Merchants’ focused portfolio of large UK companies aims to provide a rising income as well as long-term capital growth.
Income is our focus. We are income seekers and we make no apology for buying shares that provide the high yield we require. It’s why so many private investors hold the Trust.
Through Merchants, investors can access a concentrated portfolio of large UK companies that aims to provide a rising income as well as long term capital growth. Managed since 2006 by Chief Investment Officer of UK Equities, Simon Gergel, the Trust favours companies with strong cash flows and good fundamentals.
The Merchants Trust PLC was founded in 1889 by some of the leading financiers and lawyers of the day.
From a very early stage, Merchants started doing what it has become so good at – paying regular, increasing dividends to its shareholders. Diversification has served the Trust and its investors well during some difficult times throughout its history, including two World Wars, the Wall Street Crash and 2008’s Financial Crisis.