| London Stock Exchange: BEE
Baring Emerging Europe Plc was launched on 18th December 2002 as the continuation company for Baring Emerging Europe Trust PLC.
The investment objective of the company is to achieve long-term capital growth, principally through investment either in securities of companies listed or traded on an emerging European securities market or in securities of companies listed or traded elsewhere, the majority of whose revenues and/or profits are, or are expected to be, derived from activities in Emerging Europe.
As its name suggests, the company invests in companies based in the emerging economies of Europe. This is broadly defined as central Europe (e.g. Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic), the Eastern Mediterranean and Russia. This area of Europe has considerable potential as economic reform takes hold and the EU expands eastwards.