Murray International Trust PLC

A high conviction global portfolio designed to deliver a strong and rising income and to grow capital

Daily prices as of 10 Aug 2022

Share Price 1240.00p

Estimated NAV cum income 1272.26p

Estimated NAV ex income 1246.82p

Dividend Yield 4.5%

Premium / (Discount) to NAV cum income -3.2%

Premium / (Discount) to NAV ex income -1.2%

Source: Morningstar

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Online Shareholder Presentation

In advance of the AGM, in order to provide certainty, whilst encouraging and promoting interaction and engagement with our shareholders, the Board held an interactive Online Shareholder Presentation on Thursday 7 February 2022. At the presentation, shareholders received updates from the Chairman and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, David Hardie and Alexandra Mackesy, and Managers, Bruce Stout and Martin Connaghan. This was followed by an interactive question and answer session. A recording of the presentation is now available to watch on demand below.

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Latest News

An update from our investment manager, Bruce Stout - 26 May 2022

The path of sovereign monetary policy is seldom pure and rarely simple, even at the best of times. The current crop of G7 central bankers have essentially lorded over prevailing financial conditions that for the past two decades have proved neither “normal” nor “orthodox”. The mantra was overwhelmingly market appeasement through “whatever it takes”. The mechanism was overwhelmingly printing money. Alas, the consequences of such market-friendly subservience, wanton neglect and inexperience have left an enormous credibility gap between what monetary policy does and what monetary policy is meant to do. With inflation now intensifying worldwide, central bankers now find themselves with accumulative paralysis to act appropriately. Previous periods of inflation mis-management have typically ended with monetary authorities facing the “choice” of tightening either breaking the macro (economies) or the market ( financial assets). Either way, the end result has predominately been a lower asset price reset. Against an evolving backdrop of higher interest rates, higher borrowing costs and dwindling financial liquidity, great caution is warranted over the coming months.

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Key people

Bruce Stout

Bruce Stout

Senior Investment Manager

Education and Experience

Bruce Stout is a senior investment manager on the Global equities team. Bruce joined the company in 1987 via the acquisition of Murray Johnstone. Bruce has held a number of roles including investment manager on the emerging markets team.
Bruce graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Strathclyde and completed a graduate training course with General Electric Company UK.

Martin Connaghan

Martin Connaghan

Investment Director

Education and Experience

Martin is an Investment Director on the Global Equity Team at abrdn. Martin began his career at Murray Johnstone in 1998 and joined the company via the acquisition of Murray Johnstone in 2001. Martin has held a number of roles including Trader, Credit Analyst and ESG Analyst, however he has been focused on the management of global equity portfolios for the last fifteen years.

Samantha Fitzpatrick

Samantha Fitzpatrick

Investment Director

Education and experience

Samantha is an Investment Director on the Global Equity Team at abrdn. Samantha joined the company in 2001 via the acquisition of Murray Johnstone where she was a Performance and Risk Analyst. Samantha has been involved in the management of global equity portfolios for the last fifteen years. She has a BSC (Hons) degree in Mathematics from the University of Strathclyde and is a CFA Charter holder.

  • Bruce Stout

    Bruce Stout

    Senior Investment Manager

    Education and Experience

    Bruce Stout is a senior investment manager on the Global equities team. Bruce joined the company in 1987 via the acquisition of Murray Johnstone. Bruce has held a number of roles including investment manager on the emerging markets team.
    Bruce graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Strathclyde and completed a graduate training course with General Electric Company UK.

  • Martin Connaghan

    Martin Connaghan

    Investment Director

    Education and Experience

    Martin is an Investment Director on the Global Equity Team at abrdn. Martin began his career at Murray Johnstone in 1998 and joined the company via the acquisition of Murray Johnstone in 2001. Martin has held a number of roles including Trader, Credit Analyst and ESG Analyst, however he has been focused on the management of global equity portfolios for the last fifteen years.

  • Samantha Fitzpatrick

    Samantha Fitzpatrick

    Investment Director

    Education and experience

    Samantha is an Investment Director on the Global Equity Team at abrdn. Samantha joined the company in 2001 via the acquisition of Murray Johnstone where she was a Performance and Risk Analyst. Samantha has been involved in the management of global equity portfolios for the last fifteen years. She has a BSC (Hons) degree in Mathematics from the University of Strathclyde and is a CFA Charter holder.

