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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.£637.6m
Last close823.00p
High / Low (52 weeks)902.0p / 771.0p
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) seeks to avoid the ‘madness of crowds’, investing away from the herd in stocks that may be entirely out of favour with the market (‘ugly ducklings’), on the verge of significant improvement (‘change is afoot’), or still undervalued despite being more widely appreciated (‘more to come’). This leads manager Alasdair McKinnon and his team into areas of the market such as banks, food retail and oil companies, which have been somewhat left behind in a stock market rally that may in future be known as the ‘second internet bubble’. McKinnon reports that in spite of average market valuations being at high levels, there is still an abundance of global opportunities for contrarian investors. SCIN’s portfolio is modestly geared on a net basis and has an above-average yield compared with its close peer group.

Last updated on 19/03/2018

Key management

Alasdair McKinnon, Manager

Company address

6 Albyn Place
Edinburgh
EH2 4NL
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 131 225 7781
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