Director, Portfolio Manager, European Equities
European Assets Trust PLC
The Trust seeks to generate attractive long-term capital growth through investment in quoted small and medium-sized companies in Europe, excluding the UK. As well as capital growth the company aims to offer an attractive dividend, with payments made in January, April, July and October of each year.
- A high-conviction trust that taps into the huge potential of small and medium-sized companies in Europe
- Attractive combination of capital growth and income; 6% of the year end NAV paid to shareholders as dividends*
- Under researched asset class which offers the potential for significant performance from stock picking
Long-term capital growth
To aim to secure long-term growth of capital through investment in quoted small and medium-sized companies in Europe, excluding the United Kingdom. A high distribution policy has been adopted and dividends have been paid mainly out of other reserves.
A focused portfolio
The Company invests in small and medium sized companies in Europe, excluding the UK, defined as those with a market capitalisation below that of the largest company in the Euromoney Smaller European Companies (ex UK) Index. The Trust will not invest more than 20 per cent of its total assets in any one company and does not take legal or management control of any company in which it invests. The Trust does not restrict its investments to any specific industrial sectors and a diversified geographical spread has been maintained. The Trust does not seek to create a portfolio to take advantage of anticipated currency fluctuations. The Trust has the powers under its Articles to borrow an amount up to 20 per cent of its securities portfolio.
The value of your investments and any income from them can go down as well as up and you may not get back the original amount invested. Investments in smaller companies carry a higher degree of risk as their shares may be less liquid and investment values can be volatile. Changes in rates of exchange may also reduce the value of your investment. Gearing is used for investment purposes to obtain, increase or reduce exposure to an asset, index or investment. The use of gearing can enhance returns to investors in a rising market, but if the market falls the losses may be greater.