Herald Investment Trust – Who wants to be a billionaire?
Herald, the small cap technology, communications and multimedia trust, recently passed a remarkable milestone. It has created more than £1bn for investors since it launched in 1994. Katie Potts, who has managed the fund over its entire life, points out that £98m was raised from investors (at launch and in subsequent issues). All of this and more has been returned via share buy-backs, yet Herald still has net assets of £952.3m (up from £791m at the start of 2017).
2017 has been good to Herald and to the sector in general; the trust’s share price is up 35.4% year-to-date. Katie thinks that the UK stocks that form the core of the portfolio are still not excessively valued, especially given their potential for future profit growth. She says that it is this fact that distinguishes the current run of good performance from previous technology bull markets.
Small-cap technology, communications and multi-media
Herald seeks to achieve capital appreciation through investments in smaller quoted companies, in the areas of technology, communications and multimedia. Investments will be made globally, although the portfolio has a strong position in UK stocks.
HRI : Herald Investment Trust – Who wants to be a billionaire?