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Seneca Global Income & Growth Trust plc

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Aim and overview

The Seneca Global Income & Growth Trust plc is designed for investors who wish to combine the benefits of a quarterly income with long term capital growth. Over a typical investment cycle, the trust will seek to achieve a total return of at least CPI + 6% per annum after costs with low volatility, and with the aim of growing aggregate annual dividends at least in line with inflation through the application of a Multi-Asset Investment Policy. The emphasis is on low volatility with the prospect of income and capital growth, through investing in a multi-asset portfolio.

The trust is managed in keeping with our multi-asset value investing approach. Assets held include UK and overseas equities, fixed interest, specialist investments and property. We believe that our value investing ethos holds out the prospect of superior long term returns.

Investment approach

Strategic asset allocation

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The Seneca Global Income & Growth Trust plc is distinctive amongst investment trusts in having a multi-asset value approach to investing. The trust aims to deliver a combination of income and capital growth while maintaining low levels of volatility. To do this it invests across five asset classes; UK and overseas equities, fixed interest and specialists and property.

The trust has a strategic asset allocation designed to ensure that it meets its long term objectives. In addition, the manager uses tactical asset allocation as a means of capitalising on new value opportunities as they appear. The strategic asset allocation is designed to support the long term growth aspiration of the trust. At the same time it means that income, for the trust’s regular quarterly dividend payments, is drawn from a broad range of assets.

In UK equities, the majority of our holdings are from the mid cap arena. We believe that this area offers greater systemic returns. And being less well-researched than the universe of larger stocks, it provides more opportunities and greater scope for us to add value to the portfolio.

In overseas equities we invest in funds managed by third party fund managers. We select managers and funds who share our value investing approach and who are focussed on returns rather than benchmarks. Within the specialist space, we invest in assets which we expect to deliver income which is  more reliable than equities and more able to grow than bonds. Our exposure to fixed interest, following the extended bull market in bonds, is highly selective.

Team and contacts

SIM-1The Seneca IM investment team, pictured from left to right: Alan Borrows, Richard Parfect, Tom Delic, Mark Wright, Peter Elston.

The Trust is managed on a team based, research driven approach, with all members of the Seneca investment team contributing to decision making through their research specialities. Two members of the team retain portfolio oversight responsibilities (process, implementation, cash and cash flow management). Portfolio oversight for the Trust rests with Peter Elston and Alan Borrows.

The overall responsibilities of the Investment Management team are shown below:

Investment team

Asset allocation research, Peter Elston, chief investment officer

Fixed income research, Alan Borrows

Specialist assets research, Richard Parfect

UK equity research, Mark Wright

Overseas equity and investment themes research, Tom Delic

The broker to the Trust

Andrew Davey
Investment Companies Sales

Cantor Fitzgerald
One Churchill Place
Canary Wharf
E14 5RB

0207 894 8646

The secretary to the Trust

Steven Cowie
Director – PATAC Ltd

10 St Colme Street
Edinburgh
EH3 6AA

0131 538 6604

Investor profile

The trust may be suitable for investors who:

Have medium to longer term objectives
Are seeking regular growing income and capital growth
Can afford some degree of capital risk

And wish to invest via:

ISAs (Individual Savings Accounts)
SIPPs (Self Invested Personal Pensions)
Other pension wrappers
Insurance bonds
GIAs (General Investment Accounts)

Directly – please see how to invest

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Company documents and policies

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Risk and performance rating

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How to invest

The Seneca Global Income and Growth Trust is eligible for:

  • General investment accounts (GIA)
  • Individual savings accounts (ISA)
  • Self invested personal pension (SIPP)
  • Other pensions and tax wrappers

The trust is available through a wide range of wraps and platforms and is fully quoted on the London Stock Exchange.

Use the link below for further details.

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