Montanaro European Smaller Companies Plc is an open-ended umbrella with variable capital investment company. The investment objective of the Company is to outperform its benchmark, the Morgan Stanley Europe Small Companies Index (MSCI) Europe SmallCap (Capital Return) Index. The Company invest in approximately two thirds of its total assets (after deduction of ancillary liquid assets) in equity securities of smaller companies having their registered office in Europe or in companies having their registered office outside Europe but deriving predominant revenues or profits from the European region. Such companies shall be quoted in the European Union, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland (but without restricting the Fund from investing in smaller companies quoted on other European stock exchanges or quoted on non-European Stock exchanges). Montanaro Asset Management Limited is the investment manager of the Company.