123. Why boring investments can be the most rewarding

Brendan Gulston, co-manager of LF Gresham House UK Multi Cap Income, explains how the fund still managed to yield 3.3% last year, despite UK dividends falling 44%. He also tells us why he avoids some cyclical areas, why actuaries and insurance can be interesting investments and how his small, mid and private equity heritage helped identify a company to invest in at IPO. Brendan closes the interview with his views on the growing market for renewable energy storage.
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LF Gresham House UK Multi Cap Income is a concentrated UK equity income fund with a bias towards smaller companies. The fund targets an initial yield of 4% and parts of the market, such as oil and gas, mining and property are ignored. Instead, the firm concentrates its resources on areas where it thinks it has an edge. The fund could be attractive to those looking for a combination of capital appreciation and a growing income.

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What’s covered in this podcast:

  • How the fund’s yield only fell 17% last year when the UK market’s yield fell 44% [0:17]
  • Why the managers avoid some cyclical sectors [4:55]
  • Why actuarial consultancy business XPS is an attractive investment [7:16]
  • Why Randall & Quilter, the specialist insurer, is a top ten holding [10:38]
  • How the managers’ small, mid and private equity heritage helped them invest in a kettle control business at IPO [12:42]
  • Why the structural growth trend of renewable energy and its variability led the managers to invest in Gresham House Energy Storage fund [15:51]
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