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JP Morgan Global Equity Income F News
|JP Morgan Global Equity Income F Daily Update: JP Morgan Global Equity Income Fund is listed in the Equity Investment Instruments sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker JGCI. The last closing price for JP Morgan Global Equity Income F was 92.25p.|
JP Morgan Global Equity Income Fund has a 4 week average price of 92.43p and a 12 week average price of 91.77p.
The 1 year high share price is 95p while the 1 year low share price is currently 85.50p.
There are currently 219,630,000 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 263,991 shares. The market capitalisation of JP Morgan Global Equity Income Fund is £202,608,675.
Defensive income with capital upside potential
JPMorgan Global Convertibles Income initially performed strongly following its launch in 2013, having benefited from rising equity and credit markets. However, performance was negatively impacted by widening credit spreads during the second half of 2015. Having traded at a premium since launch, this more difficult period for markets coincided with a de-rating of the fund’s shares. In addition, currency exposure is fully hedged and as such, despite its very significant exposure to the US and Europe, the fund’s NAV has not benefited from the recent devaluation of Sterling. While share price returns have therefore been disappointing, the NAV has proved relatively defensive during periods of volatility and the fund’s prospective dividend yield of 4.9% is undoubtedly attractive. Moreover, the Board has stated that it would expect to buy back shares if the discount to NAV “exceeds 5% for any significant period of time”. We think that downside discount risk is therefore limited and that the current discount of 9% represents an attractive entry point. Taking all of this into account we continue to recommend the fund within the fixed income allocation of our model portfolio.
n Portfolio diversification has been increased over recent months and, with the approval of the Board, the managers have adopted a greater focus on total returns. While the fund’s portfolio yield has therefore fallen, the managers are confident that the investment strategy is capable of generating the necessary returns to achieve the targeted dividend. The Chairman has previously stated that it is “both achievable and desirable to maintain the dividend at the current level, even if it occasionally requires the use of capital” and in the fund’s recent annual results he re-iterated that it is the Board’s intention to maintain the aggregate annual dividend at 4.5p per share.
n Convertibles provide the potential for participation in equity upside with the downside protection of a bond. JPMorgan Global Convertibles Income is largely invested in “bond like” and “balanced̶1; convertibles, which offer higher yields with lower equity sensitivity. It also makes good use of the closed-ended fund structure, which allows the managers to take advantage of smaller, less liquid investment opportunities. The portfolio’s duration is relatively short at only 3.3 years, mitigating a degree of interest rate risk. The equity optionality of convertibles could offset the detrimental impact of rising interest rates on bond valuations. Transparency has significantly improved since the fund’s launch with portfolio holdings now published on a monthly basis.|
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JP Morgan Global Equity Income F share price data is direct from the London Stock Exchange