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March 31, 2015 5:50 PM ET

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Company Overview of Witan Investment Trust plc

Company Overview

Witan Investment Trust plc is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Witan Investment Services Limited. The fund is co-managed by Artemis Investment Management LLP, Lindsell Train Limited, Heronbridge Investment Management LLP, MFS International (UK) Limited, Veritas Asset Management LLP, Lansdowne Partners Limited, Marathon Asset Management, LLP, Matthews International Capital Management, LLC, Trilogy Global Advisors, LLC, Pzena Investment Management, Inc, and Tweedy, Browne Company LLC. It invests in public equity markets across the globe. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. It primarily invests in dividend paying growth ...

Cassini House

57 St James's Street

London,  SW1A 1LD

United Kingdom

Founded in 1909

6 Employees


44 20 7399 6000

Key Executives for Witan Investment Trust plc

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 58
Head of Portfolio Review for Japan
Co-Head of UK Equities and Portfolio Manager
Head of North America Operations
Head - UK Mainstream Mainstream Portfolio Rview and Deputy Manager
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Witan Investment Trust plc Key Developments

Witan Investment Trust plc Reports Consolidated Earnings Results and Company Cash Flow Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2014

Witan Investment Trust plc reported consolidated and company earnings results for the full year ended December 31, 2014. For the year, on consolidated basis, the company reported total income was £118,810,000 against £329,263,000 a year ago. Profit before taxation was £96,537,000 against £305,546,000 a year ago. Profit attributable to equity holders of the parent company was £95,319,000 or 50.35 pence per share against £303,923,000 or 160.40 pence per share a year ago. Net cash outflow from operating activities was £16,154,000 against £70,680,000 a year ago. For the year, on company basis, net cash inflow from operating activities was £16,412,000 against £70,631,000 a year ago.

Witan Investment Trust plc Names James Hart as Investment Director

Witan Investment Trust plc announced that it has recruited James Hart to join its investment team, as Investment Director. James, who has worked in the investment company sector for 22 years, is currently employed by Cayenne Asset Management Ltd. as co-manager of The Cayenne Trust plc and is expected to take up employment at Witan in the second half of April. He will work with Witan's CEO Andrew Bell and the rest of the Witan Executive team in developing, implementing and communicating Witan's investment strategy.

Witan Investment Trust plc Announces Fourth Interim Dividend for the Year Ended December 31, 2014, Payable on April 2, 2015

Witan Investment Trust plc announced that a fourth interim dividend of 4.6 pence per ordinary share of 25 pence, in respect of the year ended December 31, 2014, will be paid on April 2, 2015 to shareholders registered at the close of business on March 6, 2015 (the ex-dividend date being March 5, 2015). Taken together with the three interim dividends of 3.60 pence each paid in June, September and December 2014, this represents a total dividend payment of 15.4 pence in respect of 2014 (2013: 14.4 pence). This is an increase of 6.9%.

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