Investment Trusts

Personal Assets Trust


Personal Assets Trust

  • Price (GBX)40,950.00
  • Today's Change-1,200.00 / -2.85%
  • Shares traded4.49k
  • 1 Year change1.74%
  • Beta0.2527
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About the company

Personal Assets Trust PLC is a Scotland-based investment company. The Company is a self-managed investment trust. The Company will invest in equities and fixed income securities and it may also hold cash and cash equivalents, which include gold. The Company may also invest in other investment trusts. The Company's policy is not to invest over 20% of its total assets in other investment trusts and other listed investment companies. The Company may also make use of currency hedging. It invests in sectors, including tobacco, software, technology, insurance, beverages and personal products. The Company's subsidiary, PATAC Limited (PATAC), provides secretarial and administrative services to the Company and five other investment trust companies. PATAC also provides Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) and discount control services. Troy Asset Management Limited (Troy) is the investment advisor of the Company.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)68.41m
  • Net income in GBP58.72m
  • Incorporated1981
  • Employees9.00
  • Location
    Personal Assets Trust10 St. Colme StreetEDINBURGH EH3 6AAUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 131 538 6605
  • Website
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Management group(s)--
AIC sectorFlexible Investment
Launch date22 Jul 1983
Share typeOrdinary Share
Base currencyGBP


The Company invests in equities and fixed income securities and it may also hold cash and cash equivalents (which may, depending on circumstances, include gold). The Company may use derivatives as a way of increasing or reducing its investment exposure and to enhance and protect investment positions. The Company may also from time to time make use of currency hedging. The company aims to protect and increase (in that order) the value per share for the funds of shareholders over the long term.

Managed by

Sebastian Lyon

Management & contract fees

Troy Asset Management Limited receives a fee, which is based on the NAV: 0.65% on the first GBP 750m, 0.55% between GBP750m and GBP1b, and 0.5% thereafter, payable quarterly in arrears. A contract terrminable by giving not less than 6 months notice.

Peer analysis

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Biopharma Credit PLC121.13m98.20m981.58m0.0010.000.8711--8.100.0890.0890.10981.020.1069--8.01--8.67--8.76--81.71--81.07----------55.11--74.39------
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Bankers Investment Trust PLC137.13m126.39m1.03bn0.007.820.8496--7.491.,566.3437.27--7.15
Personal Assets Trust PLC68.41m58.72m1.11bn9.0016.970.9864--16.2724.1424.1428.11415.170.0681----7,600,889.005.854.845.854.88--88.5485.8382.59----0.0030.351,356.25--482.00----4.56
Fidelity China Special Situations PLC11.00k-26.52m1.12bn0.00--0.881--101,931.20-0.0483-0.04830.000022.360.00001--0.0046---1.7213.15-1.9214.30-214,163.6089.91-241,100.0088.22---19.980.0868.54-116.87---128.42----27.34
Murray International Trust plc191.93m172.80m1.12bn0.006.470.7303--5.861.341.341.4911.900.1145--13.10--10.307.5510.547.7794.0690.8990.0386.73----0.114953.41295.9329.19245.7737.34--3.52
Caledonia Investments plc144.80m116.60m1.26bn62.0010.930.6067--8.702.082.082.5937.500.0697--12.122,335,484.005.618.545.708.70----80.5287.08--83.430.002426.94376.653.07647.921.6082.063.85
Syncona Ltd-21.25m-44.17m1.28bn0.00--0.9592-----0.068-0.068-0.03182.01-0.0154-------3.2018.25-3.2218.41------90.82----0.006.42123.54101.30137.96112.29--2.83
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Data as of Mar 27 2020. Currency figures normalised to Personal Assets Trust's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

31.74%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Brewin Dolphin of 15 Nov 2019266.16k9.62%
Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers of 01 Mar 2020152.00k5.49%
Rathbone Investment Management of 14 Nov 2019131.84k4.77%
Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Management of 01 Mar 202083.00k3.00%
Investec Wealth & Investment of 01 Mar 202079.04k2.86%
Smith & Williamson Investment Management LLPas of 01 Mar 202040.00k1.45%
Legal & General Investment Management of 01 Mar 202039.07k1.41%
Alliance Trust Savings Ltd. (Private Banking)as of 01 Mar 202032.00k1.16%
Troy Asset Management of 01 Mar 202028.00k1.01%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) of 01 Mar 202027.00k0.98%
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