CAPITAL GEARING TRUST p.l.c
Interim Management Statement
for the period 6 April 2009 to 3 July 2009
In accordance with the UK Listing Authority's Disclosure and
Transparency Rule 4.3, Capital Gearing Trust p.l.c (the 'Company')
announces its interim management statement which relates to the
period from 6 April 2009 to 3 July 2009 and contains information that
covers this period, and up to the date of publication of this interim
management statement, unless otherwise specified.
The Company aims to achieve capital growth in absolute terms
principally through investment in quoted closed ended and other
collective investment vehicles, invested in equities or property,
with a willingness to hold cash, bonds, index linked securities and
commodities when appropriate.
Review of the period
> Over the period from 6 April 2009 to 3 July 2009, the Company's Net
Asset Value ('NAV') increased by 0.4% to 2,133.5p. As a comparator,
the FTSE Equity Investment Instruments Index increased by 10.8%,
although as an absolute return fund, the actual performance benchmark
> The share price has fallen to 2,310.0p per Ordinary Share, a
decrease of 2.5% from 5 April 2009.
> On 20 April 2009, in accordance with the UKLA's Disclosure &
Transparency Rule 5.1.2, the Company announced that Rensburg
Sheppards Investment Management Limited ('Rensburg') had made a
disposal of shares on 16 April, resulting in the percentage of voting
rights held being reduced to 2.99% of the issued Ordinary share
capital. Following a subsequent acquisition of shares on 19 June, the
percentage of voting rights held by Rensburg increased to 3.42%.
> On 8 June 2009, in accordance with the UKLA's Disclosure &
Transparency Rule 5.1.2, the Company announced that Mrs
Maunder-Taylor had made a disposal of shares on 5 June, resulting in
the percentage of voting rights held being reduced to 3.32% of the
issued Ordinary share capital.
> The Company released the Preliminary Announcement of its full year
results on 27 May 2009 and published its Annual Report for the twelve
months ended 5 April 2009 on 12 June 2009.
> On 8 July 2009, the Company held its 46th Annual General Meeting.
Twelve resolutions were proposed and all were passed on a show of
> A dividend of 22.0p per Ordinary share was paid to shareholders on
13 July 2009.
Material events and transactions
As was true over the last year, the overall volatility of the NAV was
very low, with the capital value up about 1.4% in the quarter, based
on the ex-dividend NAV. That was against an improvement of 5.5% in
the FTSE All-Share Index, and large falls in the US dollar (-10.1%)
and the euro (-6.1%) against Sterling. Although currency movements
were adverse, bond markets were reasonably stable overall, though
that also marked a sell off followed by a recovery. The bonds; both
conventional and index-linked, were as hoped negatively correlated
with equity markets.
The property trusts all showed good gains, with Henderson Global,
Japan Residential, Alpha Tiger, Terra Catalyst and Eredene all up by
at least 30%. The zero dividend preference shares were satisfactory,
with the 'equity-type' zeros outperforming the equity market.
Within the equities, most of the holdings and especially the larger
holdings did well, notably North Atlantic Smaller Companies (+57%),
Oryx (+53%) and Prospect Japan (+35%). Invesco Perpetual European
Absolute Return just announced that it will wind up and partly for
that reason rose 44%. The hedge funds were less volatile, but still
did better than equity markets.
Ten Largest Investments
Name % of Portfolio % of portfolio
at 3 July at 5 April
Treasury 2.5% Index-Linked 2013 6.98 6.98
Switzerland (Govt of) 2% Index-Linked 6.30 6.83
Switzerland (Govt of) 3% Bonds 2018 5.04 5.50
France (Govt of) 5.5% OAT 2029 4.99 5.36
Germany (Fed Rep) 4.75% Bonds 2028 4.63 5.00
USA Treasury 2.0% Index-Linked 2016 4.31 4.95
USA Treasury 1.375% Index-Linked 2018 4.25 4.92
USA Treasury 2.0% Index-Linked 2026 3.17 3.57
Allianz Dresdner 2nd Endowment Policy 2.85 2.82
Utilico Finance Limited Zero Div Pref 2.71 -
The ten largest investments at 3 July 2009 represent 45.23% of the
portfolio compared to 48.85% at 5 April 2009.
Distribution of Investment Funds of Â£59,628,278 at 3 July 2009.
Name UK North Europe Elsewhere 3 July 5 April
America 2009 2009
% % % % % %
Investment Trust Assets:
Ordinary Shares 10.2 2.0 2.5 4.7 19.4 16.0
Endowment Funds 3.6 3.6 3.6
Zero Dividend Preference
Shares 10.7 10.7 10.7
Fixed Interest 5.8 24.6 30.4 32.3
Index Linked 12.3 18.3 1.0 31.6 33.8
Floating Interest 1.7 1.7 1.8
Cash 2.6 2.6 1.8
At 3 At 5 At 5 At 5
July April October April
2009 2009 2008 2008
NAV per Ordinary Share 2,133.5p 2,125.4p 2,040.7p 2,126.4p
Share Price per 2,310.0p 2,370.0p 2,098.0p 2,135.0p
FTSE Equity Investment 4,237.3 3,824.2 4,849.8 5,765.2
Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The Board is
not aware of any significant events or transactions which have
occurred between the 'as at' date of the financial information and
the date of publication of the IMS which would have a material impact
on the financial position of the company.
Further information is available on the Company's website,
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or,
CG Asset Management Limited at 25 Moorgate, London, EC2R 6AY.
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