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Spotlight: Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon Trust

interactive investor's analysts give an update and view on the Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon Trust.

by Dzmitry Lipski from interactive investor 

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10 most-popular investment trusts for the month of April 2019 buys for the month excluding Regular Investing transactions

Investment trust AIC Sector Rank change from previous month 1-month return (as at 2 May) 3-year return
Scottish Mortgage Global No change 2.8 110.4
Smithson Global smaller companies No change 4.3  
City of London UK equity income No change 2.3 26.3
Finsbury Growth & Income UK equity income 2 6.8 59.5
The Renewables Infrastructure Group Infrastructure 2 5.1 45.5
Fidelity China Special Situations Asia Pacific -2 2.7 82.7
Allianz technology Sector Specialist: Tech Media & Telecomm New entry 6.7 180.2
Lindsell Train Global New entry 7.8 180.9
F&C Global 1 1.1 69.3
Woodford Patient Capital UK All Companies -5 4 -17.4

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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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A Guide to Investment Trusts

brought to you by the Association of Investment Companies (the AIC)

The AIC was founded in 1932 to represent the interests of the investment trust industry – the oldest form of collective investment.  Today, the AIC represents a broad range of investment companies, incorporating investment trusts, VCTs and other closed-end funds.

The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may not get back all the money that you invest. Please note the tax treatment of these products depends on the individual circumstances of each customer and may be subject to change in future.