Hansa Investment Company seeks to grow shareholder value by investing in a portfolio of quoted and unquoted investments, which may not normally be available to the general public. The trust combines a strategic stake in OWHL with a portfolio of global equities and predominantly third-party managed funds, giving access to primarily non-UK equities, along with more thematic and diversifying funds. Hansa Trust does not have a benchmark, but measures its performance against a number of key performance indicators (KPIs), including the MSCI AC World Index, the Gilts All Stocks Total Return Index and the rate of UK CPI inflation.
Hansa Investment Company Ltd (HAN/HANA) is arguably unique in its sector, with a portfolio made up of global equities, regional and thematic funds, diversifying (mainly hedge) funds and a large strategic position in Ocean Wilsons Holdings (OWHL), which in turn has a majority stake in Brazilian maritime services company Wilson Sons (WSON). Lead Manager Alec Letchfield’s focus on capital preservation as well as growth has enabled the portfolio to outperform UK and global equity indices in the recent stock market volatility, with new holdings such as Selwood Asset Management Liquid Credit Strategy already having a positive impact. In August 2019 the company redomiciled to Bermuda and undertook a five-for-one share split (see Recent developments).