Britain Needs More Big Brands, says Nick Train

Something's wrong if only five UK companies make it on the list of top 100 global brands, says fund manager Nick Train

James Gard 12 December, 2019 | 2:18PM

Nick Train

The UK has a disappointing shortage of truly global consumer brands, says Nick Train, manager of the Gold-rated star Finsbury Growth and Income trust (FGT). He points to Burberry (BRBY) as one of the few examples of a big British brand which is truly global. 

In this year's annual InterBrand survey of the world’s biggest brands, just five UK names make the list, opines Train. These are HSBC, Shell, Land Rover, Unilever and Burberry.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Burberry Group PLC1,550.00 GBX-1.65
Diageo PLC2,761.50 GBX2.22
Finsbury Growth & Income Ord823.00 GBX0.37
Lindsell Train Ord1,205.00 GBP-0.41
Tiffany & Co121.30 USD0.26

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James Gard  is content editor for Morningstar.co.uk

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