The Merchants Trust PLC has, for many years, focused on delivering high and rising income together with capital growth for its shareholders.
With lockdown constraints still in place and therefore the Merchants Trust AGM being a closed meeting in 2021, Simon Gergel gives an investment update for shareholders via video on the year under review to 31 January 2021.
In this Episode, Simon Gergel discusses the potential for a renewed focus on individual companies and their prospects in 2021. While themes such as Brexit, the US election and the pandemic dominated markets last year, the associated uncertainties are starting to fall away.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 celebrated 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.