Swiss Helvetia:SWZ

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    Overview

    As of 6/4/2020

     Share
    Price
    NAVPremium/
    Discount
    Current$7.77$9.34-16.81%
    52 Wk Avg$7.91$9.20-14.08%
    52 Wk High$8.84$10.01-8.87%
    52 Wk Low$5.54$7.42-21.78%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution Rate3.61%
    Distribution Amount$0.1404
    Distribution FrequencySemi-Annually
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Funds primary investment objective is to achieve long-term capital appreciation through investment in equity and equity linked securities of Swiss companies. The Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. invests in various sectors, including banks, basic resources, biotechnology, chemicals, cyclical goods and services, food and beverages, industrial goods and services, insurance, medical technology, pharmaceuticals and technology.

    Capital Structure

    As of 6/4/2020

    Total Investment Exposure:$123.915M
    Total Common Assets:$123.915M
    Common Shares Outstanding:13,267,111
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 12/31/2019

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees0.70%
    Other Expenses:1.43%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:N/A
    Total: 2.13%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    Schroder Investment Management North America Inc.

    Portfolio Managers
    Daniel Lenz, Stefan Frischknecht

    Basics
    Category: Equity-Single-Country Equity
    Ticker: SWZ
    NAV Ticker: XSWZX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 35,127
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $0.275M
    Inception Date: 8/27/1987
    Inception Share Price: $8.00
    Inception NAV: $0.00
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: December 31
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    Distributions

    As of 6/4/2020

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Distribution History

    Enter declared start and end dates to display distribution history below. Income, Long Gain, Short Gain and ROC breakdowns will only be shown for the past year.

    Declared Date Payable Date Ex Date Distrib Amount Income Long Gain Short Gain ROC

    *Indicates a Special Distribution: A distribution disbursed in addition to the normal distributions paid out by the company.

    Key Information Regarding Distributions
    Avg. Earnings Per Share:
    As of 12/31/2019
    -$0.0872
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 6/4/2020
    3.01%
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 6/4/2020
    8.44%
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 6/4/2020
    0.00%

    Pricing Information

    Premium/Discount Information
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Premium/Discount Information

    As of 6/5/2020

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-14.80%
    1 Year-14.08%
    3 Year-10.86%
    5 Year-11.66%
    Z-Score

    As of 6/4/2020

    PeriodZStat
    3 Month-0.12
    6 Month-0.89
    1 Year-1.45
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount

    Performance

    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 5/31/2020
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Single Country Equity

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    YTD-7.39%-4.37%-13.55%-9.02%
    201924.00%23.80%28.46%27.79%
    2018-13.66%-11.35%-19.28%-18.54%
    201726.28%22.06%30.32%26.73%
    2016-0.14%-2.74%0.42%-0.96%
    20151.12%1.68%7.09%7.39%
    2014-3.51%-1.39%-2.96%-1.24%
    201333.74%27.31%29.15%27.15%
    201214.18%13.17%22.50%20.67%
    2011-12.83%-12.97%-12.41%1.54%
    201020.85%18.88%10.09%11.10%
    2009-1.12%-2.77%54.91%43.58%
    2008-22.89%-23.79%-51.57%-44.88%
    2007-1.04%9.33%  
    200638.06%29.63%  
    200513.63%13.92%  
    200423.52%16.02%  
    200342.19%36.07%  
    2002-6.82%-5.36%  
    2001-22.10%-25.05%  
    200015.86%10.62%  
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Annualized Total Returns

    Returns for periods less than one year are cumulative rather than annualized

    As of 5/31/2020
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Single Country Equity

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 9/30/2019
    42
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 12/31/2019
    18.00%
    Asset Allocation

    As of 9/30/2019 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 9/30/2019 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Sector%Portfolio
    Defensive (Super Sector)46.49%
    Healthcare28.57%
    Cyclical (Super Sector)26.56%
    Financial Services18.57%
    Consumer Defensive16.46%
    Sensitive (Super Sector)9.37%
    Consumer Cyclical6.32%
    Industrials6.16%
    Technology2.88%
    Basic Materials1.68%
    Top Holdings

    As of 9/30/2019 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Nestle SA$19.36M15.79%
    Other Assets Less Liabilities$18.03M14.70%
    Novartis AG$16.06M13.09%
    Roche Holding AG$14.54M11.85%
    Zurich Insurance Group AG$4.60M3.75%
    Logitech International S.A.$3.53M2.88%
    Cie Financiere Richemont SA$3.44M2.81%
    UBS Group AG$3.37M2.75%
    Swiss Life Holding AG$2.97M2.42%
    The Swatch Group AG Reg.Shares$2.72M2.21%
    Country Allocation

    As of 9/30/2019 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    Switzerland - Equity81.32%
    United States - Equity2.88%

    Closed-end fund historical distribution sources have included net investment income, realized gains, and return of capital. For more detailed information on the distributions of a specific fund, please visit the sponsor's website.

    NOTES:

    Distribution type sourced from Morningstar. For specific information about a fund's distribution sources, visit the fund sponsor's website.

    The following information applies to closed-end funds in general: Fund shares are not guaranteed or endorsed by any bank or other insured depository institution, and are not federally insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Shares of closed-end funds are subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of principal invested. There can be no assurance that fund objectives will be achieved. Closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to their net asset value. NAV returns are net of fund expenses, and assume reinvestment of distributions.

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