Lowland Investment Co. Plc is a closed-end investment fund/investment trust. The firm invests in companies in the aerospace and defense, chemical, forestry and paper, industrial metal, mining, construction and material, electronic and electrical equipment, industrial engineering, industrial transportation, general industrial, travel and leisure and pharmaceutical industries. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
Value of Investment
The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and you may not get back your original investment.
Past performance is not a guide to future performance.
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The effect of borrowing money for investment purposes. The amount a company can “gear” is the amount it can borrow in order to invest. Gearing is used in the expectation that the returns on the investments bought will exceed the costs of the borrowings that funded the purchase. Where a negative gearing figure is shown, this number represents the percentage of the portfolio held as cash.
James Henderson, Fund Manager
Involved with investment trusts throughout his career, James investment style is driven by value in companies of all sizes, seeking out opportunities through a contrarian approach and focusing on medium to long term growth. James has also managed Henderson Opportunities Trust since January 2007.
Peter J C Troughton, Chairman
Peter Troughton (Chairman), is Vice-Chairman of Archant Ltd and a non-executive director of a number of private companies. He is also a Director of the Waverton Funds and of JOHIM Global Funds plc. He was formerly a director of WH Smith Group plc and chief executive of Rothschild Asset Management. He was appointed to the Board in 1990 and became Chairman at the conclusion of the 2012 AGM.
Rupert G M L Barclay , Chairman
Rupert Barclay ACA, is a partner of Cairneagle Associates LLP. He was formerly the director of Group Strategy at Reuters plc and Allied Domecq plc and has held non-executive positions with Macfarlane Group plc, Instinet Corporation and Dimension Data plc. He was appointed to the Board in 2000 and became the Chairman of the Audit Committee in June 2008.
Kevin Carter , Chairman
Kevin Carter, is a director of Murray International Trust Plc and Legal and General Investment Management (Holdings) Ltd and is Chairman of the Investment Committee and a trustee director of the BBC Pension Scheme. He is a director of the Centrica Combined Common Investment Fund Limited and Chairman of Hermes GPE LLP. He was the Head of European Investment Practice of Watson Wyatt Limited and Chief Executive Officer of Old Mutual Asset Managers. He was appointed to the Board in October 2009.
Karl Sternberg , Chairman
Karl Sternberg, is a Director of JP Morgan Income & Growth Investment Trust Plc and Chief Executive of Oxford Investment Partners Limited. He is also a director of Friends Life and a Fellow of St Catherine’s College, Oxford. He was formerly Chief Investment Officer for Deutsche Asset Management (Europe and Asia Pacific). He was appointed to the Board in January 2009.
Robert S Robertson , Chairman
Robert Robertson, is a Director of BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc and a number of private companies. He was previously Chairman of West China Cement and Chief Executive of Tarmac Group and Anglo American’s Industrial Minerals division. He was appointed to the Board on 1 May 2011.