Investment Trusts Are Trading at The Biggest Discounts In More Than a Decade

This year's brutal market has investors across asset classes and international markets running for the exits. But where there’s panic and wreckage, there’s also arbitrage and opportunity.

One particularly compelling area is the UK investment trust sector. These publicly-listed closed-end funds can be a fertile hunting ground for those with an eye for a bargain. Right now, on one key measure at least, they’re trading at their cheapest levels in over a decade.

“Investment companies are frankly a buyers’ market at the moment, at least for those prepared to swim against the tide of general bearishness,” said Jason Hollands, managing director at online investment platform Bestinvest.