Pacific Horizon Investment Trust PLC

Pacific Horizon Investment Trust PLC

Sector: Unit Investment Trusts, Face-Amount Certificate Offices, and Closed-End Management Investment Offices Region: United Kingdom

Pacific Horizon aims to achieve capital growth through investment in the markets of the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan) and of the Indian Sub-continent.


Mike Gush, Trust Manager
Mike graduated MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Durham University in 2003. He joined Baillie Gifford in the same year and worked in the UK and Japanese Equity Teams before moving to the Emerging Markets Equity Team in 2005, where he is an Investment Manager. Mike is CFA charterholder.
Roderick Snell, Deputy Fund Manager
Roderick graduated BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences in Medical Biology from the University of Edinburgh in 2006. He joined Baillie Gifford in the same year and worked in the UK and European Equity Teams before joining the Emerging Markets Equity Team in 2008, covering Asia Pacific equities. He was named co portfolio manager on the Baillie Gifford Pacific Fund in June 2010 and has been sole manager since April 2013.
Jean Matterson , Chairman
Jean Matterson was appointed a Director in 2003 and became Chairman of the Board on 25 October 2010, she is also Chairman of the Nomination Committee. She is a partner of Rossie House Investment Management which specialises in private client portfolio management with a particular emphasis on investment trusts. She was previously with Stewart Ivory & Co for 20 years, as an investment manager and a director, and is a director of The Throgmorton Trust PLC.
Edward Creasy, Director
Edward Creasy was appointed a Director in 2010. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and is the Senior Independent Director. He is the former chief executive officer of Kiln plc, a non-life insurer quoted on the London Stock Exchange until purchased by Tokio Marine Nichido Fire Insurance Co in March 2008. Until January 2011 he was chairman of Kiln Group and chairman of RJ Kiln & Co. Limited (an FCA registered Lloyd’s insurer). He is a director of W.R. Berkley Insurance (Europe), Ltd (an FCA registered UK insurance company), chairman of Notcutts Limited and deputy chairman of W.R. Berkley Syndicate Management (an FCA registered Lloyd’s insurer) and is also a member of Lloyd’s of London’s Supervisory and Review Committee.
Douglas McDougall OBE, Director
Douglas McDougall was appointed a Director in 1992. He is chairman of The Scottish Investment Trust plc, The Independent Investment Trust PLC and The European Investment Trust plc. He is a director of The Monks Investment Trust PLC and Herald Investment Trust plc. From 1969 to 1999 he was a partner in Baillie Gifford & Co and from 1989 to 1999 was joint senior partner and chief investment officer. He is a former chairman of the Investment Management Regulatory Organisation, the Fund Managers’ Association and the Association of Investment Companies.
Elisabeth Scott , Director
Elisabeth Scott was appointed a Director in 2011. She was managing director and country head of Schroder Investment Management (Hong Kong) Limited from 2005 to 2008 and chair of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association from 2005 to 2007. She worked in the Hong Kong asset management industry from 1992 to 2008. She is a director of Fidelity China Special Situations PLC and Dunedin Income Growth Investment Trust PLC.

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