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In what has been a truly exceptional period for markets and wider society, we have been inviting investors to get in touch with their questions. Over the next two months, portfolio manager of the Global Portfolio Trust, Zehrid Osmani, provides his in-depth responses to these issues.
- Date published
- 26 Jun 2020
Why invest in the trust?
In more than 20 years of investing, my belief has always been that to be a ‘proper investor’ is to be a long-term investor
Zehrid Osmani, Portfolio Manager
About the portfolio
As at 31 May 2020 †Source: Martin Currie and FIS APT. Active share is a measure of the percentage difference between the portfolio holdings and the index constituents.
30 Apr 31 May North America 42.8% 46.1% Europe 37.7% 35.3% Emerging Markets 9.3% 8.8% Asia Pacific ex Japan 7.9% 6.8% Israel 2.2% 2.3% Cash 0.1% 0.7%
Total assets £256.3m Share price (p) 298 Net asset value per share (p) 309.25 Discount (premium) 3.6% Historic net yield‡ 1.4%
Top 10 holdings
(42.4% of total portfolio) % of holding Masimo 5.8% Microsoft 4.7% Coloplast 4.4% Visa 4.4% ResMed 4.2% Straumann 3.9% Linde 3.8% Mettler-Toledo International 3.8% CSL 3.8% ANSYS 3.6% Number of holdings 30 Number of countries 15 Active share† 91.7%
‡Source for historic yield: Martin Currie as at 31 May 2020. The historic yield reflects dividends declared for the previous financial year as a percentage of the mid-market share price, as at the date shown. Investors may be subject to tax on their dividends.
The NAV stated in our reporting is inclusive of current year revenue. All sources (unless indicated): Martin Currie as at 31 May 2020.
As at 31 May 2020
†Source: Martin Currie and FIS APT. Active share is a measure of the percentage difference between the portfolio holdings and the index constituents.
How to invest
It’s easy to invest in a way that suits you
A range of online platforms and fund supermarkets allow you to trade online, manage your portfolio and buy UK listed shares. These sites do not give you advice, they simply allow you to trade. Many of these sites also offer ‘wrapper’ products like ISAs and pension plans.
Investing carries a level of risk. To find out more about investment trusts and the specific risks associated with Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust, please go to the How to Invest pages.