Swiss Helvetia:SWZ

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    Overview

    As of 12/1/2022

     Share
    Price
    NAVPremium/
    Discount
    Current$7.88$9.23-14.63%
    52 Wk Avg$8.30$9.54-12.96%
    52 Wk High$10.13$11.51-8.39%
    52 Wk Low$6.56$7.73-15.99%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution Rate8.45%
    Distribution Amount$0.1665
    Distribution FrequencyQuarterly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by normally investing at least 80% of its net assets, plus borrowings for investment purposes, in Swiss-equity and equity linked securities that are traded on a Swiss stock exchange, traded at the pre-bourse level of one or more Swiss stock exchanges, traded through a market maker or over the counter in Switzerland. The Fund also may invest in Swiss-equity and equity-linked securities of Swiss companies that are traded on other major European stock exchanges.

    Capital Structure

    As of 12/1/2022

    Total Investment Exposure:$123.682M
    Total Common Assets:$121.949M
    Common Shares Outstanding:13,212,254
    Leverage

    As of 12/1/2022

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Total Debt (USD): $1.733M
    Regulatory Leverage (USD): $1.733M
    Effective Leverage (USD): $1.733M
    Effective Leverage (%): 1.40%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 12/31/2021

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees0.70%
    Other Expenses:0.70%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:N/A
    Total: 1.40%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    Schroder Investment Management North America Inc.

    Portfolio Managers
    Stefan Frischknecht, Daniel Lenz

    Basics
    Category: Equity-Single-Country Equity
    Ticker: SWZ
    NAV Ticker: XSWZX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 19,795
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $0.164M
    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 12/1/2022

    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 6/30/2022
    $0.1374
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 12/1/2022
    7.22%
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 12/1/2022
    -11.76%
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 12/1/2022
    1.40%

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 12/2/2022

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-12.88%
    1 Year-12.96%
    3 Year-13.92%
    5 Year-12.47%
    Z-Score

    As of 12/1/2022

    PeriodZStat
    3 Month-0.80
    6 Month-1.08
    1 Year-1.20
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount

    Performance

    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 11/30/2022
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Single Country Equity

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    YTD-15.30%-17.45%-21.53%-22.98%
    202118.25%16.09%15.88%7.46%
    202014.18%14.29%18.70%19.81%
    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%  
    2008-22.89%-23.79%  
    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%  
    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 11/30/2022
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Single Country Equity

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 9/30/2022
    49
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 12/31/2021
    11.00%
    Asset Allocation

    As of 9/30/2022

    Top Sectors

    As of 9/30/2022

    Sector%Portfolio
    Defensive (Super Sector)55.55%
    Healthcare30.74%
    Cyclical (Super Sector)26.40%
    Consumer Defensive23.12%
    Financial Services17.42%
    Sensitive (Super Sector)13.69%
    Industrials8.80%
    Consumer Cyclical7.61%
    Technology4.89%
    Utilities1.68%
    Top Holdings

    As of 9/30/2022

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Nestle SA$22.19M21.15%
    Roche Holding AG$15.02M14.31%
    Novartis AG$11.51M10.97%
    Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA$4.89M4.66%
    Zurich Insurance Group AG$4.59M4.37%
    Partners Group Holding AG$3.09M2.95%
    UBS Group AG$2.47M2.35%
    Logitech International SA$2.46M2.35%
    Aryzta AG$2.07M1.97%
    Asset Offset$1.93M1.84%
    Credit Quality

    As of 9/30/2022

    Country Allocation

    As of 9/30/2022

    Country% Portfolio
    Switzerland - Equity94.52%
    Austria - Equity1.12%

    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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