Witan Pacific Investment Trust


£203.6m market cap

329p last close

Witan Pacific Investment Trust (WPC) has the objective of providing shareholders with balanced equity exposure in the Asia Pacific region, including Japan. It aims to outperform the MSCI AC Asia Pacific Free Index (GBP).

Investment summary

Witan Pacific Investment Trust (WPC) offers investors broad exposure to Asian equities, including Japan. While global equities, and emerging markets in particular, have sold off in recent months, the trust’s managers consider that this has created an attractive buying opportunity, and they remain very constructive on the outlook for WPC’s holdings. They believe that there is a disconnect between Asian equity prices and corporate earnings, which continue to grow at a healthy pace. The managers are finding what they consider to be exciting investment opportunities in the region, including in Japan and China, where its stock market has suffered disproportionately due to concerns about global trade as a result of the US’s ‘America First’ policy.

Share price graph
Price performance
Actual 5.1 11.9 3.8
Relative* 2.0 2.8 1.1
52-week high/low 340.0p/283.0p
*% relative to local index
Key management
Susan Platts-Martin Chairman
James Hart Investment Director

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