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2019 Investment Trust conference

The value of income

Thursday 7 March 2019

In a world dominated by continued economic uncertainty, coupled with the challenges of low interest rates and increased longevity, the search by both advisors and investors for reliable income continues unabated.

Join us at our Investment Trust Conference where some of our key investment trust managers will discuss their approaches to generating income – and why they believe investment trusts are effective long-term investment vehicles.

Award winning broadcaster, novelist and journalist Gavin Esler will open the conference with his view on how institutions and individuals can build trust. Our fund managers will then present their individual approaches to income investing and answer your questions in interactive roundtable sessions.

Speakers and topics

Gavin Esler

Broadcaster, novelist and journalist
Gavin Esler

Together with being an award winning broadcaster, writer and journalist, Gavin is an event host, moderator for business conferences and a lecturer on subjects as diverse as British and American politics, communications and the future of the media.

His most recent non-fiction publication – Lessons from the top – examines how successful leaders use stories to educate, persuade and bring about change, and how to build trust with potential followers or customers in an increasingly uncertain world.

Mark Barnett

Head of UK Equities
Mark Barnett

The political uncertainty wrought by Brexit has resulted in a wide degree of polarisation within the UK equity market. Companies with substantial overseas revenues have benefitted from the devaluation of sterling and by contrast, UK domestic facing stocks have generally performed poorly. Mark will examine this current market stance and discuss the opportunities that he sees within domestically exposed sectors.

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Ciaran Mallon

UK Equities Fund Manager
Ciaran Mallon

The UK stock market has maintained its upward trajectory of the last nine years; however, significant headwinds continue to weigh on the economic outlook, including the as yet unknown impact of Brexit. Ciaran will discuss his outlook for the UK equity market, as well as the challenges of securing a balance between the current level of income and future income growth within his portfolios. He will also explain why, against a backdrop of continued political uncertainty, he believes it is sensible to remain conservative in his investment approach and seek to invest in companies whose prospects are not dependent on an improving economic outlook.

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Rhys Davies

Fixed Interest Fund Manager and Senior Credit Analyst
Rhys Davies

2018 saw a repricing of the high yield bond market. For the Henley Fixed Interest team, this trend brought some rationality back into prices and, at times, created value in a part of the market where fundamentals remain broadly supportive. With bonds continuing to face multiple headwinds, Rhys outlines his view on high yield bonds and details where he is currently finding opportunities.

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8.30am Registration and coffee
9.00am Welcome address
9.15am Gavin Esler
9.50am Breakout 1
10.30am Coffee
10.40am Breakout 2
11.20am Breakout 3
12.00pm Close and buffet lunch


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