Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust Plc is an investment company. The Company's investment objective is to exploit global opportunities to provide long-term growth to shareholders through a diversified, international, multi-strategy portfolio, which also offers access to specialist funds, including hedge and private equity. The Company aims to achieve its investment objective by investing in listed or unlisted closed-end investment funds, open-ended investment funds, listed or unlisted company shares, exchange traded funds, contracts for difference (CFD), and warrants and related instruments. The Company invests in various sectors, including property, financial services and banks, technology and media, personal goods and retail, oil and gas, healthcare and education, infrastructure and transport, industrial goods and services, insurance, utilities and telecoms, and food and beverage. The Company's fund manager is Henderson Investment Funds Limited.