An investment trust is an actively managed fund, with a fund manager investing in a portfolio of shares, property or other assets according to the objectives of the fund.
Investment trusts can provide an excellent opportunity for portfolio diversification across geographical areas and market sectors, as well as more niche opportunities like private equity.
Investment trusts tend to be more expensive than ETFs, to account for the research and management costs.
You can potentially lose some of your money if the fund manager doesn’t make the right choices.
Gearing can bring a positive outcome; however, it becomes a risk if the borrowed money is not invested wisely.
Like all funds, investment trusts can rise and fall in value. However, they can be more volatile than other assets due to supply and demand.
We are authorised and regulated by the FCA.
Your funds are protected by the FSCS scheme up to £85,000.
We keep client funds and assets in segregated bank accounts.
We follow industry best practices to protect your data at all times.
The below table is highlighting the top ten investment trusts on Freetrade by total value of buy orders.
Data updated on the 7th May 20214. When you invest, your capital is at risk.
Commission-free share dealing. Buy and sell shares instantly during stock market opening hours. No account charge.
Invest tax-free with no UK capital gains or income tax. We charge a flat monthly fee and no commissions for placing trades.
3% interest on cash, up to a max deposit of £4,000, more order types with limit orders and stop losses, stocks and shares ISA, and more stocks.
When you invest, your capital is at risk.
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