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'Nimble' Cholwill goes beyond FTSE 100 for income
Small and mid-cap companies can provide high yield income says Martin Cholwill, manager of the Royal London UK Equity Income fund.
The search for income means investors can end up holding the same defensive FTSE 100 companies across a number of funds and trusts.
However small and mid-cap companies can prove to be strong dividend payers and Martin Cholwill, manager of the Royal London UK Equity Income fund , says 41% of his fund is invested in medium-sized stocks.
Cholwill says he aims to buy companies with strong dividend yields that have fallen out of fashion and the fund has recently benefited from holdings Asia focused Spirax-Sarco Engineering (SPX.L) and retailer Dunelm (DNLM.L).
The fund has given total returns of 51.4% over the past three years compared to the FTSE All-Share total returns of 36.1%.
Another area Cholwill has benefited from is the movement of tracker funds, which seek to replicate an index’s holdings. Cholwill says as a company is due to drop out of, or join, an index its price can weaken or vice versa, providing a buying opportunity.
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- Pennon Group PLC (PNN.L)
- Severn Trent PLC (SVT.L)
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by Harry Brooks on May 21, 2013 at 05:01