How to invest

There are a number of different ways to invest in the Investment Companies that we manage

Shares in investment trusts are listed on the London Stock Exchange. As with any public quoted company, investment trust shares can be bought and sold on the stock market in a number of different ways

  • Via an online dealing platform
  • Through a stockbroker or an independent financial adviser

Online dealing

Aberdeen Standard Investments offers an online dealing platform, where you can manage your investments in any of the investment trusts managed by Aberdeen Standard Investments on an execution only basis (ie no financial advice is given). You can manage your holdings in an ISA, a Children’s ISA or a Share Plan.

There are a number of other online dealing platforms for private investors that offer share dealing, ISAs and other means to invest in the company on an ‘execution only’ basis. Real-time execution-only stockbroking services allow you to trade online, manage your portfolio and buy UK listed shares. These sites do not give advice. Some comparison websites also look at dealing rates and terms, for example https://www.money.co.uk/share-dealing/execution-only-share-dealing.htm which has a helpful explanation as to how execution only brokers work.

Some of the platforms are listed below.
You should note that by clicking any of the links below, you will leave Aberdeen Standard Investments’ website and go to another website. We are not responsible for the content or accuracy of external websites.

The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and is not guaranteed; an investor may get back less than their original investment. Stockbrokers & Independent Financial Advisers

The information contained in this website does not constitute an offer of, or an invitation to apply for securities in any jurisdiction where such an offer or invitation is unlawful, or in which the person making such an offer is not qualified to do so. We accept no responsibility for the content of any external websites.

We recognise professional financial advice is important before taking any investment decision. We recommend investors seek financial advice from a stockbroker or independent financial adviser before taking any decisions. If you'd like to find a stockbroker in your area go to: pimfa.co.uk, or for financial advisers please visit: unbiased.co.uk or vouchedfor.co.uk.

Aberdeen Standard Investments is a brand of the investment businesses of Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life Investments

Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited is registered in Scotland (SC108419) at 10 Queen’s Terrace, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB10 1XL, Standard Life Investments Limited is registered in Scotland (SC123321) at 1 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2LL, and both companies are authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Risk Warning
Risk warning
The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and you may get back less than the amount invested. The tax benefits relating to ISA investments may not be maintained. Investors should review the relevant Key Information Document (KID) brochure prior to making an investment decision.
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