Stifel sees potential 22% upside in ex-Woodford trust

Scope for share price recovery

David Brenchley
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Schroders UK Public Private Trust managers Tim Creed and Ben Wicks
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Schroders UK Public Private Trust managers Tim Creed and Ben Wicks

The Schroder UK Public Private Trust could finally see a positive re-rating, having been "left behind" despite a rally in funds investing heavily into the Covid-19 tech and healthcare boom, according to analysts at Stifel.

Investors in the trust, formerly Woodford Patient Capital, have had a rough ride since the company floated on the stockmarket. Shares have lost 70% on their IPO price and 75% since their 119p peak five years ago, having become embroiled in the liquidity crisis at the ill-fated Woodford Investment Management. Schroders took over the trust in December 2019, with fund buyers welcoming the move. Managers Ben Wicks and Tim Creed have been quick to outline their intentions as they look to turn the vehicle's fortunes around. Buyers back ex-Woodford trust as Schroders sets out short- and long...

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