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Company Overview of Witan Investment Trust plc

Company Overview

Witan Investment Trust plc is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Witan Investment Services Limited. The fund is co-managed by Artemis Strategic Asset Management Ltd., Lindsell Train Limited, Heronbridge Investment Management LLP, MFS International (UK) Limited, Veritas Asset Management LLP, Lansdowne Partners Limited, Marathon Asset Management, LLP, Matthews International Capital Management, LLC, Trilogy Global Advisors, LLC, Pzena Investment Management, Inc, and Tweedy, Browne Company LLC. It invests in public equity markets across the globe. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. It primarily invests in dividend paying g...

Cassini House

57 St James's Street

London,  SW1A 1LD

United Kingdom

Founded in 1909

6 Employees


44 020 7399 6000

Key Executives for Witan Investment Trust plc

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 58
Head of Portfolio Review for Japan
Head of UK Equities and Portfolio Manager
Head of North America Operations
Head - UK Mainstream Mainstream Portfolio Rview and Deputy Manager
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Witan Investment Trust plc Key Developments

Witan Investment Trust plc Announces Second Interim Dividend, Payable on 18 September, 2014; Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Half Year Ended June 30, 2014

Witan Investment Trust plc announced second interim dividend of 3.6 pence per ordinary share, being one quarter of the total dividend paid in respect of 2013 (14.4 pence), will be paid on 18 September to shareholders on the register on 22 August 2014. This follows the first interim dividend of 3.6 pence per ordinary share paid on 18 June 2014. The company reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the half year ended June 30, 2014. For the half year, the company reported total income of £27,261,000 compared to total income of £186,993,000 for the same period a year ago. Profit before finance costs and taxation was £21,637,000 compared to £179,113,000 last year. Profit before taxation was £17,583,000 compared to £174,895,000 last year. Profit attributable to equity holders of the parent company was £16,615,000 or 8.78 pence per share compared to £173,945,000 or 91.73 pence per share last year. Net cash outflow from operating activities was £313,000 compared to net cash inflow from operating activities of £22,297,000 last year. Net asset value per ordinary share (debt at par value) was 725.9 pence compared to 663.2 pence per share last year. Net asset value per ordinary share (debt at market value) was 717.5 pence compared to 653.3 pence per share last year. Total investment income was £21,423,000 compared to £21,556,000 last year.

Witan Investment Trust plc Announces First Interim Dividend, Payable on June 18, 2014

Witan Investment Trust plc announced that first interim dividend of 3.6 pence per ordinary share of 25 pence, in respect of the year ending December 31, 2014, will be paid on June 18, 2014 to shareholders registered at the close of business on May 23, 2014 (ex-dividend date May 21).

Witan Investment Trust plc Auditor Raises 'Going Concern' Doubt

Witan Investment Trust plc filed its Annual on Mar 14, 2014 for the period ending Dec 31, 2013. In this report its auditor, Deloitte & Touche LLP, gave an unqualified opinion expressing doubt that the company can continue as a going concern.

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