Changing Face of Income

Henderson High Income Trust celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2019, having launched in 1989. This was the same year that Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web.  Given Henderson High Income provides shareholder with a high dividend income by predominately investing in UK companies, this article looks at how the internet has led the UK market to evolve and created opportunities and challenges for income investors.

One of the main influences that the internet has had on the corporate world is the increase in globalisation.  The internet has facilitated fast and efficient communication, global IT infrastructures, electronic payment systems and the mobility of capital. The impact of globalisation on the UK has seen an acceleration away from manufacturing towards a service led economy.  This shift has been mirrored in the FTSE 100 with industrials and domestic companies making way for more multinational businesses.

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mdi-timer 7th January 2020 @ 11:00 am 7th Jan 2020 @ 11:00 am mdi-comment Comments
50% of UK Vote Meghan Markle as ‘Most Unfairly Treated Person’ Award 2019

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who has had the unfairest year of them all? According to 50% of Brits polled, Her Royal Highness Meghan Markle is this year’s most unfairly treated person. The barrage of media abuse and criticism aimed at the Duchess of Sussex has led her to top this year’s list of Unfairly Treated People.

The research was commissioned by online casino PlayOJO, who surveyed over 2,000 UK adults*, as well as working with a panel of media experts** across the world of entertainment, sport and politics. The results were pooled and analysed to reveal the UK’s celebs that have been put under the cosh in 2019.

The carefully selected list has revealed the Top 10 Unfairly Treated People of 2019:

  1. Meghan Markle
  2. Ant McPartlin
  3. The Queen
  4. Greta Thunberg
  5. Alex Hollywood
  6. Joe Gomez
  7. Johanna Konta
  8. Amber Gill
  9. Megan Rapinoe
  10. Oprah Winfrey

The general public responded in-line with the political media expert, who shared the opinion that the Duchess of Sussex has had a rotter of a year: “Meghan’s received a rough time from Britain’s press this year, criticising her every move, even suing the Mail on Sunday for publishing a private letter she wrote to her father.

Ant McPartlin was second in line as the most unfairly treated person of the year. The I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here star has had a tough time but seems to have got himself back on track after his ex-wife and her fans were keen to prevent him from moving on with his life.

The Queen has also been acknowledged for her strife this year, managing her duties and family diligently, just as Greta Thunberg has received backlash on her efforts to protect the planet and drive awareness around climate change.

Sports people have not escaped the whip as Joe Gomez was booed- off at Wembley after being scratched by a teammate, and Megan Rapinoe scalded for trying to bring gender equality to the fore.

A spokesperson for PlayOJO, who are challenging the UK online casino market by being fair and transparent, said “We’re keen to re-address the 2019 balance and not only acknowledge her tumultuous year, but offer her some respite. Whatever you think of Meghan Markle, the majority of us Brits clearly agree on one thing – she’s had a pretty tough year. Ever since her relationship with Prince Harry became public, she has become the victim of severe and often unjustified criticism. It’s no surprise the nation thinks she’s been the most unfairly treated person of 2019”

The PlayOJO spokesperson added: “Treating our players fairly is fundamental to our business, we know how bad it feels to be treated unfairly in the casino industry, so we asked participants in our survey how we could make Meghan Markle’s year fairer if they had a chance. Answers ranged from giving her some down time to simply getting her a drink!”

Unfortunately, PlayOJO was unable to offer her any of these things directly, however, to nod to her troubles, PlayOJO will donate £500 to the Smart Works charity, where Meghan is the Royal Patron.

*Nationwide research was commissioned by online casino PlayOJO Research was conducted by third party supplier YOLO Comms in November 2019.
**Media experts: Dan Wootton, Executive Editor of The Sun,Christian Calgie, journalist at Guido Fawkes,Luke Brown, sports writer at Independent.co.uk
mdi-timer 16th December 2019 @ 1:27 pm 16th Dec 2019 @ 1:27 pm mdi-comment Comments
What are the Twelve Exporters of Christmas?

