Gartmore Balanced

Statement re holdings in investment companies

                    Gartmore Balanced Assets Trust PLC and                     

                              GBAT Securities PLC                              

                             (together the Group)                              

 Holdings at 30th April 2004 in companies that do not have policies to invest  
                   not more than 15% in investment companies                   

At 30th April 2004 the Group held the following investments: -

BFS UK Dual Return Geared Units

The aggregate value of the investments listed above represents no more than
0.1% of the Group's Gross Assets.

Gartmore Investment Limited

5th May 2004