Why investment trusts?
An investment trust is a collective investment that lets you invest in a range of different assets. The trust is set up as a limited company, issuing a fixed number of shares that are traded on the London Stock Exchange. When you become an investor, you also become a shareholder in that company.
Investment trusts are designed to generate profits for shareholders by investing in the shares of other companies. Your money is pooled with other investors, so even a small amount of money will give you access to a range of professionally managed, diversified investments. A single share in an investment trust really does open up a whole world of opportunities.