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Montanaro European Smaller Companies Trust

The trust aims to achieve capital growth by investing in small European quoted companies. It seeks to achieve capital growth in excess of its benchmark, the MSCI Europe SmallCap (ex-UK) Index.

Product Details at a glance:

Why invest in European SmallCap?

We believe that every investment portfolio should have some exposure to SmallCap, primarily owing to:

  • The ‘SmallCap Effect’ – the proven long-term outperformance of smaller companies versus their LargeCap peers*
  • A wealth of choice, with more than 2,000 quoted SmallCap companies in Europe
  • A lack of research, making for an inefficient market ripe with opportunity for those who invest in thorough analysis
  • Portfolio diversification – helping to lower portfolio risk

*Source: see research from Dimson & Marsh

How we invest

Our investment process has remained unchanged for many years:

  • We invest exclusively in “Quality Growth” companies
  • ​We generate new ideas ourselves (no brokers)
  • We do thorough research ourselves, which includes detailed analysis and company site visits
  • We integrate ESG fully into company analysis
  • We take a conservative approach to valuation

We are disciplined about what we buy and when we sell

Fund Name Montanaro European Smaller Companies Trust
Fund Manager(s) George Cooke
Launch Date 1 January 1981
Offer Closes Closed
Product Type Investment Trust
Available as an ISA Yes
Distribution Frequency Semi-annually
XD Dates January / July
Pricing Frequency Daily
Fund Size £357.28m
Share Class
Available through FundsNetwork FundsNetwork Only
Fund Charges
Initial charge: *Please note Investment Trusts have additional charges
Fund Manager Ongoing Charge: 1.19%
Total Service Fee p.a. 0.43%


Montanaro European Smaller Companies Trust Key Features


Montanaro European Smaller Companies Trust Factsheet


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