|key thing is valuation methodology - done as far as I can tell on 3 yr average of aum /profitability. hence more to go for given aum as of today is nearer £11bn. hence on 3% of aum, more write ups due all things being equal. dyor.|
|Yes, all very positive indeed. Majedie is all about its investment manager. Polar Capital is on a similar valuation and yield as MAM. Both are high quality asset managers which is a sector I'm really keen on.|
|MAM revalued again - got to love it , by my maths valuation still implies a 6.4% yield on that asset - where can you find a dividend stream such as this that actually grows?|
|Re SIT's 20% stake in the manager, looks as though will have to wait for the first results for a fig/calc to be disclosed. Certainly has potential though. Below is from prospectus...
3 Investment in the Manager
The Company will acquire a 20 per cent. equity interest in the share capital of the Manager on Admission at the same price per share at which the SAM Founder Shareholders subscribed for their shares in the Manager. Assuming that the Issue is subscribed as to 50 million Ordinary Shares, the Company’s investment in the Manager will constitute less than 0.5 per cent. of the Company’s Net Asset Value on Admission. This equity interest will be retained in accordance with the Company’s investment policy as set out in Part I of this Prospectus.
The Directors expect that the Company’s investment in the Manager will help foster a relationship between the two entities that better aligns the interests of the principals of the Manager with the Company. The Directors note the potential for significant capital appreciation offered by the 20 per cent. equity interest that the Company will hold in the Manager. The business plan adopted by the Manager provides that it is to establish and act as investment manager to a range of investment funds that have the potential to earn the Manager both management and performance fees. The range of funds to be managed by the Manager by the end of Q3 2014 is expected to comprise the Company and a UCITS with four sub-funds, each characterised by either a long or long/short investment strategy in UK or pan-European equities.
The Company may realise value from its investment in the Manager in part through what is expected to be a significant dividend payout rate in the medium to long term, and in part through the eventual disposal of the investment. The Board will periodically evaluate exit opportunities in respect of the Company’s investment in the Manager and will assess the viability of any such opportunities in the light of then-prevailing market conditions.
The Directors hope, however, that this co-investment in the Manager will prove to be one of the Company’s more profitable long term investments, thereby helping the Company to achieve its investment objective.
The SAM Founder Shareholders intend to subscribe for Ordinary Shares in the Issue in an aggregate amount of between £8 million to £10 million (which will represent between 16 to 20 per cent. of the Ordinary Shares in issue on Admission, assuming that the Issue is subscribed as to 50 million Ordinary Shares). The Directors believe that the Company’s investment in the Manager, and the personal investment of the SAM Founder Shareholders in the Company, give rise to a beneficial alignment of the interests of the Company and the Manager in the future success and profitability of the Company and the Manager.|
|Following on from above...
11. The investment in Lindsell Train Limited (LTL), representing 24.42% of the Investment Manager, is held as part of the investment portfolio and is accounted for and disclosed in the same way as other investments in the portfolio. The Directors of the Company review the fair value of the investment in LTL at the end of each quarter using the simple average of:
(a) 1.5% of LTL's most recent funds under management ignoring any differences between types of asset class and fee structure; and
(b) LTL's net earnings (adjusted for a notional increase in total staff costs to 45% of revenues excluding performance fees*) divided by the annual average yield on the 2.5% Consolidated Loan Stock plus an equity risk premium of 4.5%.
