Investment funds

London Stock Exchange provides a platform for diverse fund strategies to access deep pools of capital from institutional and retail investors. We welcome funds in traditional sectors, such as equities, and in alternative asset classes, including royalties, renewable infrastructure, property and private equity. The London listed fund market is consistently innovating to provide global investors access to unique strategies through a listed fund structure.

London's listed fund market

  • Over 450 listed investment funds that total over $320bn in market capitalisation invest in more than 70 subsectors, providing access to a range of asset classes and geographies.
  • The funds are companies in their own right and are quoted on London Stock Exchange with independent boards of directors.
  • The funds have a closed-end structure with a fixed number of shares in issue, which means that managers can fully invest for the long term by adhering to the investment policy and avoid cash drag.
  • A well-established structure for launching strategies dedicated to investing in alternative asset classes, such as venture capital, private equity, royalties, infrastructure and property.

Hear from our funds

We sat down with three listed funds in property, digital infrastructure, and life sciences to learn more about the closed-ended fund structure, how this supported their strategies and opened doors for their business.

Why choose the London Stock Exchange listed fund market?

Growth

The listed fund markets offers an efficient mechanism for growing a fund through further issuances and a permanent source of capital, enabling funds to upscale in size as their strategy evolves.

Liquidity

Secondary markets provide intraday liquidity facilitated by multiple trading channels. Investors can access listed funds directly through their stockbroker or platforms.

Large Investor Base

A well established and knowledgeable investor base with strong understanding of the fund market. Managers looking to launch new strategies can access deep pools of capital from institutional and retail investors.

Strong Ecosystem

High quality advisory community and sell-side research coverage. Advisers, banks, law firms, accounting firms and fund administrators provide support throughout the listed investment fund’s lifecycle.

Extensive

Test Marketing

At little to no cost, investment fund managers can gauge appetite from large institutional investors for their strategy, with guidance from an established ecosystem of financial advisors prior to any significant financial commitments being made.

Index Inclusion

Listing on the premium segment of the Main Market can enable eligibility for inclusion into the FTSE UK Index Series. The FTSE UK Index Series is designed to represent the platform of UK companies and potential inclusion of a fund in the key indices can drive incremental demand.

Life Science REIT: enabling investment in the real estate of life sciences

For more than 150 years, investors have looked to London’s investment funds market as a rich source of innovative growth and income opportunities. Last year, Life Science REIT became the first real estate investment trust focused on UK life science properties to list on London Stock Exchange.

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Digital 9 Infrastructure: investing in the infrastructure of the digital economy

London’s investment funds market is creating new opportunities for investors while funding a new wave of innovation. In March 2021, Digital 9 Infrastructure listed on the Specialist Funds Segment and has raised £845m in total across IPO and further issuances.

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VH Global Sustainable Energy Opportunities: investing in the world’s energy transition

For Anthony Catachanas, CEO and co-founder of Victory Hill Capital Group, which manages the VH Global Sustainable Energy Opportunities plc, London’s listed investment funds market is uniquely suited to enable private investors to access sustainable energy infrastructure assets around the world.

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Annual Investment Fund Conference 2022

Register to watch the video-on-demand recording of the

London Stock Exchange Investment Fund Conference 2022.

Professionals and leading fund managers from the investment fund industry

came together to discuss key trends in the industry and the market outlook for 2022.

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Interested in listing with London Stock Exchange?

If you’d like to talk to us about listing your investment funds on the London Stock Exchange, please contact us via the form and a member of our team will be in touch to see how we can help you establish in London and start growing globally.

Dr Darko Hajdukovic

Head of Platforms and Product, Primary Markets

Alexander Imseeh

Business Development Manager, Primary Markets

Akhil Suresh

Business Development Manager, Primary Markets

Thomas Abbott

Senior Manager, Product Development

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