JPMorgan European Smaller Companies Trust (JESC)

Business description

JESC's investment objective is to achieve capital growth from a diversified portfolio of listed shares in European ex UK Smaller Companies. Liquidity and borrowings are actively managed (investments 80-120% of net assets) with a view to enhancing returns to shareholders. JESC's investment policy emphasises capital growth, rather than income, and so the dividend is expected to vary from year to year. JESC is benchmarked against HSBC Smaller European Companies (ex UK) Total Return Index in sterling terms.

Stock data

Market cap.£663.2m
Last close414.50p
High / Low (52 weeks)415.0p / 275.2p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamInvestment Companies
SectorInvestment Companies

Other companies in sector Show

Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust
Aberdeen Private Equity Fund Aberdeen UK Tracker Trust
AcenciA Debt Strategies Acorn Income Fund
Adamas Finance Asia Alliance Trust
Altamir SCA Amphion Innovations
Aurelius Bailador Tech Investments
Bankers Investment Trust (The) BB Biotech
BlackRock Greater Europe Investment Trust BlackRock Hedge Selector
BlackRock Latin American Inv. Trust British Portfolio Trust
Brunner Investment Trust (The) Canadian General Investments
Carador Income Fund Charles Stanley
Circle Property City Natural Resources
Conversus Capital CQS Rig Finance Fund
CVC Credit Partners European Opps Detour Gold
Deutsche Beteiligungs Dexion Commodities
Diverse Income Trust (The) DouglasBay Capital
Dunedin Enterprise Investment Trust DW Catalyst Fund
Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust (The) European Assets Trust
European Investment Trust (The) F&C Managed Portfolio Income
F&C Managed Portfolio Trust F&C US Smaller Companies
Fidelity China Special Situations Fidelity European Values
Finsbury Growth & Income Trust Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust
Gartmore Growth Opportunities Gartmore Irish Growth Fund
Geiger Counter Limited GLI Alternative Finance
Global Resources Investment Trust Golden Prospect Precious Metals
Hansa Trust (HAN) HarbourVest Global Private Equity
HarbourVest Senior Loans Europe HBM Healthcare Investments
Heliad Equity Partners Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust
Henderson Far East Income Henderson Global Trust
Henderson Global Trust Henderson International Income Trust
HSBC Infrastructure Company Infrastructure India
International Biotechnology Trust Invesco Asia Trust
Invesco Income Growth Trust Is Private Equity
JP Morgan Private Equity Limited JPMorgan Brazil Investment Trust
JPMorgan Global Convertibles Income Fund JPMorgan Global Growth & Income
JPMorgan Indian Investment Trust Jupiter Green Investment Trust
Jupiter UK Growth Investment Trust Jupiter US Smaller Companies
JZ Capital Partners Limited Lazard World Trust Fund
Leaf Clean Energy Company LMS Capital
Lowland Investment Company LPEQ
Martin Currie Asia Unconstrained Trust Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust
Middlefield Canadian Income Miton Global Opportunities
Miton Income Opportunities Trust New City Energy
Ocean Wilsons Holdings Pacific Assets Trust
Phaunos Timber Fund Polar Capital Global Healthcare Trust
PXP Vietnam Fund Qatar Investment Fund
Rathbone Brothers RENN Universal Growth Investment Trust
Schroder AsiaPacific Fund Schroder Global Real Estate Securities
ScotGems Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies
Securities Trust of Scotland Seneca Global Income & Growth Trust
Sigma Capital Group Standard Life Equity Income Trust
Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust Standard Life Private Equity Trust
Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Strategic Equity Capital
Taiwan Fund (The) Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust
Tetragon Financial Group The Biotech Growth Trust
The Law Debenture Corporation The Merchants Trust
The North American Income Trust The Scottish Investment Trust
Tiso Blackstar Group TR European Growth trust
UK Commercial Property Trust Utilico Emerging Markets
Vietnam Enterprise Investments Vietnam Holding Asset Management
Vietnam Infrastructure Fund VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund
VinaLand Vision Opportunity China Fund
WAM Active WAM Capital
WAM Research Witan Investment Trust
Witan Pacific Investment Trust Worldwide Healthcare Trust
YFM Equity Partners

Company news

Investment Trust Watch: Europe's soaring trusts

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 13:40:12 GMT

JPM European Smaller Companies: EU is 'not an emotive issue' on the Continent

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:56:15 GMT

Investment trusts

Tue, 06 Dec 2011 17:45:05 GMT

JP Morgan: The best European smaller company stocks to buy right now

Tue, 02 May 2017 13:30:00 GMT

AIC outlook for Europe and EU small caps

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 10:30:15 GMT

Investment summary

JPMorgan European Smaller Companies Trust (JESC) aims to generate long-term capital growth from a portfolio of European (ex-UK) small-cap equities. Despite a period of underperformance versus the Euromoney Smaller Europe ex-UK benchmark in 2016 due to conservative portfolio positioning, JESC’s longer-term performance record remains intact. It has outperformed the benchmark over three, five and 10 years. The managers believe that the European economic backdrop is favourable, political risk has been reduced and they are finding plenty of investment opportunities, across a range of industries, including companies that are adapting in a period of rapid technological change.

Last updated on 22/06/2017

Latest video

Key management

Carolan Dobson, Chairman
Jim Campbell, Fund manager
Francesco Conte, Fund manager

Company address

60 Victoria Embankment
London
EC4Y 0JP
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7742 8879
View website