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Investment Trusts


Key Points
  • Available only via the FundsNetwork ISA and Investment Account.
  • Integrated with all services including Adviser Fees and Model Portfolios
  • Traded on an aggregated basis and settled daily
  • Usual platform fees apply plus a 0.1% dealing charge and 0.5% SDRT
Reasons to consider investment trusts

Better long-term performance: Although these can be more volatile in the short term, their closed-ended structure, ability to gear and access to a wider range of investments mean they can outperform in the long term.

More choice for a higher income: Investment trusts have a number of unique advantages over other types of funds when it comes to paying a regular income in the form of dividends. Unlike open-ended funds, they can keep some of their income back in good years to maintain or boost dividends in leaner ones. Investment trusts can also invest in a far wider range of income-producing investments. Though higher levels of income can come with increased risk, many investment trusts have been able to increase their dividends for decades.

Investment Trusts Available
Investment Fund Code AMC
Aberdeen Asian Income Fund Ltd AAIFL 1.00%
Aberdeen New India Investment Trust PLC NIILL 1.00%
Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust ASLLL 0.75%
Alliance Trust PLC ATSTL 0.00%
Allianz Technology Trust PLC ATTLL 0.80%
The Merchants Trust PLC MRCHL 0.35%
The Brunner Investment Trust PLC BUTLL 0.45%
Artemis Alpha Trust Plc ATSLL 0.75%
Mid Wynd International MWYLL 0.50%
BACIT Limited BACTL 0.00%
Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon PLC BGSLL 0.80%
The Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC BGFDL 0.73%
The Scottish American Investment Company plc SCALL 0.59%
The Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Truust plc EWILL 0.72%
BlackRock Frontiers Investment Trusts plc BRFIL 1.10%
BlackRock Income Strategies Trust plc BISTL 0.40%
BlackRock World Mining Trust Plc BRWML 1.20%
BlackRock Commodities Income BRCIL 0.95%
F&C Commercial Property FCPLL 0.50%
Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust FRCLL 0.37%
F&C Capital & Income FCILL 0.40%
European Assets Trust EATLL 0.80%
F&C Global Smaller Companies PLC FCSLL 0.55%
F&C Private Equity Trust PLC FPEOL 0.97%
British Empire Trust plc BTEML 0.70%
Capital Gearing Trust PLC CGTLL 0.60%
Edinburgh Investment Trust Plc EDINL 0.55%
Fidelity Asian Values PLC FASL 1.00%
Fidelity China Special Situations PLC FCSSL 1.00%
Fidelity European Values PLC FEVL 0.85%
Fidelity Japanese Values PLC FJVL 0.85%
Fidelity Special Values PLC FSVL 0.88%
Finsbury Growth & Income Trust Plc FGTLL 0.60%
Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust TEMLL 1.10%
Fundsmith Emerging Equities Trust PLC FEETL 1.25%
GCP Infrastructure Investments GCPLL 1.00%
Greencoat UK Wind UKWLL 1.20%
Henderson European Focus Trust plc HEFTL 0.65%
Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust plc HASTL 0.70%
Henderson Far East Income Limited HFELL 0.90%
Henderson High Income Trust plc HHILL 0.50%
Henderson International Income Trust plc HINTL 0.75%
Henderson Lowland Investment Company plc LWILL 0.50%
Henderson Opportunities Trust plc HOTLL 0.60%
Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc HSLLL 0.35%
TR European Growth Trust PLC TRGLL 0.60%
HICL Infrastructure Company HICLL 1.14%
Impax Environmental Markets PLC IEMLL 0.93%
International Public Partnerships Limited INPPL 1.24%
City Merchants High Yield Trust Limited CMHYL 0.75%
Perpetual Income and Growth Investment Trust Plc PLILL 0.60%
John Laing Infrastructure JLIFL 1.21%
JPMorgan American Investment Trust plc JAMLL 0.50%
JPMorgan Chinese Investment Trust plc JMCLL 1.00%
JPMorgan Claverhouse Investment Trust Plc JCHLL 0.55%
JPMorgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust plc JMGLL 1.00%
JPMorgan European Investment Trust plc JETIL 0.75%
JPMorgan Global Emerging Markets Income Trust plc JEMIL 1.00%
JPMorgan Indian Investment Trust plc JIILL 1.00%
JPMorgan Japanese JFJLL 0.65%
JPMorgan Mid Cap Investment Trust plc JMFL 0.65%
Jupiter European Opportunities Trust PLC JEOLL 0.75%
Law Debenture Corporation LWDBL 0.46%
Majedie Investments PLC MAJEL 0.82%
Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Investment Trust MTULL 0.85%
Murray Income Trust Plc MUTLL 0.55%
Murray International Trust Plc MYILL 0.50%
CQS New City High Yield NCYFL 0.80%
Pantheon International Ord PLC PINLL 1.20%
Personal Assets Trust PNLLL 0.68%
PIMCO Source Sterling Short Maturity Fund Inc XPSSI 0.35%
Polar Capital Technology Trust PCTLL 1.00%
RIT Capital Partners plc RCPLL 0.74%
Schroder UK Growth Fund Plc SDULL 0.50%
Scottish Investment Trust SCINL 0.68%
Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC SMTLL 0.36%
SPDR S&P UK Dividend Aristocrats UCITS ETF XSKAI 0.30%
SPDR S&P US Dividend Aristocrats UCITS ETF XSUAI 0.35%
Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust SLILL 0.75%
Standard Life Equity IncomeTrust plc SLETL 0.65%
Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust plc SLSLL 0.85%
International Biotechnology Trust Plc IBTLL 0.90%
Temple Bar Investment Trust Plc TMPLL 0.35%
The Bankers Investment Trust PLC BNKRL 0.45%
The City of London Investment Trust plc CTYLL 0.37%
The Mercantile Investment Trust Plc MRCLL 0.50%
The Monks Investment Trust PLC MNKSL 0.47%
TR Property Investment Trust TRYLL 0.53%
Troy Income & Growth Trust TIGTL 0.75%
Twentyfour Income Investment Trust PLC TFIFL 0.75%
Utilico Emerging Markets Limited Ordinary shares UEMLL 0.65%
Vanguard FTSE All World GBP XVFAI 0.25%
Vanguard FTSE 100 XVFCI 0.09%
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets GBP XVFEI 0.25%
Vanguard S&P 500 GBP XVSFI 0.07%
Witan Investment Trust PLC Ordinary Shares 25P WTANL 0.45%
Woodford Patient Capital Trust Plc WPCT 0.00%
Worldwide Healthcare Trust PLC WWHLL 0.95%

