Alliance Trust PLC is a United Kingdom-based self-managed investment trust. The Company is focused on maximizing the return on its shareholders� investment while seeking to protect its value in more challenging economic conditions. It achieves this by investing in a range of assets, including equities, fixed income, private equity, property and mineral rights. Unlike most other investment trusts, the Company has developed investment management and savings platform businesses to generate capital growth and, in time, dividend income. The Company has three operating segments being the Company, Alliance Trust Savings Limited (ATS) and Alliance Trust Investments Limited (ATI). The Company is a self-managed investment company with investment trust status. ATS provides platform based savings, share dealing and pension administration services. ATI is an investment management company.