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The long-term impact of fundraising will be interesting; many sectors that were at a premium have seen the trusts they contain grow significantly in recent years by issuing new shares and IPOs in these sectors also found the wind at their backs with investors preferring to pay a small premium at flotation rather than a chunkier one once a trust is up and running.
Most of these trusts still have extensive pipelines, so they will be hoping their premiums return or they may need to pick and choose their projects.
The trust sector is adept at reinventing itself so we may see some creative solutions to this problem as well.
Amazingly, there have been no new trust IPOs so far in 2022 although three are trying to get away before the year-end (Conviction Life Sciences, Long Term Assets, and AT85 Global Mid-Market Infrastructure).
We’ve already seen a number of trusts try to float only to pull their plans when the next wave of market volatility came along.
I’ve been snapping up a number of trusts that I already own
at various discounts this year, although with prices being so volatile I try not to take any figure at face value, usually double-
checking the NAV published for the previous day to make sure the discount is what it appears to be. To be honest, there have often been several trusts that look equally appealing, so I tend to work through them as and when I have funds available.
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