What can investors expect from an investment in The Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies Trust plc? Watch and read AJ Bell’s latest coverage below on the company’s history and performance.

Elephants can’t gallop

How has The Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies Trust evolved with market dynamics since inception? Read this piece to find out more about the dramatic changes in the operating environment the company has had to face and what the outcome looks like 27 years later. 

History doesn’t repeat but it often rhymes 

What is at the core of The Scottish Oriental Smaller Company Trust investment philosophy and how has it reflected over the trust’s last three decades? Find out more below.

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Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies Trust plc (“Company”) is an investment trust, incorporated in Scotland with registered number SC0156108, whose shares have been admitted to the Official List of the London Stock Exchange plc. The Company is an alternative investment fund and has appointed First Sentier Investors (UK) Funds Limited as the alternative investment fund manager for the Company. Further information is available from Client Services, First Sentier Investors (UK) Funds Limited, Finsbury Circus House, 15 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7EB or by telephoning 0800 587 4141 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday or by visiting www.scottishoriental.com. Telephone calls with First Sentier Investors may be recorded. 

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