Matthew Dobbs was born in Belfast in 1959. He graduated from Oxford University with a BA in history and economics. Matthew started his career with Schroders in 1981 as a UK investment analyst and in 1983 he was seconded to New York. He became head of the investment division in Singapore in 1985 and in 1987 he took over responsibility for managing Pacific equity portfolios in London. In 1996 Matthew was the managing director of Schroder Investment Management in South East Asia and since 1999 he has been based in the London office. He is currently the head of global and international small cap equities and an advisor to the global and international equity team. Matthew has been managing funds for over 25 years.
The investment objective of the Trust is to provide capital growth primarily through investment in equity securities of smaller-sized companies worldwide. Smaller-sized companies are considered companies which, at the time of purchase, form the bottom 30% by market capitalisation of each individual market. It is the Managers’ policy to invest all or substantially all of the assets of the Trust into the Schroder ISF Global Smaller Companies, one of the classes in the open-ended investment company Schroder International Selection Fund, incorporated in Luxembourg.