The Global Equity Income strategy’s objective is to grow both income and capital over time. We are aiming to produce a portfolio dividend yield that is at least 1.3x that of the MSCI World Index. The strategy is limited to investing in equities and equity-like instruments. Additional to the investment restrictions under the UCITS regulations, we are mindful of excessive exposure to one country or sector. As with all Oldfield Partners strategies, Global Equity Income delivers a highly active but diversified portfolio, driven by a bottom-up investment philosophy.
In addition to managing a portfolio which is both good value and has high and growing income, there are distinctive aspects to our approach. We run a concentrated portfolio (typically 20-30 stocks), meaning this is a portfolio of high conviction ideas, each of which is well understood by the portfolio managers. An investor should want our best ideas; not our next best. We are contrarian in our thinking, looking to buy unloved and out of favour companies. Areas of poor sentiment are where we find ‘bargains’ priced at material discounts to our view of intrinsic worth. Finally, and critically, we invest with a long-term mind-set. Our average holding period is 4-5 years.
Richard joined OP in November 2006. He was previously employed by Man Securities as a research analyst covering the banking and specialty finance sector. He has also worked as a consultant for Deloitte in London and San Francisco. He graduated from St. Andrews University. He co-manages the global equity income portfolio and contributes to the overall investment selection.
Sam joined OP in April 2013. He was previously employed by J.P. Morgan Cazenove working in the UK Industrials Corporate Finance team for a total of 4 years. He graduated from Oxford University. He co-manages the global equity income portfolio and contributes to the overall investment selection.