It was created in the 1920s by a group of investors before being incorporated in 1929. The leader of the group was Sir Auckland (later Lord), Geddes. Its offices are in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
As an investment entity, Monks puts a greater focus on long-term capital growth. Through the use of a patient approach to investment, it has been able to manage a diversified portfolio of growth stocks effectively. It also acknowledges the fact that growth manifests in different sizes and shapes.
To meet its objective, the corporation has been engaging Baillie Gifford, which invests in different companies within different geographies. It is very keen on the long-term interests of companies. Hence, the fund works very hard to sustain relationships with all the stakeholders, including the government.
Monks Investment Trust Plc taps into the thoughtful approach its fund manager uses, and this gives it’s a competitive advantage. Monks is also listed on the LON market.
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