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Aberdeen sites for each of its investment trusts

Aberdeen Asset Managers has created a series of websites covering each of its investment trust companies.

The 23 new sites can be accessed from www. invtrusts.co.uk. They will each list specific information about one of its trusts, including twice-yearly results, manager details, capital structures, daily price updates, regulatory news and monthly updates.

The sites will include a link to Aberdeen&#39s weekly stockmarket news reports, including analysis and comment on the world&#39s major markets. There will also be links to sites such as the Citywire, the AITC and the Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers.

Aberdeen investment trusts marketing director Piers Currie says: “The internet is a powerful tool for information-gathering by investors and analysts. Investors of all types will be empowered by having access to the same information all in one place, just as we use internally.

“Additional tools such as our daily splits analytics – a unique feature of our sites – are something that investors on bulletin boards have been asking about for some time. We look forward to working with third parties to build up the information pool across the closed-end fund industry generally.”

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