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The European Smaller Companies Trust PLC

Potential investors must read the latest annual report and where relevant the key information document before investing.


The European Smaller Companies Trust invests mainly in Western Europe, excluding the UK, typically with a long list of more than 120 companies. The trust holds companies with an average market cap of around £1bn and rarely above £3bn. About 50% of the portfolio is invested in stocks with a market cap of less than €1bn.

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. References made to individual securities do not constitute a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any security, investment strategy or market sector, and should not be assumed to be profitable. Janus Henderson Investors, its affiliated advisor, or its employees, may have a position in the securities mentioned.

Top 10 holdings

Van Lanschot Kempen 3.13%
TKH Group 2.91%
Fugro 1.98%
KSB 1.91%
IPSOS 1.68%
SUESS MicroTec 1.63%
Stroeer 1.59%
DFDS 1.58%
u-blox 1.53%
Criteo 1.49%

Geographical breakdown

The geographic breakdown may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

Sector breakdown

The sector breakdown may not add up to 100% due to rounding.