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Strong start to the year for UK equities despite volatility


Learning: Unstructured

Ciaran Mallon, Fund Manager

The UK stock market had a strong start to the year – energy prices fell, China was reopening after Covid and it looked like inflation and interest rates were near to a peak.

But then a surprise! Higher interest rates caused the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank in the US and Credit Suisse had to be rescued by UBS, which impacted investor sentiment significantly.

In his latest video update, Ciaran reflects on the quarter and answers the following questions:

00:15 - What has been happening in the UK equity market over the last quarter?

01:51 - How did the UK Equity Share Portfolio perform over the quarter?

05:00 - What changes have been made in the portfolio over the last quarter?

05:37 – What is the outlook for UK equities?

Investment risks

The value of investments and any income will fluctuate (this may partly be the result of exchange rate fluctuations) and investors may not get back the full amount invested.

The use of borrowings may increase the volatility of the NAV and may reduce returns when asset values fall.

The Invesco Select Trust plc uses derivatives for efficient portfolio management which may result in increased volatility in the NAV. In addition, some companies are suspending, lowering or postponing their dividend payments, which may affect the income received by the product during this period and in the future.

The Invesco Select Trust plc UK Equity Share Portfolio invests in smaller companies which may result in a higher level of risk than a product that invests in larger companies. Securities of smaller companies may be subject to abrupt price movements and may be less liquid, which may mean they are not easy to buy or sell.

Important information

All information correct as at 19 April 2023 unless otherwise stated.

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