Adventurous investing: Spice up your Isa with exotic investments

Investment Isas are technically known as stock and shares Isas, but this name doesn’t convey the wide range of assets you can buy. Most investors know you can hold UK and international shares, government and corporate bonds, funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), investments trusts and real-estate investment trusts (Reits) in an Isa. This last can be particularly attractive, as Reits – unlike regular UK shares – pay dividends net of 20% tax, which can be reclaimed by the Isa manager.

However, you can access a number of other asset classes, including some you might never have thought of as investments. The [...]

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