Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust (HAST)

Business description

Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust (renamed from Henderson Value Trust in June 2015) exploits global opportunities to provide long-term growth to shareholders via a diversified, international, multi-strategy portfolio, which offers access to specialist funds including hedge and private equity. Previously the SVM Global Trust and originally the Scottish Value Trust, management was transferred to Henderson Global Investors on 1 April 2013 and the managers have now concluded a three-year process of reconstituting the portfolio.

Stock data

Market cap.£113.4m
Last close293.13p
High / Low (52 weeks)295.8p / 256.8p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
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Investment summary

Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust (HAST) has continued in H217 to produce solid absolute returns from its portfolio of specialist and alternative funds investing in areas such as private equity, property, emerging markets and specialist credit. The three-year process of rebuilding the trust’s portfolio after its move to Janus Henderson was concluded nearly a year ago, and the managers are pleased with the progress made towards the informal target annualised return of 8%, measured over a three-year period. Share price returns over one year have kept pace with buoyant equity markets but with lower volatility, and over the same period HAST ranks third in its peer group for NAV total returns. The improved performance and a narrower discount may provide support as the trust approaches a three-yearly continuation vote in January 2018.

Last updated on 18/08/2017

Key management

Ian Barrass, Fund manager
James DeBunsen , Fund manager
Peter Webster, Fund manager

Company address

201 Bishopsgate
London
EC2M 3AE
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7818 1818
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