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F&C Investment Trust
Trust Managed By
up to 1 trust manager
Number of Holdings
up to 622 holdings
Trust Benchmark
varies
Total Net Assets
up to £2,599,419,761
3i Asset Management Ltd Investment Trust
Trust Managed By
up to 4 trust managers
Number of Holdings
up to 34 holdings
Trust Benchmark
varies
Total Net Assets
up to £3,528,927,345
Aberdeen Asset Managers plc Investment Trust
Trust Managed By
up to 11 trust managers
Number of Holdings
up to 595 holdings
Trust Benchmark
varies
Total Net Assets
up to £1,281,909,374
Aberdeen SVG Investment Trust
Trust Managed By
up to 5 trust managers
Number of Holdings
up to 29 holdings
Trust Benchmark
varies
Total Net Assets
up to £1,088,350,442
Aberforth Partners Investment Trust
Trust Managed By
up to 8 trust managers
Number of Holdings
up to 89 holdings
Trust Benchmark
varies
Total Net Assets
up to £1,080,933,441
Abu Dhabi Capital Management Investment Trust
Trust Managed By
1 trust manager
Number of Holdings
-
Trust Benchmark
-
Total Net Assets
£51,189,282.85
Advance Emerging Capital Ltd Investment Trust
Trust Managed By
up to 8 trust managers
Number of Holdings
up to 36 holdings
Trust Benchmark
varies
Total Net Assets
up to £259,091,112
Africa Opportunity Partners Limited Investment Trust
Trust Managed By
2 trust managers
Number of Holdings
up to 27 holdings
Trust Benchmark
-
Total Net Assets
up to £27,039,210.74
Aisi Realty Capital LLC Investment Trust
Trust Managed By
1 trust manager
Number of Holdings
-
Trust Benchmark
-
Total Net Assets
£31,767,517
Albion Ventures LLP Investment Trust
Trust Managed By
up to 3 trust managers
Number of Holdings
up to 59 holdings
Trust Benchmark
varies
Total Net Assets
up to £65,806,585
Alcentra Limited Investment Trust
Trust Managed By
2 trust managers
Number of Holdings
-
Trust Benchmark
-
Total Net Assets
£181,681,374
Alliance Trust Investment Trust
Trust Managed By
21 trust managers
Number of Holdings
93 holdings
Trust Benchmark
FTSE All World PR GBP
Total Net Assets
£3,015,151,271
Allianz Global Investors Investment Trust
Trust Managed By
up to 4 trust managers
Number of Holdings
up to 103 holdings
Trust Benchmark
varies
Total Net Assets
up to £534,797,729
Alpha Real Capital LLP Investment Trust
Trust Managed By
up to 2 trust managers
Number of Holdings
up to 65 holdings
Trust Benchmark
-
Total Net Assets
up to £58,267,695
Altus Capital Limited Investment Trust
Trust Managed By
2 trust managers
Number of Holdings
16 holdings
Trust Benchmark
FTSE Gold Mines TR USD
Total Net Assets
£24,626,133
Amati Global Partners Llp Investment Trust
Trust Managed By
up to 5 trust managers
Number of Holdings
up to 72 holdings
Trust Benchmark
FTSE AIM All Share TR GBP
Total Net Assets
up to £36,175,346
Amber Capital Investment Management Investment Trust
Trust Managed By
2 trust managers
Number of Holdings
-
Trust Benchmark
multiple
Total Net Assets
£1,019,128,999
Arc Fund Management Holdings plc Investment Trust
Trust Managed By
2 trust managers
Number of Holdings
8 holdings
Trust Benchmark
-
Total Net Assets
£48,103,468.90
Artemis Investment Trust
Trust Managed By
up to 4 trust managers
Number of Holdings
95 holdings
Trust Benchmark
varies
Total Net Assets
up to £146,470,994
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Artemis Investment Management LLP Investment Trust
Trust Managed By
3 trust managers
Number of Holdings
40 holdings
Trust Benchmark
FTSE AIM All Share TR GBP
Total Net Assets
£39,661,363

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How to Compare Fund Managers

by Nick_Parkhouse

When searching for an investment there are lots of factors to take into account. You have to decide what type of investment is best for you - whether that is a unit trust, ISA or investment trust.

How to Compare Fund Managers

You also have to find a fund that fits your risk profile and that has competitive charges and fees.

In addition, it’s important that you research the fund manager that will look after your investment. The best fund managers have a good track record of producing excellent returns and so it’s worth undertaking a managed funds comparison before you invest.

What do the top fund managers do?

Fund managers are responsible for managing a range of investment products including ISAs, unit trusts and open ended investment companies (OEICs). Their job is to maximise the returns on the fund so you get the best return on your investment.

Fund managers actively buy and sell assets within the fund in order to maximise returns. This is different from the top index fund managers whose investments are simply designed to track a share index such as the FTSE 100.

UK index fund managers typically buy and sell shares within their chosen index in the same proportions or hold a representative sample of stocks.

What to look for when you undertake a managed funds comparison

One of the best ways to identify the best fund managers is to look at the past performance of their fund.

Data about how well a particular fund has performed over recent years is available and you can often read biographies of the top fund managers to understand their investment strategy and to see what experience they have.

It is also important to understand where your managed fund invests. With hundreds of funds available you should research the options to find a fund that matches your risk profile. Do you want to invest in the UK or overseas? Are you looking for capital growth or for income?

When you undertake a managed funds comparison you should also consider the fees and charges levied by a particular investment. You can compare fund prices by manager and you will sometimes find that the best managed funds come with higher annual management fees.

Your alternative is to consider UK index fund managers. These funds typically come with much lower fees as they track a share index rather than being proactively managed by highly paid fund managers.

You should compare both options when you compare fund managers in order to find the right investment for your money.