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November 27, 2015 1:08 AM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of The European Investment Trust plc

Company Overview

The European Investment Trust plc is a closed ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Edinburgh Partners AIFM Limited. The fund is co-managed by Edinburgh Partners Limited. It invests in public equity markets of Europe, excluding the United Kingdom. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. It primarily invests in value stocks of companies. The fund employs fundamental analysis with a bottom-up stock selection approach, focusing on companies which seek to benefit from restructuring, cost cutting, and other profitability improvements to create its portfolio. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the FTSE All World Europe ex...

27-31 Melville Street

Edinburgh,  EH3 7JF

United Kingdom

Founded in 1972


44 13 1270 3800


44 13 1270 3801

Key Executives for The European Investment Trust plc

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 53
Head of Investment Trust Business-F&C and Isis Business
Age: 59
Deputy Head of Investment Trusts - Edinburgh
Age: 53
Company Secretary
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

The European Investment Trust plc Key Developments

The European Investment Trust plc Announces the Appointment of Michael Macphee as an Independent Non-Executive Director with Effect from January 1, 2016

The European Investment Trust plc announced the appointment of Mr. Michael MacPhee as an independent non-executive Director of the company with effect from 1 January 2016. From 1998 until his retirement from the firm in 2014, he was the manager of Mid Wynd International Investment Trust PLC.

the European Investment Trust plc Recommends Final Dividend and Special Dividend for the Year Ended 30 September 2015, Payable on 29 January 2016

The European Investment Trust plc Board recommended a final dividend of 14.0 pence per share and a special dividend of 2.0 pence per share, a total of 16.0 pence per share for the year ended 30 September 2015. The proposed total dividend of 16.0 pence compares with the prior year total dividend of 15.0 pence. For the prior year, the final dividend was 14.0 pence and a special dividend of 1.0 pence was paid. Subject to the approval of shareholders at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting, these dividends will be paid on 29 January 2016 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 8 January 2016. The ex-dividend date will be 7 January 2016.

The European Investment Trust plc Reports Earnings Results for the Year Ended September 30, 2015

The European Investment Trust plc reported earnings results for the year ended September 30, 2015. For the year, the company reported gains on investments at fair value of £23,876,000 against loss on investments at fair value of £15,612,000 a year ago. Net loss before finance costs and taxation was £17,591,000 against net return before finance costs and taxation of £22,182,000 a year ago. Net loss before taxation was £17,607,000 against net return before taxation of £22,087,000 a year ago. Net loss attributable to shareholders was £18,180,000 or 43.21 pence per ordinary share against net return attributable to shareholders of £21,079,000 or 50.11 pence per ordinary share a year ago. Net cash inflow from operating activities was £7,051,000 against £7,220,000 a year ago. Purchases of investments were £131,449,000 against £162,177,000 a year ago. In the year to 30 September 2015, the net asset value per share decreased by 7.3% from 800.41 pence to 742.20 pence.

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