You can purchase shares in The Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies Trust plc directly through a stockbroker or financial adviser. Please contact your financial adviser for more information or visit Unbiased for advice.

There are also online brokers that enable investors to trade directly, for a small fee. A list of ways that you can invest, which is not comprehensive nor does it constitute any form of recommendation of any of the people on the list, can be found below.

Useful links


AJ Bell Youinvest

Alliance Trust Savings

Halifax Share Dealing

Charles Stanley Direct

Club Finance


Hargreaves Lansdown



IG Index

Interactive Investor

The Share Centre

Saga Share Direct



Saxo Capital Markets

Barclays Smart Investor



We always recommend that you seek advice from a financial adviser before investing. They will be able to help you to decide if an investment in the Company is suitable for you. First Sentier Investors does not offer investment advice. If you do not have a financial adviser please visit  

Before you invest, please ensure you have downloaded and read the relevant Key Investor Information Document (KIID) in the Documents and Factsheets section. The information is required by law to help you understand the nature and the risks of investing in the Company.

Please remember that past performance is not a guide to future results. The value of your investments and any income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up. You may not get back the full amount invested. 

For any further enquiries please contact us.

The Retail Distribution Review (RDR)

On 31 December 2012, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) changed the rules about how financial advisers describe their services and the way UK consumers pay for them. These changes are commonly referred to as the ‘Retail Distribution Review’

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