MIGO) offers exposure to a diversified pool of closed-ended investment companies, often operating in highly specialised areas, trading on substantial discounts to their intrinsic value, where the manager believes there is a catalyst for a re-rating. Aiming to deliver cash (as represented by the SONIA 3 month benchmark) plus 2%, the trust is relatively unconstrained in asset allocation. As a result, the trust holds an array of idiosyncratic and diversified holdings i
Miton Global Opportunities aims to deliver returns in excess of sterling three-month SONIA +2% by investing in other investment trusts that the managers believe are trading on discounts which are wider than they should be. The trust, which sits in the AIC’s Flexible Investment sector, has little in common with its stablemates in this sector, and has few comparable peers as a trust of investment trusts because of its unique focus on cash-plus returns. It is highly focused, with 87% of its asset
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
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Miton Global Opportunities aims to deliver returns in excess of sterling threemonth LIBOR +2% by investing in other investment trusts that fund manager Nick Greenwood, who has almost 40 years’ experience in the sector, believes are trading on discounts which are wider than they should be. The trust, which sits in the AIC’s Flexible Investment sector, has little in common with its stablemates in this sector, and has few comparable peers as a fund trust of investment trusts, particularly because o
Edison Investment Research is terminating coverage on Miton Global Opportunities (MIGO). Please note you should no longer rely on any previous research or estimates for this company. All forecasts should now be considered redundant.
The star fund manager culture and its effect on open-ended fund industry has been the subject of debate for many years, frequently making headlines when a high profile manager leaves for pastures new. To try and address the problems associated with key man risk, many fund management groups have pushed the ‘team-based’ approach more in recent years in an effort to soften the blow if a lead manager does change fund management houses The idea being if a manager does depart, investors won’t feel the
Companies: RMMC MIGO MRC ARR
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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
NextEnergy Solar’s NAV reflects a reduction in long term pricing offset by continued operating outperformance. While long term pricing remains an issue across the renewable yieldco sector, we continue to see NESF as better placed thanks to its non-amortising debt. It is also showing that its energy sales relationship with NextEnergy Capital is delivering strong hedging positions which should benefit the company going forward. On top of this the company has a range of opportunities to develop and
Companies: Nextenergy Solar Fund
Semper Fortis Esports* recently announced its intention to IPO onto the Access Segment of the Aquis Stock Exchange Growth Market. Semper is a multi-operational Esports organisation focusing on gaming technology solutions, brand enhancement and high growth team infrastructures. The company plans to raise £2.5m to develop their three core areas of establishing an esports team, forming partnerships with brands for sponsorship and B2B consultancy services. The Board are highly experienced in spor
Companies: ADME RTC SAV DFCH HUW TEG ANIC KOO MIRI SPSY
Gore Street continues to develop its portfolio with the acquisition of a 80MW project in the GB market and a 300MW expansion of its exclusive development pipeline. Extended revenue opportunity in Ireland and well optimised assets in the UK give us confidence that the company can maximise value from this larger portfolio.
Companies: Gore Street Energy Storage Fund PLC
Full-year results to 31 December 2020 show the value of recurring revenues amid the global pandemic, bolstered by technology investment permitting improved operational efficiency. The flexible annuity pipeline remains significant, though the pandemic has caused slow conversion of leads. A UK-focussed acquisition pipeline continues to form a key part of the investment thesis and a post-period exit from the trusts sector has freed up capital to allow the company to pursue this strategy with the re
Companies: STM Group PLC
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Companies: Primary Health Properties PLC (PHP:LON)Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. (RQIH:LON)
In addition to successfully executing a high volume of transactions for clients in the first half, Numis continues to plan investment to strengthen and broaden its capabilities to support longer-term growth through market cycles. With over 60% of transaction fee income in H120 coming from outside the retained client base there is evidence that the company is succeeding in building a wider reputation.
Companies: Numis Corporation Plc
NextEnergy Solar Fund’s (NESF) NAV has declined to 98.9p, as at 31 March 2021, from 100.7p as at 31 December 2020, after incorporating a further reduction in power price forecasts provided by NESF’s three independent consultants (-2.1p per share) and an expected rise in the UK corporation tax rate rising to 25% from 2023 (-1.8p per share). These were partly offset by NESF’s operating outperformance, the acquisition of the 100MW Camden portfolio which was financed by a drawdown on the existing cr
Marlowe has released a positive FY21E trading update, with Adj EBITDA of £28m+ being comfortably ahead of our forecasts (£26.4m). FY22E has started well, with strong demand being seen across all business units. Boosted by recent acquisitions and continued organic growth, run-rate Adj EBITDA now stands at c£39m. The company has today also announced three bolt-on acquisitions. Given the strength of Marlowe's business model, in an industry underpinned by durable structural growth drivers, we believ
Companies: Marlowe Plc
The UK market showed a continued recovery in the first quarter albeit the indices are still well short of their all-time peaks, unlike many of their international peers. The FTSE 100 has risen by 1,186 points (21.4%) since the end of October and the FTSE 250 by 4,304 points (25.0%). The comparable performance since the start of the year is less spectacular- the FTSE 100 has risen by 253 points (3.9%) and the FTSE 250 has risen by 1,070 points (5.0%). The factors behind the sustained rally are fa
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Canyon Resources (CAY AU) – Minim Martap bauxite project mineral resource upgrade (Altus Strategies is invested in Canyon Resources)
Marvel Gold (MVL AU) A$0.05, Mkt Cap A$27m – Chilalo Graphite Project spin out (Altus Strategies holds a JV agreement with Marvel Gold)
Metal Tiger (MTR LN) – Drilling Commenced at KML copper project
Serabi Gold* (SRB LN) – Drilling confirms lateral and depth extensions to mineralisation at Palito
Companies: ALS SRB MTR CAY MVL
The key messages we take from RECI’s April’s quarterly investor updateand end-March 2021 factsheet are i) mark-to-market (MTM) writedowns in March 2020 proved overly conservative, and RECI has been making recoveries since, ii) with no defaults, RECI’s assets have proved highly resilient (this is no accident, but reflects the different way in which the assets are managed to other lenders, and iii) as expected, RECI’s bond portfolio provided significant liquidity at only a modest cost. Despite the
Companies: Real Estate Credit Investments
We initiate coverage of Parsley Box with a 220p share price target, implying 14% potential upside. Parsley Box is a small, dynamic, fast-growing company that delivers quality ambient ready meals direct to its customers, targeting the growing number of older and wealthy people in the UK. We expect Parsley Box to break into EBITDA profit and be cash-generative in 2022 and to grow rapidly thereafter. We would expect the valuation discount will narrow as it continues to deliver.
Companies: Parsley Box Group PLC
Primary Health Properties (PHP) has issued a trading update covering the three months to 31 March 2021 (Q121). The existing portfolio continues to perform well, as expected, and while acquisition activity has been light amid a highly competitive investment market, progress continues with rent reviews and asset management projects, forward-funded developments and the recently acquired direct development pipeline.
Companies: Primary Health Properties PLC
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