A Value View Episode 11: Reflecting on a momentous 2019 and a look at what 2020 may hold

Simon Gergel reviews 2019 – a momentous year in terms of global market volatility and the polarisation of the UK market as investors heavily favoured higher-quality growth stocks. 2020 is starting out with more political certainty in the UK.

A Value View Episode 10: Opportunity From Uncertainty

Simon Gergel reflects on what has been a fascinating year so far, with politics driving market volatility globally and the UK market becoming increasingly polarised. He talks about finding opportunities from this situation.

A Value View Episode 9: What does it mean to be a value investor?

In his latest podcast, Simon Gergel, Portfolio Manager of The Merchants Trust, discusses what it means to be a value investor and how the team implements this across the Merchants portfolio of high yielding shares.

Edison Research: Celebrating 130th birthday with higher dividend

Simon Gergel highlights the Trust’s growing income stream, long-term capital growth and above-average dividend yield.

A Value View Episode 8: Celebrating 130 years

Simon reflects on how it all began in 1889, the Trust’s aims to provide an investment solution for individual investors then and now and how the Merchants of yesterday differs to the vehicle it is today.

Fund Focus on Merchants

In this Sunday Times article, journalist Holly Black looks at The Merchants Trust, summarising its investment remit, performance and dividend yield. The piece also quotes Simon Gergel on the merits of investing in the UK amidst current market uncertainty.

Celebrating 130 years and looking to the future

The Merchants Trust is celebrating its 130th birthday in 2019. In this article, Simon Gergel looks back at how the Merchants portfolio has changed over time and how reaching 130 provides a sense of perspective. He also reviews his own experience at the helm of Merchants since 2006.

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