The Bankers Investment Trust PLC

The Bankers Investment Trust PLC

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

: | London Stock Exchange: BNKR

Similar to: BlackRock MuniYield Insured Investment Fund, BlackRock MuniYield Michigan Quality Fund II, Inc., John Hancock Hedged Equity & Income Fund

The Bankers Investment Trust PLC aims to maximise shareholders' total return by means of a broadly diversified international portfolio. It aims to achieve long term asset growth, in excess of the FTSE All-Share Index and regular dividend growth, in excess of the increase of the Retail Prices Index.

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"Value of Investment The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and you may not get back your original investment. Past performance Past performance is not a guide to future performance. More information can be found on the prices and performance page. Full details of risks. Gearing The effect of borrowing money for investment purposes. The amount a company can “gear” is the amount it can borrow in order to invest. Gearing is used in the expectation that the returns on the investments bought will exceed the costs of the borrowings that funded the purchase. Where a negative gearing figure is shown, this number represents the percentage of the portfolio held as cash. "

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Alex Crooke, Fund Manager
Alex first started his investment career in 1990, after leaving Manchester University with a degree in Astrophysics. His first role was as an investment analyst covering US companies before moving to join Henderson in 1994. At Henderson, he initially focused on UK stocks and managed a number of income-based unit trust and investment trust portfolios. Since 1997, he has developed a value-based investment style. Alex has managed The Bankers Investment Trust PLC since 2003. He has also managed Henderson High Income Trust plc since 1997. 
Richard Brewster, Chairman
Richard Brewster FCA was appointed as a director in 1991 and became Chairman in 2005. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant he has spent over 30 years in industry. From 1983 he was Chief Executive Officer of D.S. Smith plc until 1991 when he became Chief Executive Officer of Jarvis Porter plc until 1998. Since then he has taken an interest in a number of private equity investments both as Chairman and investor. He is also Chairman of BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc.
Richard Burns, Director
Richard Burns was appointed a director in 2006. He is a former joint senior partner of Baillie Gifford & Co and former fund manager of Monks Investment Trust plc. He is also a director of EP Global Opportunities Trust plc, Euronova European Smaller Companies Fund, JPMorgan Indian Investment Trust plc, Mid Wynd International Investment Trust plc and Standard Life Equity Income Trust plc. From 1999 to 2006 he was a director of the AIC.
Richard Killingbeck, Senior Independent Director
Richard Killingbeck was appointed as a director in 2003. He has been involved in the financial services industry for 25 years, initially as a fund manager and latterly in a number of senior management roles, at Singer & Friedlander Investment Management and Close Brothers. During his career he has been based primarily in London, but has also spent part of this time in New York. He is currently a Managing Director of Credit Suisse (UK) Private Bank.
Peter Sullivan, Director
Peter Sullivan was appointed a director in February 2011. He was formerly executive director and CEO (Hong Kong) at Standard Chartered Plc, also responsible for operations in Japan, The Philippines, Australia and the joint venture in China. He is currently a non-executive director of Axa China Region, Techtronic Industries, JPMorgan Indian Investment Trust plc, chairman of Cenkos Securities plc and chairman of Healthcare Locums (HCL).

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