Heathrow Airport is the UK’s largest port by value. It’s the export hub of choice for thousands of British small businesses, in every corner of the UK, shipping goods year round – and especially at this busy time of year. But who are they? What are they putting in the bellyholds of the planes we fly on?

From popcorn-purveyors to tyre-providers, every year Heathrow celebrates twelve British businesses exporting through the airport and creating huge value for their local communities and economies. Flying the flag for global Britain… congrats!

In fact, over 144,000 tonnes of Christmas cargo – that’s the equivalent weight of 68 London Eyes – is expected to fly through Heathrow during the holiday season.

Scroll through for this year’s Twelve Exporters of Christmas…

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mdi-timer 16th December 2019 @ 11:30 am 16th Dec 2019 @ 11:30 am mdi-comment Comments
Positive on US Bonds

In this snippet from the latest episode of Trust TV, Henderson Diversified Income Trust Co-Fund Manager, John Pattullo, explains why he and the team are optimistic about US bond performance; and breaks down his view on why inflation is likely to remain low for the foreseeable future. To watch the full interview, click here.

This is a sponsored post by Janus Henderson. These are the views of the author at the time of publication and may differ from the views of other individuals/teams at Janus Henderson Investors. Any securities, funds, sectors and indices mentioned within this article do not constitute or form part of any offer or solicitation to buy or sell them.
Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the amount originally invested. The information in this article does not qualify as an investment recommendation.
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mdi-timer 5th November 2019 @ 12:45 pm 5th Nov 2019 @ 12:45 pm mdi-comment Comments
Why Investors Shouldn’t Overlook Europe

In the latest episode of Trust TV, Ollie Beckett, Fund Manager of TR European Growth Trust, tackled investor questions around Europe’s economic outlook and the consequences of further quantitative easing on the continent’s equity market.

Click here to watch the full interview.

These are the views of the author at the time of publication and may differ from the views of other individuals/teams at Janus Henderson Investors. Any securities, funds, sectors and indices mentioned within this article do not constitute or form part of any offer or solicitation to buy or sell them.
Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the amount originally invested.
The information in this article does not qualify as an investment recommendation.
For promotional purposes.
mdi-timer 4th November 2019 @ 5:03 pm 4th Nov 2019 @ 5:03 pm mdi-comment Comments
YouK – A Modern Buy British Campaign

YouK.co

In our corner of the world, we all share the same public services, economy and natural environment. For everyone living here, this is our UK: the air we breathe, local schools, the countryside, employment opportunities, and our nearest general hospital.

Imagine how this local environment would improve if UK-made goods were our preferred buying option?  We would reduce product miles and waste, grow businesses and better jobs, generate more money for public services, and build stronger communities.

With £488 billions of imports there is huge potential for a little more localisation, so we decided to do something to help.

Based on extensive research, and applying a novel scoring system, we have developed a free web app, YouK.

YouK enables you to find all the UK options for any consumer product.

Each brand or product is scored by input, design or manufacturing location, so users can quickly find cold cures made by companies supporting UK pharmaceutical research jobs, hybrid bikes, garden rakes, or sparkling wine.

It’s often said that we don’t make anything anymore, but YouK reveals enormous strengths and some surprises. A booming ecological cosmetics sector, 150 shoe manufacturers, 21 dairies making brie, and Makita is a UK power tool maker! And you probably live close to a microbrewery or a gin distillery.

Whether it’s to support local produce, the economy, the environment, or simply discover new UK brands, YouK gives you the information you need.

This is a sponsored post by YouK. Derek Poots is the founder of Edinburgh based Youk.co, a web app that promotes localisation through providing extensive consumer information across every UK sector.
mdi-timer 4th November 2019 @ 9:30 am 4th Nov 2019 @ 9:30 am mdi-comment Comments
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