Defaqto adds investment trust reviews

Fintech and data firm Defaqto has added investment trust reviews to its qualitative reviews for financial advisers.

Defaqto has added the reviews due to increased consumer demand for investment trusts.

The Investment Trust Reviews will provide a quantitative overview of an investment trust including performance, charges, asset allocation, gearing and discount to net asset value.

They will also provide qualitative information obtained through interviews with the managers.

The qualitative information with cover the manager’s investment philosophy, their people and the process they employ. They will also include information on research capability, resources they have at their disposal, and how they manage risk.

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Patrick Norwood, investment consultant at Defaqto, said: “With the well-documented increase in consumer demand for Investment Trusts, we couldn't ignore that, in the past, in-depth information on Investment Trusts hasn’t always been available to advisers.

“We successfully launched our Investment Trust Diamond Ratings at the beginning of the year. The addition of Investment Trust reviews bolsters this initial response. Our complete offering of information on Investment Trusts helps advisers see where an Investment Trust sits within the market with confidence.”

The reviews are available on Defaqto’s adviser website and through its Financial Planning software Defaqto Engage.

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Defaqto adds investment trust reviews