Investment Trusts

Introduction to Investment Trusts

An investment trust (also known as an investment company) is structured as a company and listed on a stock exchange. It is a type of collective investment, investing in stocks, bonds, property and other assets. An investment trust sells a fixed number of shares at launch and so has a fixed pool of assets to invest. The fixed asset structure means that a trust's share price may be at a discount or premium to the actual value of the underlying assets. Find out more about Investment Trusts.

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  • Monks Investment Trust PLC

    This trust aims for long-term capital growth, principally from an internationally diversified equity portfolio. It is prepared to move freely between markets and adjust investment style as opportunities arise, but capital growth takes priority over income.

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    NAV440.12
    Fund ManagerGerald Smith, ...
    NDY (£M)1.04
    Fund SectorGlobal
  • Scottish American Investment Company PLC

    This trust aims to achieve capital and income growth in order to grow the dividend at a faster rate than inflation. The focus of the portfolio is on listed equities, both UK and overseas, but investments are also made in bonds, property and other asset types.

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    NAV257.92
    Fund ManagerDominic Neary
    NDY (£M)4.27
    Fund SectorGlobal Equity Income
  • Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC Ord 5P

    Scottish Mortgage carries on business as an investment trust. The objective is to maximise total return from a portfolio of long term investments chosen on a global basis whilst also generating dividend growth.

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    NAV235.07
    Fund ManagerJames Anderson, ...
    NDY (£M)1.22
    Fund SectorGlobal
Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)DiscountNAV
Monks Investment Trust PLC6.6917.5557.27-13.16440.12Buy
Scottish American Investment Company PLC2.8020.9883.39-4.62257.92Buy
Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC Ord 5P31.0371.75160.941.93235.07Buy
3i Group Plc Ord15.67109.8550.3614.42348.64Buy
3i Infrastructure9.5533.2089.9414.19121.11Buy
AXA Property Trust Limited Ord NPV4.09-9.24-9.59-25.6355.47Buy
Aberdeen Asian Income Fund Limited6.7334.31109.281.29201.40Buy
Aberdeen All Asia Investment Trust PLC12.8047.2188.97-9.48427.55Buy
Aberdeen Latin American Income Fund Limited1.42-7.22--8.4285.99Buy
Aberdeen Latin American Income Ltd Sub-62.00-72.58---Buy
Aberdeen Private Equity Fund Limited-0.3734.7291.83-22.87113.12Buy
Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc Ord21.31102.45137.75-8.761,182.58Buy
Aberforth Geared Income Trust Plc ZDP 1P4.3524.45---Buy
Aberforth Geared Income Trust Plc Ord 1P19.72110.82--12.48191.39Buy
Aberdeen UK Tracker Trust Plc8.9444.1569.96-4.49330.59Buy
Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC12.2647.07232.311.09999.16Buy
Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust PLC5.6919.6577.03-7.93201.48Buy
Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust PLC19.1863.42227.29-11.69508.46Buy
Aberdeen Smaller Companies High Income Trust PLC0.0378.94164.04-15.60225.72Buy
Acencia Debt Strategies Ltd11.8434.3690.24-2.57109.82Buy
Acorn Income Ord1.73110.24334.02-6.75347.45Buy
Adams PLC Ord EUR0.01-11.11-63.14-33.63--Buy
Advance Developing Markets Ld Ord9.47-0.40--9.19505.46Buy

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Featured Trust

Scottish Mortgage is a low-cost equity fund which invests on a global basis. Stocks are carefully selected for their strong growth prospects. The Trust aims to outperform world stock market indices over a five year rolling period.

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