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by Dzmitry Lipski from interactive investor 

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  10 most-popular investment trusts for the month of May 2019
buys for the month excluding Regular Investing transactions
Investment trust AIC Sector Rank change from previous month 1-month return (as at 6 June) 3-year return
Scottish Mortgage Global No change -5.3 97.5
Smithson Global smaller companies No change -2  
City of London UK equity income No change -1.7 22.8
Finsbury Growth & Income UK equity income No change 0.9 57.6
Greencoat UK Wind Sector Specialist: Infrastructure - Renewable Energy New entry 0.2 52.5
Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon Japanese Smaller Companies New entry -3 70.8
Woodford Patient Capital UK All Companies 3 -19.1 -31.9
The Renewables Infrastructure Group Infrastructure -3 2.3 53.5
F&C IT Global No change -1.3 64.6
Allianz Technology Technology & Media -3 -4.3 157.7
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What is an investment trust?

Investment trusts are listed companies that invest in the shares of other companies or fixed income securities, unquoted securities or property.

As a listed company its shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange and the share price is determined by demand and supply.

How are they different to funds?

Investment trusts are closed-ended companies. This means they have a fixed number of shares in issue, unlike Funds that are open-ended investment companies ('OEICs') or Unit Trusts. Investment Trusts are also listed companies and must have an independent board of directors that are obliged to answer to their shareholders.


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