The Scottish Investment Trust (SCIN)

Business description

The Scottish Investment Trust’s objective is to provide investors, over the longer term, with above-average returns through a diversified portfolio of international equities and to achieve dividend growth ahead of UK inflation. Assets are primarily allocated on the basis of the investment merits of individual stocks rather than those of regions, sectors or themes.

Stock data

Market cap.£636m
Last close809.00p
High / Low (52 weeks)891.0p / 777.5p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
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Company news

Investment summary

The Scottish Investment Trust (SCIN) invests globally, with the aim of achieving capital appreciation and above-inflation dividend growth. A self-managed trust with a 130-year history, SCIN follows a contrarian investment style, with a high conviction portfolio of 50-100 stocks drawn from three categories: ‘ugly ducklings’, ‘change is afoot’ and ‘more to come’. The four-strong management team, led by Alasdair McKinnon, uses behavioural finance techniques to exploit the tendency of investors to ‘follow the crowd’. By focusing on stocks that are very unloved, those with operational improvements that have been overlooked, and more popular stocks that can continue to do better, they build in a margin of safety. There is an active discount management programme and the trust has recently announced a move to quarterly dividends from FY18.

Last updated on 26/07/2017

Key management

Alan Jamieson, Investor Relations
Alasdair McKinnon, Manager

Company address

6 Albyn Place
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 131 225 7781
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