Steady performance and growing recognition

First-half results announced on 18 November held no surprises after a detailed Q217 trading update issued in October. While underlying profits were down modestly year-on-year, this reflected lumpy allocations to a tactical mandate in H116. More importantly, assets under management equivalents (AUME) and client numbers increased and the company reports that the recent prominence of currency volatility has helped to increase interest in a range of Record’s products. The current rating of c 12x FY17e earnings appears conservative and the ordinary yield (before any special payment) stands at over 5%.

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