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Investment Trusts in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Investment Trusts Market Research Report | SIC K64.301 | Apr 2016

Good value: Changing regulations and improving economic conditions support growth

The Investment Trusts market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Investment trusts are closed-ended funds that raise funds by issuing a set number of shares when they are launched. Funds raised are then invested in a range of stocks and shares in order to generate investment returns and income. Industry participants are involved in managing and administering investment trusts in order to provide superior returns and receive a fee for their services. Therefore, industry revenue is equivalent to the fees earned. Fees are calculated as a percentage of the value of assets under management (AUM).

The industry has trended upwards during the past five years. Financial markets improved, despite enduring some volatility, supported by quantitative easing activity and loose monetary policy, which contributed to growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The largest four investment trusts are estimated to have a market share of 15.6% in terms of total AUM in 2016-17. This indicates that the industry has a low level of market share concentration. However, concentration levels vary depending on the type of investment trust and their particular investment focus. The top-10 investment trusts are expected to account for 28.4% of total AUM. Approximately 21 investment trusts have AUM worth over £1 billion, while around 54 have AUM worth less than £10 million.

Although the total number of investment trusts is estimated to increase over the five years through 2016-17, market share concentration is expected to increase due to some consolidation activity. Tru.. purchase to read more


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What is the Investment Trusts Industry?

Operators in this industry administer UK-domiciled investment trusts. Revenue is defined as the fees charged to investors for this service. Investment trusts are closed-ended funds and are public limited companies, as their shares are traded on stock exchanges. Property investment trusts and listed hedge funds are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Venture capital trustsConventional investment trustsSplit-capital trusts
Industry Activities
Administering investment trustsManaging investment trusts

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