Alliance Trust Savings has published the 20 most popular investment trusts purchased in the first six months of the year on its i.nvest platform. Unsurprisingly, Alliance Trust plc which owns Alliance Trust Savings tops the list. The giant global trust but the rest of the top 20 make interesting prospects too.
Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust () and Edinburgh Investment Trust (a) managed by ranked second and third respectively, showing that investors this year prefer the big reliable conservatively run trusts.
Some investors have been very conservative, choosing RIT Capital Partners (an ) and Personal Assets Trust () managed by both which aim to preserve investors' wealth. They also liked dividend champion .
Others have been more adventurous - in fourth place comes Templeton Emerging Markets Investment trust, managed by , which we when it was on a n enticing discount. For commodities exposure, investors have favoured and City Natural Resources High Yield (an ).
Alliance Trust Savings is waiving its standard online dealing charge of £12.50 for 30 investment trusts, including Scottish Mortgage and Edinburgh Investment Trust, until 29 July 2011. Visit www.alliancetrustsavings.co.uk.
Source: Alliance Trust Saving