Investors show strong interest in investment trusts

With a record number of respondents, FundCalibre’s February poll* asked if you’d prefer to invest via open-ended funds or investments trusts.

The results were neck and neck! Just over 40% said they like open-ended funds, while roughly the same amount typically opt for trusts.

This is excellent news for FundCalibre investors, as we have just this week launched our research on investment trusts! Beginning with 11 Elite Rated trusts, our new expanded service should give investors even more tools and knowledge to decide how they want to achieve their financial goals.

We’re all about providing independent research to help you invest. Investment trusts have become increasingly popular in recent years and people have been asking us for more information: Why buy trusts? What are the key differences between open-ended funds and trusts? How do trusts deliver a stable income?

Around 10% of poll respondents said they weren’t sure of the difference between open-ended and trusts. In line with our new research, we’ve also got a series of five short videos introducing investment trusts and how they work.

Start off with What is an investment trust? below and make your way through the lot. You can also read our guide: Five things to know about investment trusts.

*Results based on feedback from 214 FundCalibre visitors from 01/02/17 – 28/02/17

The views of the author and any people interviewed are their own and do not constitute financial advice. However the knowledge that professional analysts have analysed a fund or trust in depth before assigning them a rating can be a valuable additional filter for anyone looking to make their own decisions. Before you make any investment decision make sure you’re comfortable and fully understand the risks. If you invest in fund or trust make sure you know what specific risks they’re exposed to. Past performance is not a reliable guide to future returns. Remember all investments can fall in value as well as rise, so you could make a loss.