Investment trusts must do more to warn investors when they are trading at a premium

Investment trust boards came in for criticism this week from Morningstar’s head of closed-ended research Jackie Beard, who accused them of not doing enough to communicate with investors. Beard said that boards should do more to warn investors about the … Read More

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Not buying an annuity? Could investment trusts be the answer to your income needs? Plus Pacific Assets and Schroder Oriental Income

Investment trusts could be a key beneficiary of the Government’s decision to scrap compulsory annuities, said Simon White, head of investment trusts at BlackRock this week. White says that at a time when investors are looking for alternative income sources, … Read More

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Investment trust round up – will investment platforms finally embrace investment trusts? With the adviser’s trust pick of the week

Income seekers have often turned to investment trusts, whose ability to reserve income in good times to pay it out in leaner times often provides a more consistent yield. However, this week saw a stark warning from Winterflood that many … Read More

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Modernisation on the cards as investment trusts cut charges. Featured trust: Merchants

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 and restructuring writes Cherry Reynard. The more forward-thinking trusts have … Read More

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The week in Investment Trusts: Baillie Gifford Japan, analyst views and one expert’s pick of the bunch

In the first of a series, investment journalist Cherry Reynard surveys the week in investment trusts, features Baillie Gifford Japan and finds out the trust, one fund selector likes. It was a busy week for investment trust results, and one … Read More

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