JPMorgan Global Convertibles Income Fund (JGCI)

Business description

JGCI seeks to generate dividend income combined with the potential for long-term capital growth by investing in a globally diversified portfolio of convertible securities and other suitable instruments exhibiting convertible or exchangeable characteristics. The company targets an initial gross dividend yield of 4.5% reflecting the opportunity the manager sees to generate income, particularly in the high-yield sub-sector. The dedicated convertibles team at JPMorgan Asset Management will follow a well-developed process that combines equity and credit selection techniques. The MSCI World index is the reference index. Currency exposures for capital and income will be hedged.

Stock data

Market cap.£176.5m
Last close90.50p
High / Low (52 weeks)94.8p / 85.5p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
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Investment summary

JPMorgan Global Convertibles Income Fund (JGCI) is the only UK-listed closed-end fund focusing on convertible bonds. While its primary aim is to provide investors with an income, the fund has recently moved to a more total return-orientated approach to meeting its objective, taking advantage of attractive risk/reward opportunities in the balanced segment of the market. Although fundamentally a bond portfolio, the equity participation offered by convertibles could prove defensive for JGCI investors if the recent fixed income sell-off becomes protracted. The NAV performance of the sterling-hedged fund has been steady while funds with unhedged overseas portfolios have seen material gains post-Brexit; JGCI’s managers note that currency volatility is a two-edged sword.

Last updated on 22/11/2016

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Key management

Antony Vallee, Fund manager

Company address

60 Victoria Embankment
London
EC4Y 0JP
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7742 8879
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