The Schroder UK Public Private Trust aims to achieve long-term capital growth by investing in a diversified portfolio of 30-40 highly innovative companies on an upward trajectory, wherever they may be in the world.
An investment in the Schroder UK Public Private Trust is an investment in:
Amid moves to democratise investing in private assets, Schroder UK Public Private Trust is backing some of the best innovative growth companies, wherever they may be in the world.
On September 30 2022, Tim Creed, Fund Manager, and Jack Dempsey presented the trust's interim results for the period ending 30 June 2022. Download half year report >
Independent Board of Directors
Schroder UK Public Private Trust plc
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The Company currently conducts its affairs so that its shares can be recommended by IFAs to ordinary retail investors in accordance with the FCA's rules in relation to non-mainstream investment products and intends to continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The Company's shares are excluded from the FCA's restrictions which apply to non-mainstream investment products because they are shares in an investment trust.
Long-term outcomes are more binary – extremely attractive rewards for success but some businesses will inevitably fail to fulfil their potential and this may expose investors to the risk of capital losses
As it can take years for young businesses to fulfil their potential, this investment requires patience
The price of shares in the trust is determined by market supply and demand, and this may be different to the net asset value of the trust. This means the price may be volatile in response to changes in demand
The trust may invest in overseas securities and be exposed to currencies other than pound sterling – as a result, exchange rate movements may cause the value of the trust, individual investments, and any income paid to decrease or increase
The trust may invest in unquoted securities, which may be less liquid and more difficult to value, because they are generally not publicly traded – the lack of an open market may also make it more difficult to establish fair value
Young businesses have a different risk profile to mature blue-chip companies – risks are much more stock-specific, which implies a lower correlation with equity markets and the wider economy
The Company may borrow money to invest in further investments, this is known as gearing. Gearing will increase returns if the value of the investments purchased increase in value by more than the cost of borrowing, or reduce returns if they fail to do so.