The Mercantile Investment Trust plc is a United Kingdom-based investment trust company. The Company's objective is to achieve long term capital growth from a portfolio of the United Kingdom-based medium and smaller companies. The Company's investment policy includes to emphasize growth from medium and smaller companies; long term dividend growth at least in line with inflation; to use long term gearing to increase potential returns to shareholders, and to invest approximately 15% of gross assets in the other United Kingdom listed investment companies (including investment trusts). The Company's investment includes sectors, such as consumer services, financials, industrials, consumer goods, technology, oil and gas, healthcare and basic materials. The Company employs JPMorgan Funds Limited as its Alternative Investment Fund Manager.