Henderson International Income Trust’s investment objective is to provide a high and rising level of dividends as well as capital appreciation over the long term from a focused and internationally diversified portfolio of securities outside the UK. Performance is measured against the MSCI World Ex-UK Index (sterling adjusted). HINT does not invest in issuers whose securities, at the time of investment, are only traded in the UK.
Henderson International Income Trust (HINT) was launched in 2011 with the aim of enabling UK-based investors to diversify their sources of income by investing overseas. As shown in the chart below, the UK market suffers a high degree of dividend concentration, with the top 10 dividend payers accounting for 55% of total UK dividends in 2018 compared with 9% for the top 10 payers globally. Since launch, HINT’s investors have enjoyed total returns of c 10% a year, supported by well-covered dividends that have grown at a compound annual rate of 5.2%. While manager Ben Lofthouse’s value-oriented investment approach has been somewhat at odds with growth- and momentum-driven markets recently, he is finding plenty of attractive investment opportunities.