The Global Smaller Companies Trust PLC, formerly BMO Global Smaller Companies PLC, is a United Kingdom-based investment trust company. The Company’s objective is to secure a high total return by investing in smaller companies worldwide. It offers investors access to a broadly spread global smaller companies portfolio. Its purpose is to provide an investment vehicle, which meets the needs of investors, whether large or small, who seek long-term investment returns from global smaller companies. It constructs a diverse portfolio to give investors global exposure across the spectrum of sectors, seeking out the opportunities wherever they may be. It invests in various geographical regions, such as North America, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Rest of World, and Japan. The Company’s investment manager is Columbia Threadneedle Investment Business Limited.