"I am delighted that in my first Chairman’s Statement I can report that 2019 was a good year for the Trust, despite these unusual and uncertain times overshadowed by Brexit and now the coronavirus. We saw strong returns from our investments, outperforming our benchmark and our peers not only over the last 12 months but also since we adopted our multi-manager strategy in April 2017. We have also increased our ordinary dividend for the past 53 years. Virtually all of our non-core investments have been sold; the Trust is now well-positioned for continued outperformance."
Gregor Stewart, Chairman of Alliance Trust PLC