Scottish Mortgage top ten unlisted holdings deep dive reassures analysts

Numis analysts backed the trust

Eve Maddock-Jones
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Scottish Mortgage has published a ‘deep dive’ into its ten largest private equity investments, an area of the portfolio that has been under intense scrutiny this year from analysts, clients and a former board member.

The investment trust has been a longstanding investor in the PE space and currently has 52 privately listed companies in the portfolio, putting its PE exposure at its 30% limit, according to the latest factsheet. In the presentation, which is dated September 2023, SMT states it is now at 53 PE holdings which makes up 27.9% of the trust's overall exposure. Q&A: SMT's Tom Slater on taking over from James Anderson, ESG and private markets Titled ‘Private Companies Top Ten Deep Dive' it details that just under half (47%) of the PE exposure was in five names and ten firms make up around...

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