Baillie Gifford European Growth Trust PLC is a UK-based investment company. It was previously known as The European Investment Trust plc and was founded in the year 1972. Its headquarters are situated in London, United Kingdom, and the company is listed and traded on the London Stock Exchange publicly. The ultimate investment objective of the company is to maximize the risk-adjusted returns for all its stakeholders, which is achieved by investing mainly in the European securities market. The company aims at building and maintaining a high quality and diversified portfolio, which consists of approximately 30 to 50 securities, to reduce the potential risk of losses. It mainly invests in the securities of countries that are included in the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) All-World European indices.

But of the total assets in the company’s portfolio, there is an upper limit of 10% of the total assets to be invested in the securities of countries that are not listed on the FTSE All- World European indices. The portfolio is strategically designed in a way to ensure that not more than 10% of its total value is invested in any one single stock at the time of investment. In addition to this, the portfolio also has another upper limit of 10% on the total assets that can be invested in other listed companies, which include investment trusts. There is one exception to this limit and it may be increased to 15% in case the companies to be invested in have stated that they have an upper limit of 15% of their total assets to be invested in other listed investment trusts. The alternative investment fund manager of Baillie Gifford European Growth Trust PLC is Baillie Gifford & Co Limited.

The company offers a wide range of investment trusts and Open-ended investment companies (OEICs) which give access to Baillie Gifford’s investment expertise. These include Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC, The Monks Investment Trust PLC, High Yield Bond Fund, Baillie Gifford China Growth Trust, Keystone Positive Change Investment Trust, Multi Asset Growth Fund, Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust PLC, Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust plc, and many more. The investment trusts managed by Baillie Gifford are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Also, the ordinary shares of the company are not restricted by FCA regulations because they are shares in an investment trust.

Baillie Gifford European Growth Trust PLC follows a well-defined framework of corporate governance and aligns itself with the UK Corporate Governance Code. It has an ethical code of conduct for running its business operations, and promotes a culture of integrity, trust, and accountability. It gives key priority to financial transparency to gain the trust of investors and respect their privacy, while ensuring that the investor data is protected and secure. It acts as a good corporate citizen and focuses on responsible investments to achieve sustainable returns for all.

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company address Beaufort HSE, 51 New North Road EXETER EX4 4EP United Kingdom GBR

company phone+44 207 628 8000

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