Investing 101: What is an investment trust?

02/03/17 in Videos

Most people who invest in funds are familiar with OEICs (or open-ended investment companies), but are less au fait with closed-ended investment trusts.

FundCalibre’s Sam Slator explains the basic workings of an investment trust, a publicly-listed company that invests in other companies. See our other videos explaining gearing, discounts, revenue reserves and the role of an independent board. You can find more via our YouTube channel.


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