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Investec UK Equity Income Fund

UK Equity Income Fund

The Investec UK Equity Income Fund aims to provide an attractive level of income by investing in cash generative, attractively valued, quality businesses, with low capital intensity. A conviction-driven UK equity income portfolio, it focuses on sustainable dividend growth.

Ben Needham

Ben Needham

Portfolio Manager

Why choose this fund?

Total return approach that combines income and capital growth.

Conviction-driven UK equity income portfolio focused on sustainable dividend growth, not dividend yield.

Focus on cash generative, attractively valued, quality businesses with low capital intensity. 

Fund facts

Sector: IA UK All Companies1
Launch Date: 29 January 2015
OCF (I SHARES): 0.84%
Sedol: BV9G3J5
Risk/Reward Profile:

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Focus on dividend growth, not dividend yield

The Fund is focused on companies with sustainable dividend growth, rather than those with a high initial yield. We believe that companies with low capital intensity are in a better position to cover their dividends through cashflow.

Free cashflow cover of dividend (2018E)

Source: Citi Income Report, March 2019.

What makes us different?

We believe that:

  • Sustainable dividend growth, supported by cashflow, is more important than dividend yield.
  • Cash generative companies with sustainably high or improving returns on capital, and low capital intensity, are those most likely to grow their dividends and deliver attractive real total returns.
  • A quality bias and a valuation focus helps to mitigate downside risk and avoid a permanent loss of capital.

Research framework

A Company Valuation Framework is at the core of the investment team’s research process. Success is based on the strength of three key factors — business model, financial model, and capital allocation — ultimately, however, valuation is key.

Source: Investec Asset Management.

Quality companies for growth and income

Specific risks

Derivatives: The use of derivatives is not intended to increase the overall level of risk. However, the use of derivatives may still lead to large changes in value and includes the potential for large financial loss. A counterparty to a derivative transaction may fail to meet its obligations which may also lead to a financial loss. Equity investment: The value of equities (e.g. shares) and equity-related investments may vary according to company profits and future prospects as well as more general market factors. In the event of a company default (e.g. insolvency), the owners of their equity rank last in terms of any financial payment from that company. Geographic / Sector: Investments may be primarily concentrated in specific countries, geographical regions and/or industry sectors. This may mean that the resulting value may decrease whilst portfolios more broadly invested might grow.


Important Information

All information is as at 30.06.19​ unless otherwise stated.
¹ Sector changed from IA UK Equity Income on 30 April 2019.
Indices are shown for illustrative purposes only, are unmanaged and do not take into account market conditions or the costs associated with investing. Further, the manager’s strategy may deploy investment techniques and instruments not used to generate Index performance. For this reason, the performance of the manager and the Indices are not directly comparable.
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