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Capital Gearing Trust: long distance trekker is here to stay

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In times of financial turmoil, many investors will be looking for funds that can help them preserve capital. The expectation is that the fund's manager is not going to shoot the lights out, but that he won't lose money either. The Capital Gearing Trust [LON:CGT] is one such vehicle, a London-listed investment trust, it is part of the FTSE 250 index and was actually first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1973.

In this article we provide our subscribers with a quick snapshot of the trust and its objectives. As ever, investors should take professional financial advice before writing tickets for listed trusts.

Management team

Amazingly, the Capital Gearing Trust has been overseen by Peter Spiller since 1982. Yes, you read that right. It has been one of the strongest and most consistent performers in the UK investment trust universe. As such, we think it should really be more famous with investors than it currently is.


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