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Ian Cowie: six top trusts keeping their dividend promise

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Our columnist names the star investment trusts protecting shareholders’ income through thick and thin.

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Rank Investment trust  AIC sector  Ranking change since previous month
1 Scottish Mortgage  Global  No change 
2 Polar Capital Technology  Technology & Media No change  
3 Worldwide Healthcare  Biotechnology & Healthcare  Up four places 
4 Allianz Technology Technology & Media Up one place
5 Edinburgh Worldwide  Global Smaller Companies  New entry 
6 City of London  UK Equity Income  Down four places
7 Smithson   Global Smaller Companies  Up one place
8 Alliance Trust  Global  Down four places
9 The Renewables Infrastructure  Infrastructure  New entry 
10 Finsbury Growth & Income UK Equity Income  New entry 
Rank Investment trust  AIC sector  Ranking change since previous month
1 Scottish Mortgage  Global  No change 
2 Polar Capital Technology  Technology & Media Up five places 
3 City of London  UK Equity Income  Down one place
4 Alliance Trust  Global  Down one place
5 Allianz Technology Technology & Media Up five places 
6 Finsbury Growth & Income UK Equity Income  Down two places
7 Worldwide Healthcare  Biotechnology & Healthcare  New entry 
8 Smithson  Global Smaller Companies  Down three places
9 Hammerson (REIT) Unclassified  New entry 
10 F&C Investment Trust  Global  Minus one 


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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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