Hamish Mair

Managing Director, Head of Private Equity, Private Equity

Hamish Mair is Managing Director, Head of Private Equity at BMO Global Asset Management and the fund manager of BMO Private Equity Trust PLC. He has over 30 years of investment experience of which over a quarter of a century are in private equity. He has been head of Private Equity at BMO Global Asset Management since inception and oversees all the funds its manages. Hamish was a director of Martin Currie Investment Management between 1996 and 2005. His prior responsibilities at Martin Currie included small companies and Far Eastern equities. He was an investment analyst with Robert Fleming Asset Management between 1988 and 1990. Hamish is a graduate of Aberdeen University and Edinburgh University.

Unlocking private equity for over two decades.

Since its launch in 1999, the BMO Private Equity Trust PLC (“the Company”) has been offering access to the potential benefits of investment in unlisted companies – an opportunity set that typically lies beyond the reach of individual investors. An established and experienced team, with a continually expanding network, has successfully focused and continues to focus their efforts on building an appropriately diversified portfolio of high quality assets for the Company’s shareholders. The Company’s portfolio is comprised of private equity funds and stakes in individual private businesses, which have been carefully selected with a view to generating capital growth over the medium to long term.

We invest in a diverse spread of private equity investments principally through exposure to specialist private equity funds and co-investments in individual companies. In particular we seek to identify private equity managers with a proven ability to make excellent absolute returns over the medium to long term. We also aim to provide shareholders with a predictable and above-average dividend funded from a combination of revenue and realised capital profits.

Dividend policy

The Company aims to pay quarterly dividends with an annual yield equivalent to not less than four per cent of the average of the published NAV per Ordinary Share as at the end of each of its last four financial quarters prior to the announcement of the relevant quarterly dividend and not less than the prior quarter’s dividend.

BMO Private Equity Trust PLC AGM 2021

The Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of BMO Private Equity Trust PLC (“BPET”) was held at 12:00 on 27 May 2021. Due to gathering restrictions and social distancing measures, Shareholders were not permitted to attend this year’s AGM physically. Instead, at the date and time of the AGM there was an online Investor Presentation from the Company’s Fund Manager, Hamish Mair. Further information can be found here.

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