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The IC guide to Investment Trusts

Get to know investment trusts with the help of our handy guide
The IC guide to Investment Trusts

Key Points:

  • Investment trusts are listed on the stock market just like any company, but pool investors’ money like a fund
  • There are more than 300 investment trusts to choose from on the UK stock market
  • They are a great way for new and experienced investors to ensure their portfolios are appropriately diversified

What is an investment trust?

Investment trusts are a type of collective fund listed on the UK stock market. Like other funds, they take investors’ money and pool it together to buy assets. Many investment trusts invest in equities, but increasing numbers of them are focused on more unusual assets such as private equity, infrastructure, debt, property and hedge funds. 

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