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Utilico Emerging Markets (UEM)

Business description

Utilico Emerging Markets seeks long-term total return predominantly through investing in infrastructure, utility and related sectors, mainly in emerging markets. The manager follows a primarily bottom-up approach independent of index weightings. The company has an indefinite life subject to five yearly continuation votes. Performance fees are calculated by reference to the post-tax yield on FTSE Actuaries Govt. Securities UK Gilt 5-10 years plus inflation plus 2%, and company publications compare performance with the MSCI EM index.

Stock data

Market cap.£497.2m
Last close212.00p
High / Low (52 weeks)231.0p / 212.0p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
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Company news

Investment summary

Utilico Emerging Markets (UEM) aims to generate long-term growth in capital and income from a portfolio of 60-90 emerging market equities. Exposure is diversified by geography, with a large concentration in infrastructure, utility and related sectors. Manager Charles Jillings is bullish on the outlook for emerging market equities in 2018 due to a widespread economic improvement, which should result in another year of robust corporate profits. UEM has announced that it is proposing to change its domicile from Bermuda to the UK, which has the potential to improve investor perception and may lead to a narrower discount.

Last updated on 26/02/2018

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Executive Interview – Utilico Emerging Markets

Key management

John Rennocks , Chairman
Charles Jillings, Fund manager

Company address

P O Box 208
Epsom
Surrey
KT18 7YF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1372 271486
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