Witan Pacific Story

Witan Pacific was established in 1907 as General Investors and Trustees Ltd ("GIT"), investing in a diverse range of assets and would go on to survive all the major tribulations of the twentieth century:

  • In 1929, following the Wall Street Crash, GIT avoided the worst having shifted out of Equities and into Cash, Treasury Bills and British Government Security.
  • In 1975 GIT merged with City and Gracechurch Investment Trust.
  • In 1984, GIT was renamed F&C Pacific Investment Trust, reflecting a new Asia Pacific investment policy.
  • In 2005, a new multi-manager structure was introduced, with Witan Investment Services Limited taking on the newly created role of Executive Manager. At the same time, the trust appointed Aberdeen Asset Managers and Nomura Asset Management as investment managers.
  • Following an EGM convened on 18 May 2005, the Company’s name was changed to Witan Pacific Investment Trust plc.
  • In 2012, Witan Pacific replaced Nomura with two new investment managers: Matthews Asia and Gavekal Capital.
  • In August 2017, Witan Pacific announced changes to the existing line-up of investment managers, replacing Gavekal with two new investment managers and adjusting the allocated weightings to Aberdeen and Matthews. This makes four investment managers in total -
    - Aberdeen Standard Investments
    - Dalton Investments LLP
    - Matthews International Capital Mgt.
    - Robeco Institutional Asset Mgt.
  • July 2020, Important announcement made regarding the proposed changes in the investment management agreement of the Company

Board of Directors

Andrew Robson

Audit Committee Chairman

Dermot McMeekin

Senior Independent Director, Nomination and Remuneration Committee Chairman


(A) All the Directors are members of the Audit and Management Engagement Committee and of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

As at April 2020.