Investing Through an Investment Platform
A good and cost-effective way to buy the Trust’s shares can be via an investment trading platform.
These are often known as ‘fund supermarkets’ as they are online shops where you can buy and sell a comprehensive range of investments, including Investment Trusts, Open Ended Investment Companies (OEICs) and Unit Trusts - as well as in the shares of listed companies. So, instead of having multiple accounts with lots of different providers, your platform account can be a ‘one stop shop’ where you can hold all your investments in the one ‘pot’. See below where you will find links to a range of these platforms.
Many platform providers allow you to buy and hold your shares within an Individual Savings Account (ISA), Junior ISA or Self Invested Personal Pension (SIPP), all of which have potential tax advantages. Or you can simply deal in your chosen shares without the tax advantages but also without any limits on how much you can invest. Most platforms will allow you to invest lump sums and/or regular savings (i.e. a fixed amount each month). The latter can be very helpful if you want spread your investments throughout the year or if you’re simply uncertain as to whether now is a good time to invest or not.