Our history

Temple Bar Investment Trust has a long history of professionally manged investment in the UK stock market. It was incorporated in 1926 as The Cable, Telephone and General Trust Company Ltd. It changed its name to Telephone and General Trust Ltd in 1930. Since then its investment remit has become more generalised  and it has confronted the challenges of the Great Crash of the 1930s, the inflationary 1970s and subsequent periods of equity market strength and weakness. While short term losses could not be avoided on these occasions, Temple Bar has recovered strongly to post solid gains for long term investors. The Temple Bar name was adopted in 1977 following a reverse takeover.

Whilst not likely to influence your investment decision, you may be interested to know a little about our rather unusual name.

  • Temple Bar itself was once one of the long line of structures marking the boundary between Westminster and the City of London.
  • It originally stood at the junction of Fleet Street and The Strand.
  • Temple Bar was associated with a celebration of the Spanish Armada in 1588 and the funeral of Lord Nelson in 1806.
  • The heads of executed traitors were displayed above the central arch.
  • Temple Bar was moved to Theobald’s Park near Waltham Cross in 1878, but returned in 2004 to London’s Paternoster Square.


Past performance is not a guide to the future and investments carry a risk of capital loss

© Temple Bar Investment Trust PLC

We recommend that you seek independent financial advice to ensure Temple Bar is suitable for your investment needs.

Delivered by Investis – link to website (opens in a new window)

Thank you for visiting the Temple Bar Investment Trust PLC website. The site has recently been refreshed to provide you with an improved user experience. If you have any queries please contact us on enquiries@investecmail.com