Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies (SST)

Business description

SST's objective is to provide shareholders with long-term capital growth through investment in smaller Asian (excluding Japanese) quoted companies. Its assets are invested in a diversified portfolio of securities, substantially in the form of equities, although other listed investment companies and equity-related securities such as convertible bonds and warrants are permitted.

Stock data

Market cap.£305.2m
Last close986.00p
High / Low (52 weeks)1095.0p / 959.5p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamInvestment Companies
SectorInvestment Companies

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Company news

Investment summary

Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies Trust (SST) was launched in 1995 with the objective of generating long-term capital growth from investing in smaller companies listed in Asia (excluding Japan and Australasia). Its long-term 10-year performance record continues to be strong, although in more recent years SST has lagged the performance of the comparative MSCI AC Asia ex-Japan Index, which has been driven by large-cap and technology stocks in particular. Since Vinay Agarwal became acting (now formal) lead manager in July 2016, the portfolio has become more concentrated and growth orientated. Agarwal believes the trust is well positioned with reasonably valued, quality companies that can grow structurally through economic cycles.

Last updated on 10/01/2018

Key management

James Ferguson, Chairman

Company address

23 St. Andrew Square
United Kingdom
+44 (0)131 473 2200
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