SOURCE: New Ireland Fund

August 23, 2013 11:38 ET

The New Ireland Fund - Quarterly Portfolio Update as of July 31, 2013

Issue Date August 23, 2013

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Aug 23, 2013) -  Investment Objective: The New Ireland Fund, Inc., (NYSE: IRL) a closed-end diversified investment company, seeks long-term capital appreciation through investment of at least 80% of its assets in a portfolio of Irish securities. The Fund is designed for U.S. and other investors who wish to participate in the Irish securities markets.

           
The New Ireland Fund, Inc. Total Return FYTD 3 months 6 months 12 months
Net Asset Value 35.74% 9.50% 16.97% 53.29%
  Market Price 27.04% 9.35% 13.90% 52.37%
Ticker Symbol: IRL (NYSE) ISEQ Index (US$) 32.26% 7.23% 14.35% 43.42%
           
           
           
    Common Stock 98.55%
Total Net Assets $65.6 Million   Ireland 96.82%
Net Asset Value Per Share: $13.03   United Kingdom 0.98%
NYSE Closing Market Price: $11.23    
Discount of Market Price to NAV: (13.81)% Cash 1.10%
Shares Outstanding: 5,034,322 Other assets & liabilities 1.10%
    Total Net Assets 100.00%
       
       
       
Top 10 Industries and Issuers as of July 31, 2013
  Industry % of Net Assets     Issue % of Net Assets
1 Transportation 24.02   1 Ryanair Holdings 17.79
2 Food & Beverages 16.16   2 Kerry Group PLC 12.31
3 Construction & Building Materials 15.04   3 Aryzta AG 8.16
4 Other Assets 12.77   4 CRH PLC 7.89
5 Financial 8.47   5 Smurfit Kappa Group PLC 4.90
6 Food & Agriculture 8.16   6 Bank of Ireland (The) 4.64
7 Forest Products & Paper 4.90   7 Kingspan Group PLC 4.07
8 Diversified Financial Services 3.81   8 Irish Continental Group PLC 3.92
9 Business Support Services 3.46   9 Green REIT PLC 3.83
10 Leisure & Hotels 3.21   10 CPL Resources PLC 3.46
             

The New Ireland Fund Inc. is managed by Kleinwort Benson Investors International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kleinwort Benson Investors Dublin Limited.

Website: www.newirelandfund.com

Fund specific data and performance are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended for trading purposes. The performance shown represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance information shown. Fund returns are annualized for periods longer than one year. Fund returns do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on fund distributions or the redemption of fund shares. Fund returns assume that dividends and capital gains distributions, if any, were reinvested.

  • Net asset value (NAV) is total assets less total liabilities divided by the number of shares outstanding.
  • Market Price is the price at which the Fund's shares are traded on an exchange. Because closed-end fund shares trade on an exchange based on investor demand, the Fund's shares may trade at a price higher or lower than the Fund's NAV. Consequently, a shareholder may be unable to realize the full NAV of the shareholder's shares when the shares are sold.

An investment in the Fund's shares represents an indirect investment in the securities owned by the Fund. The value of these securities, like other market investments, may move up or down, sometimes unpredictably. At any point in time, Fund shares may be worth less than a shareholder's original investment, even after taking into account the reinvestment of Fund dividends and/or distributions.

An investment in the Fund is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the entire principal amount invested in the Fund. The Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and focuses its investments in a single country, thereby increasing its vulnerability to developments in that country. Investing in foreign securities presents certain risks not associated with domestic investments, such as currency fluctuation and political and economic changes and market risks. This may result in greater share volatility.

Fund shares are not FDIC-insured and are not deposits or other obligations of, or guaranteed by, any bank.

Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:
    The New Ireland Fund, Inc.
    (800) 468-6475