BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust: Edison review

BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust (LON:BRLA) has two experienced managers, Sam Vecht and Ed Kuczma. They comment that Latin America is attractively valued both versus its history and compared with other regions. Within emerging markets, due to regulatory pressures there has been some rotation away from Asian technology companies whose shares have been favoured by investors over the last five to 10 years and have crowded out Latin American equities in emerging market indices. Vecht and Kuczma say that Latin America is benefiting from strong raw material prices and a robust economic recovery following the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. Due to political risk, the managers have flattened the country risk within BRLA’s portfolio, and are focused on seeking high-quality, reasonably priced companies that have above-average earnings growth.

To learn more about the BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust plc please follow this link: blackrock.com/uk/brla 

BRLA is currently trading at an 11.8% share price discount to cum-income NAV versus a 5.3% to 14.4% range of discounts over the last 12 months. Over the last one, three, five and 10 years, the trust’s average discounts are 10.1%, 11.2%, 12.2% and 11.2% respectively. BRLA offers an attractive 6.6% dividend yield, which is based on 1.25% of the trust’s quarterly NAV.

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To learn more about the BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust plc please follow this link: blackrock.com/uk/brla 

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