Finsbury Growth & Income Trust Plc

Finsbury Growth & Income Trust Plc

Sector: Unit Investment Trusts, Face-Amount Certificate Offices, and Closed-End Management Investment Offices Region: United Kingdom

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Finsbury Growth & Income Trust Plc invests in the shares of the UK companies with the objective of achieving capital and income growth. Finsbury's policy is to invest in no more than 15% of its gross assets in other listed investment companies include listed investment trusts. The company was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, UK.


Anthony Townsend, Chairman
Anthony Townsend, (64), rejoined the Board in February 2005 and became Chairman in January 2008. He has spent over 40 years working in the City and was Chairman of the Association of Investment Companies from 2001 to 2003. He is Chairman of Baronsmead VCT 3 plc, British & American Investment Trust PLC, F&C Global Smaller Companies PLC and Miton Worldwide Growth Investment Trust Plc. He is also a Director of Worldwide Healthcare Trust PLC. Anthony is Chairman of the Management Engagement Committee.
John Allard, Board Member
John Allard, (66), has served on the Board since 2000. He was an Investment Manager with M&G for over 20 years, specialising in equity income funds. John has been a Director of various investment trust companies since 1981.
Neil Collins, Board Member
Neil Collins, (65), joined the Board in 2008. He has spent most of his career in financial journalism and was City Editor of The Daily Telegraph for nearly 20 years until he retired from the position in 2005. Prior to that he had been City Editor of the London Evening Standard and The Sunday Times. A former columnist for the London Evening Standard and commentator for Reuters, Neil currently writes a column for the Financial Times on Saturday’s. He is a Director of Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust PLC.
David Hunt, FCA, Board Member
David Hunt, (65), joined the Board in 2006. A Chartered Accountant, he was formerly a Director in The Assurance and Business Services Division of Smith & Williamson Limited. Prior to that he was a partner at both Binder Hamlyn and Andersen. David has over 30 years’ experience advising quoted companies. He is the Senor Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is a member of the Church of England Pensions Board Audit Committee.
Vanessa Renwick, Board Member
Vanessa Renwick, (51), has served on the Board since 2000. Vanessa has over 20 years’ experience in the investment funds industry, having worked for Laing & Cruickshank and UBS Warburg. Vanessa has particular expertise in corporate finance and marketing.
Simon Hayes, Board Member
Simon Hayes was appointed on to the Board in June 2015. Simon is the Chief Executive of Peel Hunt LLP. He joined Peel Hunt in 1993 and was appointed Head of Corporate Finance in 2003 and Chief Executive in 2006.

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