As The Merchants Trust AGM will not include a portfolio manager update this year due to Coronavirus restrictions, Simon Gergel recorded this video update for shareholders from lockdown at his London home.Learn more
In this episode, Simon Gergel takes a closer look at the situation for income from UK equity markets. What factors should investors consider to differentiate businesses that are suffering a short term shock from those that may be impacted by longer-term changes in behavior?Listen here
The Merchants Trust PLC has, for many years, focused on a simple proposition: to deliver a high and rising income together with capital growth, through a policy of investing mainly in higher-yielding large UK companies. We measure our success in attaining this objective by comparing the performance of the portfolio against the performance of the FTSE All-Share Index.
Established in 1889, The Merchants Trust PLC celebrates its 130th anniversary in 2019, having successfully navigated a variety of market conditions – and several world wars – throughout its history. The Trust has demonstrated the benefit of active management over time and its aims today are remarkably similar to those established by its founders: to provide its shareholders with an above-average level of income which increases over time.