Investment trusts

Find out how closed-ended funds can make you money (what are investment trusts?)

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Recent volatility has sent a swathe of established investment trusts to big discounts

Recent volatility has sent a swathe of established investment trusts to big discounts

Magazine | 1 Apr 2016

The great Warren Buffett has a saying that ‘if markets were rational, I would be begging for change outside a drugstore’.

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Which of the investment trusts at the riskier end of the spectrum represent value right now?

Which of the investment trusts at the riskier end of the spectrum represent value right now?

Magazine | 1 Feb 2016

While the steady-as-she-goes investment trusts are likely to be the cornerstones of most private investors’ portfolios, the temptation is strong to include a few holdings with the capacity to generate outsized returns and afford to the shrewd investor the bragging rights amongst his or her peers.

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20 top investment trusts for income

20 top investment trusts for income

Magazine | 24 Nov 2014

Nick Britton unveils an eclectic list of closed-ended funds for an income investor's portfolio. Investment trusts are perfect for the income investor.

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Top investment trusts trading at deep discounts

Top investment trusts trading at deep discounts

Magazine | 28 Jul 2014

Finding an investment trust trading at a hefty discount to its net assets can be like spotting a shilling in a swamp.

The What Investment guide to building a global portfolio

The What Investment guide to building a global portfolio

Guides | 2 Jun 2014

Whether you’re an income investor or interested in long-term growth, balancing different regional stock markets in your portfolio will make all the difference to your returns.

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What Investment Trust Awards 2014: full coverage

What Investment Trust Awards 2014: full coverage

Magazine | 28 May 2014

Meet the winners of the 2014 What Investment Trust Awards, all of which have delivered outstanding performance in their respective sectors.

What the new rule on renewable VCTs and EIS means to investors

What the new rule on renewable VCTs and EIS means to investors

Feature | 3 Apr 2014

For many years now, investors in venture capital trusts (VCTs) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) have been taking advantage of the significant renewables subsidies being offered by the government.

Investment trusts versus unit trusts: the differences

Investment trusts versus unit trusts: the differences

Guides | 3 Apr 2014

What's the difference between a unit trust and an investment trust? In this helpful guide, What Investment looks at the pros and cons of each.

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The best platforms to hold investment trusts

The best platforms to hold investment trusts

Magazine | 31 Mar 2014

Revealing the most cost-effective online brokers and investment platforms for holders of investment trust shares.

Tax-efficient routes to growth

Tax-efficient routes to growth

Feature | 20 Feb 2014

Paul Latham, managing director at Octopus Investments, explains how venture capital trusts (VCTs) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) can help you benefit from the wave of entrepreneurship that is powering the UK economy.

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What Investment Trust Awards 2013: full coverage

What Investment Trust Awards 2013: full coverage

Magazine | 25 Jun 2013

The winners of the What Investment Trust Awards 2013 reveal what it takes to be the best.

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The most consistent investment trusts over 15 years

The most consistent investment trusts over 15 years

Magazine | 27 Mar 2013

As What Investment reveals the most consistently excellent investment trusts over the past 15 years, we hear from the experts on what has propelled them to the top – and what will keep them there.

Investment trust discounts: should you buy?

Investment trust discounts: should you buy?

Guides | 25 Mar 2013

Buying investment trusts at a ‘discount’ is often billed as a good opportunity for investors, but it’s not quite that simple.

Securing income from investment trusts

Securing income from investment trusts

Video | 4 Mar 2013

Experts explain why investment trusts can provide a more reliable and diversified dividend stream than open-ended funds.

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UK investment trusts: the world on your doorstep

UK investment trusts: the world on your doorstep

Magazine | 19 Dec 2012

What Investment explores the UK-focused investment trusts that are capitalising on the strength and resilience of London-listed companies.

The managers who invest in their own funds

The managers who invest in their own funds

Magazine | 19 Nov 2012

We examine whether the fund managers who eat their own cooking perform better than their less committed rivals.