BlackRock Greater Europe Investment Trust plc is an investment trust engaged in portfolio investment. The Company's objective is the achievement of capital growth, primarily through investment in a focused portfolio constructed from a combination of the securities of large, mid and small capitalization European companies, together with some investment in the developing markets of Europe. It may invest in any country included in the Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index (FTSE) World Europe ex United Kingdom (UK) Index, as well as in developing countries not included in the Index. Up to 25% of the portfolio may be invested in companies in developing Europe with the flexibility to invest up to 5% of the portfolio in unquoted investments. The Company may also invest up to 20% of the portfolio in debt securities, such as convertible bonds and corporate bonds. The Company's investment manager is BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited.