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The website is directed only at Professional Clients in the UK. The website is issued by Asset Value Investors Limited (“AVI”), in respect of British Empire Trust plc (“British Empire”). AVI is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”). British Empire is a public company listed and traded on the London Stock Exchange.

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Reports and accounts

View full 2018 annual reports and accounts Annual Report Archive Online Summary

Extract from the Chairman’s Statement 2018

This report covers the period from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018.

Our accounting year to 30 September 2018 was challenging for equity investors as volatility returned to the markets. Our Investment Manager is an active stock picker, focused on finding discounted assets rather than being driven by equity markets in general – and this has proven beneficial over the period under review. As described in the Investment Manager’s Review, the portfolio management team has been particularly active this year in seeking to extract value from portfolio investments. This has borne fruit and I am happy to report that the portfolio once again delivered strong performance over the period, with a net asset value total return of 10.0%, which was 4.8 percentage points higher than the return of the benchmark, the MSCI All Country World ex-US Index.

Susan Noble, Chairman

 

Electronic Address For Receipt Of Proxies

The Companies Act 2006 (as amended) requires British Empire to provide an electronic address for the receipt of any document or information relating to proxies for a general meeting.

For these purposes, documents relating to proxies include:

The Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) takes place each year in December. You will receive a Proxy Form prior to the AGM taking place, should you wish to appoint a proxy to vote at the AGM in accordance with your directions you will need to complete the Proxy Form and submit the same via post or via email to the Registrars at Proxy.Votes@equiniti.com.

Please ensure that that all identification numbers and any information completed by you on the Proxy Form is clearly legible, otherwise the Form may be rejected and your proxy instructions will not be accepted.

 

* Net Liquidity is: the fixed income investments less the Debenture (at par value) plus or minus the net current assets/(liabilities), divided by the net assets of the Company.

British Empire Securities and General Trust p.l.c is referred to as ‘British Empire’ throughout the website. British Empire’s investment managers, Asset Value Investors are referred to as ‘AVI’

British Empire currently conducts its affairs so that its shares can be recommended by Independent Financial Advisers (“IFAs”) in the UK to ordinary retail investors in accordance with the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) rules in relation to non-mainstream investment products and intends to continue to do so. The shares are excluded from the FCA’s restrictions which apply to non-mainstream investment products because they are shares in an authorised investment trust. © British Empire Trust plc. 2014 Registered in England No: 00028203. An investment company under Section 833 of the Companies Act 2006. Registered Office: Beaufort House, 51 New North Road, Exeter, EX4 4EP. Managed by Asset Value Investors Ltd. which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Past performance should not be seen as an indication of future performance. The price of investments and the income may fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the full amount invested. British Empire uses gearing techniques (leverage) which will exaggerate market movements both down and up which could mean sudden and large falls in market value. Please refer to the Key Features Document for further details of the risks affecting your investment. Performance figures are cumulative and based on Price total return and do not include Plan charges. For more information, please call 03458 500181. Tax treatment depends on the individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future. Asset Value Investors Ltd do not offer Innovative Finance ISAs.