Edison has issued a review on Henderson Far East Income.
It says: 'Henderson Far East Income's (HFEL) lead fund manager, Mike Kerley, welcomes the resumption of earnings growth in the region after five years of stagnation.
'He says that attractive opportunities still abound in his favoured areas of cash-generative companies offering high dividend growth potential or high yields, with the recent rise in P/E ratios across the region only partially addressing the longstanding undervaluation versus the rest of the world.
'The portfolio currently has a cyclical tilt, with more in financials and consumer stocks and less in utilities and telecoms, yet HFEL still pays a high yield (currently 5.4%), fully covered by income.
'The fund has tended to trade at a small premium to NAV and issues shares to meet demand. The recent introduction of a tiered management fee above £400m will reduce total expenses for investors as HFEL grows.
'At 12 January 2018, HFEL's shares traded at a 2.2% premium to cum-income NAV. This is above the long-term average premium (a range of 0.3-1.4% over one, three, five and 10 years).
'HFEL's board consistently issues new shares to meet investor demand, with growth in the number of shares in issue averaging c 3-5% a year. The strong demand is underpinned by HFEL's very high yield, which at 5.4% (based on FY17 total dividends) is well above that of even income-focused peers.'
The full report is available at: http://www.edisoninvestmentresearch.com/research/report/henderson-far-east-income559565/preview/?utm_source=edison&utm_medium=RNS_press_release&utm_campaign=Hendersonfareastincome_16012018
At 9:32am: (LON:HFEL) Henderson Far East Income share price was +0.5p at 385.5p