The European Smaller Companies Trust

LSE: ESCT

Market Cap£609m

Last Close 152p

The European Smaller Companies Trust seeks capital growth by investing in smaller and medium-sized companies that are quoted, listed or have operations in Europe (excluding the UK).

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Investment summary

In our last note on The European Smaller Companies Trust (ESCT) (Does what it says on the tin), we communicated to investors fund manager Ollie Beckett’s market views and how this has affected the fund’s positioning. In this note we update investors on Beckett’s latest thinking and why he feels that, despite all of the negativity and volatility, European smaller companies and ESCT particularly are well placed to deliver long-term growth for investors.

Content on The European Smaller Companies Trust
The European Smaller Companies Trust – It is always darkest before the dawn
Investment companies | research Update | 17 October 2022
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The European Smaller Companies Trust – Does what it says on the tin
Investment companies | research Update | 7 July 2022
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TR European Growth Trust – Making changes but keeping successful approach
Investment companies | research Review | 3 December 2021
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Price performance
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Actual 15.6 10.1 (11.6)
Relative* 8.2 6.6 (14.0)
52-week high/low 180.4p/124.5p
*% relative to local index
Key management
Ollie Beckett Fund manager
Rory Stokes Fund manager

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