Online:Buy through Seymour Sinclair Investments via the Fundsnetwork Platform

Follow the link below and select your chosen fund from the menu of funds and follow the simple instructions to make your purchase.  A debit card will be required (credit cards are not accepted) and your National Insurance Number if you are investing in an ISA. Our discounts will be automatically carried over.


Postal Application:

Print off and complete the investment application form making sure all parties sign and date it.

Enclose your cheque payable to Fidelity Investments. If you are using a building society cheque, ensure that the society add ‘reference (your name)’ after the payee.  Do not make your cheque payable to Seymour Sinclair Investments as we will have to return it to you, which will cause a delay in an investment being made.

Complete the Platform Investment Application Form.  This identifies your personal details and the investment you wish to make. It also confirms that you wish us to act as your agent on an Execution Only basis in order to obtain an investment discount and that you fully understand the Terms under which your investment is being made and that we have not given any financial advice or recommendation.

Post to Seymour Sinclair Investments using the FREEPOST service –

Seymour Sinclair Investments Limited
2 Blade Mews, London SW15 2NF


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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This is a long-term investment and carries a high degree of risk. It is an investment trust and so it may sometimes be difficult to sell and access the capital invested in the short term. Before investing you need to read the Prospectus for full details of the risks. Remember that the value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and that past performance is no guarantee of future returns.  Whilst we provide product information, guidance and fund research, we cannot know which products or funds, if any, are suitable for your particular requirements and must leave that judgement to you.  Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.  If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment, you should seek expert financial advice.