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Investment trust weekly round up – modernisation on the cards as trusts cut charges

4 April 2014

The investment trust industry has frequently been accused of needing to modernise. This week, there were increasing signs that it is taking that message on board, with funds dropping fees [...]

Are emerging market investment trust discounts a buying opportunity? Three trust managers discuss the sector

3 April 2014

Emerging markets have proved to be an out of favour sector in the past year, but the average Global Emerging Markets investment company is up 257% over ten years. The [...]

Mindful Money’s new investment trust weekly report

28 March 2014

Financial journalist Cherry Reynard brings the first weekly report on the investment trust market, with a featured trust, a look at what the experts are saying and an expert pick. [...]

Oxford Technology VCT and Oxford Technology 3 VCT – AIC issues guide for investors

20 March 2014

The Association of Investment Companies has issued a guide considering the implications of the announcement of the withdrawal of VCT approval of Oxford Technology VCT and Oxford Technology 3 VCT [...]

Investment trusts urged to take advantage of trading at a premium to set out clear buy back policies

13 March 2014

With investment trust discounts at historic lows, a leading analyst says it is still difficult to tell if this is a structural shift due to changes in regulation or cyclical [...]

Despite the strife, investment trust managers still backing Russia as a long term play

7 March 2014

The ongoing issues in Ukraine and Russia are causing volatility for markets and investors are considering their next move. The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has collated comments from fund [...]

Investment trusts – Cautious and adventurous Isa picks – investment advisers give their views

5 March 2014

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has collated cautious and adventurous investment company ISA recommendations for this year’s Isa season. We collate their views below. The AIC spoke to Jason Hollands, [...]

Hargreaves Lansdown changes its mind about making clients pay a separate fee for holding investment trusts.

5 February 2014

Hargreaves Lansdown has dropped plans to charge clients separately for their investment trust holdings. The trust move has proved to be the most controversial aspect of its repricing plans with investor [...]

Abenomics and Japanese equities: Investment trust managers remain upbeat

16 January 2014

Japan’s ‘Abenonics’ economic reform programme remains on track with investment trust managers upbeat about the prospects for Japanese companies. With Japan and Japanese Smaller Companies sectors dominating the investment company [...]

Investment trusts up 16% on average in year to November 30th. Macau Property Opportunities posts 85% gain

9 December 2013

Investment trusts have delivered an average of 16% over the past 12 months to the end of November with the best return coming from the admittedly highly specialist Macau Property [...]

How to invest in infrastructure

4 December 2013

The Government is set to reveal around £375m of infrastructure investment in the next three years with insurers putting up £75m in the next three years as Reuters reports this [...]

Investment trusts – time to spread the word?

16 October 2013

UK advertising giants urged to spin off their internet arms to create world beating businesses

15 October 2013

UK advertising giants such as WPP should spin off their internet advertising businesses to create separate world beating companies says Walter Price, manager of the £120m RCM Technology Trust. The [...]

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