The role of Investment Trusts in the capital market
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Page 8: An investment risk pyramid

The level of risk that an Investment Trust takes is to some extent dependent on where it invests.

This investmet risk pyramid indicates the level of risk generally involved in investing in different parts of the world:

The pyramid shows that Investment Trusts specialising in Emerging Markets (eg South America) are exposed to far greater risks than those which, for example, invest in a portfolio of leading UK companies or a balanced portfolio of shares from across the globe.

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