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Law Debenture Corporation


Law Debenture Corporation

  • Price (GBX)780.00
  • Today's Change-8.00 / -1.02%
  • Shares traded165.74k
  • 1 Year change+47.17%
  • Beta1.1531
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About the company

The Law Debenture Corporation p.l.c. is a United Kingdom-based investment trust. The Company is a provider of independent fiduciary services. The Company's objective is to achieve long term capital growth in real terms and steadily increasing income. It operates through two segments: the investment trust and independent fiduciary services. The Company's activities are corporate trusts, pension trusts, corporate services (including agent for service of process), whistle blowing services and governance services. The Company offers a range of activities in the financial and professional services sectors. It invests in various sectors, including oil and gas, basic materials, industrials, consumer goods, healthcare, consumer services, telecommunications, utilities, financials and technology. It invests in various regions, including the United Kingdom, North America, Europe, Japan, Other Pacific and Other. Its portfolio of investments is managed by Henderson Global Investors Limited.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)300.01m
  • Net income in GBP257.91m
  • Incorporated1889
  • Employees152.00
  • Location
    Law Debenture Corporation8th Floor, 100 BishopsgateLONDON EC2N 4AGUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 207 606 5451
  • Fax+44 207 606 0643
  • Website
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Management group(s)--
AIC sectorUK Equity Income
Launch date12 Dec 1889
Share typeOrdinary Share
Base currencyGBP


To achieve long term capital growth through investing in a diverse portfolio of investments spread both geographically and by sector.The group deploy the following financial instruments: 1,Quoted equities, unlisted equities and fixed interest securities. 2,Cash and short term investments and deposits. 3,Debentures, term loans and bank overdrafts to allow the group to raise finance. 4,Derivative transactions to manage any of the risks arising from the use of the above instruments. 5,Derivative transactions to hedge the net investment in overseas subsidiaries.

Managed by

Laura Foll, James Henderson

Management & contract fees

Management fee is 0.30% p.a. of the NAV of investment trust. No performance fees are paid to the investment manager. The contract is terminable on 6 months notice.

Peer analysis

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The Scottish American Investment Co PLC171.00m159.12m894.81m0.005.301.05--5.230.97910.97911.054.920.2058--56.33--19.1511.5420.3111.6194.6889.4593.0586.77----0.101523.70-18.7228.96-20.8337.22--2.32
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Bmo Global Smaller Companies PLC334.94m328.34m941.65m0.002.950.945--2.810.56070.56070.56881.750.3672--79.75--36.0011.6636.4011.9798.5094.6998.0393.26----0.04149.25414.9167.32388.5476.17--10.34
Blackrock Throgmorton Trust PLC309.42m299.62m942.86m0.003.011.11--
Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC267.60m257.84m950.83m0.003.591.00--3.552.812.812.9110.080.2851--130.63--27.479.5128.379.8897.1792.1296.3589.85----0.13292.34285.661.55220.27-0.4298----
GCP Infrastructure Investments Limited1.79m-14.10m955.39m0.00--1.08--532.55-0.016-0.0160.0021.010.0017--11.14---1.304.85-1.304.86-350.2286.83-785.9077.90---2.520.1533131.22-78.66-22.25-101.23----0.00
Law Debenture Corporation plc300.01m257.91m966.11m152.003.641.143.733.,973,750.0029.317.2030.227.3798.0694.2285.9763.84--50.090.124141.65-75.546.70-97.7331.9157.9811.16
Biopharma Credit PLC79.20m64.18m971.37m0.0015.140.9785--12.260.06490.06490.08011.000.0781--13.86--6.33--6.40--83.04--81.03------0.00---27.10---27.13------
Henderson Smaller Companies Inv Trst PLC377.85m368.65m983.08m0.002.670.9901--2.604.934.935.0613.290.4179--97.50--40.7713.2243.5213.9997.7694.4997.5793.92----0.082915.57821.91--749.04----9.63
JPMorgan Japanese Investment Trust PLC350.34m341.50m986.99m0.002.940.9345--2.822.,553.4533.991,111.6535.38--12.74
Schroder AsiaPacific Fund plc427.96m414.57m992.12m0.002.410.892--2.322.482.482.566.700.456--64.70--44.1713.4745.1213.9798.1994.1696.8792.64----0.0011.79624.31--965.41----13.75
AVI Global Trust PLC448.08m442.23m999.53m0.002.310.9296--
BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc127.73m119.29m1.01bn0.008.491.16--7.932.442.442.6217.840.1401--22.11--13.0811.7713.1911.8794.2292.6793.4091.92----0.093315.6226.6231.8728.1635.85--13.73
Octopus Titan VCT PLC113.91m75.32m1.03bn0.0010.720.9429--9.070.08530.08530.1180.97040.114--24.86--7.54--7.73--70.44--66.13------0.00--------------
Edinburgh Investment Trust PLC291.39m278.55m1.04bn0.003.750.9546--3.571.611.611.686.340.2691--123.84--25.731.2325.761.2796.0556.9095.5950.72----0.0837290.91191.6930.16183.1236.11---0.2891
Apax Global Alpha Ltd144.14m138.07m1.05bn0.007.611.03--7.290.28110.28110.29352.080.1439--93.69--13.7810.3414.0810.43----95.7988.70--93.570.0047.81-25.56---23.21------
Data as of Aug 05 2021. Currency figures normalised to Law Debenture Corporation's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

25.25%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers of 03 May 20217.53m6.15%
Rathbone Investment Management of 03 May 20214.38m3.57%
Investec Wealth & Investment of 03 May 20213.58m2.93%
Smith & Williamson Investment Management LLPas of 03 May 20212.98m2.43%
Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Management of 03 May 20212.78m2.27%
Killik & Co. LLPas of 03 May 20212.76m2.26%
Coutts & of 03 May 20212.07m1.69%
BMO Asset Managers of 03 May 20211.85m1.51%
Walker Crips Investment Management of 03 May 20211.54m1.26%
J. M. Finn & Co. of 03 May 20211.45m1.18%
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