The Law Debenture Group's (LWDB) investment objective is to achieve long-term capital growth in real terms and steadily increasing income. The aim is to achieve a higher rate of total return than the broad UK stock market through investing in a diversified portfolio of mainly UK equities with some international holdings. In challenging conditions, The LWDB has reported robust 2022 results. IPS delivered its fifth consecutive year of growth, in line with its mid-to-high single-digit target. According to Edison Group, the extreme polarisation of equity market performance, with only a handful of large companies generating positive returns worked against the investment managers’ consistent, diversified, value-driven approach in 2022. Nonetheless, LWDB’s track record of outperformance over three, five and 10 years remains. The share price return was positive while DPS, held or increased for 44 years, rose 5.2% to 30.5p.
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