Old Mutual Global Investors announces its intention to launch the Old Mutual Global Equity Income Fund during the summer of 2015, subject to regulatory approval. The Fund, which will be managed by Ian Heslop, Amadeo Alentorn and Mike Servent will be a sub-fund of the Dublin domiciled Old Mutual Global Investors Series plc umbrella fund. This product will be core to Old Mutual Global Investors’ UK and offshore client base.
The Fund’s objective will be to achieve a total return through a combination of income and capital growth. The Fund will be designed to deliver a total return by targeting dividend yield and capital growth through a highly diversified global equity portfolio. The Fund will aim to provide monthly income above the benchmark (MSCI All Countries World Index). The investment team pursue a dynamic investment process, focused on stock selection through analysis of fundamental company data, but taking account of the macro environment and investor sentiment. The unique approach will generally provide significant diversification from concentrated, style-biased global equity income funds.
Ian Heslop, Head of Global Equities, comments: “We are really excited about the forthcoming launch of our Global Equity Income Fund. We believe that our unique approach to stock selection realises the appeal of being invested in a truly diversified fund. Unlike some of our peers who remain heavily weighted towards certain sectors, we are able to seek out compelling investment opportunities wherever these exist globally, irrespective of sector, country or region. We are also flexible so that the prevailing conditions and outlook can be incorporated in our process to ensure we have the greatest scope to deliver sustained outperformance. We believe our investment approach should therefore deliver an above industry level of monthly income whilst continuing to deliver capital growth”
The Fund benefits from the investment team’s strong, proven performance-driven culture which leverages a dynamic process, including continuous monitoring of the whole market in order to capture value across the broadest spectrum of larger-capitalisation stocks. The investment team will offer a significantly different source of alpha in global equity markets, run from the same platform as the multiple award winning Old Mutual Global Equity Fund, Old Mutual Global Equity Absolute Return Fund and the Old Mutual North American Equity Fund.
Warren Tonkinson, Head of Global Distribution, adds: “This is another important development for Old Mutual Global Investors, one that focuses on meeting the needs of our clients. From talking to investors it is very apparent that income generating strategies continue to be in demand and we have received a number of client requests for our highly respected, award-winning global equities team to launch a global equity income strategy. The investment performance track record this team, which consists of Ian, Amadeo and Mike, has delivered for investors in their current funds is outstanding. We are confident that the new fund will be equally successful.”
Old Mutual Global Investors is currently reviewing the UK Domiciled Old Mutual Global Equity Income Fund which is sub-advised by O’Shaughnessy Asset Management, LLC.