A definitive guide to the sector

The Investment Trusts Handbook, now in it is fourth edition, is an annual educational guide to the investment trust sector. Running each year to some 300 pages of text and data, it is a comprehensive and must have companion for anyone interested in understanding what were once called “the City’s best kept secret” but are now increasingly popular with private investors. Investment trusts are  the connoisseur’s choice for creating both diversified global portfolios and accessing specialised investment areas such as technology, infrastructure, healthcare and renewable energy.

For more information about the handbook, follow these links:

  • Table of contents of the 2021 edition
  • Archive of past articles
  • Personal details of all the contributors
  • Trust performance during the pandemic-inspired market sell-off

With 25 articles by more than a dozen different authors, including analysts, fund managers and investment writers, and edited by independent financial author and expert Jonathan Davis, the handbook is an indispensable companion for anyone looking to invest in the investment trusts arena. Contributors include Robin Angus, John Baron, George Barrow, David Benamou, Alan Brierley, Nick Brind, James Carthew, Tim Cockerill, Sandy Cross, Alex Davies, Simon Elliott, Max King, Ewan Lovett-Turner, Sam Morse, Paul Major, Harry Nimmo, Charles Plowden, Walter Price and Peter Spiller.

As well as expert commentary, the handbook, now in its fourth year, includes an introduction to analysing investment trusts and more than 20 pages of updated tables and data, including a detailed study of how all investment trusts on the London market behaved during the pandemic-induced market sell-off in February-March 2020 and the subsequent recovery. More than 90% of the content this year is new or completely revised and updated from the last edition.

To order the book now ahead of its publication in the first week of December simply follow this link.

The Investment Trusts Handbook 2021 is an editorially independent educational publication, available through bookshops and online. The publication is supported by: Aberdeen Standard Investments, Axiom International. Baillie Gifford, Bellevue Asset Management,  Fidelity International, J.P.Morgan and Polar Capital. We share an interest in spreading awareness of investment trusts as an option for self-directed investors and financial advisers.

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