Bankers Investment Trust (The) (LSE: BNKR)

Currency in GBP

Last close As at 09/06/2023


−0.40 (−0.40%)

Market capitalisation


Over the long term, The Bankers Investment Trust (BNKR) aims to achieve capital growth in excess of the FTSE World Index and dividend growth greater than inflation, as measured by the UK Consumer Price Index, by investing in companies listed throughout the world.

Equity Analyst

Melanie Jenner

Mel Jenner

Director, Investment Trusts

Key Management

  • Alex Crooke

    Fund manager

Share Price Performance

Price Performance
% 1M 3M 12M
Actual (1.5) (4.7) (4.7)
Relative 0.7 (0.7) (3.8)
52 week high/low 108.2p/93.0p


The Bankers Investment Trust (BNKR) has been managed by Alex Crooke, co-head of equities at Janus Henderson Investors (JHI), since July 2003. It can be considered as a ‘one-stop shop’ for global equity exposure as the fund is made up of six geographic portfolios (sleeves), which harness the talent of JHI’s regional specialists. Crooke (in conjunction with the board) sets BNKR’s asset allocation and manages its gearing. He believes that inflation will remain elevated, and that future shareholder total returns will be more balanced between income and capital growth, which will play into the trust’s strengths. While BNKR’s income growth lagged the rate of UK inflation in FY22, the manager is confident in the prospects for the trust’s income generation. He highlights BNKR’s top 10 holdings, which are dominated by US companies; higher income from these businesses is supporting the trust’s overall income stream. BNKR has paid an annual dividend for the last 132 years, and FY22 marked the 56th year of consecutive growth.


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