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An update to The Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc

"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 Past performance is not a guide to future performance. More information can be found on the prices and performance page. Full details of risks. Gearing 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. "

Henderson Smaller Cos. Investment Trust Plc video

An update to The Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc

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An introduction to The Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc


Neil Hermon, Fund Manager
Neil Hermon has managed the portfolio since November 2002, and his experience of managing UK Smaller Companies funds dates back to 1994. Neil was previously Head of Smaller Companies at Morley, where he managed the Norwich Union UK Smaller Companies OEIC (AA rated by S&P fund research). He describes his investment style as stock-picking with a growth bias.
Jamie Cayzer-Colvin, Chairman
Jamie Cayzer-Colvin joined the Board on 13 May 2011 and was appointed Chairman on 30 September 2011. He is an executive director of Caledonia Investments plc. He joined the Caledonia group in 1995, initially working at its Amber specialty chemicals subsidiary before becoming an investment executive at Caledonia in 1999. He was appointed an associate director in 2002 and a director in 2005. He is a non-executive director of Close Brothers Group plc. Among other appointments, he is a director of Polar Capital Holdings plc and of a number of unquoted companies.
James Nelson, Director
James Nelson joined the Board in 2002. He is the Company's Senior Independent Director. He was formerly an executive partner of Graphite Capital and is a former chairman of the BVCA. He is a director of Intermediate Capital Group PLC
Keith Percy, Director
Keith Percy joined the Board in 2006. He is Chairman of Brunner Investment Trust plc and a director of JPMorgan Japanese Investment Trust plc, Standard Life Equity Income Trust plc and The Children’s Mutual.
Mary Ann Sieghart, Director
Mary Ann Sieghart joined the Board in July 2008. She was Assistant Editor of The Times from 1998 to 2007. She is also a former City Editor and Lex columnist. She sits on the Council of Tate Modern and the Advisory Council of IntoUniversity and is a Trustee of the Radcliffe Trust and Vice-President of the National Association for Gifted Children. She writes a weekly column for The Independent.
Beatrice Hollond, Director
Beatrice Hollond joined the Board on 23 July 2010 and became Chairman of the Audit Committee on 24 September 2010. She is deputy chairman of Millbank Financial Services, an independent family office, and chairman of Millbank Investment Management Limited, its investment management subsidiary. She is also a director of Keystone Investment Trust plc, ORA Capital Partners Plc and Oldfield & Co. (London) Limited. Among other appointments she is a trustee of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Chairman of the Investment Committee, and an Advisory Fellow, of Pembroke College, Oxford.

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