Think Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust
- 25-40 high conviction, sustainable growth stocks
- Ready-made global equity portfolio
- Access to leading global markets and sectors
- 5-star rated by Morningstar*
- World-class ESG credentials – best in AIC Global sector*
Zehrid Osmani, Portfolio Manager
Why global equities?
Past Performance is not a guide to future returns.
Source: Martin Currie. Funds and index returns 30 November 2015 to 30 November 2020 for investment of £20,000. Based on Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust share price. 'Bank account' is the LIBOR GBP 3 Month. Typically, in a bank account your capital and any interest gained is secure and not at risk. 'UK equities' is FTSE All Share. 'Global equities' is MSCI ACWI TR.
Awards & ratings
Morningstar Sustainablity Rating™*
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Performance and going global
As at 30 June 2021 Source: Martin Currie. The NAV basis used is cum-income in £. Please note prior to July 2017 the NAV basis used was ex-income NAV in £. Ex-income NAVs exclude current-year income, while cum-income NAVs include current-year income. These figures do not include the cost of buying and selling shares in an investment trust. If these were included, performance figures would be reduced.
To end Q2 2021 To end Q2 2020 To end Q2 2019 To end Q2 2018 To end Q2 2017 Share price 29.8% 11.6% 18.9% 8.1% 22.1% NAV 26.2% 12.6% 18.3% 8.5% 22.2% Benchmark 24.6% 6.0% 10.4% 9.4% 22.9%
One month Three months Six months One year Three years Five years Share price 8.5% 16.0% 11.3% 29.8% 72.2% 127.4% NAV 7.4% 13.4% 11.2% 26.2% 68.2% 122.9% Benchmark 4.3% 7.3% 11.1% 24.6% 45.7% 95.8%
Past performance is not a guide to future returns.
Prior to 1 February 2020 the Trust's benchmark was the FTSE World index and the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) thereafter.
As at 30 June 2021
Source: Martin Currie. The NAV basis used is cum-income in £. Please note prior to July 2017 the NAV basis used was ex-income NAV in £. Ex-income NAVs exclude current-year income, while cum-income NAVs include current-year income. These figures do not include the cost of buying and selling shares in an investment trust. If these were included, performance figures would be reduced.
for regular income
The world is now one global market place – so to find the best investment ideas it makes sense to look globally. Going global means investors have access to the greatest possible opportunity set. It means the ability to find truly world-class companies from every region.
We believe Global Portfolio Trust gives you a well-diversified portfolio with exposure to a range of exciting international markets that may be difficult to replicate any other way. That’s why many financial planners use global investments as a ‘core’ holding within an investment portfolio.
We’ve created a portfolio consisting of businesses we believe are leaders and innovators at the forefront of some multi-decade investment themes such as the rise of electric vehicles, growth of the emerging market middle class and the onset of artificial intelligence.
To find these top-quality investment opportunities, we draw on the experience and expertise of Martin Currie’s equity analysts. We look for companies which are in control of their own destinies – those which have strong market positions, are financially sound and generate high levels of profitability.
Central to this approach is extensive company engagement and a focus on responsible investing – ESG – because we believe sustainable, well-managed companies make more successful long-term investments.
Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust aims to achieve long-term returns in excess of the total return from the MSCI All Country World index. As at 30 June 2021 †Source: Martin Currie and FIS APT. Active share is a measure of the percentage difference between the portfolio holdings and the index constituents.
About the portfolio
Total assets £373.1m Share price (p) 409.0 Net asset value per share (p) 404.1 Discount (premium) (1.2%) Historic net yield‡ 1.0%
Top 10 holdings
‡Source for historic yield: Martin Currie as at 30 June 2021. 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 30 June 2021.
*The risk outlined at the end of this document relating to gearing is particularly relevant to this company but should be read in conjunction with all warnings and comments given.
Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust aims to achieve long-term returns in excess of the total return from the MSCI All Country World index.
As at 30 June 2021
†Source: Martin Currie and FIS APT. Active share is a measure of the percentage difference between the portfolio holdings and the index constituents.
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This information is issued and approved by Martin Currie Investment Management Limited (‘MCIM’). It does not constitute investment advice.
The information provided should not be considered a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular security. It should not be assumed that any of the security transactions discussed here were or will prove to be profitable. These opinions are not intended to be a forecast of future events, research, a guarantee of future results or investment advice.
Past performance is not a guide to future returns. The return may increase or decrease as a result of fluctuations in the markets, in currency and/or in the portfolio.
Market and currency movements may cause the capital value of shares, and the income from them, to fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested.
The analysis of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors form an important part of the investment process and helps inform investment decisions. The strategy does not necessarily target particular sustainability outcomes.
The opinions contained in this document are those of the named manager(s). They may not necessarily represent the views of other Martin Currie managers, strategies or funds.
Shares in investment trusts are traded on a stock market and the share price will fluctuate in accordance with supply and demand and may not reflect the value of underlying net asset value of the shares. The majority of charges will be deducted from the capital of the company. This will constrain capital growth of the company in order to maintain the income streams.