Guest Blog: Why do investors need to better harness the City’s best kept secret?

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FT investment trusts

When running portfolios in the City during the 1980s and 90s, investment trusts were regularly used when seeking smaller company and overseas exposure for larger portfolios – individual stock selection within the FTSE 350 otherwise being the norm.

Clients would often enquire about them, for they were ‘novel’ to many when compared to the more familiar unit trusts.

But over time clients came to appreciate their superior qualities. This remains true today. So why is it investment trusts remain the City’s best-kept secret?