Polar Capital Global Financials Trust plc is a close–ended investment trust. As with similar investment companies, there are a number of key investor benefits:

  • Economies of scale – Investors of an investment company pool their money and split the dealing costs and admin fees which can mean overheads are significantly lower.
  • Risk is spread – Investing in one investment company provides access to a diversified portfolio as each investment company owns a range of shares.
  • Expertise – Investment companies use professional management expertise. Polar Capital Global Financial Trust’s team comprises a group of specialist financial fund managers and investment professionals.
  • Small, flexible investments – You can invest small lump sums or even monthly payments from as little as the cost of a mobile phone contract.

If you are planning to invest for the first time, the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) provides comprehensive, independent information about the different ways you can invest, and how to choose the right investment company. - www.theaic.co.uk

Their ‘Guide to investment companies’ video also provides a useful summary