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The European Smaller Companies Trust PLC


The European Smaller Companies Trust aims to turn investments in Europe’s dynamic smaller businesses into capital growth. Evidence shows that smaller companies have historically achieved greater growth, as a group, than their larger peers. That’s why the trust’s team of expert managers harness regional experience and diverse information sources to find Europe’s undiscovered and promising businesses.

Investment Objective: The Company seeks capital growth by investing in smaller and medium sized companies which are quoted, domiciled, listed or have operations in Europe (excluding the UK).


Objective Capital Growth
Total Assets £952.21M
As of 31/05/2024
Share price 186.40p
As of 12/07/2024
Estimated NAV 206.28p
As of 12/07/2024
Discount / Premium -9.64%
As of 12/07/2024
Yield 2.52%
As of 12/07/2024

A unique lens on Europe

We seek out often-underappreciated innovative and dynamic opportunities in the region.

Investing in change

Investing in companies at different stages of their lifecycle, including key moments of transition, helps the trust benefit from their long term potential.

Big opportunities, right price

The managers aim to uncover overlooked small businesses, without overpaying.

Marketing Communication. Past performance does not predict future returns. The value of an investment and the income from it may go down as well as up and you may lose the amount originally invested. Past performance can be viewed here.

European through and through

The managers choose companies on an individual basis from across the region to capture the emerging trends shaping tomorrow.

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Responsible investment approach

See the full methodology regarding responsible investment and more in our ESG policy.

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Read the latest research

Kepler Trust Intelligence has outlined everything from investment objectives to key stats to a detailed overview of The European Smaller Companies Trust.

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  • ​The value of the trusts and the income from them is not guaranteed and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you originally invested.
  • ​Past performance does not predict future returns.
  • Third party data is believed to be reliable, but its completeness and accuracy is not guaranteed.