Gartmore Balanced

Statement re Holdings in other Investment Compa...

                    Gartmore Balanced Assets Trust PLC and                     

                              GBAT Securities PLC                              

                             (together the Group)                              

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

At 30th June 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

2nd July 2004