Ecofin Global Utilities and Infrastructure Trust plc is an investment trust (a closed-end fund) which enjoys special tax benefits under U.K. law. Investment trusts have a fixed amount of shares in issue at any one time. As a consequence, those wishing to invest in Ecofin Global must do so by purchasing outstanding shares in the secondary market. This can be done through a stockbroker, bank or other financial intermediary authorised to deal in shares on behalf of customers.
Non-mainstream pooled investment products status
Ecofin Global Utilities and Infrastructure Trust plc conducts its affairs so that its securities can be recommended by IFAs to ordinary retail investors in accordance with the FCA’s rules in relation to non-mainstream pooled investment products, and it intends to continue to do so. The Company’s securities are excluded from the FCA’s restrictions which apply to non-mainstream pooled investment products because they are shares in an investment trust.