Alliance Trust PLC is a self-managed investment company with investment trust status. With headquarters in Dundee, Alliance Trust PLC has been investing since 1888 and is the largest generalist UK investment trust by market value listed on the London Stock Exchange. As at 31 January 2011, it managed assets of over £2.9bn.

Alliance Trust's focus is to generate superior returns for shareholders over the medium to long term through a combination of capital growth and income. They have no fixed asset allocation benchmark and invest in a wide range of asset classes throughout the world to achieve their objective.