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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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Category:Investment Trusts

Murray International Trust: May 2022 Update

In this investment trust update, Lead Investment Analyst Kate Marshall shares our analysis on the manager, process, culture, ESG integration, cost and performance of the Murray International Trust.

Kate Marshall

19 May 2022 6 m read

Category:Investment Trusts

Merchants Trust: May 2022 update

Senior Investment Analyst Joseph Hill shares our analysis on the manager, process, culture, ESG integration, cost and performance of Merchants Investm...

Joseph Hill

10 May 2022 8m read

Category:Investment Trusts

Tritax Big Box – still seeing strong demand

Tritax is seeing good levels of demand, with take-up of space more than doubling to 10.4m sq ft, compared to the first quarter last year....

Sophie Lund-Yates

6 May 2022 5m read

Category:Investment Trusts

BlackRock World Mining Trust: April 2022 update

Investment Analyst Josef Licsauer shares our analysis on the manager, process, culture, cost and performance of the BlackRock World Mining Trust....

Josef Licsauer

12 April 2022 8m 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)