Welcome to our new website! Let us know what you think..

Register to get unlimited access to all of Citywire’s Fund Manager database. Registration is free and only takes a minute.

Phoenix puts UK investment trust launch plans on ice

Phoenix puts UK investment trust launch plans on ice

Phoenix Asset Management has delayed plans for a mirror investment trust to its top performing Phoenix UK fund.

The boutique's existing mutual fund is Bahamas-domiciled with a concentrated portfolio of 15-20 UK listed all cap stocks and takes a value-based approach. The closed end version would have been UK listed, and like its open ended counterpart managed by Gary Channon, who co-founded Phoenix Asset Management in 1998.

'We did some test marketing and have decided not go ahead with at the moment, but we are reviewing our options and it may or may not happen in the future,' a spokesperson for the firm said.

Since launch in 1998, the Phoenix UK fund's net asset value has risen by 343% compared with a rise of 117.6% for the FTSE All Share. Last year the fund gained 31.3% compared to a 20.9% rise by the FTSE All Share.

The minimum initial subscription is £100,000 and investors are institutional and high net worth individuals, while management fees are 1% per annum of the Fund’s NAV and performance fees are 20%, above the previous high water mark adjusted for inflation.

Leave a comment
Citywire TV
Play Gervais Williams: the real reason to worry about Quindell

Gervais Williams: the real reason to worry about Quindell

Citywire AA-rated manager Gervais Williams has argued that sentiment is the true danger to Quindell.

Play AA-rated Lofthouse: 'maverick' tobacco settlements won't stop M&A

AA-rated Lofthouse: 'maverick' tobacco settlements won't stop M&A

Henderson International Income trust manager Ben Lofthouse shares his thoughts on recent developments in the tobacco sector in this video.

1 Play Renewable energy: what I found on my solar farm trip

Renewable energy: what I found on my solar farm trip

Renewable energy is attracting a lot of investor interest, so I headed to the UK's largest solar farm to find out more.

Your Business: Cover Star Club

Profile: Quilter Cheviot boss Baines sees more consolidation ahead

Profile: Quilter Cheviot boss Baines sees more consolidation ahead

Nineteen months on from the merger of Quilter Cheviot chief executive Martin Baines says the deal is now paying dividends.

Wealth Manager on Twitter