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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  • 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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    NAV260.92
    Fund ManagerDominic Neary
    NDY (£M)4.23
    Fund SectorGlobal Equity Income
  • 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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    NAV442.71
    Fund ManagerGerald Smith, ...
    NDY (£M)1.04
    Fund SectorGlobal
  • 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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    NAV230.98
    Fund ManagerJames Anderson, ...
    NDY (£M)1.28
    Fund SectorGlobal
Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)DiscountNAV
Monks Investment Trust PLC3.7414.2959.53-12.90442.71Buy
Scottish American Investment Company PLC2.8419.56109.78-6.48260.92Buy
Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC Ord 5P19.7952.89163.01-1.33230.98Buy
3i Group Plc Ord3.5959.1859.6612.13349.32Buy
3i Infrastructure5.6231.3383.8715.11121.54Buy
AXA Property Trust Limited Ord NPV7.14-15.6612.50-28.5856.71Buy
Aberdeen Asian Income Fund Limited-2.1231.22117.240.91205.87Buy
Aberdeen All Asia Investment Trust PLC2.4926.0684.12-8.41422.51Buy
Aberdeen Latin American Income Fund Limited-11.90-15.56--9.2891.35Buy
Aberdeen Latin American Income Ltd Sub-55.26-65.35---Buy
Aberdeen Private Equity Fund Limited-5.7223.2081.84-25.84109.74Buy
Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc Ord21.0368.11153.83-5.141,180.74Buy
Aberforth Geared Income Trust Plc Ord 1P25.1581.68--12.22193.09Buy
Aberforth Geared Income Trust Plc ZDP 1P5.2923.15---Buy
Aberdeen UK Tracker Trust Plc2.8730.5877.57-3.61330.94Buy
Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC-3.9647.69240.84-0.72975.07Buy
Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust PLC-3.4612.9476.28-8.90203.07Buy
Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust PLC2.5460.77236.41-14.30504.07Buy
Aberdeen Smaller Companies High Income Trust PLC2.9564.14197.52-13.92228.87Buy
Acencia Debt Strategies Ltd13.9632.0199.26-5.79111.72Buy
Acorn Income Ord9.2781.85375.11-6.35358.25Buy
Adams PLC Ord EUR0.0141.67-61.99-27.72--Buy
Advance Developing Markets Ld Ord0.27-9.64--11.94513.29Buy

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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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