Witan Pacific Investment Trust (WPC)

Business description

Witan Pacific Investment Trust (WPC) has the objective of providing shareholders with balanced equity exposure in the Asia Pacific region, including Japan. It aims to outperform the MSCI AC Asia Pacific Free Index (GBP).

Stock data

Market cap.£203.8m
Last close321.50p
High / Low (52 weeks)325.0p / 271.0p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
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Company news

Trust Insider: understanding Witan Pacific's disappearing discount

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:52:30 GMT

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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 03:20:00 GMT

Martin Currie Pacific hopes to catch the tide in Asia

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:04:40 GMT

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Thu, 21 May 2015 09:33:45 GMT

Aberdeen's All Asia trust to switch to "Japan-only" mandate

Wed, 11 Sep 2013 09:10:01 GMT

Investment summary

Witan Pacific Investment Trust (WPC) has a multi-manager approach, aiming to generate capital and income growth from a diversified portfolio of primarily Asian equities, including Japan and Australia. WPC currently has three external managers: Aberdeen, GaveKal and Matthews; they follow different investment strategies but are all unconstrained versus the benchmark (MSCI AC Asia Pacific Free Index). WPC has a competitive fee structure and aims to generate real growth in annual dividends; its current dividend yield is 1.5%. In FY17, investment performance was strong in absolute terms but lagged the index and its peers. However, so far in FY18 all three external managers are outperforming the benchmark. Since adopting the multi-manager approach in 2005, WPC has outperformed in eight out of 12 financial years.

Last updated on 30/05/2017

Key management

Susan Platts-Martin, Chairman
Hannah Philp, Director of Marketing
James Hart, Investment Director

Company address

14 Queen Anne's Gate
London
SW1H 9AA
United Kingdom
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