Split Capital Trusts
Split Capital Trusts are funds with more than one type of share capital. The effect of splitting the share capital into different types can be to gear returns on some parts of the capital structure. It can enhance income returns at the expense of capital growth and vice versa. Each split capital trust is different. Some parts of the capital structure are more risky than others. It is sometimes possible to hold package units (which effectively reassemble all the component parts of the capital structure) and these are not much different to ordinary shares issued by a conventional investment company.