Global Matters Weekly – 22 August 2022

Navigating fund fees and finding value

by Gary Moglione

— New regulations in the UK are making it increasingly difficult for multi-asset funds to hold investment trusts.

As investors in the investment trust market, we have seen the UK market grow significantly over the years. In addition to diversification and access to many asset classes not usually available to retail investors, closed-ended trusts have significantly outperformed open-ended funds over the long term. In the UK, over the ten years to September 2021, the average investment company returned 265% versus the average open-ended fund returning 70%.

Market Snapshot

  • Global equities fell by 1.6% last week
  • In Ukraine, talks with President Zelensky, UN Secretary General António Guterres, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan were held in Lviv with Turkey acting as the key interlocutor between Ukraine and Russia
  • Brent crude fell by 1.5% over the week to $96.7 a barrel
  • Gold fell by 3.1% to $1747.1 per ounce