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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.£201.8m
Last close320.50p
High / Low (52 weeks)350.0p / 311.2p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
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Company news

Investment summary

Witan Pacific Investment Trust (WPC) has outperformed its MSCI AC Asia Pacific Free benchmark since adopting a multi-manager strategy at end-May 2005. However, following a period of relative weakness (particularly since mid-2016), the board has changed the external manager line-up (effective from end-September 2017). It is enthusiastic about the two new managers: Dalton Investments and Robeco Institutional Asset Management (and has continued confidence in incumbent managers Aberdeen and Matthews). The board is hopeful that the new line-up can build on WPC’s long-term record of outperformance. WPC aims to generate long-term growth in both capital and income, and the regular annual dividend has increased in each of the last 13 years.

Last updated on 01/05/2018

Key management

Susan Platts-Martin, Chairman
James Hart, Investment Director

Company address

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