As the trust gears up for the release of its latest interim results, many investors will have an eye on the upcoming dividend. As an AIC Dividend Hero, the trust is well known for maintaining a steady dividend payment throughout the many ups and downs in market conditions over the past several decades. Host Jon Cronin and Portfolio Manager Simon Gergel discuss the approach taken to try to achieve the trust’s aims for shareholders and where the best opportunities currently lie for value investors in the UK market. A ranking, a rating or an award provides no indicator of future performance and is not constant over time. Past performance does not predict future returns.
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.
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Watch Portfolio Manager Simon Gergel in this 2 minute video for a brief intro to Merchants, and then click below to read more.
Established in 1889, The Merchants Trust PLC has successfully navigated a variety of market conditions, economic cycles and even world wars. The Trust has demonstrated the benefit of active management over time and its aims today are remarkably similar to when it started: to provide its shareholders with an above-average level of income which increases over time.
Click here for detailed information about the Trust’s portfolio and its past performance, including the most recent month-end commentary. Please remember that past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns.