Investment trusts

Investment trusts are a type of collective investment where your money is pooled together with that of other investors and can be a simple low-cost way to diversity your portfolio. By buying an investment trust you can spread your risk and access investment opportunities which you may not be able to find on your own.

But with over 600 to choose from it can be daunting to find the right one for your investment needs. We have pulled together a list of some of the most popular investment trusts on our site and teamed up with independent research company Investment Trust Intelligence to provide you analysts’ reports to help with your research.

Investment Trust Intelligence

Investment Trust Intelligence  reports are written by experienced professional investment trust analysts examining the UK's biggest investment trusts and the discounts, premiums, economic, dividend, share price and market related issues which affect them.

The investment trusts listed in the table are some of the most popular investment trusts bought by AJ Bell Youinvest customers in recent months. These are not a personal recommendation and if you are unsure about your investment options then please consult a suitably qualified financial adviser.

Why choose an investment trust

An investment trust is a listed company that invests in other companies, fixed income investments or unquoted shares which they expect to grow in value and generate revenue from dividends. Unlike other collective investments such as funds their shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange and their price is determined by supply and demand. There are over 500 investment trusts to choose from through AJ Bell Youinvest. There are investment trusts in many different sectors offering both specialist and broader market coverage.

  • An easy way to diversify your portfolio
  • Choose from over 500 Investment trusts using our screener tool
  • Medium to long term investment
  • Lower risk option than shares
  • Invest in your Dealing account, Stocks and shares ISA, Lifetime ISA or SIPP
  • Invest online for just £9.95
  • Set up a regular monthly investment from £1.50 in a range of investment trusts