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US Equity Income

Large cap U.S. listed equity portfolio that offers above-average dividend income and defensive characteristics.

Strategy Description

In an investment landscape that features scarcity of income yield in U.S. public equities, U.S. Equity Income aims to generate sustainable and above-average dividend income streams via investments in high quality U.S. listed companies. 

The portfolio is composed of large-cap defensive equities with a heavy tilt towards defensive sectors such as Healthcare, Consumer Staples, Utilities and Communication Services. As such, U.S. Equity Income features lower sensitivity (low beta) to the broad U.S. equity indices and its low volatility profile enables strong downside protection.

Portfolio construction is based on quantitative scoring of our U.S. equity universe with a focus on Value, Quality, Safety, Payout, Technical and Sentiment metrics, as well as ESG traits. In particular, the Quality and Safety metrics ensure that stock selection is geared towards low-risk companies that exhibit high levels of profitability and low financial leverage.

This strategy can also be accessed in a Europe ExposureGlobal ExposureHong Kong ExposureJapan Exposure and a UK Exposure

Allocation Breakdown

Asset Class


Equity99.5%
Fixed Income0
Commodities0
Cash0.5%

Geo


America65.24%
Greater Europe30.42%
Developed Asia4.34%
Emerging Asia0
Central/Latin America0

Sector


Financials
Industrials
Consumer Discretionary
Real Estate4.35%
Consumer Staples 8.69%
Materials
Healthcare34.78%
Utilities13.06%
Technology4.35%
Energy4.34%
Communications30.42%

Top Holdings

Asset ClassWeight (%)
1. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co4.38%
2. Swisscom AG4.37%
3. Medtronic PLC4.37%
4. Crown Castle Inc4.37%
5. Novartis AG4.36%
6. Kimberly-Clark Corp4.35%
7. Vodafone Group PLC4.35%
8. Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd4.34%
9. Exxon Mobil Corp4.34%
10. International Business Machines Corp4.34%