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Investment Trusts in the UK: Market Research Report

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Investment Trusts Market Research Report | SIC K64.301 | May 2017

Heavily invested: Financial markets are projected to trend upwards, supporting revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Investment Trusts market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The weak pound has significantly boosted industry revenue over the past two years
  • Venture capital trusts have grown in popularity as they generate strong returns
  • More UK-specific regulations upon Britain’s exit from the European Union could benefit the industry
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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 firms are involved in managing and administering investment trusts 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 grown during the past five years. Financial markets improved, supported by quantitative easing activity and loose monetary policy, which contributed to growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The level of investment required is determined by comparing the human and capital equipment factors of production, using wages and depreciation costs as proxies. Comparatively high depreciation costs are indicative of a high level of investment in depreciable assets, such as buildings and equipment, therefore indicating high capital intensity. Conversely, comparatively high wage costs are indicative of high labour intensity.

The industry exhibits a low of level of capital intensity with an estimated capital-to-labour ratio of 1:23.83 in 2017-18. This indicates that for every £1.00 spent on capital, £23.83 will be spent on labour. The.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Investment Trusts Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Investment Trusts Industry are

  • Highly trained workforce
  • Having a clear market position
  • Having an effective distribution/collection network
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as FTSE 100 and Demand from pension funding in the Investment Trusts industry impact industry performance... 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • FTSE 100
  • Demand from pension funding
  • Household savings ratio
  • year bond rate
  • Current Performance
  • Industry expansion
  • Fund flows improve
  • Growth constraints
  • Margins improve
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Stronger returns
  • Fund flows expand
  • Exiting the

    European Union

  • Table: Investment Trusts Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Investment Trusts Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension Funding
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Investment Banking & Securities Brokerage
  • Stock & Commodity Exchanges
  • Products & Services
  • Conventional investment trusts
  • Venture capital trusts
  • Split-capital trusts
  • Chart: Investment Trusts Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retail investors
  • Institutional investors
  • Other businesses
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Investment Trusts Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Investment Trusts
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Investment Trusts Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Investment Trusts Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Investment Trusts Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Total Assets (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Assets Under Management (Aum)
  • A financial term denoting the value of all funds in an investment trust.
  • Gearing
  • A measure of a trust's financial leverage, which shows the extent to which it is funded by lenders.
  • Open-Ended Investment Company (Oeic)
  • An open-ended collective investment formed as a corporation. It is very similar to a unit trust.
  • Split-Capital Trust
  • A trust that issues a number of share classes to satisfy the needs of different investors.
  • Unit Trust
  • An open-ended fund that does not list its shares on a stock market.
  • Venture Capital Trust (Vct)
  • A trust that predominantly invests in unlisted private companies.

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