The Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc is an investment trust company. The Company's investment objective is to maximize shareholders' total returns by investing mainly in smaller companies that are quoted in the United Kingdom. The Company is engaged in investing in shares and securities. The Company invests in various sectors, such as aerospace and defense; banks; chemicals; construction and materials; electronic and electrical equipment; food and drug retailers; food producers; general industrials; general retailers; healthcare equipment and services; household goods and home construction; industrial engineering; industrial transportation; media; mobile telecommunications; nonlife insurance; oil and gas producers; oil equipment, services and distribution; pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, and real estate investment and services. The Company's manager is Neil Hermon. Henderson Investment Funds Limited (HIFL) is an alternative investment fund manager of the Company.