Former Woodford trust Schroder UK Public Private eyes global change

Proposed changes to investment policy

Kathleen Gallagher
clock • 2 min read

The board of the £366.9m Schroder UK Public Private trust has proposed changes to its investment policy to allow it to consider global investment, according to the annual report for the trust.

The former Woodford Patient Capital trust has been focused on venture and growth stage UK companies. However, the board now believes shareholders would be better served by benefitting from global investment opportunities, but still in the venture and growth space. "The portfolio manager has unparalleled access to a global universe of top-quality opportunities and we want to be able to leverage this to give our investors exposure to the best venture and growth companies in the world," the Chair said. He went on to say the company will target around 75% in private equity with 25% in pub...

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