Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC is a United Kingdom-based investment trust that invests in listed and private company securities and makes other investments. The Company's investment objective is to maximize total return from a portfolio of long-term investments chosen on a global basis enabling it to provide capital and dividend growth. It invests in various sectors, including real estate, industrials, healthcare, technology, basic materials, energy and financials. The Company invests in various countries, including North America, Europe (United Kingdom, Eurozone and Developed Europe), South America (Brazil), and Asia (China and India). The Company's alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) is Baillie Gifford & Co Limited.