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The European Investment Trust (EUT)

Business description

The European Investment Trust (EUT) aims to achieve long-term capital growth through a diversified portfolio of continental European securities. The trust was launched in 1972 and management was transferred to Edinburgh Partners on 1 February 2010 following a tender process. The manager follows a disciplined, long-term value approach. The trust has an indefinite life and is not subject to a periodic continuation vote.

Stock data

Market cap.£330.9m
Last close810.00p
High / Low (52 weeks)950.0p / 754.0p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamInvestment Companies
SectorInvestment trusts

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Company news

Investment summary

The European Investment Trust (EUT) is managed by Craig Armour at Edinburgh Partners (EP, which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Templeton Investments). He aims to generate attractive investment returns from a diversified portfolio of continental European equities, employing a disciplined, valuation-based stock selection strategy. The manager believes investor sentiment has become too negative, on the back of slowing global growth in response to the US/China trade dispute. He says that as a result, many sectors of the European stock market – including industrials and other cyclicals – are looking attractively valued. EUT’s board has a progressive dividend policy and the trust currently offers a yield of 3.5%, which is the highest for a non-income-focused fund within the AIC Europe sector.

Last updated on 07/01/2019

Key management

Craig Armour, Fund manager
Kenneth Greig, Legal Director
Jamie Mackintosh, Client Service & Sales Partner

Company address

Beaufort House
51 New North Road
Exeter
EX4 4EP
United Kingdom
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