Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC is an investment trust. The Company invests in listed and unlisted equities and makes other investments so as to achieve its investment objective of maximizing total return, whilst also generating dividend growth, from a focused and actively managed global portfolio. The Company invests in various sectors, such as healthcare, consumer goods, industrials, basic materials, technology and financials. The Company invests in various countries, including North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa and the Middle East. The Company's alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) is Baillie Gifford & Co Limited.