BlackRock Latin American Inv. Trust (LSE: BRLA)

Last close As at 24/02/2024

GBP3.97

−4.00 (−1.00%)

Market capitalisation

GBP117m

BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust seeks long-term capital growth and an attractive total return, primarily through investing in quoted Latin American securities. The trust was launched in 1990 and management was transferred to BlackRock on 31 March 2006 following a tender process. The trust has an indefinite life subject to a two-yearly continuation vote. The benchmark is the MSCI Emerging Markets Latin America Index.

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Equity Analyst

Melanie Jenner

Mel Jenner

Director, Investment Trusts

Key Management

  • Charlie Kilner

    Investment Trust Sales & IR

  • Sharon Faulkner

    Analyst - Investment Trusts

  • Simon White

    Head of investment trusts

Share Price Performance

Price Performance
% 1M 3M 12M
Actual (5.36) (2.93) 5.31
Relative (7.55) (5.84) 8.5
52 week high/low 454.5p/334.0p

Overview

BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust (BRLA) has two managers, Sam Vecht (lead) and Christoph Brinkmann (deputy). They highlight that Latin America has been overlooked by investors and the trust is now the only fund in the AIC Latin America sector. The managers are finding interesting opportunities in the region in their search for companies offering a niche product or service, which have long-term growth potential and are reasonably priced. BRLA offers a broad exposure to Latin America, with around 60% of the fund invested in Brazil, the largest country in the region. The Brazilian central bank was proactive in raising interest rates to combat higher inflation, real interest rates remain relatively high and the economy should benefit now that interest rates are coming down.

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