There are a variety of ways by which you can invest in Aberdeen's range of investment trusts. You can invest in an Aberdeen managed investment trust either through the Aberdeen Investment Trusts ISA, Share Plan or Investment Plan Children, or you can purchase shares* directly in the trust via an online direct platform such as the ones listed below:
We recommend you seek financial advice prior to making an investment decision. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may get back less than the amount invested. The tax benefits relating to ISA investments may not be maintained. Please refer to the Key Features documents contained in the ISA/Share Plan Brochure & Application Form or the Investment Plan for Children Brochure & Application form for general and specific investment risks attaching to the individual trusts.
Packaged products/wrapper schemes are not investments in their own rights but different ways of holdings investments. These are a way to buy shares without having the use a stockbroker directly. Aberdeen's packaged products/wrapper schemes include the Share Plan, ISA and Investment Plan for Children. Some wrappers, like ISAs may have tax advantages.
*Shares of investment companies are traded on a stock exchange just like the shares of ordinary companies (i) which means that you can purchase them through a stockbroker or via an online platform such as those listed above. Shares are bought and sold at any time during normal market hours on an exchange, like the London Stock Exchange, and the price is determined by supply and demand (ii)
(i) The AIC "How investment companies work" http://www.theaic.co.uk/guide-to-investment-companies/what-are-investment-companies/how-investment-companies-work
(ii) Hargreaves Lansdown "What is an Investment Trust" http://www.hl.co.uk/shares/investment-trusts/what-is-an-investment-trust