Portfolio & performance

Distribution of assets

Geographical breakdown

By Region 31 August 2018 31 October 2017
UK 26.1% 28.6%
Europe (ex UK) 14.2% 17.9%
North America 36% 26.5%
Latin America 0% 3%
Japan 8% 8.2%
Asia Pacific (ex Japan) 4.6% 10.6%
Middle East & Africa 0% 0%
Net current assets 11.1% 5.2%
Total assets 100% 100%

Sector breakdown

By Industry 31 August 2018 31 October 2017
Energy 18.5% 15.2%
Materials 9.1% 8.4%
Industrials 4.1% 10%
Consumer Discretionary 14.4% 8.6%
Consumer Staples 6.4% 11.8%
Health Care 8.5% 8.5%
Financials 18.2% 19.2%
Information Technology 1.9% 4.5%
Telecommunication Services 4.5% 5.2%
Utilities 1.7% 1.9%
Real Estate 1.6% 1.5%
Net current assets 11.1% 5.2%
Total assets 100% 100%

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. The value of shares and the income from them can go down as well as up as a result of market and currency fluctuations and investors may not get back the amount originally invested. The Scottish Investment Trust has a long-term policy of borrowing money to invest in equities in the expectation that this will improve returns and, should stockmarkets fall, such borrowings would magnify losses on these investments. The company can buy back and cancel its own shares. All other things being equal, this would have the effect of increasing gearing. For planning purposes, an investment in the Scottish Investment Trust should be viewed as a long-term commitment.

All sources the Scottish Investment Trust, unless otherwise stated.

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