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Table shows most popular investment trusts for Isas

A new league table ranks the most popular investment trusts chosen by Isa investors.

The rankings have been published by trust marketer Alliance Trust Savings with the AITC. They show the five most popular holdings in Alliance Trust Savings Isas are RIT Capital Partners, F&C investment trust, Witan investment trust, British Empire Securities and General Trust and Temple Bar investment trust.

RIT Capital Partners makes up 7 per cent of total investments by value in Alliance Trust Savings Isas while F&C investment trust makes up 4.3 per cent.

The Alliance Trust Savings Isa offers access to more than 1,500 investment choices including investment trusts, equities, bonds, bond funds and other fixed-income investments.

AITC communications director Annabel Brodie-Smith says: “Investment trust Isas deserve a closer look. They offer diversification and a professionally managed portfolio.”

Alan Steel Asset Management financial consultant David Scott says: “The argument that investment trusts are cheaper has gone out of the window with unit trusts moving towards a single charge. This list is helpful but the performance of the individual trusts needs to be looked at before investment decisions are made.”

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