The Board reserves the right to vary the valuation methodology at its discretion.|
|Prob worth comparing it to the valuations put on the management stake by the boards at LTI and SIT, although neither is of the same size as the Majedie business.|
|when you assume a valuation similar to jupiter /henderson and applying a p/e average of those two, i get a valuation nearer £60m not £40m on our holding. i think the board are applying a very large illiquidity discount on the shares. dyor etc.|
|Yes, it looks cheap on dividend yield alone. They will be selling over the next 4 years, so it's importance will diminish. This holding has saved them though. The investment performance otherwise has been very very poor and the costs too high. Things look brighter following the change of strategy though.|
|anyone done any calcs on value of majedie holding. with £10bn of aum and we own a 18% stake, so £40m valuation seems conservative when cf against someone like henderson??? i think they apply a meaty discount due to illiquidity...|
|expect we will see a capital raise here soon, it will be a neat way of improving liquidity in this trust.|
|Only to say that I am also a happy holder, and, according to the half-year report, just received, "The total shareholder return, including divs., was +35%" for the half-year ended 31st March 2014, and the NAV total return inc. divs. was +6.1%. And regarding the discount, the report says this has already narrowed from "14.3 % on January 11th 2014" to "close to NAV by end of May." Surely this report is available for viewing by anybody, somewhere?|
|happy holder on this one - anyone got any current views?|
|well why not get the discount in and raise more money here. the free float is not big enough here and most wealth manager firms would not touch a fund unless it is way over 100m. Also is tortoise shut to new investors, in which case this may be a good route to access - the performance on a risk adjusted basis has been superb..
also the debt needs sorting out, anyone provide any colour on this?|
|Yes, just caught up with this. Makes sense to me. Nice that they followed my advice...lol! Javelin Capital just hasn't been successful. MAM are a much better fund manager. Dividend needed re-basing as it was unsustainable. Sustainable investment strategy should now be in place, and make sense to divest of the MAM shares over time. Share price up shows that the market likes this move. It does make you wonder whether MAM may use this as a first go at managing an investment trust. They may launch more I guess!|
|The document describing the changes says only that "the UK Income Fund and the segregated portfolio have annual management charges of 0.75%, and the Tortoise Fund 1.5% and a 20% performance fee (over a hurdle of 5%". Anyway there will be an EGM to approve the changes, and perhaps the question of fees can be elaborated upon then? No questions were raised about them at the AGM.|
|agree that makes sense but some pretty nasty double charging will go on now - think the board should have at least recognised that when doing the overhaul. any views?|
|Topvest's 17 - "Maybe they should sell Javelin to Majedie and get Majedie Asset Management to manage the investment trust?"
For your information, Topvest, this is precisely what they have done! They announced it on 13th Ja. (see RNS) I have bought some more.|
|Is anybody going to the AGM tomorrow?|
asset value is climbing at a good pace and yield is excellent
share price still at a large discount to net assets|
|Maj Asset Mngt carrying value upped by £7m. See annual report.|
|yesterdays late announcement saw a significant rise in nett assets|
|Thanks Top vest - and the first part of my due diligence was to ask for your advice! Many thanks. P.S. the Report and A/Cs are now out and I have read them, and now have a much better idea of what I have bought, and will follow this up by attending the AGM on Jan. 15th. Seems pretty good to me.|
|Majedie Investments PLC is the investment trust. They own c25% in Majedie Asset Management, a very successful asset manager of open ended funds. Majedie Investments PLC has also set up Javelin LLP who manage the investment trust and a very small open ended fund. Unfortunately, Javelin LLP have not followed the same successful path as Majedie Asset Management. Final results will be interesting. This is the investment trust web-site hxxp://www.majedie.co.uk/ . Maybe more due diligence needed if you are not sure what you are buying!|
|I have bought what I thought was Majedie income investment Trust today, but on doing further research, am totally confused! There appears to be more than one fund under the epicode MAJE, and differing information as to portfolios etc., if I look at the Majedie website itself; or Trustnet; or Citywire, and totally conflicting ideas of performance, launch dates etc., and you, Topvest, and others refer to Javelin, and it does not get a mention in some things I have read! I am not at all sure what I have bought, now! Any help would be gratefully received.|
|Some brighter news at Majedie Asset Management, now with £7bn under management and lots of new award wins:
I suspect there will be a very hefty revaluation gain this year if that keeps going + possibly a bigger dividend.
Maybe they should sell Javelin to Majedie and get Majedie Asset Management to manage the investment trust?|