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An Introduction to The City of London 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. "

The City of London Investment Trust Plc video

An Introduction to The City of London Investment Trust plc

The City of London Investment Trust Plc video

The City of London Investment Trust plc


Job Curtis, Fund Manager
A senior investment professional, Job Curtis has managed The City of London Investment Trust since 1991. He joined Touche Remnant in 1987, subsequently acquired by Henderson Global Investors, and has been head of Henderson's Value & Income investment team since 2003. Job is renowned for his highly successful, conservative investment approach, based on intensive analysis of the fundamentals of each stock, and strict control of risk.
Philip Remnant, Chairman
Philip Remnant is a Senior Adviser to the investment banking division of Credit Suisse in Europe, having previously been a Vice Chairman of CSFB Europe and Head of the UK Investment Banking Department. He is also Chairman of the Shareholder Executive and a Director of UK Financial Investments. He was Director General of the Takeover Panel from 2001 to 2003 and again in 2010. He joined the Board on 1 January 2011 and was appointed Chairman on 24 October 2011. 
David Brief, Director
David Brief recently retired as Chief Investment Officer of BAE Systems Pension Funds Investment Management Limited. Mr Brief is also a non-executive director of Henderson TR Pacific Investment Trust plc and is on the Investment Committee of the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme and Rio Tinto Pension Scheme. Mr Brief joined the Board on 1 January 2009.
Richard Hextall, Director
Richard Hextall (Audit Chairman and Senior Independent Director) is a Chartered Accountant and has been the Group Finance Director of Amlin plc since 1999. He joined Amlin from Deloitte & Touche, where he was a director specialising in the insurance and financial services sector. Mr Hextall was a director of the Lloyd’s Market Association from 2007 to 2010 and a member of its Finance Committee from 2002 to 2009 (Chairman from 2005 to 2007). He was also a member of the Lloyd’s Investment Committee from 2003 to 2007. Mr Hextall joined the Board on 1 November 2007.
Simon Barratt, Director
Simon Barratt joined the Board on 1 October 2010. Simon is General Counsel and Company Secretary at Whitbread PLC where he has been since 1991. He was previously at Rio Tinto and Heron, having qualified as a solicitor with the law firm, Slaughter and May.

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