David Hardie

David Hardie

Chairman

Education and Experience

David is a corporate lawyer by background and was formerly a partner of UK law firm, Dundas & Wilson (now part of CMS), where he was a partner for over 30 years and where he held various positions including head of corporate, managing partner and chairman. David is also a non-executive chairman of WNL Investments Limited.

Claire Binyon

Claire Binyon

Independent Non-Executive Director

Education and Experience

Claire is a chartered accountant who, following an early career in the City, held senior corporate development and strategic planning roles with global multinational businesses including inBev, Cadbury, DS Smith and Fenner (a Michelin group company). She is a non-executive director of JPMorgan American Investment Trust PLC.

Virginia Holmes

Virginia Holmes

Independent Non-Executive Director

Virginia is the former CEO of AXA Investment Management Limited and brings significant senior asset management expertise and experience to the Board. She is currently Chair of Trustees at the Unilever Pension Fund, Senior Independent Director at Syncona and European Opportunities Trust and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Intermediate Capital Group plc. She was previously Chair of USS Investment Management and of BA Pension Trustees, a founder Director of the Investor Forum, Non-Executive Director of Standard Life Investments plc and Chair of the Investment Committee at Alberta Investment Management Corporation.

Ali Mackesy

Alexandra Mackesy

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Education and Experience

Alexandra is a former equity analyst, having spent the majority of her executive career in Asia with SBC Warburg, JP Morgan and Credit Suisse. She has some 18 years of experience as a director of UK listed investment trusts and is currently chairman of JPMorgan China Growth & Income trust plc and a non-executive director of The Henderson Smaller Companies Trust plc. She is also a director of Board Level Partners Ltd, which provides board advisory services.

Nick Melhuish

Nick Melhuish

Independent Non-Executive Director

Nicholas joined Corpus Christi College, Oxford as Fellow and Bursar in 2018 following a portfolio management career most recently as Head of Global Equities at Amundi SA. He is a non executive director of JPMorgan Claverhouse Investment Trust PLC, a trustee of the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation and a director and trustee of The London Clinic. He also lectures at the Saïd Business School at Oxford University on Asset Management.

  • David Hardie

    David Hardie

    Chairman

    Education and Experience

    David is a corporate lawyer by background and was formerly a partner of UK law firm, Dundas & Wilson (now part of CMS), where he was a partner for over 30 years and where he held various positions including head of corporate, managing partner and chairman. David is also a non-executive chairman of WNL Investments Limited.

  • Claire Binyon

    Claire Binyon

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Education and Experience

    Claire is a chartered accountant who, following an early career in the City, held senior corporate development and strategic planning roles with global multinational businesses including inBev, Cadbury, DS Smith and Fenner (a Michelin group company). She is a non-executive director of JPMorgan American Investment Trust PLC.

  • Virginia Holmes

    Virginia Holmes

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Virginia is the former CEO of AXA Investment Management Limited and brings significant senior asset management expertise and experience to the Board. She is currently Chair of Trustees at the Unilever Pension Fund, Senior Independent Director at Syncona and European Opportunities Trust and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Intermediate Capital Group plc. She was previously Chair of USS Investment Management and of BA Pension Trustees, a founder Director of the Investor Forum, Non-Executive Director of Standard Life Investments plc and Chair of the Investment Committee at Alberta Investment Management Corporation.

  • Ali Mackesy

    Alexandra Mackesy

    Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

    Education and Experience

    Alexandra is a former equity analyst, having spent the majority of her executive career in Asia with SBC Warburg, JP Morgan and Credit Suisse. She has some 18 years of experience as a director of UK listed investment trusts and is currently chairman of JPMorgan China Growth & Income trust plc and a non-executive director of The Henderson Smaller Companies Trust plc. She is also a director of Board Level Partners Ltd, which provides board advisory services.

  • Nick Melhuish

    Nick Melhuish

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Nicholas joined Corpus Christi College, Oxford as Fellow and Bursar in 2018 following a portfolio management career most recently as Head of Global Equities at Amundi SA. He is a non executive director of JPMorgan Claverhouse Investment Trust PLC, a trustee of the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation and a director and trustee of The London Clinic. He also lectures at the Saïd Business School at Oxford University on Asset Management.

Financial calendar

Year End 31 December
Accounts published March
Annual General Meeting April
Dividend Paid February, May, August, November

Trust details

Murray International Trust PLC

Registered Office:
1 George Street
Edinburgh
EH2 2LL

Registered in Scotland as an Investment Company Number SC006705

Launch Date: December 1907
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