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Finsbury Growth & Income Trust (FGT)

Business description

FGT's investment objective is to achieve capital and income growth and provide shareholders with a total return above that of the FTSE All-Share Index. It invests principally in the securities of UK-quoted companies, but up to a maximum of 20% can be invested in non-UK-quoted companies at acquisition. FTSE 100 companies normally represent 50-100% of the portfolio, with at least 70% usually invested in FTSE 350 companies.

Stock data

Market cap.£1442.5m
Last close841.00p
High / Low (52 weeks)843.0p / 721.0p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
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Company news

Investment summary

Finsbury Growth & Income Trust (FGT) is managed by Nick Train, who runs a concentrated portfolio of primarily UK equities, aiming to generate long-term capital and income growth. A key feature is the trust’s low portfolio turnover – initiating a new holding or a complete disposal of a position happens very infrequently. FGT is invested in just four out of 10 sectors of its benchmark FTSE All-Share index. Shareholders have benefited from the manager’s focused, long-term investment approach, with the trust having significantly outperformed its benchmark over the last one, three, five and 10 years. Train remains optimistic on the outlook for FGT’s portfolio companies and has been taking advantage of individual share price pullbacks, adding to some of his largest positions, such as Burberry.

Last updated on 10/05/2018

Key management

Anthony Townsend, Chairman
Nick Train, Fund manager

Company address

25 Southampton Buildings
London
WC2A 1AL
United Kingdom
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