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Investment Trusts

What are investment trusts?

An investment trust is a type of fund set up as a company, so its shares can be bought and sold on the stock exchange. They aim to make money for their shareholders by investing in a portfolio of shares, property or other assets, chosen and run by the investment manager. When you buy a share you are buying a slice of the trust’s underlying portfolio.

You should only invest in investment trusts if you have the time and know-how to select and maintain a diversified portfolio to help reduce risk.

Our website does not give personal advice. Ultimately all investments and the income they produce can fall as well as rise in value so you could get back less than you invest. If you’re unsure where to invest, ask for advice.

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Investment trust research

To help you navigate the investment trust market, our Research team regularly review and provide updates on our clients' most popular holdings. This is not a guide to how you should invest, you will need to make your own investment decisions based on your aims and attitude to risk.


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Investment trust Price

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Research updates

Category:Investment Trusts

Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust: September 2020 update

Senior Investment Analyst Kate Marshall shares our analysis on the manager, process, culture, cost and performance of Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust.

Kate Marshall

21 September 2020 m read

Category:Investment Trusts

Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust: September 2020 update

Senior Investment Analyst Kate Marshall shares our analysis on the manager, process, culture, cost and performance of Henderson Smaller Companies Inve...

Kate Marshall

16 September 2020 4m read

Category:Investment Trusts

Finsbury Growth & Income Trust: September 2020 update

Investment Analyst Dominic Rowles shares our analysis on the manager, process, culture, cost and performance of the Finsbury Growth & Income Trust...

Dominic Rowles

14 September 2020 4m read

Category:Investment Trusts

What is a discount on an investment trust?

What does it mean when an investment trust is trading on a discount to net asset value? And how does it impact returns?...

Emma Wall, Head of Investment Analysis

14 September 2020 4m read

Open an account and start dealing

You can trade and hold investment trusts in a choice of HL accounts.

Fund and Share Account

  • Free to hold investment trusts
  • No investment limits
  • Minimum £1 to open

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Stocks and Shares ISA

  • 0.45% annual charge to hold investment trusts (maximum £45)
  • Invest up to £20,000 this tax year
  • Minimum £100 to open

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You can also deal investment trusts within a SIPP (Self-Invested Personal Pension)