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JPMorgan European Smaller Co IT plc (JESC) Ordinary 5p

Sell:262.00p Buy:266.00p 0 Change: 7.00p (2.77%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 6 April 2020 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Sell:262.00p
Buy:266.00p
Change: 7.00p (2.77%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 6 April 2020 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Sell:262.00p
Buy:266.00p
Change: 7.00p (2.77%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 6 April 2020 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
The selling price currently displayed is higher than the buying price. This can occur temporarily for a variety of reasons; shortly before the market opens, after the market closes or because of extraordinary price volatility during the trading day.

Objective

The Company invests in a diversified portfolio of smaller companies in Europe, excluding the United Kingdom. The Company manages liquidity and borrowings with the aim of increasing potential sterling returns to shareholders. The Company borrows in euros in order to hedge the currency risk in respect of the geared portion of the portfolio. The Company does not normally hedge the foreign currency exposure of the remainder of the portfolio. The Board has set no minimum or maximum limits on the number of investments in the portfolio. To gain the appropriate exposure, the Investment Managers are permitted to invest in pooled funds.
Sector Weight
Industrials 30.97%
Technology 19.63%
Utilities 14.32%
Consumer Cyclical 11.10%
Healthcare 10.33%
Communication Services 8.56%
Financial Services 8.48%
Consumer Defensive 3.93%
Basic Materials 2.31%
Real Estate 1.41%
Country Weight
Italy 21.74%
France 20.39%
Germany 17.10%
Switzerland 15.12%
Sweden 12.64%
Netherlands 10.26%
Finland 3.26%
Denmark 2.87%
Norway 2.57%
Spain 2.44%

Fee Structure

The investment management fee will be charged at a rate of 0.85% of NA. Contract terminable on notice period of 6 months.

Dividend Policy

The main aim of the trust is to emphasise capital growth rather than income, so shareholders should not expect to receive a regular dividend.

ASSET SPLIT

Total number of holdings: 125.

Trust Manager

Francesco Conte

Manager Bio

Francesco Conte, managing director, is a senior portfolio manager for European smaller companies funds within the JPMorgan Asset Management European Equity Group. An employee since 1998, Francesco was previously the lead analyst in the Italian Equities Team at Schroder Securities. Prior to this, he worked at Ermgassen & Co., a specialist M&A boutique specialising in cross-border alliances. Francesco obtained a BSc in Economics & Development from the London School of Economics.

Board Of Directors

Marc van GelderChairman, Ashok Gupta, Nicholas Smith, Stephen White, Tanya Cordrey

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