Investment trusts: an FT Money guide

Investment trusts have a traditional image, but the range of sectors that they cover has increased considerably over recent years. FT Money takes an in-depth look at the sector and who should invest in it

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Trusts backed by wealthy families offer rare long-term investment management but come with some unusual risks

Investors turning away from UK equity income funds 

Investment trusts pass the longevity test and could provide the answer 

An esoteric choice they may be for private investors, but if you’re selective they can add value

Less-glamorous companies will often be the real long-term winners

The growth of trusts focused on alternative assets has been the story of the past decade