Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust plc is a United Kingdom-based investment company. The Company operates as an investment trust. Its investment objective is the achievement of long-term capital growth by investing primarily in listed companies throughout the world. The Company's investments consist of various industries, such as software, biotechnology, healthcare equipment and supplies Internet and direct marketing retail, aerospace and defense, interactive media and services, automobiles, healthcare technology, electrical equipment, professional Services, electronic equipment, instruments and components, insurance, media, Internet and catalogue retail, chemicals, machinery, and energy equipment and services, among others. Baillie Gifford & Co Limited is the alternative investment manager to the Company.