Market Cap£173m

Last Close 206p

UIL’s objective is to maximise shareholder returns by identifying and investing in investments worldwide where the estimated underlying value is not reflected in the market price. The company’s investment performance is benchmarked against the broad UK equity market. The fund is a member of the AIC flexible investment sector.

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Investment summary

UIL Limited (UIL) is a leveraged fund that invests in specialist assets and is managed by deep-value investor ICM. Charles Jillings and his team take a long-term approach, seeking undervalued businesses around the world. UIL is differentiated by its geographic and sector exposures. Australia-domiciled companies make up c 35% of the fund, while more than 40% is invested in financial services, although technology and resources stocks also feature highly. Around 75% of the portfolio is held in collective investment vehicles with specific mandates that are managed by ICM and known as ‘platforms’, with the remainder in direct investments. Jillings is bullish on UIL’s prospects saying that ‘over the next two years, I believe that portfolio companies will surprise to the upside’.

Content on UIL
UIL – A unique portfolio of undervalued global assets
Investment companies | research Review | 8 November 2021
UIL – Uncaptured value from discounted assets
Investment companies | research Update | 22 April 2021
Fund manager interview – UIL
Investment companies | Edison TV | 10 December 2019
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Price performance
Actual (12.7) (10.4) (21.4)
Relative* (11.6) (12.8) (23.4)
52-week high/low 282.0p/206.0p
*% relative to local index
Key management
Charles Jillings Fund Manager
Alastair Moreton Company Secretary
Duncan Saville Fund manager

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