Individual investors have become an increasingly important shareholder constituent in the rapidly growing investment trust ecosystem Historically dominated by institutional investors, the £150 billion market for investment trust is today increasingly owned by everyday retail investors seeking diversification in their personal finances. For investment trusts this has created new opportunities for shareholder engagement.
To discuss the growing role of individual investors in the investment trust space, PrimaryBid hosted an esteemed panel of industry experts on May 14th, 2020. The discussion focused on the current role of retail platforms in driving changes in the investment trust investor base. The panel also discussed technology solutions available to facilitate retail participation in fundraisings and ways for investment trusts to broaden their shareholder registers.
David Stevenson, Investment Columnist