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Hello, welcome to Investment Trust Insider, a new website from the Citywire newsroom dedicated to giving you the inside track on investment trusts and investment companies!
Whether you’re a private or professional investor we’ll provide everything you need to know about buying and selling shares in the 440 funds listed on the London Stock Exchange.
The history of investment trusts dates back to the 19th century when some of today’s trusts were first launched to access global stock markets.
Nowadays there’s no corner of British or international markets that investment trusts can’t reach, having expanded into private equity, infrastructure, debt and direct lending in recent years.
Investment trusts have several advantages which mean good fund managers tend to deliver better results than when they run rival ‘open-ended’ funds for example.
Our team will help you make the most of this happy fact by reporting all the news and views from fund managers, analysts and other leading figures in this £150 billion stock market sector.
We’ll also have our Investment Trust Insider e-zine, with which some of you are already familiar, and our very own trusty guide, who is someone I know well …
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Yes, hello, I'm Gavin's avatar!
I’ll be popping up in our short video guides to describe how investment trusts work and taking you through some of the jargon.
Investment trusts can look and sound a bit forbidding at times but don’t worry they make really good investments if you know what you're doing.
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So whether you’re a DIY investor or a wealth manager trying to do the best for your clients, you really can’t afford not to be a regular visitor to Investment Trust Insider!