Montanaro European Smaller Companies Trust PLC is an investment trust. The company's investment objective is to achieve capital growth by investing principally in Continental European quoted smaller companies. Its benchmark index is the MSCI Europe SmallCap (ex UK) Index (in sterling terms). It has a presence in Sweden, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, Norway, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, and Austria. The company invests in Energy, Materials, Industrials, Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples, Health Care, Financials, Information Technology, Communication Services, and Property sectors.